Thursday, April 28, 2011

First Day at Home

Yesterday was my last day of regular classes! So, in honor of this great event I did some cleaning. I know, probably a little anti-climatic but it's true. I didn't spend the whole day cleaning, just part of it. And as it turns out, I felt soooo much better after I had finished cleaning! Amazing with a little time with rubber gloves and a scrub brush can do!

It had been a while since I had really scrubbed and cleaned. This isn't to say that we haven't cleaned in a while, because we do light cleaning regularly, but today was about serious, scrub-the-day-lights-out-of-the-soap-scum day. Through the process of cleaning I remembered that there are some really wonderful resources out there that have made my cleaning time easier... And naturally, I wanted to share them here! :) They are as follows:

1. Real Simple Magazine
2. Ok, this is related the no. 1 but it really is wonderful and thus deserved it's to be mentioned separately. {HERE}
3. This isn't exactly cleaning, but it does fall in the general cleaning-and-organizing category of life. Check out the website {HERE} and the book can be ordered {HERE} my mom has this book and she LOVES it!

Tomorrow, during all the royal wedding coverage I will be catching up on laundry and doing homework. I am of the opinion that Royal Weddings make homework and laundry much better!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The menu from dinner

Tonight's menu was as follows: homemade potato soup with chicken caesar salad. The catch is that we don't have a grill yet and since most of the time you eat grilled chicken on a caesar salad, my task was to come up with a way to cook the chicken that didn't involve a grill... I decided to bake it... and it turned out really yummy! I will post the recipe soon :) The down side is that when the hubby and I went to the grocery store yesterday we didn't double check the amount of caesar dressing in the fridge... yeah, you know where this is leading- enough dressing for 1 salad, not two. I managed to turn the bottle upside down and get the last little bit of caesar dressing for my salad, but it was a sad day. Even sadder than that was that I pouted. Yes, pouted like a 4 year old. Sad, right? Yep. I am blessed that my husband (who BTW offered to go out and get more dressing, but I said no because there was some seriously nasty weather in our area) didn't hold my pouting against me :)

FYI: I am planning on adding a few new pages to the blog: food, crafts, and inspirations. At least for now, I may add some more soon. Anyway, that's all for now! Oh! And I'm almost done with school for the next 3 months!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Returning to the fold

Well, I'm back! Ok, that's kind of a misnomer... I have been around but I haven't been posing... Confession time: I went to the dark side. I tried a wordpress blog. There, I admitted it. I haven't used it all that much but the times I did use it I discovered that it was just too complicated and for right now I'm coming back here :) Ok, we can all have a happy moment because I have left behind my rebellious ways and returned to the light.

Now, on that note, there's a lot that's happened since I posted last. 1. I got married! I though this appropriate since my last post was all about getting engaged and planning the wedding! 2. Disney anything is great for a honeymoon! 3. I'm about to be 1 semester away from college graduation! 4. We have a kitten! (Actually, the kitten is his/ours and the cat is mine. My wedding present from David was to bring my cat with me and she's definitely my cat, not ours.)

I am hoping to post more regularly and add some new things to the blog. I've done a lot more cooking and baking lately, so expect some posts about that :) And there there's all the craft-type projects that I've done/will be doing, expect posts here too :) Anyway, that's as up to date as I can get at this moment.