1. The last of our visiting friends were dropped off at the airport this afternoon...I hate saying goodbye and it's way too quiet around here now.
2. In related news the Griffin Hotel has turned into a laundry-mat.
3. I am so very behind on life right now, but this weekend made it totally worth it.
4. For instance I never pressed the "publish" button for this week's meal planning post so here it is on Tuesday...
Didn't share last week since it was pretty boring around here...although I did make fondue this weekend with our friends.
This week looks more promising...
Monday/Tuesday: Pot Roast & Mashed Potatoes
Wednesday/Thursday: Sweet Onion Macaroni & Cheese
Friday: Don't know yet
Saturday: Asparagus and Manchego Cheese Casserole (from here) for the neighborhood breakfast I'm hosting to plan this year's holiday progressive dinner
5. I think I love the gravy more than the pot roast...scary that I could practically eat it like a bowl of soup.
6. The gravy included some fresh apple cider since Sean, Mac and I went to Oak Glen on Sunday while our friends spent the day at Disneyland.
7. Pretty sure the crazy busy-ness and long lines in Oak Glen were worse than Disneyland, but we still got around to everything we wanted...whipping cream caramel apples, apple cider mini donuts...oh and we picked a few apples too. Of course there are photos...
8. That cider is like the nectar of the Gods. FYI the nectar costs a hefty $10 a gallon.
9. I'm eager to take the heftily priced nectar and make these...except I'd use caramel syrup instead of cinnamon because you never can have too much caramel.
10. And now you know I have an unreasonable love for gravy and caramel...but not together.
1. Patchwork Pumpkins, 2. flowers from beerlala, 3. latest pink penguin fabric basket, 4. A Bouquet of Sunshine, 5. happy day, 6. as she wakes up lll..., 7. Sunshine and Waves, 8. the desire to create...
Lots of stuff this week...
Last February I implored you to make a sewn circle garland...it wasn't something new, but once I tried it I was hooked. So with that in mind here is the next craft I will be obsessed with...
I saw it on a favorite blog last week and had to try it.
Good thing I had the cutest pile of Halloween paper waiting to be made into something.
I cut 3/4" x12" strips and used a brad to help hold it all together.
Can't wait to make more...
1. I have the most resourceful blog readers ever...granted I haven't tried the hot needle idea, but I am contemplating the hot glue. Thanks for trying help solve the candy corn debacle of 2010.
2. The winners of the two Girls' Paperie embellishment packets are...
#36 ERIKA P said...funny, I would have given up after about 10 corns. That ribbon is really cute.October 11, 2010 at 04:12 PM
#49 Jana said...Oh, I adore The Girls Paperie!!Use a superfine needle and maybe heat it in a flame of a candle for a bit so it will slide through easier?October 12, 2010 at 07:44 AM
Erika and Jana please e-mail your addresses so I can get the packages in the mail this week.
3. I have successfully crafted something for Halloween. I'll share it on Thursday, but here's a peek...
4. I also used one more of the new Catslife stamps...
5. Have I ever mentioned that the seal stamps fit almost perfectly with Fiskars large and extra-large circle punches? That kind of makes me sound like a salesman, but I thought I'd share since I was super excited when I discovered it a couple of years ago.
6. It is week eight of grad school...by Friday I will be 1/2 way done with my first semester and 1/8 done with the whole darn thing.
7. I seriously have been counting down since the beginning so we've gone from 1/64 done to 1/8 done...too bad the fractions slow down from here.
8. I started looking for my classes next semester and found, "College Student's Characteristics and Cultures" in the Educational Leadership department. I'm allowed to take classes other than Sociology, I just have to get it approved. The advisor told me tonight she wants the syllabus and to speak with the professor. Please keep your fingers crossed for me since I am as excited about taking this class as I was about circular punches and seal stamps...super excited.
9. We have friend's coming to stay with us this weekend...the last time we were all together was 2006...although one will be missing this time we're counting on Skype to have her here in spirit.
10. This week we'll be busy preparing Hotel Griffin...so far we've made a couple of improvements...high density foam mattress toppers and a new soft close toilet seat...exciting stuff right? Well almost as exiting as seal stamps & punches and getting to take an Educational Leadership class.
