Thursday, October 16, 2014

31 Days of Simplifiying

I have decided to join a blogging call to write and share on one topic for the next 31 days.  My life is need of simplification.  How bout yours?  Purging and tending to what really matters is the direction I'd like to take with this 31 day challenge.  Some days I will tackle big stuff and on other days I'll offer a quick fix.  The goal here is to elminate stress and frustration and replace it with ease.

Day Six

Vacuuming

A house always looks instantly better after a quick swipe of a vacuum over the carpet, right?  I have been dragging out the vacuum MULTIPLE times  a DAY. It is a chore that gives me near instant gratification but it can be a hassle. I know, you can relate, especially if your household includes children or a pet.

The hubs has witnessed my frustration and as a show of supporting my need to simplify, bought a new Roomba.  It works like a charm.  Easy. Quick. Clean.  A great investment in my quest towards grace!



Friday, October 10, 2014

31 Days of Simplifying

I have decided to join a blogging call to write and share on one topic for the next 31 days.  My life is need of simplification.  How bout yours?  Purging and tending to what really matters is the direction I'd like to take with this 31 day challenge.  Some days I will tackle big stuff and on other days I'll offer a quick fix.  The goal here is to elminate stress and frustration and replace it with ease.

Day Five
Meals

I like cooking.  I don't like piles of dishes and clean up.  When I heard about Martha Stewarts latest cookbook called ONE POT,

I made a mental note to pick it up.  Well, it's arrived and just in time for fall.

The cookbook has 120 meals and it includes desserts (Molten Chocolate Cupcakes, I am gonna drool).  Each recipe has a photo and the book is chalked full of tips and prep times.  This book is just what I need to simplify meals around here.  In fact, I am so charged about giving these recipies a whoorl, I've decided to try two of them each week. Kind of like Julie & Julia but different.  It'll be a win win, hopefully.  My family can try some new things and planning and clean up should be minimized, right?  I'll keep you posted.

The first recipe to try/test will be Pulled Pork.

Can't. Wait.

Meals Simplified!
XO