Monday, January 31, 2011

{Weekly Organizing Challenge} Family Notebook

At first I wasnt going to participate in this weeks challenge then I thought about and I really wanted to organize my notes and to dos better. Im so glad I did decided to do this weeks challenge. I created my own weekly cleaning list along with a budget worksheet. I printed off for free a menu plan here for the week. 

This is the Weekly Cleaning list I made. 
 Our Family Binder, I had to add some pretty paper to it. 
 I got these pretty cool page separators. You can write in pen on the tabs and it can be erased, so simple! I also liked the idea of the pockets. For the menu planing one i will put the recipes in the pocket so when i write out my grocery list they are there and easy to get to when I start to cook. 

 Our weekly Menu. 
 Cleaning List 
 Calender, February is a BUSY birthday month for our Family! 
I also added some notebook paper to the back of the binder so i can get to it easier when i make my grocery list. The last section is for "all other stuff". I think that I am going to make that a Medical one and put copies of everything in there. right now my husbands VA paper work is back there.

I am really enjoying my binder! Makes me feel so much more together!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The weekly Organized Challenge

I loved the 21 day getting organized Challenge with A Bowl Full Of Lemons. I didn't do a few days cause some didn't pertain to our life. but i did very much enjoy the challenge, it helped me really de-clutter in lots of areas. Toni over at A bowl full of Lemons is doing a new weekly challenge. Im glad that now it will be weekly and I will have the whole week to get it done. Less pressure that way!
Sunday will be the first weekly challenge, bring it on! There is still lots of areas in my house that need organized! 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fun at the park

It was so nice today. We took advantage of the 46 degree weather and went to the park. Makenzi wasnt napping and these nice days have been far and few in between. She ask's me about 5 times a day to go play. It was just a great time just her and I at the park playing. 

This has been the park she has gone to since she could go play at a park and its so amazing to watch her now and see all that she can do. 

Yesterday she turned 23 months. In ONE month(30days) she will be 2. Its crazy.

Her birthday is going to be Awesome, ive been planing it for about 9 months now. 

She has always talked very well. She said a 6 word sentence last night. She gave me a play cup and about 2min later she told me "Alright Mommy, give me your cup" plain as day perfect like a 10 year old said it. I was just taken back.
Last week she was playing in her room and was closing her door. So I went and sat in there with her. As soon as I walked in she started to push me out the door and told me "Go away Mommy". Really broke my heart.  But I love her still none the less. 
that was our awesome day at the park. Hope you enjoyed your day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Hearts & Rainbows

Last week we made a little trip to the fabric store right off the bat i saw this fabric and feel so much in love with it. I wanted to buy the whole bolt but i stopped my self and only got a yard. On the way home i was daydreaming about what i wanted this fabric to turn into. I knew i wanted it to be something simple cause the fabric was busy enough. I decided on this style of dress and used this tutorial. Ive made many dress this style and its perfect for summer or even winter with a long sleeve under it.

She was cheesin it up and being a perfect model
I am pretty much in love with this dress

and this is how i got her to pose for me, i had some candy. lol she was reaching for it

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Makenzis Birthday Dress

Makenzi will be 2 in Feb. I wanted to get her dress done before we moved just in case I didn't have the time once we got moved or had my machine out. I am very happy with the way it turned out. Ive been thinking about this dress for months! Im glad its finally done.

I wish I could have got some better pictures of her in it. Its super cold here with snow on the ground so I couldn't go out there and the lighting in this house is just bad. so this will have to do!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

{Day 16}

Day #16 ~ Getting Organized Challenge (Cleaning out & Organizing the Fridge)

I was super excited for this challenge. Yesterday i noticed that the handle on our fridge was NASTY gross so i started to clean it and the ALMOST just almost started to clean out the fridge. I waited, thinking there has to be a fridge challenge. Sure enough i get on the computer later that evening to see today's challenge was to clean the fridge! 

So messy and everything shoved just wherever we can fit it, i hate it!

Looks like my daughter wanted to help...

yuckyness and i cleaned out the fridge about 8 months ago?

All better now!
So organized, I LOVE IT!!!! 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chocolate covered Strawberry Marshmallows

With Valentines on the brain ive been wanting to make some sweet treats. While I was at walmart I saw the strawberry marshmallows and thought hmm chocolate would be amazing on these! In the cart they went then was off to get chocolate.

Wanna make them yourself? Here is how!

Stick the stick into the marshmallow. Melt some chocolate chips. I put them in for 30 seconds and then stir and then another 30 seconds and repeat till its ready. Then take your marshmallow on a stick and dip and twirl in the chocolate. Add your sprinkles. I use a Styrofoam circle (from dollar tree) to hold them. 
let them harden and enjoy!

They are pretty amazing....

Monday, January 17, 2011

{Day 14} Under the bathroom sink & more

EDIT: For some reason my title said day 16 (typing to fast) its fixed now! 

Day #14 ~ Getting Organized Challenge (Under the Bathroom Sink)

Todays challenge was to organize under the bathroom sink. I did this last week! You can see that here. So I didnt do any organizing today. We had a very mellow day, we have been pretty busy the last few days. I did manage to sew a dress today.

Not the best colors, i had a wrong setting on but it was the best one with her looking!

Can not believe that she is almost 2! 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

{Day 13} The Medicine Cabinet

Day #13 ~ Getting Organized Challenge (The Medicine Cabinet)

We really dont keep much medicine in here, never really have. I wish we had 1 more shelf in there and we could put more in there. But none the less its another part of the house organized!


I love that everything has a place!!!
I honestly did not know that medicine expired. I had some in there that had expired, that ive not used in about a year. Im so glad that I know that now!

{Day 12} Spice Cabinet

Day #12 ~ Getting Organized Challenge (The Spice Cabinet)

I didn't realize how many spices that I have!!! I have a spice rack that I got for my birthday last year that I love so I fill those spice jars with other spices so I hardly go in the spice cabinet. It is also our 2nd snack cabinet. 

Above the stove is where my baking items &spices are kept

I really wish I had a label machine! I saw one at walmart today but its just not in the budget for today. I don't think my husband would be to happy about how label happy I would get either lol. 


 I want to go get boxes to put the snacks in, or clear containers. I just didn't think about it while I was about today. 

I feel better that everything is nice and neat and things are thrown out. I put my most used spices in the front of the baskets so I will know where they are but a label maker sure would be nice for the tops!