Thursday Thirteen… My week in pictures!

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Thursday Thirteen… my week in pictures!!!


This is what I awoke to one morning!


I cleaned my daughters bed room! With her help!


CLEANish (after)


We made homemade strawberry lemonade!


I had chocolate cake.. on two seperate occasions!


I watched my daughter as she put a puzzle together all by her self!


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I ate one of my favorite meals! You can find the recipe here


I relaunched my Celebrating Home business!

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We got to see the baby, and got mixed news!


I watched my daughter paint a rainbow,, most impressively she knew the order of the colors! Including Indigo!


Janice received two new Cabbage Patch dolls complete with accesories.. I love that she loves the same toys I did when I was a kid!


Got to visit with family, and baby kitties! Janice and her Aunt Mandy!


Tackle It Tuesday- Making Room for Baby!

I am due in November, with my second child. We live in a small two bedroom apartment, so the baby will be sleeping in our room.

It should come as no surprise that I don’t like to clean. What might come as a surprise (for those who don’t know me) is that our bedroom is ALWAYS the worst. I have been dreading the thought of cleaning the bedroom so that baby will have a place to go. Over the past few months, I would lay in bed thinking of how I should rearrange the furniture so that everything would fit nicely in the room. The other day I came up with a great idea, rather then try and explain it, I will show you instead!

Now, prepare your self for whats going to come next. These first two pictures are amazingly horrific, and I should be embarrassed to even post them. If I didn’t have some great after pictures I wouldn’t post them that is for sure!

Very scary I know!! EEK! Side A

Okay brace yourself for another!

trust me, I know how bad it is! Side B

If you are still here… I thank you. If you aren’t I don’t blame you, but you wouldn’t know that because you are gone already.

It was hard to get the motivation to start that project, although I am not 100% done, I have made a ton of progress!  Some how I mustered up the courage and got to a decent point.

Eventually a baby bed will go there, this is side A, during the progress

Remember, I have been taken out of work for a month to make sure I don’t over do it , and my motto (thanks to flylady) is progress not perfection!

still scary but not as bad!! Side B

So I was proud with that progression, and could have stopped there. Maybe I should have stopped there, but I didn’t want to I wouldn’t have  felt very accomplished at all. If you look closely at the bed, you can see its made, instead of a nasty heap of mess!

I didn’t finish today, plan on doing that tomorrow. I did get a lot more done though so I will leave you with my “almost done” pictures as long as you promise to come back tomorrow and look at the finished product!

There is a baby bed packed in that corner, and a place for clothes! Side A

We would NEVER be able to fit another dresser in this room. Although my amazing husband HATES those plastic storage containers, he as agreed to let me use it for baby clothes. Best part about it, we already had it! It was in the basement collecting dust, now it can be in our room collecting baby love!

Look there is a dresser under there, and floor! Side B

Like I said, I still have a lot to do. I am proud to say though, I cleaned enough that I was able to sweep the ENTIRE floor. I don’t I have ever been able to say that. I am proud of what I have gotten done, and will be even more excited tomorrow when I can post completely done pictures!

All in all, I threw out three bags of trash. We also donated three huge bags of clothing!

I have already figured out what my project will be for next week. A small hint, it will involve the white wicker chest you see in some of the pictures!

What did you tackle today? Feel free to share with everyone and link up over at Tackle It Tuesday, hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom!!

Just another (not so) Manic Monday!

My day today was pretty low key and slowly paced, which was nice!

I woke up with horrible morning sickness, which caused me to not dress to my shoes, or even get dressed at all. In fact even now, while winding down for the night, I am still in my pajamas! Don’t worry, I still got a lot done today!!

I made dinner, that was step one. Made a pot roast in the crock pot, it was really good, especially the fatty parts! I even cleaned up after dinner. I can hear the dishwasher going now, its a relaxing sound because I know it means my kitchen is clean!

I worked in Janice’s room quite a bit. Still have more work to do, but I sorted all of her clothes which was much needed! When she gets home I am going to turn her into a fashion model so I can get rid of all of her 5t pants that don’t fit. By get rid of, I mean pack away in a tote until we find out if we are having a girl or not, doesn’t make sense throwing them away if I will need them soon anyway! I packed up all of her smaller clothes for that exact reason too.

I put out two “hot spots” which was my baby step for the day anyway. They both look so much better… it’s a good feeling making your home less cluttered, one hot spot at a time. I still have 100’s more, because lets face it, my whole house is a hot spot.

Over a week ago, some friends and I, went to a new goodwill outlet that sells by the pound. I got three BIG bags of clothes for the baby, and some for Janice. I also got all of the flannel and fleece I will need to make my inserts for my diapers. They have been in the car this whole time, waiting for their turn in the washing machine. Well my amazing husband surprised me today by bringing up all the bags, washed, dried and ready to be worn! It made my night! I was ecstatic! I went through them and separated them, once I get somewhere to put them I will separate them some more. I forgot how cute baby clothes are, maybe its because I am a mom!

Tomorrow, I plan on finishing the bed room. Okay, okay, not FINISHING but at least getting the baby’s area ready to go. I am excited to see it done. Although the baby is sleeping in our room, (don’t get me started), I have decided to NOT place the bed right next to mine. I don’t sleep well when I can hear other people moving around, or breathing. Its not fair for me to ask the baby to not move or breathe, so I just wot place it right next to my ears! I already have a basic idea of how I want things, so I am excited to see how it all turns out.

One of the things I have done, since I started flying again, is turn my already small kitchen into an eat in kitchen. Let me just tell you, I love it!

table in the kitchen, with a yummy baked apple pie candle!!

At first I was afraid I wouldn’t like it, but oh do I ever. We haven’t used it often, partly because Janice has been gone, but I am trying to not beat myself up about it. The biggest thing I am empressed about is that I have been able to keep it clear, the entire time its been in there. My dining room table was ALWAYS a mess, we couldn’t eat on it even if we wanted to. I think because the table is in the kitchen, and the kitchen is cleaned every night before bed, I am able to keep the table clean!

My house is still looking good. Instead of becoming upset that I didn’t get dressed to my shoes today, I am enjoying what I was able to accomplish. Tomorrow my baby step will be a tough one for me. #7 is picking out your clothes for the day, the night before. I have never been a fan of that, so we will see how it goes. I might get Andy to do that one too, because then he doesn’t have to rummage around the bed room at 2am looking for clothes to ware.

Tomorrow is Tuesday, and over at 5 Minutes for Mom they have a thing called “Tackle It Tuesday.” A bunch of moms, will write a post about a project they have been wanting to tackle, with before and after pictures. I am not going to tell you what project mine will be, because it would take away the element of surprise. I will, however, tell you that I am extremely excited to participate, and have already taken before pictures! Might not get it down tomorrow, but at least it will be started!

I am going to go enjoy my last night child free, might even allow myself to fall asleep on the couch, who knows!

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