Happy Monday, People!
It might reach 70 degrees in Boston today. Can you believe it? With daylight savings behind us it's going to be nice and bright out at 5:00 when we leave work too. What's better than that? I love those nights when you have to wear sunglasses on your drive home and you can enjoy dinner outside. Spring is on the way.....I can feel it!
This weekend M and I had a serious case of DIY fever. I had printed out so many ideas from Pinterest for crafts, home projects and recipes and decided this was the weekend to try some of them out! M helped me out and we got things done - and I am SO pleased with the way EVERYTHING turned out. That's why I decided to share these photos with you...
1.) DIY Mail Station
In our house we are constantly drowning in mail. I hate checking the mailbox because I know it's just filled with Citibank offers, mortgage bills, and Victoria's Secret catalogs. I hated having mail on the counters and kitchen table so I went to Pinterest for some inspiration...Here is what we came up with as a solution...
It's cute right? We got the brackets and shelf at Lowe's for about $16 total and the giant paperclip at Kohls. The basket came from the Christmas Tree shop and it was only $3.99! Now we can put any pertinent bills in the paper clip and everything else in the basket...GENIUS!
2.) Photo Shelf
It's no secret...one thing I've always hated about our condo is the ugly picture frame I had hanging above our couch. Long story short I ordered a beautiful print which was an awkward size and I think there are 4 frames on this planet that would fit it. I always hated it...so M and I decided to build another shelf above the couch....
The shelf and brackets came from Lowe's, the frames from the Christmas tree shop, the "R" and holder from Michael's and the vase from Kohls!
3.) Grapes as Ice Cubes
Since it was so nice out yesterday I decided to cool down with a chilled glass of Moscato. You've probably seen this idea all over Pinterest, but I'll share it with you again....
Freeze green grapes and toss them into white wine to keep it chilled....
This was delicious and the grapes were so yummy soaked in Moscato at the end:)
4.) Man-Pleasing Chicken
I enjoy cooking but I'm no Paula Deen. I like recipes that are simple and don't have too many ingredients. I found this recipe for "man-pleasing chicken" on Pinterest last week and HAD to try it. Let me tell you...they should change the name to "woman-pleasing chicken" because I might have enjoyed this more than M. It was simple, yummy and hit the spot. There are only 4 ingredients...chicken thighs, dijon mustard, maple syrup and rice wine vinegar. What's easier than that??
I made mine with garlic mashed potatoes and parmesan green beans. Delicious! Next time I am going to try it with all white meat chicken breast. I'm not normally a dark meat fan so I'm going to do a little improvising.
You can get the recipe HERE!
How was YOUR weekend?