Showing posts with label Works for Me Wednesday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Works for Me Wednesday. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

works for me wednesday- morning sickness

As this is something I have been battling the last week or so, I have recieved lots of advice on how to quell morning sickness. Some advice was helpful, some not so much. While sucking on lemons doesn't sound that appealing, drinking lots of water seems a little more reasonable.

So, simple as it may sound, that's my WFMW tip- To help ease the morning sickness drink lots of water. And I do mean lots. The nurse at my ob suggested a gallon a day! While the thought of the extra 1,000 trips to the ladies rooms makes me want to cry, I dread the yacking more.

It has worked for me- so far!

And as always- visit Rocks In My Dryer for more great ideas!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

works for me wednesday- summer salad

Summer is drawing to close here in the Northeast. The days of beautiful weather are almost over (and snow is predicited for the next 10 months)! Since certian foods are difficult to find fresh here during the winter, I am using the next few weeks to cook up some of my favorite summer dishes. For my WFMW, I wanted to share one of my favorite summer salads.

Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

- green leaf lettuce- chopped finely
- avacado(s)- diced
- fresh strawberries- sliced thin
- cucumber- diced
- sharp chedder chesse- cubed (I love the Heluva Good Cheese brand)
- optional: crutons or sliced almonds- for some extra crunch
- Marie Callender's PoppySeed Dressing (I have tried this salad with other versions of poppyseed and none compare to Marie's)

Mix all ingredients together with a couple tablespoons of the dressing (a lot goes a long way) and Enjoy!

That's it for me today... don't forget to hop on over to Rocks In My Dryer for more great ideas!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

works for me wednesday- cleaning list

I love having a really clean house, but I also like having a life. I am notorious for getting sidetracked. Instead of coming home to a clean house, my husband comes home to a house full of half completed project- resembling chaos rather than cleanliness.

So, to remedy this, I made a little schedule of 1) tasks that need to be done weekly, and 2) tasks that don't need to be completed with such frequency. I assigned the weekly tasks specific days, and the others a specific month, in which to complete them. This gives me a schedule to follow and thus easing the tension of feeling like every quick clean up must be as thorough as a spring cleaning.

I must say, however, that while this schedule is helpful, I do not let it rule over me. It is just a simple way for me to stay on task, and therefore getting a lot accomplished.

Anyway, here's a picture of this quaters tasks. The weekly protion is the same for every quarter. The other monthly tasks change a bit, and some of those tasks repeat themselves in other months.

I know, I'm a bit obsessive, but hey, it works for me!

Go see Rocks in My Dryer for more nifty ideas!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

works for me wednesday

Over at Rocks In My Dryer it's Works for Me Wednesday. I have never participated in this blogging goodness before, however last night something worked so wonderfully for me, I simply must share. I fear it's a simple, already known wonder, but here goes nothing...

My tub is forever in need of scrubbing. (It is my least favorite chore, after folding laundry.) I have used many products in the past, some that even claim just a spray and rinse is all that is needed. Of course, this is never the case and several rinses and a few different products later I am still fight that soap scum. Until last night.

Oh the joy that leapt in my heart when after only ONE pass with the sponge my tub was sparkling! Thank you, Comet with Bleach.

So please pardon the simplicity (or stupidity) of my first WFMW, but this was small victory for me. And anything that makes cleaning easier is worth sharing, right?