I might have gone overboard.

One of the things that I love about the weekend is that it affords me the time to do something a little extra around the house, but I’m not talking about chores. The overachiever in me decided a few weeks ago to create a chore chart with morning and evening chores that allow me to have everything done by Friday night and enjoy a little more of my weekend. I even do grocery shopping on Friday so that I don’t have to do it on the weekend. 

This past weekend I took some time to slow roast tomatoes to add to some boring Alfredo sauce I had been meaning to use for awhile. I also made my favorite bread recipe. My husband and I were able to enjoy a movie (we watched This is 40) and take things easy. 

Sadly, my crafting time has fallen a bit to the wayside as we are preparing to move and I was given a giant project at work. But I am hoping this weekend I can sit down and get some work done on that abandoned sock. 

Spring Cleaning

I need to update this site and I have the pictures to do it but perhaps not the gumption. You see, the end of the school year is here and we’re all just skating by. We’re holding our breaths and praying that June shows up without some kind of tragedy. I wish I had more energy but the children’s patience for our usual fun and games has warn thin and the weather doesn’t seem to realize that it’s actually almost summer and being over 50 degrees is necessary. So pardon my dust as I struggle to make it to the summer. Perhaps I will share a post next week with some knitting. In the meantime, click on over here and check out the bright fun new Stroll colors!

 

-S

Cleaner!

This carpet in my house is the bane of my existence. No matter how much I vacuumed and vacuumed this stupid carpet wouldn’t get clean. But the other day I stumbled upon a pin that suggested you could use a squeegee to get all the hair up first then vacuum and sure enough my evil carpet went from this:  

To this: 

And I found a better way to deal with my rubber gloves: 

White Phantom

Awhile back my favorite coffee house in the city my parents live in in Texas closed but I managed to take one recipe away from that place and I’m going to share it with you because it’s good and the crazy thing is, you can make it at the gas station.
Fill most of the cup with Dr. Pepper then add one pump of vanilla syrup and one pump of cherry. Next add two half and half creamers. Stir and enjoy! You just made a White Phantom!

I tried…

Does anyone else take Pintrest DIY tutorials as challenges? Every time I see “the best cookie ever” or the “easiest scarf” I feel the need to test what they have to say immediately. I don’t know what it is about these posts that brings out the scientist in me, but I have to know, “does this work???”

I tried a Greek yogurt, whole wheat flour, chocolate white chocolate chip cookie recipe that was AMAZING. I have also used Pintrest to put together outfits, but there are other things that have just fallen flat. One example is an “instant microwave cleaner” that claims to be odorless. Nothing could have been further from the truth! The smell was so intense I almost threw up. I had to open all the windows in the kitchen in the middle of winter because I couldn’t take it.

Today, I decided to try one of the DIY infinity scarf tutorials using two t-shirts. Well….I ended up with a pile of scraps and no scarf. I think I can salvage the fabric for something else but I’m really disappointed. Have you tried anything on Pintrest that didn’t work for you? What’s your favorite pin that you use over and over again?? 

Whomp whomp

So… I hinted early in the week that I would have another project to post about on Friday, then Friday rolled around and I totally forgot that I not only had an extra meeting that day but that u would have extra hours to work that night. Well, maybe that was for the best because the glitter didn’t stick to my shirt. So I am grabbing some spray adhesive and trying again!