I mentioned last week that we had an ever-growing pile of Halloween ideas. Mac and I tried one from here today. How cute does candy corn garland sound? Stringing them along and draping them in the dining room for Mac's party. And it's a great excuse to buy two big bags of candy corn...
However it seems next to impossible to do. They're not so cute as they break every time you try to carefully put the needle through them...and it's not easy to get the needle through them in the first place. Let's just say Mac and I ate a lot of broken candy corn today and I have this same piece of fishing line with only three candy corn successfully strung. If you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them.
Hopefully this week's other planned Halloween crafts will go better. I'll be using lots of Girls' Paperie for my projects and thought I would share some. I have two little packets of various Toil and Trouble embellishments to share...
Please leave a comment if you need some of this cuteness for your Halloween crafting...the random drawing will be on Tuesday evening.
And don't be surprised if this stuff arrives padded in candy corn...I'll need to use it up somehow.
Good stuff was starred in my Google Reader this week...
I said last week I was going to put away the schoolwork and stamp instead. Well, I did both.
Here's what I've made with the new Catslife Press stamps...
This is the Well Wishes card for the week...
And from my latest Cartwheels post...
I have two more stamps on my desk that have yet to touch an inkpad...that is absolutely happening this weekend.
1. Last week face of the sun...this week cool and rainy. This is my kind of week.
2. Yesterday Mac and I managed to convince Sean this was needed...
3. Although we actually didn't need to do much convincing to get Sean to light a fire...which makes me think he was just as excited about it as we were.
4. The downside about the clouds (not there really is one) is poor light when I need to photograph a project so I copied this...it actually worked pretty well...you'll see in a Nice to Greet You installment next week...
5. Some of that ribbon is being cleaned out soon...I think it'll be time for another blog garage sale.
6. I mentioned yesterday that I didn't really have a recipe for the meatball sandwiches we're having for dinner this week, but as I made them last night I took some notes so I could share how I make them.
7. We're embracing all things Halloween around here...Mac's invitations go out tomorrow...
8. Years ago I put "learning how to use digital elements" on a want-to-do list...like New Years or my birthday or something. So glad I've finally done it...maybe there's hope for that permanent weight loss since that's always on those lists too.
9. Because of the party I am embracing all things Halloween like I haven't before...I've even gathered a little library that I "needed" as I've found them over the last several weeks (thank goodness for Costco discounted magazines)...
10. And speaking of other plans we have coming up soon, on November 13th Sean, Mac and I will be doing the Orange County Walk Now for Autism on our nephew Caleb's team. After years of the camp we volunteered at for adults with metal disabilities we knew many families touched by Autism and now that's the case for our own family too. I thought I'd ask just in case you'd like to contribute, you can donate here. Thank you.
Here's the usual disclaimer: This is my own recipe which means all measurements are estimates. Starting with smaller quantities and adding more as needed is probably your best bet.
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
One generous pound of ground beef
1/3 of an medium onion; grated
5 garlic cloves; grated
1/2 cup Plain Bread Crumbs
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 to 2 Eggs
1 small can of Tomato Paste
1 1/2 cups of Beef Broth
Beef Better than Bouillon
Place the beef in a large bowl for mixing. Add onion (with liquid from grating since it kind of pulverizes it) and garlic to the ground beef. Add one egg, half the bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese mixing together by hand. Add other egg or dry ingredients as needed to get a properly sticky consistency. Roll small meatballs about the diameter of a silver dollar. You can make these ahead of time or even freeze them if you'd like.
To make the sauce sear the meatballs on all sides in a hot pan lightly coated with olive oil. Once browned remove the meatballs from the pan, they will be added back into the sauce to finish cooking. Add about 3/4 of a cup of the beef broth to the hot pan, scraping up the bits of meat stuck to the bottom. Add the can of tomato paste and add more beef broth if necessary to get the sauce consistency you'd like. To intensify the beef flavor use a small spoonful of Better than Bouillon and a sprinkle sugar to sweeten the sauce if desired. Add the meatballs back into the sauce to finish cooking.
Take the french rolls and carefully split them in half trying to leave them connected at the bottom. Spread with butter and sprinkle with garlic salt to bake in the oven at 350 for 3-4 minutes to get warm and toasty. When rolls are done place meatballs and sauce inside, top with shredded mozzarella and return to the oven for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese.
