Monthly Archives: June 2011

Put on some make up and look cute!

Do you ever have one of those days where you just want to lay around and do nothing? Well, that was me this morning. I had on my cozy sweats and had a list of reasons why this was a good idea. I didn’t sleep well last night. I don’t feel good. I have loads of laundry to get done. I feel fat. On and on the excuses came. Until finally I said, “Just go put on some make up and try to look cute.” After I dragged my lazy bootie off the couch and upstairs, I went to the bathroom not expecting any great results. Fortunately, I was wrong.

I felt so much better! It’s funny how such a small thing, like putting on make up, changing out of a shlumpy outfit, or making your hair cute, can totally change your attitude. Again, this is one thing that I know works, but finding even the smallest amount of motivation to do it can seem more challenging than the act itself. Especially for stay at home moms.

Sometimes finding a reason to look cute can seem impossible. Especially when we know we’re not leaving the house. Or when you have to get on your hands on knees to clean a toilet or the kitchen floor. Why would you want to put on your skinny jeans and cute top just to get dirty again? For you, that’s who!

YOU have to take care of you. Treat yourself like the wonderful woman God created you to be! So go on! Wear your wedges while you vacuum! Curl your hair to take out the trash! Put on your new summer dress to go to the grocery store! YOU deserve to look like the wonderful woman you are!

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Recipe: Potato Salad

I made this yesterday for our family’s Memorial Day celebrations. It’s so yummy and I was thrilled to have leftovers for this week. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!

1. In a large bowl combine 2 lbs. of red potatoes, 1 head of garlic, 1/8 cup of olive oil, and salt and pepper.
2. Pour the potatoes into a foil pouch and grill for 45 minutes on medium heat.
3. Remove from grill and let potatoes cool, about 10 minutes.
4. Cut potatoes in half, putting them back into the large bowl.
5. Using a large metal spoon, lightly smash potatoes, leaving large chunks.
6. Add 2 tablespoons of fresh dill or 2 teaspoons of dried dill, 1 cup of sour cream, and 1/2 teaspoon of red-wine vinegar.
7. Season with salt and pepper and, if desired, a few garlic cloves. Stir until just combined
8. Add an additional 1/2 cup of sour cream just before serving, serve chilled or at room temperature.

You could also mix in some of your favorite ingredients like scallions, dill pickles, bacon, or hard-cooked egg. Try using only one or two additional ingredients.