Monday, December 27, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
dress, Decorate my house and be as cute as Serena from Farm Chicks.
scrapbook and be brave enough to hunt (yes hunt, Derek would love that) like Megan K.
have a cute scrapbook line like Elizabeth K.
Would love to be as busy and clean as well as the Merry Maids.
give great Organizational tips on my blog like her.
look as good in tattoos and dress like Kimi (my sister)
be as crunchy as my sister, Beth.
cook as well as The Pioneer Woman as often as she does.
be as thrifty and as Collin from Hip2Save.
I just look at these people and am like I wish I was more like them. Do you ever feel like that. Like you could be doing more. hmmm thanks for listening and I really hope to be on here more come the new year.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Thanks for stopping by. What have you made this year, share yours in the comments for me to see.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
I have lots on my December To Dos-
-mail cmas cards
-Clear Creek Nursery to see the camel, Santa and reindeer
-make a snowman with Wyatt
-build a ginger bread house
-finish decorating the church
-have a cmas party for the kids
-my 3rd annual wrapping party
-My my get together Chex football party on this Monday
-have to have a ladies craft night
-a few friends house for holiday parties
-make some Christmas treats
I am sure there is more, but that is all I can think of right now.
What do you have planned this season?
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
So I have been looking for different ideas that you could put into it and their our lots so I thought I would compile all I could find into this one post.
-Write letters to Santa.
-Watch 'It's a Wonderful Life'
-Put up indoor decorations, but leave tree for another day.
-Decorate the yard, porch and any other outside areas of your home for the holidays.
-Take food to the local food pantry or shelter.
-Buy a gift for a needy child or family.
-Make Christmas cookies. Make sure to make enough for family and friends.
-Get your tree and if you use a live one put up and decorate your tree.
-Read from the bible the Angel visits Mary. (Mark 1: 1-8)
-Go Christmas Shopping.
-Make cinnamon apple sauce ornaments.
-String popcorn to hang on your tree.
-Wrap Christmas presents.
-Deliver Christmas gifts.
-Drive around town and look at Christmas lights.
-Go Christmas caroling.
-Watch 'The Nativity' together.
-Build a snowman.
-Read a Christmas book
-Make gifts for friends
-Color a Christmas picture.
-Make and decorate the house with snowflakes.
-Draw a Christmas picture.
-Make or buy your Christmas cards.
-Stuff envelopes and mail Christmas cards.
-Watch a Christmas movie or show
-Eat a candy cane
-Take a picture in Santa hats.
-Read the Christmas story.
-Do something kind for someone today.
-Go to your local Zoo lights
-Decorate Gingerbread houses.
-Take a bath with Christmas confetti.
-Host a Christmas party.
-Host a kids craft day.
-Learn about how another country celebrates Christmas and eat foods from that country.
-Play a game together while having Christmas cookies and hot chocolate.
Check out this site for some cute Advent calender ideas. Here's another cute one from Lazy Mom. Here is a cute baker inspired one from nesting project. Another one How does she. Here is the one I made in 2008. Mine isn't so much a advent calender as more of just a count down, but this year I will put slips of paper under the magnets for Wyatt to find.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
I would love to make this yo yo tree, might see if my mom could help with this one.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Monday, October 04, 2010
I figured not everyone is close enough to have me come help them or just can't do it. So I thought I could start a weekly homework to share with everyone to help them start getting organized and clutter free. I can't tell you how nice it is to only have in my house what I need, nothing extra.
So this weeks homework is to go through that mail stack, you know the one sitting on your counter taking up space. We all have those spots were all your mail, magazines, school notes and junk goes. I will admit I have one too. Mine is a tray given to me by my mother in law. It started as my coupon spot, but now holds all kinds of stuff. So every few weeks I go through it and do some purging of expired coupons and such.
One thing that usually doesn't sit in there is mail. Everyday when I pick up the mail I go through it and I urge you to also. Don't just stack it up, GO THROUGH IT DAILY. Put your bills where they go. Put junk in the recycle bin. And hang up any invites or things you need to see on your command center.
