Bloggers are famous for only portraying the best parts of their lives online. Look around the web and you’ll see perfectly decorated homes, amazing meals that took only seconds to prepare, and ingenious crafts that the entire family delights in creating.
Let me reassure you that it’s not all bunnies and rainbows around here. I have a full-time job, a family, a garden, and I like to cook from scratch. How do I do it all?
Here’s a peek at how things look around here:
My garden is full of weeds. In this corner, you can see garlic and an artichoke in between the clover and a healthy crop of dandelions. This wouldn’t be a problem except these veggies are growing in the front yard, which makes it hard to hide the mess from the neighbors.
The sink is full of dishes. I truly HATE doing dishes by hand, so I’ll fill, run, and empty the dishwasher again and again to avoid hand washing. Thankfully, I’m the kind of person who has no problem going to bed with dirty dishes in the sink.
I rely on my menu plan, especially during Jackjack’s baseball season. Easy dinners are necessary on baseball nights when there’s no time to prep! I recommend Plan It, Don’t Panic if you’re new to menu planning–it’s full of fantastic advice.
I improvise. Little Peanut kept getting into this cabinet, and I didn’t have any toddler locks. These links from her toy box worked great, and she hasn’t figured out how to unlock them yet!
Now I can hear people saying, “Good grief, her house is a mess! How can she sleep at night in that disaster?”
My mom answered that for me when she gave me this sign.
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