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Who wants to play?  It’s SATURDAY.


We don’t have any grand plans for the weekend… in fact, all of our grand planning has pretty much ceased, as we both kind of feel like it’s pointless with the due date approaching.  My not-so-grand plans for the day include: going for a walk, cleaning the floors, writing some freelance projects, and sitting on my patio.  Sounds like a nice way to spend a Saturday to me (minus the floor cleaning… but it must be done).


Breakfast time:


Waffles with blueberries and Greek yogurt.


There’s actually frozen raspberries and blueberries in the waffles.  I never put fresh berries in pancakes or waffles or any sort of baked good – such a waste of money!  The frozen ones end up tasting the same.


You know what time it is….


It’s tea time.


Just curious – does anyone else clean by a schedule?  I started to do this last year and was really dedicated to  my cleaning schedule for many months.  Each day, I’d tidy up a different room – it worked really, really well and kept me from slacking.  I fell out of the habit when I was out of town for work for nearly three weeks straight.  All I’ve really stuck with is the floors (Saturday) and laundry (Sunday) routine.  Everything else has become a “oh, maybe tomorrow…” thing.  Or I just stall until the Husband does it.  Hah.


Saturday means floor time.  I’m just gonna do it now and get it out of the way….



  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats June 9, 2012, 10:11 am

    Haha I need a cleaning schedule. I’m in law school and started a full time (unpaid…) internship 2 weeks ago. I’m not used to being gone south and my apartment is a huge mess!

  • Lindsey June 9, 2012, 10:14 am

    I do all my cleaning on the weekend, but the day depends on our other plans. I hate cleaning during the week and it feels good to start the week with the house clean and laundry done.

  • Morgan June 9, 2012, 10:17 am

    the cleaning schedule sounds like a good idea! i normally just try to clean the whole house in one day, but that’s never feasible anymore. We moved into a bigger place with wood floors through every single room ( mopping floors is so much harder than vacuuming!) and I have a 6 month old.

    thanks for the idea of a cleaning schedule, i’ll probably get more done this way.

  • nicole June 9, 2012, 10:59 am

    those waffles look delicious! Is the recipe on the blog?

    • Caitlin June 9, 2012, 11:11 am

      it’s a mix – bobs’ red mill! it’s good.

  • Nikki June 9, 2012, 11:07 am

    At least you’re honest with yourself about what you’re cleaning–I wipe countertops here and there and vacuum a bit a few times a week so our house always looks relatively clean but is never really as clean as I know my Mom would like it! (Luckily she doesn’t remind me of this when she visits.)

  • Stacie June 9, 2012, 11:18 am

    Lol, you are so lucky you can tall until the husband does it–I’d be waiting my whole life, wallowing in dirt if I did that! Have a great weekend!

    • Caitlin June 9, 2012, 11:22 am


  • Molly @ RDexposed June 9, 2012, 11:28 am

    I love just hanging out on the porch/patio/deck. Preferably with a really good beer in hand though. Enjoy your day!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) June 9, 2012, 11:34 am

    Ugh, the waiting game…I guess the best you can do is enjoy the down time. I’m hoping you have a little excitement in your life really soon! Enjoy your quiet day Caitlin!

  • Courtney June 9, 2012, 11:35 am

    A cleaning schedule is a good idea… I usually just put it off then do it all when I’m procrastinating doing something else. 😛 Your method is better!

  • jen June 9, 2012, 11:48 am

    I most definitely do not keep to any kind of cleaning schedule. I can see how it would help,though! I definitely employ the “wait til the husband does it” tactic quite a bit, though! In fact, he’s never cleaned the litter box, but I’ve never mopped the floors. Works for me!

  • Kailey June 9, 2012, 11:54 am

    those waffles looks amazing – so fluffy! I agree with the fresh fruit thing – frozen usually works out better anyways 🙂

  • Sarah June 9, 2012, 12:40 pm

    I recently fell off the cleaning schedule wagon too. Now I need an intervention.

  • Laura @ She Eats Well June 9, 2012, 1:01 pm

    I’m about to vacuum….so no worries on the floor cleanin’ it’s gotta be done! Sitting on your porch sounds nice though. Enjoy your Saturday!

  • Presley (@runpretty) June 9, 2012, 1:20 pm

    I should create a schedule like that… we just finally both say “WOW, we HAVE to clean today!” It would be nice not to have to clean the entire house at once.

