3 Easy Strategies To Save Time Cooking

3 Easy Strategies To Save Time Cooking

Do you spend a lot of time in your kitchen? Do you feel like you’re always in the kitchen and that’s all you do all day? Has the thought “do the kids really need another meal?” flittered across your tired mind?  I don’t have kids yet (Lil’ Junior is on the way though!), but I have felt like I’m spending the majority of my day in the kitchen. And after a couple of weeks my awesome husband sweetly told me he thought I spent too much time in the kitchen (he's really Progressive like that). He told me we needed to find a way to minimize the amount of time and work so that I wasn’t exhausting myself every day. (I told you he’s awesome and sweet!) At first I wasn’t sure how or what I could do. I am the one primarily making the meals and cleaning up the kitchen. What can one person do? Or so I thought… Then one afternoon, I was making lunch and looked at the clock. An exhausted feeling drenched me as I thought, I’m going to have to start dinner in just two hours to get it on the table in time…and I need a nap. I so need a nap. When you’re growing a human it takes a lot of energy, and naps. Lots of naps. 😉 But in that light bulb moment I made a decision to take action and save time, and it’s been saving me lots of time ever since! Time-Saving Tip #1: Make Two Meals at The Same Time This was my little epiphany! And it’s not...
6 Easy Steps To Stress Free Laundry

6 Easy Steps To Stress Free Laundry

Does your laundry overwhelm you? Are you constantly putting a load in, or freshening up a load to fold it with no wrinkles? Does it seem like a never-ending task? Do you feel over-loaded? (Sorry, couldn’t resist the pun.) What if I told you there was a way to rid yourself of those overwhelming and never-ending feelings? Because, sister, there is a way! I’ve been married for a little over a month now, and it’s just my husband and I. We don’t have that much laundry, but there are still clothes, sheets, and towels to be washed. 2-3 loads a week. No matter the size, laundry is laundry. I’m the creative type and as such, I love projects. So this system was perfect! Create A “Laundry Day” The key to stress free laundry is to create a laundry day. Designate one day of the week to your laundry; even if you don’t clean up the rest of the house, you’ve completed the laundry for that week. And it’s such a freeing feeling! I love knowing that I don’t have to do laundry until the next week. That helps remove the feeling of it being a never-ending task. Yes, we’ll always have laundry to do because we wear clothes and they need washed. But completing the project in one day, verses doing a load every single day nips those negative feelings in the bud. Your first two weeks may seem like a nightmare (or maybe not!). Cheery forewarning, I know. There may be eight or even ten loads of laundry that first time, but don’t get discouraged. That’s not what...