A day in the life of The Organised Housewife’s day off

a day in the life of The Organised Housewifes day off

A few weeks ago I came home from the last filming of the Win the Organised Housewife for a day Competition.  I was exhausted so I decided to take the day off work (blogging) which is really rare on a school day, I’m home alone!!  In all my wisdom I also decided to share what my ‘work day off’ looks like.  I shared a day in the life of The Organised Housewife’s day off via Instagram.  I didn’t have anything exciting planned but just wanted to give you a glimpse inside my little world.

IMG_0586Nothing exciting for breakfast as I plan on heading to the gym after school drop off, one weetbix


Putting away last nights dishes


Lunchboxes made with some Vegemite and Cheese Scrolls and pumpkin scones I had in the freezer for a day like today, haven’t been shopping


Doing the girls hair, ready for school


Second hairstyle done, simple plait


Dressed in my gym gear, no makeup and hair is awful, but I don’t dress up for the gym, I’m ok with this look


Now the mundane jobs, make bed


Getting the most out of my husbands old thongs. This mismatched pair are my laundry thongs so I don’t go outside bare foot


Washing hung out


Another load on ready to hang out when I get back from the gym


School drop off time


Thinking about my early morning bootcamp sessions next week and thought I’d quickly pick up some long workout pants to keep warm


Made it to the gym


2.5 km is that all, I’m pooped that’s it for me today, it’s my day off after all!


Quick stop for some groceries I’ll make something yummy for the kids for afternoon tea


Stopped to have a special mothers day moment with my mum. Miss her so much, I find Mother’s Day really hard to celebrate as she was taken from me and my brothers too soon


Second load of washing out, now to freshen up and shower


Finally coffee time, I’ve been waiting all morning for this… it’s currently 11am.


Baking a coconut yoghurt cake for the kiddies afternoon tea. No kids home I can lick the spoon, it’s good!!


Lunch time, avocado, cheese, tomato and ham with cracked pepper on cruskits


Ooh dear, this isn’t good…on the couch catching up on Revenge while I eat lunch, this is very comfy and relaxing. I have a few episodes to catch up on


I don’t do sitting still very well, I noticed by candles need a clean


Wax drips


Wax splatter all over the cabinet. My trick is to use the hair dryer on low speed high heat to melt the wax, then simply wipe away


All clean, now for another episode of Revenge


Snack time – Absolutely love this Gippsland yoghurt, it’s so yummy…not sure it’s too healthy, but I’m sure it’s better than a chocolate


Cake is cooling


Washing off line – I’ll fold it while I continue to watch Revenge. I can’t stop it’s drawn me in, love being behind in shows and spend a few hours catching up, it’s so rare to have this time though


Washing folded – I’ll put mine away and leave the rest for the kids to put away when they get home


Coconut yoghurt cake with coconut ice icing, ready for kiddies coming home. Mr Organised picking them up from school. I might just finish off that revenge episode


Making a banana smoothie


This was yum, totally bloggable said the kiddies!!


Perfect way to end the day, dinner and chick flick with my bestest friend.


My best friend Sarah, we’ve been friends since we were 9


Totally love Mexican, I can only eat 2 of the 4 of these quesadillas


At the movies, about to watch The Other Woman. Got a coffee only because I forgot to have one this afternoon, and we plan on going out afterwards so I need some caffeine to stay awake


OMG funniest movie… The Other Woman. Loved it


Max Brenners… ooh yes I did, no way will I eat all this


Couldn’t eat it all, I’m done


I’m home sweet home, it’s been a wonderful day, relaxing afternoon and a girls night out! It was fun sharing my day with you, hope you enjoyed following along xx


What do you do on your day off??

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Sharnee Snowden June 3, 2014 - 9:01 PM

LOVE your black and white pants….and your bedroom linen is heavenly

Zara Murphy June 3, 2014 - 9:08 PM

Can I have the cake recipe pretty please!?

Colour Me Beautiful Australia June 3, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Great to see a busy mum enjoying some me time!

Katrina Dyer June 3, 2014 - 9:47 PM

Sounded like an awesome day, love the gym towel, cute touch!

Bake Play Smile June 3, 2014 - 10:22 PM

What a nice day!! I’m a total sucker for Revenge too… that and The Blacklist!!! xx

Sarah Delaney June 4, 2014 - 3:48 AM

thanks for sharing – would love to see a ‘day in the life’ article of your normal day also, being a busy mum of 3 myself, I would love to see how you (and other mums) squeeze everything into your day!

