Sunday, June 20, 2010

I Love My Husband, but...

...if he tries to tell me how to keep house again I might have to wring his neck.

This morning before he went to work he sends me
this article.

He can't stand it that I pre-rinse (or wash) everything before I put it in the dishwasher, so for years he has been pestering me. Finally he finds this article and thinks to himself, aha! This will prove I am right and she is wrong, I must send this to her!

Oh. No. He. Didn't. You might say...

Oh. Yes. He. Did. I reply.

I read the article and then start looking through the comments, all of which are saying the exact same thing I have been saying to him for 7 years. If I don't rinse or wash the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, flakes and chunks of food get stuck on everything else in the dishwasher and then I am left scrubbing everything again and running it through again.

So, I load the dishwasher without rinsing/washing everything first and I tell him to see for himself and that if I am right he is to NEVER under any circumstances speak to me about how I clean my house. Ever.

Guess who won ;)

Menu Plan Monday - June 20th


I am so proud of myself, I stuck to my menu 100% last week! So I am back again for another week! Check out for lots of great tips for keeping things organized around the house.

Monday - Spinach salad with baked chicken
Tuesday - Homemade Pizza
Wednesday - Steak Sammiches
Thursday - Quesadilla's
Friday - Chicken Parm
Saturday - Family Potluck Dinner with my parents and brother and his family
Sunday - Leftovers


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My Photography Blog

I don't know how many of you know that I am a photographer, I have always loved pictures and taking pictures but a few years ago it became more than just an interest. I discovered it was my passion. I decided to start working on a portfolio, and Blooming Daisies Photography was born. Life got in the way when we moved into my grandmother's house to help take care of her and then things snowballed when my mother in law moved in with us too so we could take care of in her last few months as she fought terminal cancer. I still had sessions off and on over the last 2 years, but it was hard and I was so tired from caring for two elderly members of my family in addition to caring for my own husband and daughter. Photography took a back seat. My mother in law passed in January of 09 and my grandmother just recently passed in March of this year. Things are getting back to normal for my family now, my daughter is starting kindergarten in August and I have found my passion again in photography.

I recently was asked to shoot a wedding for the first time, I had always been terrified to shoot a wedding. But I decided to go for it anyway, see if I was just selling myself short or if weddings really aren't my strong suit. I had so much fun shooting that wedding! I still think my niche is maternity and boudoir, but I now know that I can shoot a wedding successfully and enjoy myself doing it. I have another wedding booked for later this year as a matter of fact.

Anyway, I am trying to get back into a lot of things that I used to love, blogging is at the top of that list. I feel like I have been away for forever! I have a huge favor to ask though, if you follow me on this blog, would you please follow my photography blog too? I am really needing some bloggy love on that page ;), you can check it out with some samples of my work Blooming Daisies Photography, thank you so much!! I have missed each and every one of you!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - June 14th


I haven't participated in a Menu Plan Monday in quite a long time, but I am trying to get back into the habit of creating a menu and thought this would be a good start to getting back into blogging too! Head over I'm An Organizing Junkie to link up your weekly menu's.

My menu for this week looks like this:

Monday - Quesadilla's with refried beans

Tuesday - Beef stew with homemade biscuits

Wednesday - Grilled cheese and soup (probably tomato)

Thursday - Baked chicken with smashed taters and veggies

Friday - Breakfast, most likely waffles and eggs

Saturday - Family Night! Steak au Poivre with garlic potatoes and veggies

Sunday - Leftovers

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Wow, It Has Been Way Too Long

Has it really been 5 months since my last post? Wow. That is crazy. Things have been really intense here and I will try to catch everyone up as soon as I can. But for now I will just say 'hey' and I will be back with another post later once my daughter is in bed!