Home Maid Simple: Not enough hours in the day

Monday, March 25, 2013

Not enough hours in the day

It's official - there are not enough hours in the day to do all I want to do.  When I became a mom I started throwing my whole self into that - motherhood. Slowly I began doing things I enjoyed again - like reading. As a homemaker, the kitchen became my domain. 3 home cooked meals a day (although that include cereal most mornings) has turned me into quite the little chef.  Having so much time to spend in the kitchen has helped me grow in my cooking and baking skills. I can adjust recipes as needed, substitute with what I have on hand, and sometimes make stuff completely up and have it all still taste pretty good.

With so much time devoted to feeding my family, and just staying on top of daily chores, my other hobbies got left behind. This last Christmas I decided to start sewing again. It's not something I was ever great at, but I did enjoy.  So I made some hooded capes for my nieces, and a hat for the littlest one. There was supposed to be a matching dress with the hat, but I ran out of time. I finally made the time to get the dress finished - 3 months later. I am really pleased with how it turned out.

Of course now I need to remember to get to the post office with it before she outgrows it.
I am actually really excited to have accomplished this. I plan on many more sewing adventures in the future, and perhaps more tutorials to share with you!  Now I just need to find the hours to craft, go running, scrapbook and garden. So many fun things, so little time in the day.
This week we should be finishing our bathroom remodel. It's also the end of the month - YAY - so our menu this week is real simple!  Enjoy
Tuesday - Biscuits and Gravy
Wednesday - Beef Stew (from my freezer meals)
Friday - Phyllo Chicken Rolls (another freezer meal)
Saturday - Leftovers


  1. Your dress turned out really cute. Sewing is so rewarding. I'm glad you have so much fun stuff to do. People think staying at home is boring, but we know better!

    1. sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the stuff I could do, that I end up doing nothing, lol. Thanks for the compliment Dianna

  2. I love finishing a sewing project! Someday I hope to have a room where I can leave my projects out. Most of my "sewing" time is taken up with getting things out and then put away again when my little one wakes up from her nap.

    1. Oh I understand that! We got lucky that this house has an extra room for me. It has no door, but I can at least block out the baby and the dog with my makeshift gate, lol. I'm working on some cross stitching now.

  3. I'm glad you have found sometime for yourself. If only we didn't need to sleep. Then you would have plenty of time to read. Congrats on the dress... I could never do it.

    1. Isn't that true? I keep telling myself I need to wake up and just start where I left off the day before, but it just doesn't work that way. It really is a whole new day.


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