Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
the closet of endless toys. Well I finally tackled it today. Now it is all nice and clean with drastically fewer toys. I also cleaned up the fireplace. It is a catch all for things in the living room, especially..... you guessed it, toys. I am happy to show you a clean mantel and hearth. Now I did keep some of the most played with toys, because we all know that is where they will end back up anyways.
Even though I only cleaned up the small spaces I feel like I accomplished so much. I also managed to get the boys to let go of all these these toys when did we accumulate so much. Now to figure out what to do next. Master bedroom maybe, scraproom, unlikely, or the kitchen, again. I swear it is never ending -insert huge sigh here- Have a great night!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I honestly had half the mind to leave it, but seeing as I claimed I would do some cleaning this week I decided to go ahead and clean it. Now it looks like this.
All the ziploc bags, the bottle of wine, the dvd player and a bunch of other stuff have found their proper home. It seriously took all of like ten minutes. It pains me a little knowing that the kids are eating on my clean table. But what is even more amazing is the fact that the hubs has participated in the cleaning efforts. I have been nagging him for awhile and go through his clothes because our closet was slowly getting smaller. Well I finally come home and it has been done.
See those clothes on the bottom bar that is what he "took" out. Granted they are still in there but at least I can now grab them and put them inthe stuff to donate. How are everybody else's cleaning adventures going?
Monday, November 9, 2009
Here's what I'm doing:
- make a plan each day to be for each room or cleaning/decluttering project.
- take before & after pics and post 'em on your blog each night, along with which room you are doing the next day.
- come back to my blog and post your blog entry to a linky thing (this way you can check out everyone elses' progress to keep ya motivated too!)
- join in, even if you can only do something for 15 min. (EVERYONE can spare 15 minutes of straightening, throwing out something, cleaning up something, etc. and you'll feel so much better for it!)
- keep in mind- this is not a competition. this is not going to earn your righteousness or give you the "woman (or man!) of the year award"! this is just a chance to tackle a few projects around home with the encouragement of friends.
- BEWARE: don't get sucked into the deadly disease of Magazine Cover-itis! ;)
Figured if everyone else is doing it, why not me. Plus it's not like they are pressuring my to go smoke behind the bleachers. So today was my first day of cleaning/decluttering. I decided to tackle the upstairs bathroom. Even though we have a master bathroom I share the bathroom with the boys. We have a stand alone shower in the master and this claustrophobic prefers the tub/shower upstairs. So you can imagine how that tiny bathroom can become a quick mess with two boys and a mom using it.
Here is the before:
If you will notice I still have the paint rollers and brushes from when I painted the boys room last month. Well after about 30 minutes of cleaning I had a clean counter.
It is so nice to see a clean counter. I also accomplished some laundry but didn't take any pictures of that, seeing as it is still all over my couch. My next goal is to clean out the boy's closet.
I will be doing that over the next several days seeing as I work. But if you don't hear from me I got trapped in the closet by the Bioniacles or Thomas.
I wish I would have done more today seeing as I had the day off but I spent some of my time scrapping. I am telling you my priorities are out of whack. But I did manage to do this two pager which that in it self is an accomplishment for this scrapper.
Well for those that are still reading, I hope you have a clean week!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
We have also been hitting the fall festival "circuit" like crazy. Seems like most of the churches in our area had something going on. The boys loved it! And trust me we have more candy then I know where to hide! We almost didn't really have a need to go trick or treating. We did of course. I mean on what other day can I exploit my children's cuteness to get MY candy fix! So I leave you with some pictures of some of our adventures of the past week. Just think Thanksgiving is in 25 more days.