- I love hiring people to do things for us. This week we hired our neighbor to install a four-plug outlet in our basement. We also had a new (WORKING) dishwasher installed. And this week I'm getting estimates for fence instillation and painting of our bedroom. It's not that I'm lazy. It's just that I'm not good at any of the things I hire people to do (besides watching kids...but our nanny rocks...and mama needs her sanity and a paycheck).
- Celery is good for you! I always thought it was about as nutritious as iceberg lettuce out of a bag, but it turns out I am wrong. 3 ounces of the Wild Harvest Organic celery I buy contains 100% vitamin A and 35% vitamin C. The best part---I don't count it as a carb at all because out of the 3g of carbs can be subtracted for fiber. Woo hoo! I love to dip my celery in hummus. Yum! And it's virtually calorie free.
- In some magazine (which horrid me, cannot give credit to because I'm forgetting where I read this tip....) I read a list of ways to save a lot of money every month by making small, easy changes. The tip that stood out to me was to pinch the toilet paper roll when putting a new one on the rod in order to make it more difficult for a user to spin the roll and use far too much paper than necessary to um, do the job. Smart!
- I'm reading a book called How To Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew and loving it! It's full of practical (and amusing) tips on how to make life at home better. I love that housekeeping is cool now (again), yet it's not the tedious and unrewarding task that many 1950s women faced. Women are choosing to take homemaking to a whole new which is much more personally satisfying. The author advises how to do clean anything with vinegar (love the stuff!), how to host a potluck (one of my fav things to do), how to write a thank you note (which I'm obsessed with), how to iron a shirt (which my dad did for me when I lived at home, and now, well, I don't buy shirts that need to be ironed...ever), how to give yourself a facial (hmmm...I should try this), and much, much more. Best part is this book is a softcover, so with a coupon, you can get this book for less than the $15.00 list price.
I look forward to sharing with you more great finds in upcoming posts. Enjoy!