Small Bathroom Solution & Quick Gourmet Perogies

I hope you find these two ideas inspirational!


For The Home…

You probably have a zone in your house where you could use a little extra storage. While we love our house, the older style did not leave much closet space at all. Our linen closet doubles as our front closet, and we seem to have hooks hanging all over. Storage space for towels is always an issue. I have tried buying nice baskets to put things into for attractive space-saving, but in our bathroom there isn’t even a corner to nicely place a basket. So what do you do? I saw this idea here and we tried it out at our house!

If you looked at the original idea they used three baskets. I wasn’t able to find three that worked well so we opted for two instead. My husband screwed the baskets into the wall and used large washers to make sure they were extra strong. The problem with baskets is that have little holes in them from being weaved, so you definitely need reinforcement!

This is the finished product. We took out the large mirror in our bathroom and replaced it with a smaller mirror that my in-laws had left over from their bathroom renovation. The mirror has storage behind it, and that freed up some space on the wall for the baskets to be hung. Here is another shot of the baskets straight on. The lighting isn’t the best in the bathroom unfortunately.

Hopefully this picture can reveal how small our bathroom is. It’s totally workable, but you definitely have to be smart with the space you have.

In The Kitchen…

We love perogies. I have never made them homemade, but I would love to try sometime. Here is a quick way to liven up your same old perogies. We found a similar recipe for the barbeque here, and have been making it for a few years. Last night I adapted it a bit and baked them in the oven. They were delicious! A must try if you enjoy perogies.

For 12 perogies:

3 tbsp. butter or margarine

2 tbsp. finely chopped white onion

1/2 tsp. thyme

1/2 tsp. italian seasoning

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

Combine all of these ingredient together and place in a single layer baking sheet or pan.

They should look something like this. Place in oven preheated to 400 degrees and bake for 20 minutes, turning over half way through cooking. These perogies will be crispy and divine! Serve with sour cream.

Last night I made these with baked chicken breast cubes and steamed carrots. We’ve had them with farmer sausage, steak, chicken, and salmon. This is an extremely versatile side dish!

What are you going to try on this Tuesday? Have fun with whatever project you tackle!


5 thoughts on “Small Bathroom Solution & Quick Gourmet Perogies

  1. Your baskets look awesome Monica!!!!! I saw that on pinterest and thought it was such a cute idea! What a great way to make room for storage in a small bathroom. Very nice! And the perogies look yummy too! I really need to start getting adventurous and trying the things I have liked on pinterest! This has inspired me to start trying a few!

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