Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 2 of 100 days to Christmas!

I'm so excited to be prepared for Christmas and every holiday in between! I have to admit I started putting my holiday binder together early but my Calendars Ready! I printed off Jen's cover to her book 100 days to Christmas for my binder and got started right away. 

This is such a wonderful idea and I wish I would have always known about this but I'm determined to make this the best Christmas yet! Especially since I am now a hunting widow. Bow opener for deer started this morning and my hubby will be spending every free second in the woods from now until New Years eve. Let's wish him luck that he gets a deer on the first day and then will have to wait until November for his next chance at a deer during firearm season and muzzle loader season.

Here are some photos of my progress. I even printed off a banner from the site 100 days to Christmas for the spine of the binder and I used what I already had for dividers and of course the wonderful printouts from List Plan It

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Photo Book

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What a great idea!

I love this idea! I printed out the first printable Jen from I heart organizing made back in August. I even made my own afternoon and evening printouts. Well she updated and I love it even more! What a great way to keep the kids on task and help remind themselves of what comes next.

Here's a few pictures of the schedule I have. It's in sleeve protectors on the boys bathroom door.

I have placed the new print outs on the pantry door with the calendar and lunch menu print out.

ah it looks so cute! Lets hope we get out the door on time and don't miss the bus again.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Let's get started....

Good Afternoon!

I've decided to try something I read on Mainstream Mom's Blog. Her blog is wonderful! I enjoy it very much and she just recently had a wonderful post about the 100 days before Christmas.

I purchased the program and you can purchase 100 Days to Christmas here. It starts on Friday September 16th. 

I signed up for the daily email and today's link up is what is your favorite thing about fall? Mine is totally pumpkin pie! I've already made two this year!

So Delicious!

I'm so very excited about the up coming holiday season! I can't wait to get started and I plan on blogging my entire way through this!

Thank You Mainstream Mom and Jennifer Tankersley!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Trying something new....

So my adorable, lovable wonderful cousin does something I thought I might give a try. I haven't painted in a while actually the last time I did it was at her house and it was a blast so I set the boys up watching a movie and I decided to paint some scrap lumber I had in the garage. Not bad if I do say so myself.

It's getting there but it needs something else, harvest moons are pretty but it needs something else...


Have a wonderful Paint Party Friday!

Weekly Clean Up!

Hubby is smoking a beef brisket on Sunday. It's so yummy! And I can't wait! It takes all day to cook it slowly. And the whole house begins to smell like it as we are waiting for it to cook. It's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Grill going with amazing food on it, relaxing in a lawn chair, kids running and playing. ah so nice...

Plus we'll have a house full of friends who are allergic to our four pawed family members. So it means the whole castle needs an extra deep cleaning to rid it of the mini puff balls that form from all the shedding my lovely dogs do! Got the steam cleaner going earlier, got the windows open for some fresh air. Ahhh so nice!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

1st Day of School

My oldest started 1st grade today. He'll be gone everyday this year and I'm going to miss him but it should give me a chance to make this house feel more like a home, tackle all of those clutter hot spots, finish my family binder and stay on track using my calendar. Ok, maybe I'm expecting a miracle but if I aim too low I won't know what I am capable of doing. DS2 has a cold and I am trying my best to keep him from giving it to his big brother, wish me luck on that one.

So where to start.... Well the clutter has to go! As flylady says you can't organize clutter. So since I can't even see the surface of my desk I'm starting there. Followed by the grave yard of unwanted things and unfolded laundry that is growing in the master bedroom. Not exactly warm and inviting. No wonder I'm not sleeping too well. Ok ok Back to the desk it's a dumping ground for everything I just am not sure what I should do with and I would/need to keep it cleaned off so I am able to keep track of my business things

 Yay! What a great way to start off the school year. Now what should tomorrows project be???