It has been too long since I made a post and I apologize for that. I started my new work schedule and it makes me feel like the day is shorter. That’s just an excuse, though. I’ll be better this week.

I want to share this quote with you: “No one appreciates what I do, until I don’t do it anymore.” I really liked this quote when I first saw it. I think a lot of women relate to it because we feel like we do so much in a day and never get a thank you. Especially moms.

We compare ourselves to other people, oftentimes our husbands, and think “He doesn’t care that I spent hours cleaning the house” or “I wish he would help me more.” I was really feeling this when we came home from our mini-vacation over the weekend and knew my to-do list was a mile high.

Then I looked up and realized Jesse was already helping me straighten the house up. Yes, without me asking him.


I realized that those feelings I have are unjustified. He does a lot of chores too. Probably much more than most husbands. All the time I spent thinking he didn’t appreciate me, I wasn’t appreciating him. And on top of that, why should I get a pat on the back for things I should be doing anyway. I’m not over-achieving by doing chores that have to be done.

I feel pretty guilty about it. I know that if I didn’t feel that way, we would get more chores done and I wouldn’t resent him for the chores I got done on my own. I’m going to try to focus on appreciating him more instead of wondering when he will appreciate me.



Just for laughs…

4a58a526c6925eb975c866fad4f2fbddSo true!


Washing Your Washer

I saw an article on Pinterest a few weeks ago about all of the things we skip cleaning that we shouldn’t. It was definitely an eye-opener. One of the things on the list was the clothes washer. After reluctantly inspecting mine, I realized that the post was right. My washer was DIRTY.

A. It’s a used washer.
B. My husband works outside in dusty West Texas.

So I got out my magic tools (aka: magic eraser, 409, and cleaning brush) and got to scrubbing. It didn’t take a lot of elbow grease, but there were a lot more nooks and crannies for dirt to hide in than I realized.



After cleaning out the dirt and scrubbing 409 all over it, I ran a load of just detergent.

I was surprised with the results. There was a noticeable difference in our laundry after the cleaning. Our clothes felt softer and even smelled better.

What I learned: don’t forget to clean your cleaning tools.