Wednesday, August 14, 2013

If you are lazy and you know it...clap your hands!

I can admit it. I'm lazy sometimes. We all are. Lately I have been extremely lazy. I think I am in a sort of funk. It's a struggle to get motivation to do housework, go to work and even cook. I know I will snap out of it..soon I hope!

I check in from time to time to the I'm a lazy Mom site. I like the validation that I am not the only one.  I have mentioned this site before and if you haven't checked it out yet, you should. The recipes and tips are really helpful for us lazy and or busy women.

In celebration of all things lazy I am going to share my favourite "lazy Mom" recipe (and for you Jamie, since I have promised to send it to you a few times already and keep forgetting!).

My family loves this recipe. I have made it several times. It's just so easy, and so yummy!

Lazy Cake Cookies:
1 box yellow or white cake mix
2 eggs beaten
5 T melted butter
2 C M&M’s or mini chocolate chips
Mix together, put in a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 for 20 min!
recipe and photo from

*my family prefers this recipe when using the white cake mix but of course like it either way.
*I have also swapped out the chocolate chips with mini Rolo pieces. Sooo yummy!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Things I learned last week

Haven't done this in a while...

The topic that  leads people from a google search to my blog the most often is "how to get Mop & Glo residue of your floor". It is googled and leads peeps to my blog post a few times each day, almost everyday. I can't stress this enough. Do not use this stuff people. At all. Ever. It's awful stuff.

A newly thirteen year old with a brand new Ipod touch, full access to wifi,which leads to instragram, facetime and some app that allows him to text everybody and their dog (for free) makes for a very happy young man.

The parents of said newly thirteen year old boy are very happy said Ipod was purchased with his own saved up Birthday money, has made him so happy and has allowed the "I need a cell phone" conversations to cease. You are 13, you do not need a cell phone. Oh your friends all have one? Sorry you got stuck with the parents you got. No cell phone until you are in high school. at least. End of story.
Cartoon Woman Carrying Heavy Grocery Bags Posters, Art Prints

I live with 3 vultures. Every time I turn around we are out of food. Cupboards picked bare. Fridge shelves emptied in what seems like minutes. I don't know if I will ever be able to keep up with the food requirements of 3 males! For real. I might give up and just throw a few bags of food into the middle of the living room once a week and let them fight it out.

My car did not clean itself last week like I hoped and hoped it would. Come to think of it, my house didn't either. Huh, guess that means I have to do it? There has to be an easier and better way?

NyQuil is intense stuff! I have always tried to stay away from OTC drugs for colds and what not unless absolutely necessary. It became necessary this last week with a doozy of a chest cold. KingK pretty much begged me to try some NyQuil so we both could get some sleep! I caved and took some. That sh*t is crazy! Knocked me right out. And stopped all coughing during the night. NyQuil is magical I tell ya. Crazy!

I suck at words with friends.yes, I keep playing it. I am a fool.

Vinegar and dish soap are by far the best bathroom cleaner I have tried to date. If you want the recipe, let me know. It's cheap and works like a charm!

What did you learn last week?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

On with August! is officially August.
Here's how I did on my July to do list:

  • Clean out both pantries in kitchen
  • Seed and weed both the front and back lawn-Done!
  • Paint bedside tables
  • Power wash outside of all the house windows-1/2 done, it started raining and I couldn't finish :(
  • Power wash the front porch-Done!
  • Plant flowers in the planters on front porch and back deck-Done!
  • Have coffee with dear friend-Done!

    So a good portion of the list done which is not bad considering I made the list on July 25th  and only gave myself a week which actually is cut down to pretty much 3 days cause I am not gonna lie, when you don't get home from work until like 6:00pm and you still have to make dinner, visit with your family, clean up from dinner, make lunches for the next day and try and get to bed at a decent hour, there isn't much time for projects. Not during the week for this gal! Maybe I am lazy but I just don't have it to me to do much other than keeping up with the day to day stuff on weekday evenings.
    Oh and I came down with a nasty cold over the weekend as well which slowed me down. It didn't keep me in bed until yesterday. It came to full force yesterday, I was a snotty, feverish hacking mess yesterday and did not get out of bed. Nasty.

    Anyway, so sad-the bedside tables remain naked. Unpainted and neglected still. Maybe in August!
    And the pantries are still need some attention. I wil carry this over to August as well.

    And now for the August list:

    • Paint bedside tables
    • Clean out kitchen pantries
    • Continue to maintain the flowerbeds and keep them weed free
    • Clean out storage room
    • Have garage sale
    • Spend day with dear friend T helping her set up a website and blog
    • Make 3 new supper recipes
    • Finish power washing the outside of windows
    • Take Mom on a picnic
                                                         Cheers to a productive month!!!