Tuesday, August 18, 2009


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Sunday was a big day.

At our house, our 8 month old baby took off walking to his daddy. It was so amazing! And Travis knew that it was a big deal. He was so excited as we cheered him on. =)

He is not proficient by any means, but he is stepping out, (pun intended), and trying new moves. =)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I was poking around in a forum and saw this in answer to a mom's question about meal planning. This is such a great idea, I just had to share it...


Sunday, August 09, 2009


In the middle of getting ready for school, I have been ingesting info on organizing. Those who know me, know that I am not organized, but have an intense desire to be. I have been studying and implementing lots of little things and have plans to do a lot more. I feel very encouraged and hopeful that I am going to be able to get things more under control.

Here is a partial list of the things I have been reading:

The Messie's Manual by Sandra Felton

Clean It Fast, Clean It Right: The Ultimate Guide to Making Absolutely Everything You Own Sparkle & Shine

The Naturally Clean Home
Karyn Siegel-Maier

Messies Anonymous (great free info for the chronically disorganized....)

Organized Home (lots of articles and free printables)

Organize This Life

The Organizing Pro

(lots of free printables)

The Well-Planned Day

This is a partial list, and there are many more books I want to read. I am having a lot of fun and am learning soo much.

Who knows, maybe someday I will be a pro organizer.....=)

House Labors....

Well, I have had a productive week. Last week, I got quite a list of projects accomplished. Still have more to do, but I am pleased with my progress.

I got our library set up, meaning I organized our books and labeled shelves. This was really fun.
I am looking forward to this coming week when I plan to do some focused training with my kids. Lots of new things have been set up and I want to give each one individualized training. I plan to take each kid by themselves for a day through the training course, =) and carefully communicate and train exactly what is needed and expected.

I am really looking forward to starting this year's school. I have had fun getting things found and bought for the year ahead. Still have a few little things here and there to pick up, but for the most part, I am ready. And since I have bought everything used, I have gotten a lot more mileage out of my money. =)

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The Results From Yesterday

Yesterday went well!

Jakin's room is now a different place to be in. Very nice....

My desk is empty. 3 boxes sit quietly in the bedroom waiting to be taken care of.

The laundry is almost done. I do have to brag on my kids. They found out that putting away laundry was on my list, and they charged in without being told and did their parts. =)

The lemons are still quietly waiting for their turn. I decided not to stay up until 2 am juicing lemons.....

Monday, August 03, 2009


This week I am planning a major cleanup/organizing adventure. All prayers will be appreciated! I have a lot to do, and hope to be fully done by Friday.

I am hoping that Travis will cooperate, which this morning doesn't seem to be happening.....But things change quickly around here! So, I anticipate being able to get a move on soon......

My to-do list today....
Bull-doze Jakin's room. (It has gotten cluttered up with the 'I'll get to that later' stuff.....)
Clear off my desk (Into the box, everybody!)
Juice Lemons (Yes, for lemonade, but I bought a case, meaning 235 lemons, meaning a bushel of lemons. I need to juice and freeze them, or at least part of them.)
Put away the laundry. (That job that never ends, but is so needed and a blessing to the family...)

Off I go, charging into the fray! =)