The Homemaking Housewife

Striving to make our house our haven.

Wordless Wednesday – Weed May 6, 2009

Filed under: Family,Uncategorized — Sarah @ 8:24 am

Clearly I need time in the backyard!

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Tackle It Tuesday – The hall counter top May 5, 2009

Filed under: Home Organization,Uncategorized — Sarah @ 8:41 am

Last week I decided to tackle the corner at the top of our stairs.  Mission accomplished!  (Still need to vacuum though!)


This week I am going after the counter top that is in the hall.  It has become a major dumping ground and is completely out of control!  Some of the stuff needs to find a new home in a cabinet, and some needs to just leave the house.  My goal is going to be to get it completely cleaned off and then keep it that way.  The plan is to check it everyday before I go to bed and make sure that it is clear.  I also think I am going to put a couple of framed pictures on it so it’s not just a stark counter top.

So here it is.  This is what it looks like today.  Come back next week to see what it looks like all cleared off!


Visit 5 Minutes for Mom’s Tackle it Tuesday to see what others are tackling this week.


Menu Plan Week of May 4th May 3, 2009

Filed under: Home Organization — Sarah @ 9:22 pm


I have discovered my weakness…it’s the weekends. We did really good last week and stuck to our plan. The weekend hit and the plan went out the window! I have resolved to make this weekend work!!

Today is the first day of t-ball games. They start a half hour later than the practice, so that puts our evening back a bit. Also, on Friday, my baby turns 3! I can’t believe it! He’s not quite a big eater, so I picked his meal out, but I know he will like it. Grandma and Great, great Aunt Sally will be coming over to join us for the birthday dinner.

So here is the plan:
~Monday – Oven Fried Mustard Chicken with mashed sweet potatoes
~Tuesday – Cinco De Mayo – Taco ring with refried beans
~Wednesday – Bacon and Broccoli Pasta with Salad
~Thursday – Apricot Pork Chops with steamed broccoli
~Friday – B-day! – Tortellini with salad and rolls
~Saturday – Homemade Pizza night
~Sunday – Tri-tip with salad and french bread

I hope everyone has a great week…and sticks to their plan, lol! For more weekly menus visit Org Junkies Menu Plan Monday.