Now I have to handle this:
Until next time~
A little trick.... Instead of putting vapor rub on your child's chest (where it can be overpoweringly strong and possibly get on their hands and into their eyes when they're real little) rub it on the bottoms of their feet and put socks on them. It sooths coughs almost instantly.
The HOME maker challenge is going well, I will post a detailed update soon. One thing though.... I'm noticing that some of the tasks are a bit hard for me to do... like steam clean my carpets... I don't own a steam cleaner. I'm modifying a bit to make it doable for me. I vacuumed all the carpets instead. Also, because the challenges are deeper cleaning items (like washing windows or polishing furniture) I'm having to give priority to my everyday tasks. (Like laundry and dishes). It's been hard to balance it all with a very needy, clingy toddler who is also the cause of sleepless nights induced fatigue. Right now, I'm happy if I'm wearing clean clothes and eating off of clean plates. LOL :)
In other news: Praise the Lord... my request to be excused from jury service was approved. Seriously... who is going to take care of my home schooled girl and my still nursing 2 year old if I get on a trial? I'm glad they were understanding. Phew!!
Well.... I'm going to take advantage of both of my kids sleeping and try to take a shower. Here's to hopin' J stays asleep long enough for me to rinse shampoo out of my hair. I'm totally considering going poo free.... just so I can shower faster. Oh wait... I gotta do this first:
I'm going to go re read my post about the 50's housewife to gain some perspective. Good night ya'll!
I then attached a nice dark green to the back and created a slot to slide the dowell through. After attaching some braided rafia to the top for hanging, I ended up with this:
This weeks challenges included organizing my pantry, drawers, mopping my floor washing my inside windows and window treatments. I'll be honest... I'm a bit behind. I still have to organize a couple drawers still and clean my blinds. I'm working on it now actually! Really. See?
Well... I better get back to it! If I stop for too long... I get distracted and never go back.
It's not to late to join in!
I also sewed a dryer sheet into it so it would smell nice. I love dryer sheets. I keep them under my fitted sheet on the bed so the sheets are always fresh smelling. Try it!!
In the mail the other day, I received a coupon to try FRESCHETTA's new Simply Inspired pizza. Usually, I enjoy making my own pizza because I can load it up with all the toppings I want. Lately though, because our schedule is so hectic, there are times that I'm looking to save some time. Here's the thing with these pizzas. I can save time without having to compromise on quality. They are loaded with topping goodness. Now... when we got our coupon to try one... I was thinking we would try Harvest Supreme... or Farmer's Market.... They have this really neat tool on their website that lets you find out what variety you'll like best. But when we got to the store... this is what the kids wanted. Yawn!!!! I'm not gonna lie... I was a tad bummed that that was the one they wanted. But, I wanted them to eat it, so I was a softie and got it.
Fast forward a few hours and I was pleasantly surprised by the robust flavor of this pizza. Also, the packaging is unique in that it has a "fresch-taste" seal that cuts out the need for shrink wrap around the pizza. This leads to 30% less waste. And it is super easy to open. It was made with tomato and garlic pesto sauce instead of plain tomato sauce. Super yummy. My kids loved the pizza!
The thin crust was yummy, but if you have wide spaces in your oven rack, I would recommend setting the pizza on something. I used my round baking stone to keep the melting cheese and soft (before fully baked) crust from drooping through the slats. I really want to try the other varieties now. The options they have currently are:
Farmers Market Veggie