Monday/Tuesday: Meatball Sandwiches...don't really have a recipe
Wednesday: Grilled tri-tip, mashed potatoes and green beans
Thursday: Apricot Chicken and riceFriday: Fry-day...I'm thinking hot dogs and tater tots
I said last week I had no clue what I was making for the weekend...we ended up making Sweet Onion Macaroni and Cheese, Oatmeal Chocolate Caramel Bars and Roasted Cinnamon Pear Bruschetta to take to brunch at a friend's house. It was a good food weekend.
Is it bad that I love fake pumpkins? I love the real ones too and look forward to Sean maximizing our purchase of them in the coming weeks (just like last year)
So it's Sunday night which I said I detested about three million times last school year. Thankfully this year has been different. Towards the end of the summer Sean and I analyzed our weekend productivity and developed a schedule that would leave us with a free Sunday afternoon and evening.
Miraculously (knock on wood) it has completely worked. We get everything done and we don't start the week stressed out. We're hoping this will continue for the rest of the school year. Who am I kidding, hopefully the rest of forever. No more stressful Sundays!
Apparently it's World Card Making Day and I didn't get a chance to make a card. So instead I thought I'd take a minute and show you my little storage system for the cards I've already made...
It's actually a photo storage box with dividers to keep "thank you" separate from "I love you"
Thankfully it's pretty full of sentiments waiting to be sent.
1. I have been officially reminded that staying up two hours later than usual & sleeping in until 9am on the weekends is not a good idea.
2. However when you can't fall asleep you can think of a lot of good things to include in your Ten on Tuesday post.
3. Having to wake up early and being all discombobulated means you forget all those good ideas.
4. I won't tell you that "early" means 7am, because I'm afraid you would never read my blog again. Although if you were going to swear me off it'd probably be for getting to sleep in until 9am on the weekends too.
5. The news said that yesterday was the hottest it's ever been since they started recording temperatures in 1877. It was 113 degrees. 113!
6. I got my first grade in one of my classes this weekend. I have never been so happy to see a "B"...that's a big change from my endless pursuit of everything perfect with my undergraduate work...I will be very happy to do fine.
7. Of course if I don't get the book we've been assigned to read this week finished soon (so I can write a paper about it) I will no longer be doing fine.
8. I'd rather talk about scrapbooking than reading for school. I made 5 layouts this weekend (with the September Studio Calico kit)...can you see why I still have so much reading to do?
9. Here they are...
10. Okay fine, I will go read now.
Wednesday & Thursday: Spaghetti & I think I might make Garlic Cheese Bread as a little added comfort food before heading to class these nights.Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Not a clue
Since it was over a hundred degrees here today we hid inside in the air conditioning.
Sean and I were basically in pajamas and Mac had a tie-on...typical weekend dress code, right?
We were trying to make these.
And we succeeded, but were too busy eating them to take any more photos.
1. Tonight is wonderfully cloudy and cool. I want to be huddled under under a blanket watching new fall television shows.
2. Instead I'm writing Sociology stuff.
3. I'm grateful for the DVR so the new shows are recorded for me to watch this weekend...not huddled under a blanket since the forecast says it'll be almost 100 degrees this weekend.
4. Got to love fall in Southern California.
5. Speaking of the change in seasons, I have a new fall themed Cartwheels article up today.
6. I also am participating in Kitschy Digital week and have a project going up on Thursday that I'll be giving away...
7. The only other thing I have made is one layout...but I managed to use my corner rounder on it several dozen of times or so...
9. I said several times this summer that I wanted to bottle up the free time so we could crack it open as needed during the school year.
10. I need it now, just a little.
Since we established yesterday that I am always happy to talk about food I thought I'd try something new around here...something that I've enjoyed on other blogs I read. I've tried to meal plan before, but not very successfully. I think since the school year started some combination of the three of us having to be out the door after dinner four days a week has helped. The other aspect of my meal planning is trying to be strategic about meals with leftovers that way we're just reheating on the busiest nights.
So here are this week's meals...
Monday & Tuesday: Chicken Scallopine We had this a few weeks ago for Sean's birthday and Sean and I can't wait to have it again. Mac will probably just eat chicken and pasta without the sauce since I haven't won him over with my new love of sautéed mushrooms.
Wednesday & Thursday: Hamburger Chop Suey A family favorite that we haven't had in awhile.
