Take it on Tuesday Project: Decluttering and Organizing the Basement

before and after basement '12

Up until this year we really haven’t invested in buying storage bins to use in our basement. We’ve been married 2 years – I figure now is about time!

We’ve kind of made it our habit to use the time right after Christmas to completely go through all we have in the basement and get rid of what we haven’t used and re-organize everything. Last year when we organized the basement, this was our result:

 

 

It’s more organized, but with only boxes – this was the best we could do. (By the way, that tall stack in the back is empty boxes we decided we needed to keep – don’t ask me why we kept that many…)

 

Well, as

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Take it on Tuesday: Christmas Desserts

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Those of you who have been with Romance on a dime for awhile know that I’m pretty dedicated to my blog and regularly host Take it on Tuesday every week. Since I’ve been pregnant, I have been a lot more tired, and a lot less motivated to DIY/blog. Weird. My 2nd trimester is just beginning, so I’m hoping that with the coming of January I can get back to my normal self!!

 

Sorry, I didn’t get to commenting on your projects last week, but I did do some pinning and selected some to feature:

 

TIOT Features!

 

#1. DIY Edible Fruit Holiday Birthday Cake from Inspired Housewife

#2. Holiday

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12 Days of Christmas: Blessing My Husband

12 days of Christmas image

Here is my Take it on Tuesday project: This year for Christmastime, I wanted to bless my husband by doing something thoughtful for him. He is the perfect guy for me: strong, yet sensitive, affectionate and understanding. I love him so much, but I don’t often show it in his love language: words of encouragement.

I’m combining what I saw on All Our Days, and the idea of speaking words of encouragement to him. I know that the actual 12 days of Christmas begin on Christmas Day, but ours will run from December 13th through Christmas Eve. Each day my husband will receive a gift and often a note that tells him how much I respect and appreciate him.

 

12 Days of Christmas: Blessing My Husband

Take it on Tuesday: Christmas Tree Wall Clock

Christmas tree wall clock image

What did you take on this Tuesday, or recently? Please link up your recent projects!

 

 

My Take it on Tuesday project: Christmas Tree Wall Clock

Remember my old wall clock? I love changing the theme with the seasons:

 

 

This spring and summer and I also added the pinwheel and flag wall clocks!

 

 

 

This Christmas I wanted to change things up a bit more….I wanted to change the shape of the clock – into a Christmas tree!! Now, it is still in process…

 

First,

I took a little live greenery

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Take it on Tuesday: Relax, Go for a Walk (barefoot?)

With the holidays coming up, and Thanksgiving happening this week, things can get pretty busy!! In fact, I took Wednesday off so that I would have a day to relax and catch up, but I can already see (as I’m adding to my list of things “to do”) that it’s not going to be a relaxing day. Not that I’m worried that it’s going to be too stressful either.

 

Anyway, with my list of things “to-do” tomorrow, I looked at today and thought – would I rather be busy, or do I want to go out and enjoy the 65+ degree weather? I’ll let you guess what I chose.

 

 

It was soooo beautiful out –

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Take it on Tuesday: Decorating for Christmas!

coffee tablescape

Before I got out my Christmas decorations this year, I looked through my Christmas Inspiration board on Pinterest.  I picked out several projects that I wanted to try and accomplish this year. I’ll show you what our home looks like right now, then I’ll show you what projects I will work on. This is so fun!!

 

My husband set up Christmas lights on the outside of the house (and updated our wine bottle try). I’ll show pictures on that later, when I’ve got a good shot.

 

My favorite is our Christmas tree. I LOVE the simple colors of green, red, and white. The poinsettia’s I bought last year add so much to our tree!!

 

 

On the coffee table

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Menu Plan Monday: Back to routine...

Crispy Pork Medallions from Cooking LIght

Well, after my 31 Day series in October, it’s time to get back to the routine of posting my menu plans here on Romance on a dime. (I did still menu plan during October MOST of the weeks, I just didn’t take the time to post it here.)

I’m not going grocery shopping until tomorrow, so some of the details such as sides and what type of pizza I haven’t determined yet. I’m going to be picking up what’s on sale and making something from that.

This week, I chose several recipes from Cooking Light.

 

Crispy Pork Medallions from Cooking LIght

 

Menu Plan

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Take it on Tuesday (TIOT) blog hop #52 - one year!!

TIOT blog hop

Welcome to Take it on Tuesday!! Share the projects you been working on!!

*Link to a specific post (no giveaways) *Link something you’ve done recently *Post my button (found on the footer) on your blog OR a text link on the post to be featured!) *Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted *Come back to see if you’ve been featured or pinned!

Please ‘like’ my facebook page! Follow me on Google +!

I make it my priority to follow everyone’s blog by the second time they link up (usually in my Google Reader). I also pin your projects on my Favorite’s Board.

 

 

My TIOT Project: 31 Days to Building

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Take it on Tuesday (TIOT) blog hop #51

TIOT blog hop

Welcome to Take it on Tuesday!! Share the projects you been working on!!

*Link to a specific post (no giveaways) *Link something you’ve done recently *Post my button (found on the footer) on your blog OR a text link on the post to be featured!) *Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted *Come back to see if you’ve been featured or pinned!

Please ‘like’ my facebook page! Follow me on Google +!

I make it my priority to follow everyone’s blog by the second time they link up (usually in my Google Reader). I also pin your projects on my Favorite’s Board.

 

 

My TIOT Project: 31 Days to Building

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Take it on Tuesday (TIOT) blog hop #50

TIOT blog hop

Welcome to Take it on Tuesday!! Share the projects you been working on!!

*Link to a specific post (no giveaways) *Link something you’ve done recently *Post my button (found on the footer) on your blog OR a text link on the post to be featured!) *Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted *Come back to see if you’ve been featured or pinned!

Please ‘like’ my facebook page! Follow me on Google +!

I make it my priority to follow everyone’s blog by the second time they link up (usually in my Google Reader). I also pin your projects on my Favorite’s Board.

 

 

My TIOT Project: 31 Days to Building

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