Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wednesdays on the Homefront

Happy Independence Day! Hope you all enjoy a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends!

Cooking: On the docket this week is barbecue chicken for dinner and nutella banana bread for breakfasts. Delicious! On the banana bread, my only suggestion would be a little less nutella. Ours was a little much, but still delicious! For the chicken, I'm just throwing chicken and barbecue sauce in the crock pot all day on low. Then tonight I'll shred the chicken and put it on hamburger buns.
Cleaning: I get a little obsessed with organizing sometimes. After growing up in a home with way too much stuff, I have this weird paranoia about clutter. Now that we have a baby in the house, our apartment is, well, cluttered. And it's driving me crazy! 800 square feet for two adults and a baby is not much, but I know I can make it look neater than it does. Ben pointed out that if we can be clutter-free now, it will be that much easier when we get a house someday. I've checked out some organizing books from the library and I am on a mission!
Creating: I've got a couple of aprons in the works for Ben's cousins right now. They were out here for his sister's wedding and asked if I would make some for them. They chose some really cute fabric, and I am looking forward to making them! Look for a tutorial soon.

Loving: The air conditioner! It's been around 100 degrees every afternoon for the past week and I am trying to go outside as little as possible. My hubby is a bit stingy on energy (he's an engineer after all), but even he has agreed it's time for the AC. That cool air blowing on me while I sit inside is the very best!
Living: Ben's sister and her new husband leave for their new home in Canada today. We've gotten to spend the past two evenings with them, which has been wonderful! Sometimes life changes in such big ways all at once. We're so happy for them but we'll miss them so much.
Learning: To be content. I mentioned above we live in a tiny apartment. We considered moving to something a little larger, but after lots of discussion we're staying in our current apartment for at least another year and a half. I like our apartment, but there are a lot of things I've been frustrated with recently. I've been convicted recently that I need to have a better attitude about our home. I read this post last night and was really challenged to be content. I'm not there quite yet, but hope to continue to work on my attitude.


  1. I love the new look on your blog! I think I'll have to try that banana bread recipe. Ryan LOVES nutella.

  2. Thanks! :-) Ben brought home a giant jar of Nutella from Germany a couple years ago and we're trying to figure out what to do with it all!