Monday, March 12, 2012

Junk drawer = tackled!

So, I didn't manage to get a whole lot done this weekend, but I was able to mark one thing off my "to-do" list. I went through my overflowing junk drawer while the kids were napping and did a little reorganizing. Here's the (embarrassing) "before" shot:

Recipes, cookbooks, magazines, paint cards, menus, sunglasses, cords, greeting cards, random small toys that I've confiscated, scissors, manuals, receipts, scrap paper...Yikes.

And here is the lovely "after" shot. Yay! Organized at last.

My biggest organization was putting all of my recipe cards and print outs into a binder (with menus in the front pocket). So much better! Now I can actually find what I'm looking for instead of digging thru the drawer every time.

I showed the hubby my pretty little drawer and he said, "I give it a week". Gee thanks.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Friday!!

Can't wait to spend the weekend with these two! :)

So much to do, so little time.

I desperately need to get organized! Here are some projects that I really need to accomplish soon!...

Scrapbooking and/or Shutterfly books. Haven't scrapbooked anything since December 2010. FAIL. Pregnancy, holidays, birthdays, baby, and so much more, is waiting to be scrapbooked all nice and pretty. Brody is almost 1, so I need to get on that sooner rather than later.

Organize/decorate Brody's room. Poor kid. Don't most parents decorate the nursery before they come home from the hospital? The rate I'm going, his room might be 100% by his birthday.

Go spring shopping. I'm beginning to think that little elves snuck into my closet while I was sleeping and shrunk all of my clothes. That totally happens, right? I mean why else wouldn't they fit?!

Stain the deck and re-gravel driveway. Think I'll delegate that to the hubby.

Hang photo collage in dining room. I have the frames. I have the pictures. Why hasn't this happened yet?!

Decide on paint color for living room. And paint it.

Clean out junk drawer(s). (I just typed drunk drawer, LOL). Instead of a million receipe cards and print outs- organize them in a binder or (if I'm really feeling fancy), cute little shutterfly book.

Buy easter baskets and put together. I've at least started on this one. Got a few things together, just need to get baskets and finish them!

Plan birthday parties. Thats right, not one but TWO back-to-back parties. These kids are going to break me... Need to:

1. Pick a theme (Brody)
2. Book bowling alley (Logan)
3. Figure out cake ideas (both)
4. Order decorations and invites
5. Figure out present ideas. (Stumped on this one. 5 year olds are hard!)

Ok, at least now I have a game plan. Now if only I could take a week off work to get it all done....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy hearts day!

I have not one, but three sweethearts to spend my day with! :) I'm a lucky girl.

Here's one of them, after being woke up with a Valentines balloon (he was pretty excited about it).

I smile everytime I look at these :). Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

my new years "to-do" list...

(because I'm not ready to commit to "resolutions" just yet)

A month late, but better late than never, right? Here are a few things I would like to work towards accomplishing this year!

1. Become a better cook...practice makes perfect? I will attempt to fix less frozen dinners, do less ordering out, and sandwiches, and try my hand at actually cooking dinner. Yikes.

2. Redecorate the house. Room by room, I will slowly get there.

3. Not use credit cards...ever. If it can't be paid with for in cash (or debit card, more likely) ain't happenin'! Kind of puts a damper on #2, doesn't it?

4. Become more organized. Every aspect of my life needs better organization... closets, kids toys, pictures, documents, cleaning supplies.... you name it!

5. Take more pictures of the kids. My camera always seems to be MIA when I need it most.

6. Try my hand at a few pinterest-inspired DIY (DIM?) projects. Spray paint and glue gun, here I come!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

loves and loathes.


Zappos. The fancy feast kitten. Miley Cyrus' take on Bob Dylan. Pinterest. Throw pillows. Anything made in a crock pot. Etsy. Tax returns. Madonna's halftime performance. Baby feet.


Football. The new neon fashion trend. Slow drivers. Paper cuts. Trying to figure out/remember HTML code. My bangs. Diets. Paint color decisions. My husbands choice of tv.