Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
so here's your organizing 101 for the day. your first step to getting organized is:
GET RID OF CRAP.
a good place to start is your closet.
*get rid of clothes you don't wear
*get rid of clothes that don't fit you
*get rid of your old glory jeans from 1998. trust me even if you could fit into them again you wouldn't want to.
***but you have to honest with yourself. you can't just say "oh but i'm going to wear that." or "i might need that." if you haven't already worn it in the last 6 months or last season...you ain't going to wear it. and if you haven't needed it in 6 months you ain't going to need it anytime soon. GET.RID.OF.IT.
***so here's your challenge. pick a closet, or drawer, take out it's contents and only put back what you use. box the rest and take it to your local goodwill store. go on... you know you want to. and if that feels good...go to the next closet and drawer. it can get addicting.
have a great weekend.
see you monday.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
marriages have ups and downs do they not?
but even with the ups and downs you want to continually work on building a stronger relationship.
working together as a couple on things and complimenting each other on the job well done is a great way to build a stronger relationship.
let me do a conversation with the husband if you will.
setting the scene: GI joe husband and i are in the pasture and while i break up the mule poop, he shovels it and spreads it by tossing it all over the pasture.
GI Joe husband: (throwing a shovel full of mule crap off the far side of the pasture) you are doing a really good job of breaking up the poop. (no i'm not kidding people)
me: why thank you...pausing and thinking...i think your poo throwing skills are awesome.
GI joe husband: thank you.
and there you have it. now go break up some crap and throw it around...guaranteed to make your marriage a strong one...
btw: my husband who is no longer GI Joe actually does this for a living now.
so you should TOTALLY listen to me when i talk about marriage.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Editied: okay i can't stand all the "white" so i'm changing the pillow covers
and now it can be found in my laundry/mudroom...husband painted the laundry/mudroom this weekend. i went out on a limb and bought "blue-ish" paint. it was rather frightening to me when we were applying the paint how "periwinkle" blue it looked. husband assured me that it was going to darken and change as time went on. if i were to do it again i would go for a slightly darker shade...but all in all i like the color and how cheery my laundry room is now. so i should totally think that laundry is a cheery thing to do now...well another cold day in hell will happen before i associate "cheery" with laundry...
also husband would like to know why on earth i would put up baskets on the wall. i told him that i thought it looked cute...he said "whatevah"...and so they stayed up on the wall.
Monday, March 23, 2009
friday and saturday were beautiful and spent outside...i got to paint some too...more to come on that this week. prepare to be amazed...okay maybe not amazed but maybe have a little "ooh" moment. because the sun was out, i was wearing capris and in celebration of tanner leg season approaching i made a few springy broaches (coming soon to an etsy store near you). duh mine.i also started on a new tutorial for the moda bake shop using this honey bun...any guesses?
this weekend was also spent spring cleaning. we finally burned the last of our winter wood and that means i can finally dust and know it will last more than a nano second... it now last three nano seconds. oh exciting. and on a random note...
i eat cereal in the morning...
i don't really have great luck with cereal and yet i still eat it.
this post is the perfect example of what i mean.
well as i'm pouring out my "honey buzzers" (yes we are cheap-os and buy the big bags 'o cereal over here) anywho...i was pouring out my cereal when i did a double take..."whaaaaat...is that a FACE?"...i then started searching the whole bowl and sure enough there are like 50 little creepy faces staring up at me...none of them smiling mind you. what the ...i hope my cereal isn't trying to tell me something...
*great "i can't believe you still love my crazy butt after 11 years" anniversary
*painted and spring cleaning
*tanning legs season=spring broach
*tutorial in the works
*creepy emo-faces staring at me in the morning
sounds like we're going to have a FANTABULOUS week in blogging. also look for your first 101 this week. i have to figure out when...but it'll happen
Friday, March 20, 2009
so of course i had to get the catalog for her stuff. and the pictures are so inspiring even in her catalog.
most of you know when i say i love something...that means i'm knee deep in "already working on" something ...yes i am loveing all the ideas in my head (does yours run at full speed as well?) and have already started on a few of them. can't wait to show you. perhaps next week.
have a sweet weekend.
man formerly known as GI Joe husband and i will be celebrating our 11 year anniversary this saturday.
i can't believe he's made it that long.
what a good man.
see you monday.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
i have bling now, and now you can have it on your blog as well! wear it proudly friends!
second off i have to tell you that i love getting your emails. really i do. and just because i don't get back to you right away doesn't mean i don't want to get back to you all. it's just life you know...kind of happens. and i promise i will get back to you all soon.
one thing i've noticed though through your emails is that even though you don't know each other (well some of you do) i keep getting asked the same questions from different people. so i've decided that instead of answering the same questions over and over i'm going to address them in posts broken down into two different categories:
where we will touch issues like getting rid of junk, simplifying your lives, having your kids help with thier rooms, clutter control and scheduling your house cleaning ...i'm sure the list will expand as we keep going.
where we will tackle things like the correct placement of pictures on a wall, grouping, and cheap and easy decor.
now keep in mind this will all just be V-isms and nothing fancy. i have helped people organize their spaces and time before, and i have helped decorate houses, but by no way am i saying i'm a professional...so there you go...my disclaimer. so in the near future start looking for 101's.
now if you have anything you want me to talk about go ahead leave me a comment or email me and i'll see what i can do! also if there is anything that i cover and you have MORE info on it go ahead and leave me a comment or email and we will work it into future 101's.
here's to making our home's sanctuaries one organizing or decorating project at a time!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
E)trying to be a good mom and wife by cooking every darn night
F)getting my part of the stupid taxes done
E)all of the above
E. would be the correct answer. but see this is how i roll. i put a bazillion things on my plate and get about half of the things done. this year i've been trying to start and finish one thing at a time...i'm royally screwing up. so i'm really trying hard to finish this list before i start yet another list. see baby steps.
*"we've" (the little one likes to think she's part of this)been organizing. every monday i have put it upon myself to do one organizing project while the boys are at school. it can be huge or small. but by golly i will reclaim my organized life once again...i feel like we've been rolling in un-organization for too long. so i am instilling what i used to do and pick one day out of the week where i organize one thing. this week it was my fabric area (the one you can see, not the monster of a disaster in my closet...that's for another day.)
*i've been sick. so i'm in the works of trying to get better. (coincidentally, my rice bag feet warmer/neck de-crinker works awesome for sinus infections! it's been on my face constantly for the past two days and has dislodged...well i'll spare details)
*i've been painting...not anything huge but it's white and i'll show you next week
*and i've been busting my butt cooking. this one has to be the hardest for me. but the husband and kids are not complaining (well the kids are but the husband is not) and it's been good for me to move out of my comfort zone of the 5 dishes i KNOW how to cook without a recipe and actually use a cookbook. oh and cooking sometimes means calling in a pizza.
*i'm also in the works of a new tutorial. so you'll want to come back on tomorrow for sure.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
we did find out that if the egg is room temp,if you poke the yoke a few times during the process it's a lot less hernia making.
they sure are going to look pretty when i have a bunch! i can't believe my husband has to blow out like 10 more of these babies. thank heavens the chicken only lays one blueish egg every day. otherwise i don't think the husband would be able to do it.