Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Julian's 8th Birthday

My youngest son was born today eight years ago!!!! So hard to believe he is eight.He will always be our baby!!!!! Julian has been such a blessing to our family!!! Happy Birthday Julian!!!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010


During the week I have been working on de-cluttering. It helps me feel like the house is getting somewhere.We still have to tape and mud the new dining room so I probably won't be able to paint for a few weeks!!!! I am extremely anxious to get this room together!!!! I have the paint color selected ,the lighting is ready to be hung,a few other items of furniture besides the dining room table are ready to be placed. I feel like I need order in my house already.We still have to tile the bathroom that we added the claw foot tub. At least THAT room is functioning and clean!!!! The rest of the house feels a little cluttered due to the renovation(there are probably tools in almost every room!!!!) BUT,I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel.I looked up THE FLY LADY website.It is a website about cleaning and organizing.It has helpful hints including getting dressed everyday and putting on your shoes even if you are not going anywhere.Basically start looking good to feel good.Today,I am dressed( w/ accessories) and have makeup on!!!! I stay home w/ kids and am usually dressed in workout clothes(sweats) or work on the house clothes(sweats w/paint on them).I used to dress more glamorous back in the day!!!!! One of my goals this year is to look good at all times, not just if I have somewhere special to go.So after we are done with the house I will be buying fashionable clothes again!!! When we are done with the house I WILL have money for new clothes!!!! LOL

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Craigslist Find!!!!

I was searching online for canvas laundry carts.The heavy duty industrial kind. I want to use them to store toys for the kids and then use one for our laundry. I found websites that sold them but they were more than I wanted to pay.Then I thought I would check out Craig's list.I couldn't believe it ,someone was selling some.He wanted fifty a piece.That sounded like a good price but I really wanted two of them and I asked if they could do thirty a piece.He was really cool and said yes!!!! I was so excited and the best part it wasn't too far away.I have been known to drag hubby all over (usually a long drive) to pick up Craig's list items!!! LOL!!! I have them now and I am loving them!!!!! Here are photos of them!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What we have been up to!!!!

We are back to work!!!! We opened up the wall completely from the dining room to the tin ceiling room.We were going to put up my french doors between the two rooms.Now we are going to put them up in the kitchen!!!! (That is the original place I wanted them!!!!) We had help with putting up the header.It was huge and heavy so I called my daughter and her boyfriend to help.It was a long day of work. Trent and I have been working on moving electric and cleaning up all the mess.Today I am re-mopping and dusting again!!!!!! Dust is everywhere. It can be overwhelming but I have do just clean one room at a time!!! I keep visualizing the finished room to keep me going!!!!!!