Emma June 4, 2014 - 6:42 AM

I love a mini TV marathon! I’m like you, I can’t sit still and just watch. On my days off I love to sleep in, drink a lot of tea and relax on the couch. Go out for brunch!

cass June 4, 2014 - 6:48 AM

You need new candles love 🙂
Heavenly candles.. I’m telling you.. 🙂

Hermione June 4, 2014 - 7:17 AM

Thanks for the inspiration. I’m having one of those days today and working Friday instead. No beautiful Qld sunshine here though to dry my washing! It’s going in the dryer and on the line in front of the heater.
Thanks for a fuller picture of your day’s eating too. I’m having my op in 2 months. Great variety and some good ideas. 🙂

Fashionista June 4, 2014 - 8:05 AM

A day off to yourself feels soooo decadent. Well deserved. We need our pamper days occasionally.

Ingrid AndPete June 4, 2014 - 8:19 AM

ok i think i need to get on this obsession that people have – Revenge! thanks for sharing your day, I need to take a leaf out of your book, you are so organised, I usually am but your tips are great. Also, I cannot believe how much weight you have lost, you look so happy and healthy! You look fantastic! well done!!!

Sarah June 4, 2014 - 8:52 AM

Ho hum… Funny to see our ‘day off’ still includes chores like washing/folding… Hahaaa… But still a great day pottering about!

Julia K June 4, 2014 - 9:50 AM

What a lovely day – thanks for sharing.

When I have a “day off” – I like to go to the movies – even on my own. It feels so indulgent just to while away a couple of hours with NO INTERRUPTIONS !

My youngest DD was a very cruisy baby and on several occasions I took her to the movies – not the Babes in Arms sessions – just the regular ones. Obviously, had she become unsettled in any way – I would have left – but this never happened. I did this when she was about 6-9 months old and in a regular routine. I would drop the older children at school – take bubby into the theatre 10 or so minutes prior to the session starting, give her a feed and then wrap her and pop her into her pram for a nap. I’d have the pram parked in the wheelchair area and I would sit in the row behind so I could see her. By the time the movie starts, bub is away in dreamland and mum gets a break. Win-Win.

I remember people saying – wow – your baby was so “good”. It wasn’t so much that – it’s just that I knew her routine and worked around it.

I think it’s so important for mums and dads to get some “alone” time. My DH works away for several weeks at a time and sometimes – instead of coming straight home for his break, he’ll drive to a good fishing spot, spend the afternoon fishing, have a couple of drinks and watch some tv – stay overnight then drive home the next day. I never begrudge him this time – he works 12 hours a day with no weekends off and this time allows him to chill out and relax before he comes home to the children all wanting his time and a list of “to dos”.

Sue Dilkes June 4, 2014 - 10:01 AM

What a great day! Thanks for sharing.

Kirsty June 4, 2014 - 11:00 AM

This was cool to read. Thanks for sharing. I watch Revenge too.

Virginia June 4, 2014 - 7:56 PM

Fantastic day, you made it look like 40 hours instead of 12h!! I wish I could do that too. I think I waste too much time :o( But reading your site is helping me improve a lot

Keep the great job!

MARILYN June 4, 2014 - 9:39 PM

thanks to show your journey off. I liked that. Sorry but i’m french, my English isn’t very well. I Watch Revenge too.
I like read you

Jacqui Langfield June 6, 2014 - 12:16 AM

Thoroughly enjoyed reading that! Thanks for sharing it

Amanda D'Souza June 6, 2014 - 12:34 AM

Hi, enjoyed your article however did feel a great deal of it was housework! Glad you got in revenge and movies!!! Love yourdIly inspirations and tips.

Pauline June 9, 2014 - 12:38 PM

That’s a day off? Way too many chores – you are so organised!

Helen O'Connell June 9, 2014 - 9:51 PM

A lovely day off, but still very productive!

Tina A July 5, 2014 - 7:00 PM

mmm, yum! Salsa Fresh Mex, movie and then Max Brenner’s – so jealous! I love nights out at Robina 🙂

Tiptoe & Co July 18, 2014 - 5:05 PM

What an awesome day! I’m having a very rare one of those today, no icecream as yet but there’s still time!


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