Friday: Fry-day Every other Friday when we have Mac for the weekend we get out the deep fryer and have "Fry-day" usually just some burgers with frozen french fries or tater tots. This week I was thinking of trying these (but again no mushrooms for Mac) and maybe even trying to fry these ourselves.
Okay...got to go cook dinner...
and you think about it for the rest of the day? The year? Or dream about it for the rest of your life?
For instance I still get starry-eyed over the goat cheese ravioli we had in Seattle. Or this garlic bread with Gorgonzola cheese spread that we used to have at favorite restaurant growing up. (oh does my family miss the Magic Pan) I could go on and on, but I'll spare you.
Today I think I got to have one of those magical food items. We went to the Taste of Newport and managed to sample a dozen things in less than an hour...we were an eating machine. Everything was really good, but the lobster bisque I tried was amazing.
Thankfully the restaurant is in Orange County so I'm not left pining over it forever and ever.
Since I could talk about food endlessly...what's one of the things you've eaten that has left you dreaming for days, weeks, or years later?
What caught my eye this week...
So far this year I have managed to take a photo everyday with my phone (using this).
Which means I have captured a lot of little life details. Here's some of this week's...
Mac's fashion prowess in full force as he used a tie as a scarf.
We made these spiders to have ready as part of the Halloween decorations next month.
Stamping thank you envelopes for Etsy orders.
Happy mail from The Ribbon Jar.
Sociology threw up all over my desk.
I used some new cream mist.
Mac's next fashion choice...mixed-matched socks.
Making some cards with my Summer Camp kit leftovers.
It was a good week...now we're looking forward to an even better weekend...
1. Before I forget, a couple of people asked about a homemade applesauce recipe...there really isn't one, but here's what we do.
2. I had a horrid migraine on Saturday...was seriously plotting my own death. Sunday night I was crying over having no clue what to write about theoretical orientations of research methodologies. I literally said I'd rather have the migraine again, because at least I know how to do that. I should be careful what I wish for.
3. I also am slipping in that whole "I'm not going to self-doubt" goal.
4. Between the migraine and self-doubt I scrapbooked...using Studio Calico kits from the last couple of months...
5. At least I know the theory and methodology of scrapbooking well enough.
6. And speaking of scrapbooking some of the stuff I've made recently was on tv in the middle of the night.
7. It was actually on the Home Shopping Network at 1am local time and I just said that was the middle of the night. I think after that statement I can no longer call myself a "night person"
8. Which means living with a teacher (who loves to get up early) for almost 13 years has finally worked...well except I'm not a morning person either.
9. But between 9am and 9pm I'm really rather wonderful.
10. Here are the middle of the night layouts...
Not really a recipe...but this quick series of steps is how we make homemade applesauce often during the fall months.Wash, core and slice apples (leaving the peel on).
Place the slices in a large pot with a couple of inches of apple juice/cider and sprinkle them with some cinnamon and some hefty spoonfuls of brown sugar.
Let them simmer until they're soft, stirring occasionally.
Use a Foley Food Mill or food processor to grind them up...in the processor we will add a little of the apple juice from the bottom on the pot.
Taste to make sure you don't need any more cinnamon or brown sugar.
And don't forget to have a little bowl while it's still warm.
The windows were open last night and the breeze was blowing in...the thermostat dropped to 73 degrees...and McIntosh had three blankets on.
It's like it fall or something.
Even though the weather won't really agree with us for a couple of months, it is fall in our seasonally sentimental hearts. There's college football on all day Saturday's, there are plans to go apple picking and throw pumpkin carving parties, and then there was the annual trip into the attic to get down the decorations (including a new blog banner...that didn't have to come out of the attic).
Heck, there was even homemade applesauce cooking on our stove earlier today.
It's like it's fall or something.
Here's this week's saved ideas...
1. Yea for three day weekends! Here's the list of what I've been up to...with some iPhone photo documentation...
2. I did my first "fieldwork" in Mr. Griffin's classroom last Friday. I have to write observational assignments to apply theory to.
2. So grad school paper #1 is almost done. 167 more to go. Hopefully that's an exaggeration, but we'll see.
3. I also have spent sometime writing up a couple of guest posts for another blog that I'll be excited to share in the next several weeks.
