{Friday Finds} Organizational Items I Need

{Friday Finds} Organizational Items I Need
Okay, so it isn’t Friday. As a matter of fact… It is Sunday. 
And, in this past Friday’s post I wrote, 
“Come back later today for a new {Friday Finds}”
and then I didn’t write it. 
So, today’s {Friday Finds} is all about organization.
My Next Project: Free Printable
from Perideau Designs
Looking for a good way to organize each and everyone of the projects you have on your plate? 
Right now I have a rotating set of notebooks that I use and I could sure use something else to organize my projects more clearly. I love this free printable and plan to fill a binder with it very shortly!
Source: Perideau Designs
Blog Organization
I found two different and awesome ways to organize the blog. I’m currently trying to decide which will work best for me and my blog or if I need to design some of my own. Check these out:
Free Blog Organization Printables 
featured on My Girl Thursday
Source: My Girl Thursday
  Adorable…right? The designs were done for My Girl Thursday by draw!Pilgrim and I think they are just beautiful. I’d want to sit down and plan things out for the blog if it all was in a neat little package like this!
 Free Blog Editorial Calendar Printables
Screen Shot of Amy Bayliss Blog Editorial Calendar Printable
Okay, I’m all about lists and calendars so this simple, but cute, printable fits my organizational style perfectly. Amy Bayliss provides them for her readers for free! She also has a great Personal Assistant sheet that includes editable lists for weekly routines, daily routines and the weekly menu.
I hope to have a few of these in use by the end of the week! 
Other Organizational “Finds” You Might Like:
  • I don’t need this quite yet, but will totally make use of it fairly soon… A Baby Sit Kit Printable! These are not free, but they are inexpensive. And, the coolest part!?! Have a kid that is a babysitter or wants to begin babysitting? The kit comes with fabulous resources for a baby sitter to begin a really organized and reputable little business! Oh, and currently Infarrantly Creative is giving away 5 free printable copies. I’m not sure how long the giveaway lasts so enter now!
  • “Life…your way” has an AMAZING assortment of FREE organizational printables. And, I mean AMAZING. The site has FREE printables for everything including: Birthday Party Planner, Thanksgiving Planners, Christmas Planners, Home Maintenance, Weekly Chores, Track Your Spending Worksheet, Menu Planning… the list goes on and on. 

 

   I hope you found something fun in these {Friday Finds}!
Do you have any organizational tips or finds to share? 

Fill in the Blank Friday

Fill in the Blank Friday
I’m not sure if I’ve posted about this little site before… but, I’m sort of a blog stalker of 
Love it.
Well, every Friday, Lauren posts a list of blanks for people to fill in on their own blogs and link up to her site. I love it. I love clicking through to see what other people have answered as well. But, because I have always tried to have a {Friday Finds} post on Fridays I have never linked up my own Fill in the Blank Friday. But, this week I thought… why not do both? So, there you have it. Check back later today for the {Friday Finds} of this week and please enjoy my version of Fill in the Blank Friday… 
(Oh, and check out Lauren’s original as well!)
source
1.   My favorite color is purple. I would say grey because that is the majority of my closet and a color I always gravitate to…but, that is Lauren’s favorite and I didn’t want to copy on the very first question! I do however really love the color purple. You might have noticed in the blog’s design! 😉

2.  My travel destination of choice is  anywhere I haven’t yet been. I love going to new places. I wish I could travel more… most of my travel consists of going back home to see family (which I of course love doing) but, sometimes I wish I could go see family in new and awesome destinations. Hey, family out there… what do you say?

3.  My favorite  food is bread. Any kind of bread really… I like them all. It is a dangerous love, my love of bread.

4.  My happy place is cuddled up against my husband’s chest. Sounds super sappy… but, for a non-hugger like me it is quite amazing that this is the one place I can always go to feel happy and calm. Although, my new nursery is also becoming quite the happy place… sometimes I just walk in and stand for a moment. 

5.  My favorite saying is… this one stumps me a bit. But, here are a couple of my favorites that I’ve been seeing on Pinterest and that I just had to “pin.” 
 — “Done is better than Perfect” — “You’re my Favorite Reason to Lose Sleep” —”My life has a superb cast but I can’t figure out the plot” — “I have so much to do that I am going to bed!”

6.  My dirty little secret is that while I am a BIG control freak and GREAT at organizing my room is a DISASTER area. We just shut the door… Oh, and while I am at it I’ll add on another “dirty” little secret: We often throw parties and invite people over just to motivate us to clean our house. I’m hoping that this is not a habit I bring into motherhood!

7.  Something friends might say about me is that I  am a planner (sometimes to a fault). I am also kind (sometimes to a fault). I’m also quite hard on myself. And, I have an annoying southern accent at times. Of course… my friends are kinder to me than I am to myself. 😉 

{Recipe} Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

{Recipe} Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes
During this pregnancy I really have craved one thing more than anything else:
Peanut Butter! 
Before getting pregnant I could have gone through one jar of peanut butter about every 3-4 months. Nowadays we buy a new jar weekly.
So, when making a batch of cupcakes I thought it would be fun to make a cupcake that reminded me of a really good PB&J sandwich. And, let me say… these were the best cupcakes I’ve ever made. 
Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes
Ingredients:
Basic White Cake Batter– your favorite recipe (or box mix*) will work great
Cream Cheese (2 boxes) Room Temp
Smooth Peanut Butter (4 Tablespoons) Room Temp
Butter (1 stick) Room Temp
Powdered Sugar (2 Cups-make sure it is fresh!)
A little bit of milk or cream
Jelly in your favorite flavor… I went with Strawberry
Strawberries for garnish
* If you use a basic cake mix try making it a little more special by adding in some extra vanilla extract
Tools:
Cupcake Tin 
Cupcake Liners
Piping Liners & Tips
Small Cylindrical Object or possibly a spoon I used a Piping Tip
Big Bowl & Hand Mixer 
(or… if you are lucky enough to have one a stand mixer works great)
Directions:
1. Bake Basic White Cupcakes according to your favorite recipe.
Let cool while you make your delicious peanut butter frosting!  
2. Make frosting by mixing together cream cheese, peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar. Add in milk or cream if needed to get desired consistency. This takes a LOT of mixing so be patient… it’ll be worth it. Then spoon into a piping bag fit with the tip of your choice. I used a larger star-shaped tip.
3. Take your cupcake and cylindrical object of choice and get ready to make some holes in your cupcakes. We are going to be filling these holes.
Cupcake and a piping tip that will be used to break into the cupcake
Use cylindrical object to put a hole in the cupcake’s center. And, by hole I don’t mean go out the other side… just need a big empty space in the middle of the cupcake.
Making the Hole
See how perfect it came out!
I was going to use the insides of the cupcakes to make cake balls… 
but, instead I ate them. They were very tasty.
4. Fill holes with the jelly you have chosen. 
The jelly can be added using a piping bag… but, I just used a spoon.
5. Pipe on peanut butter frosting and top with a strawberry for garnish!
(Or raspberry if you went with a raspberry jam…etc.)
YUM!
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