Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Inner Martha

It's not often that I get a day to be just a mom but yesterday was one of those fabulous days.

On the weekends, Jake and I love to spend time together with Clayton which means more family time and less get stuff done time. And trust me, I would not want it any other way. But yesterday I had the day off and Jake was working. So yesterday my only job was being a mom and a wife, and if you ask me, I think I succeeded up until I screwed up dinner.

I started the morning catching up on recorded episodes of Martha Stewart. Yes I am guilty, I DVR Martha Stewart everyday. And happy I do, watched a segment on making a duvet that has inspired a gift. I even went to the fabric store this morning and bought the fabric. Stay tuned for further details. I am so excited!!

So having a one year old means toys everywhere. Our house is no different. On my never-ending to do list has been the desire to move the toys to Clayton's room but only after I buy some sort of storage. Here is a picture of the living room with the toys. It has gotten out of control but that ends today. To the store Clayton and I went and purchased a new storage shelf. A small Philips screwdriver and a hammer and tada!! New Shelving.

Here you go, the toys have a new home.

And our living room looks... well... like a living room again.

I am not that naive. I know the toys will end up back in the living room but now their permanent home is in Clayton's room.
I was inspired to continue my Martha Monday. After all in the background all day I was playing my recorded episodes of her show. (And feel free to judge. I needed something to do while Clayton napped and I folded clothes.) So I decided to roast a chicken for dinner. The recipe? Out of this month's Everyday Food - a Martha publication. It all came together so well, smelled so homemade and then I failed and did not cook it all the way through. I really hate cooking a whole chicken! No worries, I salvaged it but I was still irritated. After all Martha would never let this happen.

Overall I think I was pretty productive today. But the best part of my day?

You guessed it being a mom to this adorable face.

Thanks for reading. ~mrs. c


  1. Colleen - You are so EVERYTHING!
    Wonderful wife, mother, and friend! So very blessed to know you and so very proud of the life you and Jake have created for your little man!
    Hugs to all three of you!!!

  2. I love those days at home! You had such a productive day. Relish and enjoy all the moments.

  3. @Katie Thanks Katie! I did feel as though I accomplished something substantial.



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