A Year to Declutter

I’m learning to make goals more attainable by giving myself plenty of time to fulfill the requirements.  This year, I have divided the house in 12 zones/rooms/ sections whatever.  Each month I will work really hard on each area to clean it out and declutter and leave myself feeling great. 

So for January we worked in the boys’ room AKA the Cozy Cone as Mikey calls it.   What’s funny is I didn’t start until the last weekend of the month to clear out the clutter and clean really well.  We did rearrange furniture, go through clothes, donate toys, and all that’s left is to figure out where to hang a cute picture arrangement… Yeah, it’s March, but oh well!

February- not so impressive.  It was the master bedroom, bathroom, closet, and retreat (little extra room with no closet off of our masterbedroom).  I sort of started on the last weekend of the month again and managed to make a bigger mess than when I started.  Oh, and I successfully added quite afew new pieces of clothes to the closet without getting rid of any.  Eek.  I’m hoping to get caught up with this project, but still start into March’s part of the house.

March!  We will march right in to hubby’s home office, attack the overflowing pile of receipts that are laying on top of the file box, we shall move the furniture around and maybe, just maybe add my office/craft room in the mix.  I’m a little nervous about sharing a home office with my hubs.  Go from full room to 1/2 room??  I’m going to be optimistic though and I think I will take the plunge to move my stuff in.  Crafts and computer repair all in one room!  Cricut personal cutting system meet the OKI color printer.  And sewing machine, this is your new bunkmate- the server on the floor next to the automated phone system that shares floorspace with those 2 computer towers.  They can’t talk right now, because they need to be fixed.  Don’t you complain sewing machine.  I could put you in the garage with 10 broken computers and all their misc. parts!  What do you think?  I would be embarrassed to show before/ after pics, but maybe it’s what I need to stay motivated.

The House That Mikey Built

Yesterday, Mikey came to me and said he wanted to break something. I said why don’t we build something instead. His eyes lit up for that idea! Rather than use his wooden play tools and wooden pieces to build something like he usually does, he ran down stairs and returned with the big box of Duplos in his hands. He’s quite the strong little guy. He then preceeded to bring the 2nd box of Duplos upstairs as well.

So he said he wanted to build a house for Baby Dino (Josh’s equivalent of Baby Bear) and so to work we went. I told him how to place the blocks all around Baby Bear (since Josh was playing with Baby Dino) and told him that we want to connect the blocks together to make the walls of the house. I started and Mikey did the rest.

And as soon as we built the house, Mikey had the instinctive desire to destroy it with an iron fist, or foot rather!

A Photo Tag

This is pretty cool! This is how you do it. Grab your camera and take these ten pictures: fridge, kitchen sink, laundry room, favorite room, favorite shoes, closet, toilet, what your kids are doing right now, self portrait, dream vacation. No cleaning, wiping, sweeping, or swishing allowed. Enjoy the pictures =o)

Fridge -leftovers on top, lunch grub and butter and spreads next, tortillas and cheese under that, large stuff on bottom. There is totally a method to the madness. Everything and I mean everything has a place!!

Open Sesame

Kitchen sink- Had a crowd a week ago and the big pots n pans are still here!! They’re rinsed out though so no stink going on!

Everything in the Kitchen Sink

Laundry room- I love this room too! It’s only missing a wash basin big sink, but I get along just fine!! My cool sign reads: LAUNDRY- drop your drawers here!

Hanging Laundry

Favorite shoes- my hubby’s sandals, because they have the right amount of cushioning for my feet =o) I seriously wear these while making food in the kitchen.

Toes, Where Are You?

Closet- It still has new house smell when you open it since we have hardly opened it in the year and a half we’ve lived here. We just stash stuff in here and luckily it doesn’t fall out, yet!

Games and More!

Toilet- Hubby gave me these cute xoxo towels for our first Valentine’s and I am so happy to have a place to put them. I love x’s and o’s. And it’s a good reminder that I should love him always… especially when I am 2nd to use the toilet in the morning…..

The Thrown

Kids- Just being kids!! Mikey is wearing is sticker badge he got from WalMart and picking out the next Dora movie he wants to watch. And here’s Joshy eating for the first time!

Officer MikeyTrying Rice Cereal

Self portrait- Well, hubby took the picture, but I’m in there!

Mommy and Her Boys

Dream Vacation- Somewhere nice and cozy where I can sleep through the night!!! Mountains, island, spa retreat… I don’t care I just really want a full night’s sleep!! I wish I had a picture of me catching some zzzz’s, but we’re still working on that!!

I tag all who want to take pictures of more than their kiddos!!