Monday, April 4, 2011

This weekend.....


......was spent catching up on chores around the home that didn't get done while I was away last week. I finally got on top of the washing which is now nicely ironed and folded and ready to get dirty again ;)  I don't know how some people get away with not ironing, it just wouldn't work for me. There's a quote I found on Pinterest recently which says "A clean house is a sign of a wasted life" and I can certainly agree with that, as there's only so much cleaning you can do before you really need to get out there and live your life. 
However if there are things that obviously need doing like a mountain of laundry then I just can't seem to concentrate fully on the task I really want to be doing, something to do with that whole guilt thing we women are often afflicted with I think because this doesn't stop my husband from doing what he wants to do.

I did however manage to get out into the garden to search for some flowers for picking and arranging. This old milk bottle holder and bottles is a relic from my childhood when at around 5pm everyday the milkman would come around and exchange empty bottles for filled ones. Since acquiring this milk bottle set from my parents I have always thought it would look good filled with a few simple flowers. I think it makes a lovely centre-piece on our outdoor table.  Nice and rustic!  For further inspiration have a look at these arrangements, here, here, and here. And how about this idea when flowers are hard to find.


Filling the tins for the coming week was also on my 'to do' list so yesterday afternoon I made some 'Oaty Chocolate chip biscuits' which is a great recipe because it makes a lot, and I also tried a new Banana bread recipe that I stumbled upon somewhere in blogland. Whilst I do like my usual Banana bread recipe I liked the sound of the combination of peanut butter and bananas in this one. It turned out to be quite yummy and next time I think I might add chocolate chips. I'm sure my girls won't mind me adding chocolate to a recipe :)

9 comments:

Lara said...

Yummy baking! Wish you could come fill my tins!

Renee said...

That baking made my mouth water and the milk bottles/rack made me say "awwww....I remember those"!

I'm with you on the ironing, I have no idea how some people live without doing it!

Kiera said...

Love the milk bottle idea...gonna have to try it. We have some antique bottles...both my father and my husbands were milkmen. yes...I'm the milkmans daughter!! LOL.....your baked goodies look delish!

Lis said...

What a great idea for flowers for outside. We still have a milk delivery three days a week and seeing your picture reminded me of my older grandson's confusion when seeing the empty bottle on the doorstep (they don't have their milk delivered, they get it from the supermarket in a plastic container). "Oh Nanny, you've left a vase outside the front door, shall I bring it in?" seems like he was right!

A Time for Stitching said...

I agree completely about not being able to leave the ironing or get on with something else when it's hanging over your head. My hubby too seems to be able to forget what 'needs' to be done in favour of what 'wants' to be done!
Your cakes look delish. Peanut butter in a banana cake sounds interesting.
Teresa x

kristy said...

pretty flowers! stopping by to say hi from the indie biz! (Lou C's designs) i follow you now.

Stormy Days said...

Those flowers are really pretty, what are they? Love your idea.

Karen said...

I love pretty flowers. They look great in the old milk bottles. Those biscuits look yummy. I am an ironer too. Not everything but I do like my clothes not to be creased ie look like you slept in them.

XUE said...

How about a quilt in these fabulous pinks!

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