Saturday, December 18, 2010

52 Weeks

It is not about this place... it is about these people!

  1. Go through/Donate/Put away Christmas decor.
  2. Hang up/Launder/Donate all the clothing in the Master.
  3. Paint the kitchen cabinets.
  4. Clean Master Bedroom.
  5. Clean out everyone's dresser drawers.
  6. Clean out Andrew's Kitchen drawer.
  7. Clean out Cat's cupboard.
  8. Reorganize pots and pans.
  9. Vaccuum out couches.
  10. Organize Family Room.
  11. Organize Living Room.
  12. Organize Dining Room.
  13. Organize Kitchen Counters.
  14. Organize Upstairs Bathroom.
  15. Organize main floor bathroom cabinet.
  16. Organize guest room closet.
  17. Organize Guest room.
  18. Organize Joshua's Books.
  19. Organize Art Supplies.
  20. Organize Coat Closet.
  21. Create Maintenance plan. Flylady????, Motivated Mom or other?
  22. Go through/donate/organize school items.
  23. List sellables on .
  24. Touchup ceiling paint oops'.
  25. Go through and donate toys/books.
  26. Repair nail pops.
  27. Garage- Throw away/put away.
  28. Garage- organize.
  29. Garage- Clean floor.
  30. Get garage window replaced.
  31. Get dishwasher replaced.
  32. Conquer Legos!
  33. Plant Flowers.
  34. Pack/donate adult books and relocate shelves for Children's books.
  35. Seriously consider trying Flylady again...maybe even give it a try.
  36. Paperwork paperwork paperwork!!!!!!
  37. Conquer the desk.
  38. Go through/organize/purge old homeschool/Montessori items.
  39. Get rid of rarely used cookbooks. (freecycle/craigslist?)
  40. Repair undersink area.
  41. Purge computer files that are unnecessary.
  42. Finish baseboard project in Living/Dining.
  43. Repair/replace/refresh all light fixtures.
  44. List Freecycle items (including Microwave).
  45. Get trees trimmed and trim bushes myself.
  46. Paint deck :(
  47. Shop for/purchase solution for living room furniture. (slipcovers?)
  48. Basement walls.
  49. Basement carpet/flooring.
  50. Wash walls (spots).
  51. Hang picture/art in dining and bathroom, etc...
  52. List house for sale.

Well, that is my list/goals. I had intended on a 365 list but quickly realized that was crazy. If I can just do one smallish project a week we can get to a place where goal 52 can be realized and that is really part of our goal. I will try to take AND post pictures of my journey. Befores and Afters!

Wish me luck! So uh, anyone know a good cheap handyman?

Inspiration from around the Web!

It is not about this place... it is about these people!

I am still recovering and now the boys are sick but I am working on a few things. I thought I would share a few goodies I have found lately...

6 SIMPLE rules

Changing Traditions Timely but....

Motivated mom's planner This is an interesting idea! But I am not ready for this kind of maintenance plan. Right now we are too buried under with all the extras.

Lego/Toy Ideas

Organizing Kid's Toys

Lego Organizing Ideas

Lego Labels

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Be Right Back!

I have Bronchitis. I have been on bed rest all week but have to go back to work tomorrow. But then just 2 days and we have 2 weeks off!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

It is not about this place... it is about these people!

It is not about this place... it is about these people!

I am trying to find/create a challenge for myself. It is hard to work and be a mom and do everything that needs to be done. But to be honest.... how well was I really doing before I started working....

Do not get me wrong, I am not talking perfect house and mess of a family! I am talking happy family in a home that makes them feel loved and safe. No one is going to flip out over a few dishes in the sink or pick to vacuum instead of helping Josh with his homework or playing a board game as a family!

But something needs to be done. So from now until January first I plan to come up with, well.... a plan. A challenge of some sort that will involve me making little changes for the next 365 days. So I guess...stay tuned...

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

To be Continued...

It is not about this is about these people!

More coming soon!