Monday, February 16, 2015

Some random lovely things.

There have been multiple things that have rocked my world recently.    Some of them are quite silly but I honestly believe that the Lord has used some silly things to reduce stress and put a smile on my face.

My parents sent some diaper liners for our cloth diapers and wow those things are awesome.  Cloth diapering just got so much less disgusting.  I will be very sad when they are all gone but I might have found a site that ships here and I will be stocking up on them while we are in the states this summer.

Hard Wall Takker-This little tool has transformed hanging pictures in our house.  No more drilling into concrete, adding an anchor just to hang one picture.  Plus I can do it, so no waiting on Marvin getting some motivation to drill, which he hates and it is quiet which means if I feel like hanging pictures at 10:00 p.m. I can!

I completely understand the phrase, “It’s the best things since sliced bread.”  I might be one of the worst bread slicers in the world and especially if it is an especially fresh loaf, my slices are always uneven.  A simple piece of toast for breakfast requires washing a knife and cutting board and then there are the crumbs….oh how I hate crumbs.  So I’ve found some sliced bread, that is not white bread, but not rye, it isn’t hard as a rock, and it's been at the store every time I've wanted to buy it.  It’s worth the extra 11 cents.  But there are days when I just can’t pass up hot fresh baked bread at the store, but it's nice to be able to make a quick lunch from time to time with minimal clean up.

Anyone who knows me well knows how excited I get over a good bargain.  I love being able to find a good sale and use what the Lord has given us wisely.  Since we moved there is a store nearby that sells household products and cleaning supplies that offers a 15% discount on the 15th of each month.  It is always a zoo, but the good deals keep me coming back each month.  This month as I was walking up I noted a sign on the door that said today was a special sale 20% everything.  I saved $18 on diapers, wipes, shampoo, toiletpaper, etc.  Sweet!
Marvin and I went out for our first date since October this last weekend.  It was needed.  We rarely go out to eat, and if we do we usually pick up Subway or a grilled chicken and bring it home.  It's just more stressful than cooking at home.  I will admit it was nice to have a few hours of someone else feeding our kids and putting them to bed.  The next morning on Valentine's Day the boys woke up with a goal of trying to check off as many chores as they could off their chore chart.  So their enthusiasm for dusting and laundry was much appreciated.  Best Valentine's Day gift ever.  I loved how they sorted the laundry, by color, lots of little piles and then there was one pile with things with flowers on it that they couldn't decide what color to put it with.  Life with boys!

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