Author: Allie Zottola

How To Make Your House Smell Horrible

Here’s my step-by-step guide to making your entire house smell really bad!

Step one: Obtain a plastic cupcake carrier and bake some cupcakes. The photo below is my carrier of choice.

Plastic cupcake carrier

Step two: Share your cupcakes with family. Bring the carrier home and be too lazy to wash frosting residue off it right away.

Step three: Leave the carrier out until your food monger Siberian Husky starts to lick it in the middle of the night.

Step four: Hide the cupcake carrier in the oven from said food monger.

Step five: Forget about the cupcake carrier. A few days later, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Melted cupcake carrier

Step six: About thirty minutes after turning your oven on, realize that you smell something. Remember that you left the cupcake carrier in the oven. Have a look in the oven. A puff of smoke should greet you.

Step seven: Realize the cupcake carrier is melted and savor the horrible aroma within your home for a few hours. It should induce a whopper of a headache.

Oven rack with melted plastic

Melted plastic on oven rack

Step eight: Spend $77 on new oven racks.

Step nine: Vow to always wash the dishes before bed.

Tell me your latest kitchen mishap!

Our Weekend: Chewed Up Diapers and Powerful Words

How was your weekend? I totally forgot to take a photo of the cupcakes I made for my sister-in-law’s birthday, but they were thoroughly enjoyed at her party. Afterwards, Sadie slept over my parents’ house on Friday and Saturday night and what a treat that was. Thank you mom and dad!

Niva and I went on a few one-on-one walks, which are rare for us! 

Black and white Siberian Husky on walkNature grassy hill while on walk

The couches got another deep cleaning with this after Niva found and tore apart a pee-filled diaper on them. Somehow I couldn’t get away from diapers, even while Sadie was away this weekend. 

Couch with chewed up diaper

I also enjoyed some beautiful flowers my mother-in-law gave me as a belated birthday gift. I put them on our front porch bistro table (<–one of my favorite places to sit and relax!) and Jimmy and I ate dinner and admired them on Saturday evening! It felt downright luxurious.

It’s the little things 🙂

Bouquet of flowers

I was able to get some real estate work done, took myself on a date to Joann Fabrics with a gift card I was given for my birthday, mowed the yard, and Jimmy filed our taxes. It was the perfect mix of relaxation and productivity. 

I also picked the first cherry tomato of the season from our garden, too!

Tomato from vegetable garden

We went to church this morning and were reunited with Sadie girl! The sermon was great and I took lots of notes.

One thing from the sermon that really stuck out to me is how we should assume the best in others because that’s what God does for us. Powerful words.

Sermon notes in dot grid journal with Christian stickers for Bible journaling

We’ve spent the afternoon at home, and then we’re headed into church this evening. You’ll never guess what I totally ruined by accident today. I’ll have to take some pictures to share tomorrow because man is it a disaster!

Tell me about your weekend!