Monday, 27 August 2012

How do other Bloggers Do it?

I don't really understand how people can do this. I want nothing more to be one of those "cool" bloggers, think Katie Bower{from Bower Power, Sherry Petersik{ from Young House Love} and Sarah Lastnameunknown{from Thrifty Decor Chick} all rolled up into one cutie package with a cherry on top ;-) I desperatly try, I really do but this whole "take pictures, upload then, type up words, be creative, yadda, yadda, yadda...." with a 2.5 year old and a 6 month old running around {well...the 6 month is actually rollin' not running, but I'm sure y'all get the picture}. I wish my mornings looked like this...calm, peaceful, me with loads of energy, near the water...ahhh...
Instead I feel my mornings are like an episode out of some crazy sitcom and while I can't think of a name of one off the top of my head at the moment, this picture sometimes sums up what I am feeling...
I'm not saying that those girls have it easy, I know they don't, they all have young children as well. I actually admire them. The fact that they can do this makes me realize that I should be able WILL be able to do this as well and that with some determination and with some lots and lots of coffee I will get it done. So thank you for your inspiration Katie, Sherry and Sarah you girls ROCK!!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Third times a charm?

I sure hope so because I have just realized that this is the third...yes, you heard me correctly THIRD blog I have attempted to start...all the other ones I have started and then forgot about or just simply didn't blog! I really want to make this one heres to a successful if I can only make it look appealing.....sigh :-S

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Organization 101

Organizing. Really, can we ever get enough of it. Seems that I clean the house and then all of a sudden it is messy and back to looking like a bomb hit it. Really, can anyone have a clean, neat and organized house when you have children?! I am beginning to believe that you can't (but alas I know you can, maybe it is I can't...who knows?!) All I kow is that this past week I've been on a declutting and organizing mission. I started in my basement, where I installed many new shelves to store stuff on, then I got rid of ALOT of stuff...were talking 8 large rubbermaid containers of STUFF! Crap that my husband and I have been holding onto for a reason I do not know. Next, I moved onto getting rid of even more stuff, I decluttered our closet, managed to purge 2 rubbermaid containers and yet we still seem to have our walk in closet full! At least it is full with stuff I will wear and fits me (I purged everything that was too big or too small {except for one pair of skinny jeans that in my defense do button but are just a wee too snug}. I then proceeded to move all the baby clothing that was stored in a little room off my sons room down to the basement {where now it looks like we didn't even purge anything because I added 5 large rubbermaid containers of his clothing and he is only 2.5 years old- oops} and I also have one large container filled with my daughters stuff already (just her 0-3 month clothing as she is only 5 months old).

The house is starting to take shape but it's definetly a long process, what started off as just a cleaning the basement mission has turn into a whole house decluttering session. Long overdue though and I am glad that I started.