Saturday, 14 June 2014

House color organization

When we bought our house, it was all the same color.  White.. White walls, white floors, white ceilings. No color, no character.  We had no left over paint samples, so we couldn't even get a color match for touchups when we needed them (without cutting a hole in the wall).

As we began a bunch of renovations, we decided to change it up and add some color to our walls.  I went to the grocery store, bought a little notebook and titled it House Paint palate.  I added a library card sleeve to the front for the store credit cards and gift cards we received as we did the project.
Inside the booklet, I added in the swatches of the colors we chose (if we had it) , and I had home depot /lowes print us out an extra paint color sticker for my book.  Lastly, I wrote where in the house that the color matched.  

In the back of the book, i attached a button envelope (attached with 3m velcro pieces) so that  it could be removed if needed.  Inside, I put in all of the store receipts for our project.

I hope that my organization idea helps you too!  

Sunday, 12 January 2014

I've died and gone to Allergy Heaven!

It is hard to find prepared foods that fit our dietary restrictions.  Gluten free, Yeast free, nut free, coconut free, & sugar free?  Forget it!

EXCEPT!   The other day I was in the store (Nutrition Smart), and I came across a bread mix.  Always ready to try something new, I bought a sample pack.  We love Brazilian Pao bread.  It's made with tapioca flour and cheese, and it's delicious.  Guess what Chebe is derived from?  Pao bread!
It fits ALL our dietary restrictions, as well as soy, corn, rice, potato, iodine, is a NON-GMO.

It does have dairy & eggs, (and hence lactose and casein) but as we aren't restricted there, it doesn't bother me.  I mean, it's gotta be made out of SOMETHING right?  :)

So... Chebe.... my new favorite brand for bread & rolls.  Next, we're going to try their bread sticks, ciabatta, and cinnamon rolls!