Artichoke Pesto FlatBread Pizza and a clean fridge

Some people are naturally good at cleaning. (Mandi, you are one of them!!) You walk into their house, they say it's messy and you vow to never invite them over unless it has just been cleaned from top to bottom. While I know that my friends are well aware that they will probably have to step over a few things when they walk into my house (messy, not dirty) I know that I could be neater. As I discussed previously I've started my sticky note system that has been working really well for me. 

Here's where it gets crazy; good crazy. My friend, Stacie, who is one of those "naturally good cleaners" requested that I save cleaning the fridge until she could help me. She loves cleaning fridges! She's also quite good at it, I've seen hers. Mine has gotten out of hand. (Notice a theme here??) Here's the thing, not only did she help me clean my fridge, she also made me lunch. Right?! Everyone can use a friend like her!

First I'll tell you about lunch, then show you the refrigerator.

Artichoke Pesto Flat Bread Pizza

FlatOut flat bread
2 cloves of Minced Garlic (she used Dorot frozen garlic, thawed)
1/8 cup Pesto
1/2 cup chopped onion
Banana Pepper Rings to taste
Jar of Marinated Artichoke Hearts, chopped
8 oz. Shredded Mozzarella

1. Preheat your oven to 350
2. Place a flat bread on a baking sheet. She covered the baking sheet with foil for easy clean up. 
3. Spread the garlic on the flat bread.
4. Spread the pesto over the garlic. She used about 1/8 cup but the recipe is to taste.
5. Sprinkle on the onions.
6. Sprinkle on the artichoke hearts.
7. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
8. Bake for 10 minutes at 350.

And now for the CLEAN refrigerator! Two bags of garbage later (old condiments, almost empty bottles and misc kitchen debris) I was ready to scrub. I cleaned it with Mrs. Meyers Clean Day in Basil and it smells fresh and clean. After the scrub down Stacie did the organizing. We stuck sticky notes up for Jared so he know which shelf to put things on. I must admit that a clean fridge is amazing.  Thanks Stacie!

I've been super motivated by these sticky notes. I'm ten projects down, thirteen more to go! My favorite part so far was an experience I had with Maya yesterday. On the drive home from school she asked if we could organize the coat closet. I was surprised but was happy for the motivation to tackle another project! (Turns out she really just wanted to see what art kits we had on the top shelf but hey, motivation is motivation!) She lined all of the art kits up on the floor, turned to me and said, "Mom, THIS is how you organize!"

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