I feel like I am finally at a stage in life where I accepting what I am not great at and just finding short cuts in life to spend the time on what I am good at.
One thing I am horrible at is getting dishes done in the morning after breakfast. My kids love Eggs and pancakes for breakfast. That takes a lot of dishes and pans to get that kind of breakfast in motion. They usually finish breakfast right before we walk out the door to school, which then leaves a messy kitchen when I walk back in 30 minutes later. I get overwhelmed and hide from my kitchen sink the rest of the day. My sink then always finds me right around dinner when I am then even more overwhelmed because now I have to cook dinner and clean up dried egg and sticky, hardened syrup.
So I have finally started buying all those darling and fun paper plates at TJMAxx and T.Morning that only have a set of 12 but are $1.00. Not enough for a party but great for a constant arrangement in the mornings. I have no idea how the kids feel about it, but I love it! I love using these great discounted plates and then I just throw them away. I swear it adds 20 minutes to my day!
and speaking of plates. Have you all seen the new line of John Derian (New York Designer) at Target? If not treat yourself to a hide and seek game and look in every department to see what you find. It is pretty fabulous. I purchased the Honeycomb box for our office and this plate above. It is melamine and the perfect non-scary Halloween decor. (it is not made for Halloween) I have it on a metal easel in my Kitchen that I change every month with something new. Here is the online link if you don't have a Target near by, and if you don't have a target near by then give yourself a hug from me, that must be hard! (yet my husband would think that was the best thing ever!)
Do you have any other tricks for me to make my life easier?