20 Chore Tuesday, not quite


It’s time for this week’s installment of 20 Chore Tuesday! I’m linking up with Emily at Joyful Abode. I had a playdate/workdate with my friend today so I only ended up with 17 things on the list, but I managed to get them all done!!! Here is the breakdown:


  • Vacuum floor
  • Put toys away
  • Dust TV stand


  • Dishes unloaded and reloaded
  • Make supper
  • Wash counters
  • Wash stove
  • Wipe down table
  • Wash high chair (BLW is messy LOL)
  • Sweep floors


  • Sweep floors
  • Scrub toilet
  • Take trash out


  • Call about financial aid paperwork
  • Laundry load of diapers
  • Laundry load of C’s clothing
  • Swatch glove I’m knitting for the OWL

I’m not quite done with the swatch, but it’s on the needles and in progress πŸ™‚ I am sure that I could have come up with three more chores, but I probably would not have gotten them done so for now, I will relish in a to do list with everything crossed off of it (until tomorrow at least)


Adventures in Baby-led Weaning



C eating blw style


I have embarked on a new adventure with C and we are still working out the kinks. I have recently begun looking into baby-led weaning, or more accurately baby-led solids since it doesn’t really have anything to do with weaning him off the breast. I have been interested in it for a little while, especially since C is so fiercely independent (I often wonder where he gets that from LOL) and has been trying to grab at my plate since he was about 4 months old. I was kind of timid to try it since I did not know anyone who started their kids off this way, so when he finally started to eat solid foods, they were homemade purees. He always has been a really good eater ( he was 20 lbs + at 6 months) whether at the breast or otherwise, so he did really well with the purees. The only struggle was trying to get him to let me have the spoon so I could load it up to feed him.

Fast forward to this week, when I saw a picture on Instagram taken by Mama_KatΒ of her son (only a few weeks older than C) chowing down on half a pear for lunch. I asked her about it and she gave me some really good reference blogs that she used to get started with. So, long story short, I am hopping on the BLW train. So far, C has had two meals (green beans and peaches) and he is not quite sure what to think of it. He loves that I am giving him food to play with, but he seems very confused as to why the food is on the tray and not on the spoon. He plays with the food on the tray, but very little of it is getting into his mouth (which amazes me since when he is not in the high chair EVERYTHING goes in his mouth!) and he follows my fork every step of the way from my plate to my mouth. This afternoon, I started giving him his spoon loaded with a bit of puree along with the peach quarter and he did a good job of taking it from me and feeding himself. I am sure he will eventually get the hang of it. Meanwhile I ordered the book Baby Led WeaningΒ from the library in the hopes that it will give me some more information about the whole process to tell Hubby about. If nothing else, this process is giving me some hilarious pictures to be able to show his future girlfriends πŸ™‚


20 Chore Tuesday

20 Chore Tuesday

This is my third week doing 20 Chore Tuesday which I discovered thanks to the lovely Emily atΒ Joyful Abode, and I have to say it has made such a huge difference in my week! For those of you who haven’t been playing along, this is the gist of it: Every Tuesday, you make a list of 20 things you want to get accomplished (chores, errands, stuff that you’ve been putting off etc.) and then you goΒ do it! Sounds awful I know, but once you get it done, the rest of your week is a piece of cake! Here is my list πŸ™‚


Vacuum floor

Clear off coffee table

Dust TV stand


Vacuum floor

Hang Pictures


Scrub toilets

Wash sinks

Sweep and mop floors


Call about PN website’s redirect

Post 2 discussion questions for Stat.

30 minutes of study plan for Stat.


Wash counters

Sweep and mop floors

Make supper

Create weekly theme nights for meal planning


Fold and put away x 2

Laundry x 1


Plan knitting projects for next month

Finish knitting Clue 2

Enjoy my baby boy’s 7 month birthday!!! He is growing up WAY too fast!

Everyday Extraordinary

Welcome to my new little corner of the web! My name is Desiree and I hope to share with you all the ups and downs of my life as a wife, new mother, crafter, and web design student. I am trying to learn how to pay attention to the extraordinary moments that come along within the everyday mundane, and I look forward to sharing those things with you all!