I am sure most know about this awesome list of goals one can make but I have been building on mine and I feel like I have finally finished it. I am setting my goal to have accomplished all of these by the time I am 35. There are some at the bottom that I know I won't be able to do until long after that (hopefully) but they are going on the tail end of the list as by the time I die instead of 35.
About two months ago, I moved into my own apartment. It is low-budget to keep things simpler for me. The biggest issue I have had so far is not having very much space, and not having enough storage room. Keep in mind I went from about 2100 square feet to less than 700 square feet. I am not trying to complain, but instead to explain why I am having to come up with solutions for storage in such small spaces.
The apartment I got came with appliance, a horrible paint job, and new tiled floors that are uneven... Not the best, so please excuse some funky things in this place. I am doing my best on the low budget I have. Part of low-budget decorating is giving lots of makeovers to used furniture and other various items.
Today's feature is this awesome little metal cart I found for $5 (awesome deal, right?)!!! I knew I would want to redo the paint and so I went into my vault of crafting & DIY supplies and found two cans of this light aqua color that will totally go with my overall idea of the finished product. This thing just needed a good cleaning and a fresh coat of paint since I like the used/rustic look. So I brushed it off and went to painting! Here are the before pics of the cart.
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I wanted some kind of dessert that was great for summer and decided to try something new. Below is your tutorial on how I made it.
5 very ripe peaches
1/2 cup sugar
Infused water is something I have heard of and tried, and actually come to really enjoy as a substitute to plain water, but even soda. There are so many varieties recommended to be tried that you can't get bored with it. There are supposed health benefits to some and some are just purely for taste. I am giving you the recipes for my two favorites in this post so you can try it for yourself.
1/2 cucumber, sliced into thick pieces
2 lemons, sliced into thick pieces
10-12 mint leaves, broken into halves
This pot rack is something anyone can do with very little knowledge in the handyman-type stuff and very low budget.
As you may know, I am now in an apartment. This apartment is sooo small compared to my previous home, a difference in size of about 1300 square feet. I down-sized my belongings as much as I could but we are still bursting at the seams. I need to just get rid of some things I hadn't been willing to part with.
I have had to come up with some creative small-space storage solutions and my neighbor/bestie has been amazing at helping with these ideas. This pot rack is one of those Jessica-inspired solutions.
This project cost me a total of $ and got all of these out of my cabinets, providing more space for other items without having to be so crowded. I love it!
I used the following items to create the look:
2 - Bygel rails from Ikea ($2.99 each)
1 pkg Canopy S-hooks from Walmart ($3.99 on clearance)
Large screws with plastic anchors
Tools you will need:
Electric Drill (with appropriate bits)
Pencil (for marking)
Tonight I had to come up with a relatively easy meal for the kids and I so I did what every mom does when she has no plan and is low on cash for takeout... Opened the fridge with dread to take a quick mental inventory.
Low and behold, I had some random ingredients that I knew I could throw together to make a scrumptious meal for the fam and still keep it on the healthy side of life. I put the following in a large bowl: