Thursday, May 2, 2013

This Post Totally Made Sense in my Head.

If you've been hanging around these parts for any length of time, you know that I have a bit of a strange relationship with food.  While Evan was gone in China, I really threw caution to the wind and allowed my emotional eating tendencies to take over to the point where it felt a bit like a demon possession.  It didn't matter if I had already eaten a meatball when I arrived at work; if the cooks made a pizza later for everyone to munch on, I was right there with a plateful.

And then the chicken bites dipped in creamy Parmesan dressing.
And then the frozen custard from Culver's.
And then the glass, okay TWO glasses, of wine while I sat my butt on the couch and watched episodes of Smash.

Long story short, I let my eating habits take control of me rather than the other way around.  Any other emotional eaters out there?  Man, oh man.  It is a struggle.  Certainly not a problem that can fix itself overnight, so I'm really working on being intentional with my food choices this week.

That's when PB2 entered my life and I made my first smoothie/shake with frozen bananas, cocoa powder, skim milk, a little Splenda, and PB2.  Who needs a fat-packed Peanut Butter Cup concrete mixer when you can have this???  It was delicious, you guys.  No lie.

Obviously a concrete mixer would be better, who are we kidding?  I'm only saying choosing this option over the Culver's custard makes me sleep better at night.  The guilt demons don't nag as loud.

Ok, so PB2 has seemed to solve my cravings for peanut butter sweet treats, but I now need a genius solution for a little shoe problem that is threatening to give me a spontaneous aneurysm.  I walked around my living room and gathered together every shoe I could find that was laying strewn about all willy-nilly and I made this fun little collection on the coffee table.  When I look at this photo, I note several things:

1.  Evan is definitely home.
2.  I am not without fault here.  Pretty sure those cute brown flats don't belong to Isaiah.
3.  Shoes are taking over my life.  Or at least my living room.

Any brilliant solutions for shoe storage in a really small entryway/mudroom/laundry room?

Sending you smiles today, friends.  You are loved!



  1. We have no entryway because the door opens to a landing then there are stairs so we got one of those over the door shoe holders but took off the hooks and bolted it to the wall. It keeps the shoes off the floor. The girls can get their shoes out of the lower pockets and we keep extra stuff for outside, chalk, sunglasses, etc in the unused top pockets. I can send a picture if you want.

  2. We have enough floor space to have what I named "the shoe rug". I bought a floor mat at Target and now it's where shoes go when you come inside. I think it's a pure miracle but it's been working. Then my next rule about the shoe rug is that if you have more than two pairs of shoes on the rug, you have to take the extras to your room at the end of the day. So far it's working...again, it's a miracle!! ha ha


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