Weekend Warriors {The Sunday Edition}

Hey everyone!  Welcome back to the Sunday edition of Weekend Warriors!

In yesterday's Weekend Warriors post, I shared some "pinspriational" school ideas.  Today, I'm going to share some pinspirational life ideas.  Yes, we are teachers, but we are also moms, wives, etc, so why not share some ideas that help each other in all facets of our lives?

Pin #1-Toddler Art!  My Little Peanut loves to make stuff.  She loves painting, drawing, scribbling, playdoh, stickers, and so on.  You name it, she's a fan.  Her go to medium, besides paint, are stickers.  Well, when I saw this idea on Pinterest from Here Come the Girls, I decided to give it a try!

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Here is our sticker mural.  Initially I attached it to the wall with painters tape, but that didn't last. I hesitantly ended up using push pins.  And, instead of using dot stickers, we went all out and used stickers from Little Peanut's stash.  It has been up for 2 weeks now (and is now covered in way more stickers than you see here) and she frequently goes to her sticker mural to add more stickers.

Pin #2-Everyone needs to deep clean their kitchen every once in a while.  When summer first started, I did just that. I scrubbed the tops of my cupboards, the oven, etc.  One more thing I cleaned was my microwave using a pin that I found from One Good Thing by Jillee.

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I hate cleaning my microwave, but this technique worked like a charm!  You simply use vinegar and hot water!  Put it in the microwave for 10 minutes and the gunk wipes right off.  Easy peasy. Here's my squeaky clean microwave.

Pin #3- Trying new, easy, and clean, recipes.  As I've mentioned, I've cut out high fructose corn syrup and artificial additives from my food.  But, a girl's gotta have dessert!  So, I've been making lots of these from PinTriedIt:

Click here to see the pin.  Sadly, the link to the original source resulted in a risk alert from my security software. 

Security issues aside, the recipe is so easy. You don't even need to read any directions.  Just buy some Naked juice (or any juice, really), pour it into a popsicle mold, and freeze! Even the hubs and Little Peanut love them!

Pin #4- Organized shoe storage! Thank you Better Homes and Gardens for sharing this one. I want to do this in my closet soooo badly!

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I have way too many shoes.  Half of them are on a rack (where they get dusty) and half are still in their original boxes but since I can't see what's in those boxes, and I'm too lazy to check, I don't wear them that often. Shh, do not tell the hubs that.

The Container Store has a great set of shoe boxes that you can buy in bulk (in store only) or individually.  They are on my wishlist!

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  1. I love the ideasof clear shoe boxes, but I need my own closet just for my shoes if I did that! Maybe a closet remodel so I can get them..HAHA! Great ideas!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  2. I have a small set of those clear shoe boxes and I love them! If only I had a bigger closet! Totally trying your microwave idea - that's genius!!

    Lucky to Be in First

  3. Thank you for the microwave idea. I have seriously got to clean mine and have been putting it off. I'll have to try this. Love the shoe idea. Some of mine have dust on them too but I'll wear them someday right! I've seen your sticker mural on instagram and love it! Your daughter is precious!

    Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

  4. Such good stuff here Aimee! I am making a sticker mural first thing in the morning!! Maybe that'll stop them from putting them all over me =)
    A Burst of First


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