Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Real Housewife of Michigan

I took four days off during the holidays giving me a total of a week and a half off and it was incredible. On Christmas Eve I organized my closets, the drawers, the kitchen and had bags of stuff to donate. On Christmas I enjoyed time with Garth making the basement his man cave and seeing family.


After 8 hours:
On Wednesday I deep cleaned the entire house and made a flank steak recipe in the crockpot. It may not look delicious, but it was! I kinda winged it and threw a pound of flank steak in the crockpot, beef broth, an onion, a bit of salt and let it took on low for 8 hours. It was amazing and def a keeper of a recipe. I served it with mashed poatoes but rice would also be good. Thursday I did six loads of laundry and shoveled over five inches of snow from the driveway. Friday I grocery shopped and packed up for a weekend getaway. I also organized the pantry (if you can even call it that, it's so small) and fridge.


Don't judge me and the box of wine. :) Garth and I went out with friends Friday night for dinner and then left early Saturday morning for a little, but much needed, getaway to Traverse City. But more on that later....


Monday we spend most of the day in Traverse City and came back later that evening for a quiet New Years Eve celebration at home. Tuesday I started taking down Christmas decorations before heading to a little family get together at my parents' house. Today I plan to spend some time with a good friend. I will finish taking down decorations and organize Garth's side of the closet and do a load of laundry.

Overall, it was a very productive time off. I got everything I wanted to accomplish completed. The house is organized and clean. I am refreshed. I know it looks like I didn't relax at all, I did get lots of time to read magazines, watch HGTV and seep in. I'm ready to get back to work and back to a routine. Until next Decemeber when the house needs to be reorganized again! It was fun playing a housewife for a bit, but back to relaity now!

6 comments:

Ashley said...

Been reading your blog for awhile, but just started my own. Girl, your fridge looks like mine. Box of wine and all! Ha! Happy 2013!

Kenya @ Life with Giggles said...

That recipe looks so great!

Adrienne said...

What an awesome way to celebrate the holidays! I love all the time you and Garth spend together- your love for each other really shines!

My hubby and I are like that, we love spending as much time together as possible.

Jen Caputo said...

Happy New Year!!!! I think your fridge is missing some beer, haha! :)

Shanny said...

What a great time! Cleaning and accomplishing housework and organizations for the new year is awesome! & Heyyy that recipe sounds yummy and easy to me ;)

Happy 2013!

The Preppy Princess said...

It's so great to read about you being refreshed after the holiday break, good for you. Love that you also made it to Traverse City, we really like it in the winter. :)