One resolution for 2012 is to start (check!) and keep up with the series my weekend in photos.
My cousin Misha has been doing it and I really enjoy seeing what they do each weekend.
So, here it goes!
someone special got me roses
kenley’s first disney trip: dinner at fort wilderness lodge
amazing weather this weekend to ring in the new year
born this way: ready to party
been dying to make these since i spotted them on pinterest. delish!
sipping monster on the rocks to ring in the new year
another pinterest find: turn your hangers backwards on jan. 1st and if you haven’t worn it by june 1st, get rid of it!
I wish I could tell you that choosing a random project over a shower only happened once.
But, I can’t.
Next up was the laundry room,
and after you see how bad it was, you’ll know why.
I almost don’t want to show you, it’s embarrassing!
I honestly don’t know how it got this bad.
It just became a collection of random things that didn’t have anywhere else to go.
Towels, coats, dirty clothes, clean clothes, paint supplies, everything.
So I proceeded to pull it all out with no plan of action whatsoever.
It all ended up in our dining room area and stayed there for a day or so.
I have been looking for organization ideas on Pinterest,
especially for laundry rooms and got an idea for a “counter” on the washer/dryer
from Young House Love (seriously, where do they come up with these great ideas?!).
Luckily, we already had plywood and white paint, so Greg whipped us up a counter!
He had to use a jig saw (thanks Chris) to cut around the hoses so it would be flush against the wall.
I already love having the room on top to fold clothes and the space to “lay flat to dry”.
Now, if only I could remember to take my reusable bags when I go grocery shopping!
Some moms use their time wisely while the baby is sleeping.
Sleep while the baby sleeps.
Take a shower, get out of their pajamas.
Clean the house. Cook dinner.
On this particular day, I didn’t get out of my pajamas,
and hadn’t showered in two days (judge away),
thought it’d be a good idea to organize our linen closet.
Priorities here, people.
Clearly, it needed to be organized.
I proceeded to pull everything out of the closet
and started bagging up what we didn’t need for Goodwill,
which was majority of the crap in this closet.
Mind you, our master bath linens aren’t even stored in the linen closet.
During this time, someone woke up from their nap,
so project linen closet was put on hold.
I only can only work on a project in 2-3 hours increments.
Of course, Greg got home during this time and everything from the linen closet
was on the floor in the hallway…. and I was still in my PJs, looking lovely.
I can’t imagine what was going through his head.
Later that night, I was able to resume project linen closet and clean up my mess.
Alas, a neat and organized linen closet that holds ALL of our linens!
What a concept!
Which leaves us with three garbage bags and one pillow for Goodwill
full of old towels, blankets, and sheets of all sizes.
Full size sheets… we don’t even have a full size bed!
I now have peace of mind knowing that my linen closet is organized
and that’s worth more than a shower, in my opinion!
Since this is your second look inside our pantry in about a week,
you can tell that our life is really exciting right now.
Deal with it.
To be honest, we actually were really excited to organize our pantry
after we got such a bangin’ deal on more of the OXO Pop Containers.
Yeah. $50 for a 12 pack at Sam’s Club.
Those of you who frequent Bed Bath & Beyond or Crate & Barrel regularly know
that these are not cheap. A 10 pack goes for $100,
and I’ve never seen them on sale.
We registered for some of them way back when
and completely fell in love with them.
So much so that we buy them for anyone who is getting married
(and who is registered for them of course).
So you can imagine our excitement when we saw them yesterday
as we were wondering through Sam’s Club aimlessly…
which can be very dangerous, fyi.
Now, everything is in it’s correct place
and sealed tight for freshness!
You would not believe how much space we freed up!