Inspire Me Monday #148

Hi friends and welcome to Inspire Me Monday, hope everyone had a nice weekend!  We have been getting crazy amounts of rain which is not normal for San Diego but very much needed.  I felt so bad for our family visiting from Chicago, trying to get a little sun, no such luck.  The good thing is I’m slowly organizing one room at a time, while I hunker down in this crazy weather.  Have a look at last week’s features!

Inspire Me Monday #148


DIY Upholstered X Bench

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Tips For Organizing Your Refrigerator

Our kitchen is the hub of our home, it’s where we spend a lot of our time.  The one thing that drives me crazy is a messy kitchen, over the holidays my pantry and refrigerator became a place to shove things in and forget about it.  So today I’m sharing my tips for organizing your refrigerator, next week will be the freezer and then I’ll slowly put the pantry back together.  A huge thanks to Brenna at Domestic Charm for organizing this series, sometimes a deadline is all I need to get my butt into gear!

Great Tips For Organizing Your Refrigerator




OK I know this isn’t a ton of fun but you will feel so much better when you are done, promise!

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Easy Pull Basket
Washable, Non Adhesive Refrigerator Shelf Liners
Small Plastic Storage Baskets
Removable Chalkboard Labels
Egg Holder


First things first, empty everything out of your refrigerator you can do this in steps or section by section.   Throw away anything that has expired or worse, is growing mold. (Yup open up those jars and look inside and on the lids)

Clean!  I pulled shelves and drawers out and scrubbed them down with hot soapy water. Give the rest of the refrigerator a good wipe down.

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When putting the shelves back in, take advantage of adjustable shelves.

Install shelf liners for an easy cleanup.  I’ve always used plastic mats but this time around I’m trying out the washable cotton liners, so far I love them.

Now it’s time to start putting everything back.

Let me preface this by saying there is not one “perfect” method, you have to do what works for you and your family.   I also need to add, our kids are older (10, 12, 14 so they don’t have a problem reaching)  Also, keep in mind every fridge is different which means storage will be different with each model.

Tips for an organized refrigerator

I placed larger condiments and baskets on the top shelf.

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Meet Our Adopted Syrian Refugee Family

I’m excited to share with all of you that we have adopted a Syrian refugee family through Heart4Refugees here locally in San Diego. Watching the horrific and heartbreaking news and feeling so helpless I prayed that somehow our family could help. When we heard about this local organization we knew it was our calling.  Watching the millions of refugees that were forced to flee their homes and countries we couldn’t sit back, we had to do something!

Meet Our Adopted Syrian Refugee Family

Pictured from left to right; my husband Ray, our three boys and their 5 year old daughter.  In the back row is the father, myself, mother and 12 year old daughter (not pictured are their three sons)

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Inspire Me Monday #146

Hello friends and welcome to Inspire Me Monday!  The kids are back in school which means back to schedules and sadly no more sleeping in!  We have lots planned for 2017, mainly organizational and DIY, this house is in need of some help!  We are looking forward to sharing our plans and goals with you in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

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Buffalo Turkey Burgers

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