I’m sitting in my office right now taking a break from making a birthday cake for Cooper. I’m having a really small get together for his birthday tonight and I’m feeling a tad bit stressed. But then I started thinking…. I should just ask for help. What a concept! It’s not that I don’t want help; I just never know what to ask of people because I am always planning on doing things myself. It never occurs to me that I can farm things out and use people as resources. I just don’t operate that way.
So, I’m going to take charge and ask for help today. I’m thinking of all of the things that need to be done and I am going to give some of my family members jobs. And to think I would have done this ALL MYSELF. No wonder it’s hard to relax and enjoy a party!
My mom is coming over early and I am going to have her wrap presents and set the table. My dad will help me wipe off the table on our deck, put out the wine glasses & decant wine. My husband will help me straighten up the house and put the dishes away and possibly clean up the bathroom. We’ll see. Now that I know what I want help with, it should be easier to ask!
Suddenly I don’t feel as stressed out.
You guys! I finally cleaned out my car. This has been on my TO-DO list for AGES. I figured that I would wait until we were officially moved into our new place to clean out my car. Trips to Home Depot have a way of messing things up. You know what I mean?
If you’re anything like me, you love looking at/collecting recipes. It can be tough to keep track of it all, huh? It’s overwhelming! Today I want to show you how I organize mine. I’ve got myself a little system. Here’s how I keep track.
It’s almost Labor Day weekend. I’m having 15 people spend two nights at my house. What are you up to?
The key to me not freaking out about this is to stay organized. Frankly, I love entertaining because I love the planning aspect of it. Any excuse to make a TO-DO list is just fine with me.
So this is how I’m staying organized. I have several lists going on right now.
I know it’s hard to believe but I have a hard time getting motivated. The only thing that really helps me is to set a timer. The microwave timer has been one of my favorite kitchen tools these days. What can I do in 34:59? Make a big dent on my kitchen counters. That’s what!
Here’s another 30 minute project I completed this week!
The under the kitchen sink cabinet!
Remember when I cleaned out & organized under the sink of our old place?
Man. I miss that kitchen.
It’s amazing what you can do in a half hour. Time yourself. See what you can accomplish!
I completed two mini projects this week. One at my house & one at my sister- in- law’s. They both took 30 minutes or less.
I’ve been thinking about Maintenance lately. Not the high mai/ low mai we talked about on the Joy the Baker podcast recently. The kind of maintenance that we all encounter. The real stuff like… keeping a home, keeping a life, raising a child, doing chores, maintaining relationships… Continue reading