Hi Infarrantly Creative friends! It’s Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs and I’m back to share a simple update to an old trunk that anyone can do. A few weeks ago, I found a beaten up antique trunk at a thrift store for only $7. Yes, $7! I love thrifting! Once cleaned up, it was a little better, but it still needed a wow! Inspired by the latest issue of HGTV magazine, I created a bright, modern take on an old trunk.
I am a firm believer in teaching the kids that as part of the family they have jobs to keep our home running smoothly. Some of these job are family contributions – things they have to do simply as part of the family. Then there are things they get to do (called chores) that they do to earn money. I pay my kiddos half their age each week. So since Kayla is 5 she makes $2.50 each week and Isaac makes $3.50 ($4 in a couple of weeks when he turns 8!). In addition to collecting the shoes and putting them back at the end of the day, setting the table, and straightening the pillows on the couch each day Kayla has to vacuum the kitchen floor. To make her job easier we bought her a BLACK + DECKER Pivot Vac.
So recently I posted on Instagram and Facebook that I was making my weekly shredded chicken in the crock pot. I was shocked at how any questions I got about it. I thought everyone made shredded chicken in the crock pot weekly. Apparently I am in the minority. I will make it every Monday. I use it in salad, soups, chicken salad, quesadillas, chicken nachos, etc. It is nice to have a quick and healthy protein to throw in any dish. So just in case there are some of you out there that haven’t heard cooking chicken in the crockpot is a phenomenal idea here is how I do it.
So on our 16-hour-turned-22-hour trip to Florida we listened to a lot of music to keep the kids happy. Isaac and his buddy Andrew begged for us to play “I’m the Man” by Aloe Blacc and to roll down the windows while they sung it loudly. I think we listened to this song at least 15 times. Watching the boys get that “I’m the Man” look on their face and groove and dance in their seats was definitely a memory that is ingrained into my head whenever I think of our Florida trip. I thought it would be fun to make the boys a shirt as a memento. The both love the shirts (as do all the boys in our neighborhood). In fact Isaac is on day three in a row of wearing it. I keep reminding him it is beneficial to wash it – he isn’t convinced.