Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thank God this house is too small!

I was complaining to myself last night, while trying to put away the endless loads of laundry, about how small this house is. You should know that it is not a particularly small house, but lately I have been dreaming of something bigger.

We could really use a bigger bathroom-or even better a MASTER bath.  There are hardly any closets. On top of that, the beautiful arches that I fell in love with when we bought this house are a design nightmare. It is nearly impossible to rearrange furniture in our living room.  But maybe more than anything, I was annoyed at the fact that we don't have a guest room. I hate asking our guests to camp-out in the living room on an air mattress.
For a split second I thought to myself, "what kind of idiot would have bought a house without a guest room?"

 Then I stopped dead in my tracks.  I had to smile. It had not been an oversight. This house had a guest room when we bought it.

As a matter of fact it had had TWO extra bedrooms. We made one a guest room and one a den.  Where were they? Where had our space disappeared? More smiles.

In there place stand a puppy-dog room for a precious little girl and a nursery for my baby boy. No more cold empty guest room. No more perfect retreat for our house guests. No instead we have children-laughter and stains, bumps and bruises, and bedtime prayers. Thank you Lord that we don't have a guest room. I can only hope that someday this house will get even more crowded.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Did you know you can make your own freezer waffles?

Yep-on my quest to find things that make my life easier, cheaper, and more interesting, I stumbled upon a post about making freezer waffles. I bought a waffle iron for $9.99 at kohls the day after thanksgiving and I have used it a total of ONE time. It just seems so ominous to make the batter, prep the machine, clean the machine...So this was perfect!

I simply mixed up a whole box of waffle batter(okay-yes you could make them from scratch cheaper, maybe next time) made the waffles one by one on the waffle machine and PRESTO-freezer waffles. I froze them in quarters so they would fit nicely in my toaster and now breakfast is served:)

I LOVE waffles-my favorite toppings are yogurt, peanut butter, or strawberries! Best of all-Maya my 2 year old, loves them too! These quarters are the perfect size for her little toddler hands!