The Shady Porch: Porch Parade: Tips, Menu, Faves & Pins #13

5.06.2012

Porch Parade: Tips, Menu, Faves & Pins #13

Operation Organization - Tips

The great thing about organizing anything for me is that it leads to organizing other things. Organizing my work area led to organizing my storage area; organizing my pots and pans led to organizing my cooking utensils. As I have made progress, "Operation Organization" has brought me to a point of organizing my priorities in some unexpected areas, like the role "The Shady Porch" will have in the coming months.
When I started this blog - nearly one year ago - I had some apprehension about it because of the time I knew it would take to make it what I wanted it to be. Plainly put, I woefully underestimated the time commitment. My schedule was already filled with taking care of our home and working as my hubby's aide for the classes he teaches and takes. Additionally, in the spring, I am the track statistician for his boys and girls teams. Add to that all
that blogging entails and I am no longer feeling like I do anything well. Everything feels frenzied and I do not like that feeling.
The fun of blogging has diminished as my duties increased and I have decided to take the summer off starting May 25th. I need to reevaluate priorities and, while the hubby has summer off from school as a teacher (not as a student, unfortunately), I want spend time with him and focus on projects that we want to accomplish together. I will continue the weekly Rock 'N Share linky party and will pop on from time-to-time to share some of our summer with you, but I will not have regular posting besides the Rock 'N Share...and that will be only if you continue to participate.
This is hard for me because I detest feeling like I am disappointing anyone. I am not saying goodbye because I hate those, too. I must say thank you to all of you that have been so kind and helpful to me. I have made some wonderful friends and acquaintances this past year. Many I believe are God-ordained friendships that bless me richly. I hope in some way I have been an encourager to you as you've been to me. I will still be accessible via my email account, in the event you want to talk and you will always be in my prayers.
Blessings, my friends, D

Dinner Menu for the Week of 5-7

Chicken Italiano Skillet
Stuffed Sole & Potatoes Au Gratin
Italian Sausage Pasta Bake
Crock Pot Turkey Breast & Dressing
Chicken Salad Subs, Chips & Dill Spears
Breakfast for Dinner
Calzone Rolls



    Baked Calzones by The Shady Porch

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    We had another great party this week, thanks to each of you! I shared several projects on my Facebook page this week. I also shared some recent recipes in the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta post I did yesterday. Of course, the reason we're here now is to reveal the most viewed projects this week - drumroll, please - and they are -

    [Photo-center] Upcycled Pickle & Olive Jars from Artsy VaVa
    [Photo-right] Dresser to TV console from Confessions of An ADD Housewife

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    D SteppAbout D Stepp
    D is a lifestyle blogger who shares recipes, craft ideas, gardening information, and DIY projects from her home in Kentucky. D is the author of two blogs : The Shady Porch, which features easy-to-make recipes along with tips and tales from a home gardener, and Craft-D-ness, which displays a wide range of arts and craft ideas and DIY projects. She is the co-author of Bosco's Sammiches. Click here if you would like to follow D via, Twitter and Facebook.