4. I made an antipasto tray for Saturday's dinner. Fresh mozzarella is my new favorite thing...wrapped in salami...or with prosciutto...or...
5. There was Saturday night ice cream shopping...because the antipasto tray wasn't enough fatty goodness.
6. Sunday included a basket full of fall at the craft store...and it worked it's a cool fall day today...too bad 80 degrees is just around the corner again.
7. Speaking of fall...I'll have new fall Etsy items to share tomorrow.
Okay I have to ask, do you mind voting for me please? Thank you, thank you. :)
9. My other iPhone documentation to share from last week is this...
The back to school haircut. He starts 7th grade tomorrow.
10. 7th grade?!?
I won't bore you with another list...I'm just going to discuss one little home improvement project.
There's a side of this house...about six feet wide...and let's just say it wasn't really pretty.
It kind of had to be attacked so eventually we would could cover and store our patio set to help protect it through the winter. Another goal was to not have "ugly" stuff visible through the dining room window.
Well, that was my goal.
So it was decided that we'd move the terracotta pot storage by the window since it was the least ugly.
Most of these were actually the former owner's. (and I'm pretty sentimental about the items they left behind) We cleaned out a lot of stuff and the elephant almost went. It actually has a good sized hole in the back that dirt wouldn't stay in.
But Sean...with his infinite wisdom and keen decoration sense...said we should keep it anyway since it might look cute through the window. We all know how important "cute" is.
So it stayed...and even if it's not actually all that adorable, it's darn cute that Sean suggested saving it.
There was a lot of good stuff this week...
In another addition of "what I have no business doing this week" I did a little blog rearranging/updating. I made new simple designs for my sidebar links and added things like e-mail and my Tumblr account. I also updated my profile photo with a family self portrait from our trip...before that whole black eye incident.
I am always a little too proud of myself when I complete the most simplistic of HTML maneuvers...like being able to figure out "mailto" after a little Googling...such an accomplishment! :)
I also updated all of my Making Stuff categories...dozens of layouts, cards, wrapped gifts and other crafts from the last few months.Now I just need to make new stuff...some layouts and cards are officially on the agenda today before I have to go to school for the night.
I think I'm going to start a new blog post series titled "I should be ____, but instead I'm ____." to describe all the times that I have no business doing something besides schoolwork.
For instance the time I took tonight looking for a new little storage pouch for my purse...here are some of the cute ones I found...
After a shameful hour of scrutiny I decided on this one...
Okay back to (hopefully) being responsible.
1. We had this for Sean's birthday chicken dinner and it's officially a new favorite meal.
2. Except I didn't use lemon, capers or parsley and I added finely chopped onion, a touch of sugar and chicken Better than Bouillon.
3. I think with this recipe though I can officially say I eat mushrooms...it only took me 33 years to like them.
4. Oh and in case you don't know Better than Bouillon is really magic in a jar.
6. I'm already planning on trying a lobster quesadilla and a sizzling bacon chocolate bar.
7. I promise this whole post won't be about food.
8. How about where we eat? We have a new kitchen table...and we painted some of our chairs red...
9. Okay really moving on from food...other fun stuff going on the calendar will hopefully be a trip to the Rose Bowl for the UCLA v. Oregon State game in early November...I'm calling tomorrow to try to get tickets.
10. Of course part of the fun of going to the game is packing a picnic to tailgate with...but then I'd be back talking about food again.
On August 30th Sean Griffin turns 33 and I just have to list some of the reasons why I love him...
1. I had to wash dishes continuously on Saturday before his little birthday BBQ in order to keep him from jumping in at the sink and it still didn't work.
2. He also washes dishes far more methodically than I do...just ask him and he'll tell you all about my soaking wet dish towel situation.
3. He also cooked really good hamburgers on the new grill he got for his birthday.
4. He didn't want Mac to miss a moment of a trip to Disneyland with his Dad's family so he made sure Mac knew it was okay to miss his birthday BBQ.
5. His vacation beard. (that got shaved off tonight since tomorrow's the first day of school)
6. I love that he came in to show me each increment of hair removal...the goatee...the mustache...he was awfully proud of himself.
