Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I keep my promises and can teach you how to be a bad wife.

Remember yesterday how I promised to actually give you some exciting [that may be a stretch] posts?
Today is the day I deliver!
Here is my half completed photo wall!
What the?! Someone ran in front of me right as I was taking this picture and put all kinds of clutter in my way. Heaven knows my apartment would never be that messy. Does it take most normal people 6 months to move in?

So what do you think? I'm planning on adding a few more "S" monograms to the open spaces and switching out the ribbon to a darker shade of yellow.

Check out that big "S" in the center. Did you know I made that? Well, actually my sister ended up doing pretty much all of it when I got too busy as the wedding approached. We got that vintage frame from Goodwill and spray painted it. The S is wooden spray painted. The background is decorative paper modpodged [is that what it's called?] onto cardboard. Cool, no? 

Okay, now onto the next segment of today's blog.
Have you ever wanted to be a bad wife?
Well, it's your lucky day! I'm about to show you how!
Step one: burn way too many tortillas.
Step two: burn the chicken. then try using bathroom cleaning foam to get the burnt on gunk off. Try to scrub apx 4,756 times, making a teeny ounce of progress each time. [I realize that phrasage doesn't make sense. ounces are a unit of measurement, and cannot be changed. My brain is broken.] Then give up and leave it in the sink almost done.
Step three: Realize you don't need to preheat beans when making enchalladas. They're going to be baked, duh. You just added more dishes to the mountain in the sink.
Step four: make a fruit salad with nectarines, peaches, and strawberries you all got for $.77 a pound. Oh wait, I guess that part was kinda good, huh?
Step five: make a huge mess. spill as much as humanly possible, on accident of course.
Step six: still make dinner out of above failed ingredients.

How to be a good husband:

Eat step six without any complaints. Maybe throw in a smile.

p.s. just kidding. it was actually really good despite all my mini failures... which made this whole process last about 3 hours. Oh, and I made those beans from scratch! Check out me and muh bad self!


Gentri said...

Life would be boring without those mistakes every once in a while. :) love the wall!

LeAhnna said...

haha well thanks for the comment! except i felt super creepy because at the exact minute you posted it...i was busy reading all your old posts. so yeah. i'm officially a blog creeper. but it's okay. i still like myself.

annnnnd your enchiladas look yummy anyway. and the fruit salad. see? things you cook!! :P

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Megan said...

Hahahaha! Oh girl, we SO are meant to be best friends for life. This is exactly how I cook!!

And I loooove your gallery wall! That S is amazing!

Autumn said...

This made me laugh. We have moved three times basically since we have been married and we still haven't unpacked anything. I'm glad to be in an apartment for the next year.

I make some butt ugly omelets...my husband always has to fix them or throw them away because they turn out horrible. I feel your pain. Thanks for making me laugh.

The picture frame wall is amazing!

Clint said...

they were delicious and have been for the past 3 days! love you baby! thanks for cooking me good stuff like that!

Kaycie said...

Oh the adventures of cooking! I agree with Gentri. It makes life fun! i bet your husband is similar to mine- he'll eat anything I cook :).

And your wall of pictures is so gorgeous! I looove the yellow and black. How cute!

Sara Shoemaker said...

love the cute wall! we Still haven't printed out our photos and it's been 9 months..lol. and I don't even attempt to cook most of the time so you're already above me! ;)

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Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

If burning dinner makes me a bad wife, then my husband is the worst husband EVER. Lol!

That's not true. He's just not a very confident cook.

But seriously, that looks delicious! I didn't have breakfast this morning and looking at these pictures is actually making my stomach growl.

I love the wall. Great personal touches!

Becca said...

I totally make a huge mess when I am cooking, and then hate to clean up the mess. Shouldn't someone else clean since I slaved away to cook it? ;) I enjoy cooking but when things go badly wrong I tell myself "there's cereal in the pantry!" Oh, and I LOVE your wedding photos, it poured with rain on my wedding day so all our pictures are inside, boo!

Shalyn said...

I LOVE that wall! Especially the monogram! Yellow is my fave so I love that you incorporated it!

And dont worry, after a few years you will only make 3 mistakes when you cook, not four! ;-)

SomeoneLikeYou said...

My goodness, this post was so funny and cute! I know for a fact you're not a bad wife... Any wife who does all of this for her husband is a good one no matter what the outcome of the dinner is!

And thank you so much for dropping by my blog! :D

Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives} said...

preheat the beans? I had to laugh.

I do stuff like this all the time.

Or I get confused and think dinner will take longer than it does and so I'm finished making it an hour early before Matt gets home.

We're learning!

Danielle Hyatt said...

haha i love this! the finished product does look good! did u soak the beans and everything? teach us how to make those tasty looking beans! haha love you girl! the house looks cute i want to see it sometime!

Karm said...

hahaha I think we must have met in a past life or something, because I do that all the time. My sink is always full of dishes with failed attempts of cooking.
But your dinner looks like it turned out nice. It looks so yummy.

Courtney B said...

Oh I looooove the wall!! SO cute!
And your mini failures are so fun to read about :) Haha it makes me feel better that I am not the only one out there who has had bad wifey days ;)

Monica and Whitney said...

I'm loving that picture wall!

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Meg {henninglove} said...

this post made me smile because i do things like that to my husband a lot and all he does is just smile and tell me i am still being a good wife, oh my poor husband, he puts up with so many many things from me

Kristine said...

Bahaha, that would totally be me in the kitchen but after about the second step gone wrong, I would’ve given up and ordered out, haha.