Monday Recap: July 13, 2015

Monday Recap-What I've been writing

At CatholicMom.com:

wunderlist logoTech Talk: Checking Things Off My Wunderlist. Tired of writing lists in your planner and on Post-It notes and scraps of paper that get lost or aren’t with you when you need them? Here’s my review of the Wunderlist app, which lets you go paperless with all your lists.

Meatless Friday Radio Feature with the Catholic Foodie. Our weekly Meatless Friday feature here at CatholicMom.com got a shoutout this week on contributor Jeff Young’s show on Real Life Radio, Around the Table with the Catholic Foodie. Listen in!

There’s been a lot of cooking this week over at Cook and Count!

Monday recap collage for cook and count 07132015From left to right:

Jersey Fresh Cool Corn Salad

Shrimp Fajitas

Slow Cooking: Sausage & Pepper Sandwiches

CMP (chocolate, marshmallow, peanut) Brownies

Asian Marinated Steak

 

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Small Success Thursday: Home Improvement

Small Success dark blue outline 800x800Thursdays at CatholicMom.com begin with a look at the past week’s Small Successes!

I’ve been doing a little here-and-there organizing this week, and I’m pretty pleased with that. So I called this week “home improvement,” even though no hammers, screwdrivers or power tools were involved.

1. In my continuing battle against the wet-swimsuits-left-in-random-places issue that comes along every single summer, I took the laundry drying rack out of the basement and put it up on our enclosed back porch. I don’t think that a laundry drying rack looks very nice on the porch, but it sure beats crumpled, damp swimsuits, t-shirts and towels on every porch chair. That’s mildew waiting to happen, people!

2. I also tackled the laundry area of the basement, which has a large shelf unit that’s handy for holding detergent, “Pray ‘N’ Wash,” the old towels we keep around in case the utility sink overflows or for when we defrost the freezer, and cleaning supplies. The shelves are fairly deep, so things get pushed to the back and never seen again. One hour and one Hefty bag, later, I’d cleaned, sorted, and put things back neatly. I even used some old kids’ placemats to line the shelves in case of detergent spills. It’s much better, and the stuff I need most frequently is easy to reach. (Since I’m the only one who does the laundry here, this job was all for me, but I was happy to get it done.)

basement before and after

3. I started using the free Wunderlist app, which syncs across all my devices, to keep track of those little home-organization chores I want to get done. wunderlist logo(I use it already for other purposes, but having the list there means I don’t lose the piece of paper where I wrote down the tasks I want to complete for the basement or porch or family room.) And I just found out that this app allows for repeating tasks, making it even MORE useful.

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