Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I Feel Like Super Wife Today

Do you ever have a day when evening comes and you just feel like you accomplished SO much! Now, I still have presents sitting in my living room and I'm still not unpacked...but I did a lot today and I feel good about it! Just what did I accomplish you may ask? Well....

I did 7 loads of laundry! Some still hanging to dry, most of the others already dried, folded, and put away.

I tackled the impossible tub to clean. I have cleaned our tub extensively with several different cleaners and tons of elbow grease. Finally, I decided to try something new:

Our tub before I cleaned it today...GROSS

Our tub AFTER....yay!

It took a toll on the sponge, but it worked!

A few weeks ago, my mom sent me this blog post about how to line your dresser drawers. I decided to give it a go! I bought the fabric the next day, but it has been pushed back until I finally did 3 of my 7 dresser drawers today.

Here is the $30 awesome dresser we got from a thrift store...I can't wait to re-finish it or paint it eventually.

Empty, boring drawer. Definitely needs something cute.

Like this fabric! Purchased with a coupon at JoAnn's.

Multi-surface adhesive  spray that I bought with a coupon from Hobby Lobby (I can't figure out how to rotate the picture haha sorry)

 My 3 drawers

First step, wipe the drawers clean with a damp rag
Now if you read this blog, it shows how she finger pressed the edges before sticking it to the drawer. My mom helped me cut the fabric long enough to do this folding on the sides. However, when it came down to it, I felt like I didn't have enough fingers and hands to spray the adhesive, fold the fabric, and get it down smoothly and then try to fold the other end when I got there. So I sat there in frustration as I often do when I start a craft project. I just don't have the creative juices to figure it out and make it work. I was sitting in this frustrated position when my wonderful husband came home. He immediately jumped in to help me. He taped pieces of paper together inside the drawer to figure out its size. Then he got a hobby knife, cutting board, the fabric, and trimmed it down to the right size.

My great husband to the craft rescue!

Now that my fabric was the right size, I sprayed away! I sprayed one edge first and laid the fabric right up against the wood sides. Then I folded back the fabric and sprayed the majority of the bottom of the drawer. I used a pan scraper to help me smooth the fabric on the drawer without any bubbles. If I matched up my first edge just right then the middle and other edge went really smoothly.
Yay! 3 drawers complete!

Now onto the kitchen. I have been craving something sweet. So I looked through my Pinterest recipes for something with chocolate...but not too much or else my husband wouldn't eat it. I also needed it to use ingredients I already had because I didn't feel like going to the store.

I chose this recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars! It was the maiden mix of my Pistachio KitchenAid :) Here is the finished product chilling in the fridge.

Finally...I made dinner in the crock pot and rice cooker tonight!

I used this recipe to make chicken for burritos

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 packet taco seasoning
1 c. chicken broth

Combine in crockpot; cook 6-8 hours on low. Remove breasts from crock and
fork-shred. Spoon a bit of the juice over it if desired. Serve on warmed
tortillas with cheese, salsa, sour cream, black olives...anything your taco
heart desires! 


Shredded chicken and veggies prepped for the tortillas.

 It was a delicious and filling meal! Plus, I made extra chicken and rice to freeze for a future meal! And my wonderful husband helped me by cleaning up the kitchen after dinner! Such a great and productive day! Now to try one of my dessert bars and then go to bed...super wife is tired! 

Any Super Wife moments for you? 

Thanks to Amanda from Crafty Fox and Angela at Cut to Pieces who provided the inspiration and instructions for my dresser drawers.

Cut To Pieces

Positively Splendid



  1. What a day! A little bit of everything and so much accomplished.

  2. BTW - the tub looked great, the drawers do too! I can't wait to hear that all of them are lined and filled up with your clothes. The Chocolate PB bars were so yummy - thanks for sharing. :)