Thursday, April 7, 2011

Project Simplify Week #5 and White Chocolate Macadamia Bars...


Well, it's the last assignment of Simple Mom's Project Simplify and this time we got to choose which Hot Spot to tackle in our home! I decided that my laundry room needed a serious clean-up.

When we first moved into our house, I purchased some cute baskets to keep the laundry room in order. Well, stuff just kept piling up and it's become a dumping ground for things that don't really have a place.

I also bought cheap plastic serving trays and plates to decorate the walls with...... since I HATE doing laundry, I wanted to make this room inviting. I wanted to enjoy going in there and not dread it.

To attach the trays and plates to the walls, I bought triangular picture hangers and glued them to the back with a glue gun. It brightens up the room and because we live in base housing and can't paint, it's a great alternative to getting some color on the walls.

Now, on to the before and after pictures... and then a special treat.

The wash sink area:

The washer and dryer area:

The storage area:

I feel much better now that I've cleared the clutter from my laundry room... I hope you've enjoyed reading about all of my hot messes as I've tackled four out of five Project Simplify tasks. If you missed my past posts you can catch up on them herehere, and here.

Happy reading... and don't forget to check out my recipe for White Chocolate Macadamia bars. If you love Magic Cookie Bars, you're gonna love these too!

White Chocolate Macadamia Bars
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1-½ cup Graham Crackers (crushed)
  • 2 cups White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1-½ cup Macadamia Nuts, Chopped
  • 1 can (14 Oz. Size) Sweetened Condensed Milk
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees (F).

Place the butter in a 13 x 9 glass baking dish and transfer to the oven so the butter melts. Once melted, carefully remove from the oven and layer the crushed graham crackers, white chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and the macadamia nuts (in that order). Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the layers until they are completely covered.

Bake for 25–30 minutes or until set. Cool completely and cut into small squares. Makes 30 to 32 bars.



I'm linking this up to Project Simplify: Week #5 ResultsSweet Tooth Friday, and Tidy Mom's I'm Lovin' It.

Now go make these bars... immediately!


  1. You are doing such an amazing job at decluttering! Gosh, I really really need to jump on that train cause my house could really use some organization! These bars look so yummy and your photos are beautiful as always.

  2. Those bars sound amazing! Nice job organizing too. Will you do my house next?

    I'd love to have you share this recipe on my weekly link up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

  3. love the before and after shots! looks like a great recipe too :) thanks for sharing!

  4. these look so delicious, and easy...and i love macadamia nuts :)

  5. Hi Emily! These look great. I love macadamia nuts! Oh and congrats on your featured recipe over on Tasty Kitchen!!!


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