  • nancy June 9, 2012, 1:28 pm

    I have a cleaning/laundry/general household running schedule that I pretty much stick to. It actually really helps with planning. I try to rotate bathroom cleaning days so I don’t get stuck doing all of them in one day. Floors are pretty much done on the schedule as well unless something unusually messy happens. Handling the laundry on a schedule has been tremendously helpful. The kids know to bring me their laundry baskets before school on Tuesday (I do give a reminder on Monday night) and they get their clean clothes returned to them that afternoon. My husband knows when it’s his laundry day and he has his stuff ready to go too. I actually do grocery shopping the same way. Because everyone knows when I’m going to the store, I get sticky notes or text messages that morning letting me know if someone needs something in particular. Really cuts down the the additional trips needed. This system developed over the years as our family grew and the schedule got more hectic. I know it is not everybody’s style but it works for us. 🙂

  • Erin @ The Grass Skirt June 9, 2012, 1:35 pm

    Who knows? Maybe the baby will surprise you and today will be grander than you think. 🙂

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 9, 2012, 1:37 pm

    I completely agree on fresh vs frozen berries. I always just end up eating berries fresh and then baking with frozen!

  • Maggie @ Healthy Urban Hearth June 9, 2012, 1:45 pm

    Hey, don’t skimp on cleaning the floors: it could be in your best interest! When my mom was 12 days past her due date with me, she decided to induce labor by scrubbing the floors on her hands and knees (and it worked – she went into labor and I was born the next day!)

  • Earthy Nicole June 9, 2012, 2:02 pm

    Some people probably think I’m crazy but I use a household management notebook that I created. It has a section devoted to cleaning, including a weekly checklist and daily checklist. Daily items include dishes, cat litter, vacuuming, etc. and weekly items are broken up by room and there’s six sections. I try to get all the weekly stuff done throughout the week so all that’s left to do on the weekends is my “Quick Cleanup”. God, I sound like a freak don’t I? It sounds silly and way involved but it’s become like second nature and it really keeps my sanity. Enjoy the weekend! xx

  • Elaine June 9, 2012, 2:15 pm

    You’ll be doing laundry a lot more than just Sundays when the baby comes ha ha. I never clean on a schedule, but it’s not a bad idea.

  • Amber K June 9, 2012, 2:46 pm

    I don’t clean anything by a schedule. I do a load of laundry whenever the washer is full. I do the dishes when they need to be done. And everything else just gets done when I feel like it needs to be. My house would probably be a LOT cleaner if I stuck to a schedule, lol.

  • allpointswhole June 9, 2012, 3:12 pm

    I had one when I was first married. It did seem like a lot less work that way and I probably should go back to it. I stay home but still have a weekly housekeeper. We just moved back to TN 2 weeks ago though and I need to find someone else. I hate paying for it but I broke my foot on day 3 of moving in, so now I need someone more than ever!

  • Stephanie C June 9, 2012, 3:43 pm

    My husband and I are usually very bad at cleaning, and I’ve tried to make a schedule for myself but it just doesn’t happen. Lately we’ve been making sure the kitchen is spotless after eating, but that’s the only daily thing we do.

  • Grace June 9, 2012, 4:07 pm

    That’s a great idea! I should have some kind of schedule whenever I get settled in somewhere!

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) June 9, 2012, 9:08 pm

    We sort of have a schedule…more of a routine. The children (4 going on 7….ages 2-10) enjoy helping…in fact, I haven’t vacuumed in months, cleaned the bathroom or swept the floors…or folded or put away their laundry! They really enjoy helping….and they even switch off kitchen helper duty once a week. Its harder in the summer to nail them down for helping in the kitchen, though, they are far too preoccupied with being outside!

  • Laura June 10, 2012, 5:46 pm

    Yum! I really really want those waffles and great tip for not using fresh berries in the recipes…I never ever thought about using frozen before but you are so right!

  • Susanna June 11, 2012, 12:27 pm

    I clean my whole house on a weekly basis and do a major task weekly too (e.g., windows, baseboards, vacuuming upholstery, etc…). However, if, for some reason, I cannot clean during Saturday or Sunday (I sometimes work overtime during the weekends), I have my trusty ROOMBA to help me along. I have had the same robot since the summer of 2009. I run her daily and my floors are super clean and the dust on surfaces is minimal. Running every day keeps the house looking clean day after day. It might seem like a big investment, but, if my ROOMBA died today, I would purchase a replacement immediately!

  • Sarah June 11, 2012, 2:38 pm

    I love the idea of a schedule, that might help me keep up better. Do you have a copy of yours I could use as inspiration? 😉

    • Caitlin June 11, 2012, 6:19 pm

      I think it was like this:

      Monday – Kitchen
      Tuesday – Bathrooms
      Wed – Porch
      Thursday – Office
      Friday – Off
      Saturday – Floors
      Sunday – Laundry

  • Krista @ Can't Survive on Yarn Alone July 13, 2012, 1:44 pm

    Saturday morning was the set cleaning time when I was growing up. Now that we have our place, I still find myself doing things, like cleaning the bathrooms somewhat automatically on Saturday mornings.

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