7. I love that his eyes change color depending on what he's wearing.
8. That he doesn't mind that his birthday falls on the first day of school.
9. That he actually always looks forward to each new week of work.
10. He humors his wife with a trip to Old Navy because he just has to have a new polo shirt for the first day. (he could care less)
11. In addition to getting a new polo he let me convince him that he actually needed to wear a new argyle sweater vest on the first day...after all it had his school's colors.
12. He comes home from shopping and cleans out his closet
13. Then he asked me to help put his clothes in rainbow order...music to my ears
14. And he uses the hot pink hangers I had in my closet growing up.
15. I love that he has wandered around the Container Store 457 times. (we went today since it's next to Old Navy and I needed that new file box for school)
16. And he actually thinks things like a half an onion box are a good idea.
17. He drinks tea every morning. (since we had high tea and he decided he really likes it)
18. I love that I get to surprise him with a travel mug for tea tomorrow morning when he gets up.
19. He wants to learn to play the guitar.
20. That way he can play folksy music so he can get laid. (I cannot believe I just typed that, but it's what we were joking about earlier today)
21. He is very good about taking care of you when you're hurt. (this certainly was tested a few weeks ago)
22. He is an amazing house painter.
23. I love that he called risotto cakes "rice thingies" when we were at a nice restaurant on our vacation.
24. I love even more when I sited my knowledge about the sports he loves suggesting he might want to learn a little more about food for me that he came right back with, "Um, how much do I know about scrapbooking?"
25. He knows a surprising amount about scrapbooking.
26. And that he sews and stamps a lot better than I do.
27. When I asked what he wanted for his birthday dinner tomorrow that he just said, "chicken".
28. I love how happy he was for me when my college diploma arrived in the mail over the weekend.
29. He always surprises me with a note on the first day of school.
30. He loves basketball so much that he didn't even mind that he had a league game at 9:30pm the night before school starts.
31. I love that he is a good basketball player.
32. And he's good at making inappropriate jokes to help me forget that two young guys at the basketball game thought I was his mom.
33.I love that he's waiting up for me right now so we can go to bed.
Those are just some of the reasons I love him as he turns 33...
Happy Birthday Sean!
1. Bunting, 2. Heart Mobile, 3. Happy Birthday, Sebastian, 4. mornings, 5. studio paper scraps, 6. pink set 3, 7. home is where you are - yarn wreath in teal, red, yellow, and white, 8. Millies Tree ...
I'm just realizing now that I barely starred anything in my Google Reader this past week...but I'll think of it as quality over quantity...
Just some stuff to share...
--School was promising and terrifying. That whole "no self-doubt" plan almost went out the window tonight, but I'm trying to pull myself back together.
The fabrics are so super cute that we may need a couple more.
--Last weekend I made the Griffin Family video that was one of my goals for when we got home. The report back seemed to indicate that everyone was teary-eyed. Here it is in case you'd like to take a peek...
--One last thing...a Cartwheels article from this week...with a fall wreath...
That's all the random stuff from tonight...I'll be back with a Starred post on Saturday morning...
1. The theme of this post is "Holey moley I start graduate school tomorrow"
2. It is not to be confused with the "I did not get into graduate school" post from last spring.
3. I think whenever I get overwhelmed I should go back and read that post to remind myself to be extremely grateful for this chance to get overwhelmed.
4. That will probably be happening weekly since one class syllabus lists that I have a paper due every week.
5. And let's not forget that I must become a producer of knowledge like I mentioned last week.
6. My books arrived yesterday...thankfully they don't look too intimidating.
7. I'm sure the endless journal articles I'll be assigned will more than accomplish the intimidation factor.
8. Regardless of how daunting the workload might seem I'm trying something new. I am not going waste time with self-doubt. No matter what I'm doing this so I might as well keep my energy for that.
9. I still have to organize my binder for school...and I need a new storage box for those aforementioned scary articles. And I need to organize my bag too...I'm just realizing now I have nothing ready. Good thing class doesn't start until 7pm.
10. Is it bad though that I'm already looking forward to the "Yea, I'm all done!" post in two years?
I usually have some kind of calendar hanging on the wall next to my desk so I can figure out what and when things are happening. For awhile I'd been printing out these cute illustrations.
Then as I was organizing our seventeen days of missed mail from our trip...I saw this in a new catalog. And even though I had already made a recent addition to the wall next to my desk, I knew a little more rearranging needed to take place for this huge piece of organization.
It makes me unreasonably happy.