Have any questions please let me know and I can't wait to see what how you do. Find me on Facebook over at MY mission is YOUR organization.
I have started a new Facebook page, MY mission is YOUR organization.
Saturday, October 02, 2010
How riding is like taking a hike with out all the walking. I have seen the scenery so close it is just nothing like riding in the car. No steel and windows in your way.
Now don't get me wrong this brings up a con about riding. When in the car you can chit chat and laugh with your friends. I do miss this while on the bike. Yes we have special signals and I am getting really good at charades. But it jsut isn't the same.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Walking to bus stop.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
So sad that summer is almost over. Lots of changes gonna happen in the next few weeks. Yes I know change always happens and can be good, but doesn't mean i have to like it. Change can be scary and I have never liked it, even had problems as a kid with it.
Funny thing is when it does all happen and we get in the swing of things I know I will love it, but thinking about it scares me.
Wyatt will be starting all day kindergarten on Sept.1. I am a little scared for him, that is a long day for a kid that age, i think. Plus he is a grazer when it comes to eating and seems to do better attitude wise when he does eat like this and am a little worried about it.
Also with Wyatt being gone all day I don't have enough here to keep me busy, so I will be getting a part time job. I probably could find enough to keep me busy. I will still be doing all the house chores (Derek's job is to hard, long and stressful for him to be any help), volunteering at Wyatt's school and wanting to help out more at the church (I did sign up to help teach his Sunday school class once a month). The job will just part time so I will be able to be home when Wyatt gets home. That was very important to me, being the first person he talks to after school. Man I am going to be one busy lady. A stay at home mom in one sense and a working mom in the other. I guess only if you can consider 15-20 hours or so a week working.
So any way I know with the grace from god I can and will make it through all these changes and one way I do this is by organizing. Not sure why, but it always helps me cope with change. So I am now starting on a Command Central on my fridge. It will have our calendar, school calender, menu, and any invites. I did kind of have this before just with out all the calendars. Post finished pics later.
I know I know it is to early to think about Christmas coming, but if you don't the next thing you know it is right around the corner and smacking you upside the head. Here is a great site, Organized Christmas, with lots of Organizational ideas and calenders to help start planning this upcoming event.
Not only that but if you are a planner they have printable calendars all the way till Dec. 2011.
Monday, August 09, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
We are having the best busy summer so far. Wyatt told me the other day that 'I am the best mom and he was having a fun summer'. Him noticing and having fun makes it all worth it.
seen a movie
gone to the zoo twice
been to the beach twice (once with his brothers)
gone to a movie with his brothers
been to the fountain park
played on the slip n slide
gone to the park
played miniture golf
We have had lots of BBQs with friends
Scrapbooked at a crop
Went to a fun 4th of July party and watched fireworks
I got to go on a bike ride wiht Derek and friends (loved it)
We are now just hanging out with my sister and their kids
Our WANT TO STILL TO LIST-
See Toys Story 3 with wyatt
more zoo trips to tacoma
Over night bike trip with Derek
We still need to go out on the boat
Wyatt wants to campout in the backyard one night
love to get girls together for a day of scrapping
camping trip on east side so boys can go
And lots more fun adventures with our friends
This is want I wanted summer to be like, no sitting around in the house to much, no hearing I am bored. Which of course still happens on the days we don't do anything because we are so worn out, LOL.
Hope you are enjoying your summer.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
We actually stopped and picked up our friend Summer and brought her too so she wouldn't have to spend the day in day care. She was very happy.This is a log cabin they have down there that the kids can play in. We also let them play at the park for a few minutes too. All in all it was a good play date.
Last week was actually pretty busy for us, Wyatt had three play dates that week. Monday he went to his friend Connors house, Wednesday the beach and Summer came back to play the rest of the day, then Thursday we watched his friend Ethan for the afternoon. Wyatt loved every minute of it all.