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A Healthier Version of Hot Cocoa

‘Tis the season for hot cocoa, among many other sweet treats that taste yummy but are not so forgiving to the delicate waistline. Fortunately, there is a way to enjoy a grown-up version of hot chocolate that I think tastes just as good as the kiddie version and that doesn’t break the calorie bank.

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Extra Room Organization Series: Angels’ Den Closet Organization Part 2

“If your room looks a bit barren, that’s a good thing.” – The Art of the Visit: Being the Perfect Host, Becoming the Perfect Guest, by Kathy Bertone

Click here for an introduction to the Angels’ Den if you have no idea what it is.

Today I will finish up the tour of the Angels’ Den with a description of how I have organized the remaining storage units in the closet, starting with the cubes on the left (facing) side of the closet. continue…

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Extra Room Organization Series: Angels’ Den Closet Organization Part 1

Click here for an introduction to the Angels’ Den if you have no idea what it is.

I am wrapping up the series on the Angels’ Den with an in-depth tour of the closet. It is just a standard bedroom closet, so there is not much depth of space beyond what you would need to hang clothes, but the vertical storage has gone a long way in maximizing the amount of stuff that can be stored here in an organized way. continue…

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Extra Room Organization Series: Angels’ Den Additional Storage & Decor

“You deserve to have everything in your life exactly the way you want it.”How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield

Click here for an introduction to the Angels’ Den if you have no idea what it is.

The Angels’ Den is so special to me because it is the space in our house that I can call all my own and decorate and organize in whatever way I want. Although the closet is the bulk of my organization system in the Angels’ Den (which I will go through in detail next time), other areas of the room also serve as storage for a few items that either don’t fit in the closet or just don’t make sense to be in there. continue…

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Extra Room Organization Series: Introducing the Angels’ Den

Some people refer to their extra room that they use for projects as a “craft room”, and others simply call the room where they have dedicated work space an office. It is also common to use an extra room in a home as a guest room. Many times there is room available to convert into a functional space, but rather than being a peaceful place the space becomes a catchall for junk.

It takes a lot of work to convert an extra room into an enjoyable place, but it is so worth it. My room (not my bedroom, but an extra room) has been in the making for the past several years, and will continue to improve as time goes on. What can I say? I LOVE my room! I have never loved a room more.

The Making of the Angels’ Den

I don’t like calling my room my office, even though it is where I spend most days since I work from home. The room does have a bed (more on that soon!), but it is so much more than just a guest room. I am not really a crafter, although I do enjoy crocheting. Besides writing and working on my blog, I mostly like to work on organizing. Is that a craft?

Michael also has a room in our home that is dedicated just for his things. There is a Canadian version of the reality entrepreneur show Shark Tank called Dragons’ Den. After watching many episodes of that show, somehow it caught on that we referred to his room as the Dragons’ Den. Before we knew it we were referring to my room as the the Angels’ Den and I guess it stuck! continue…