Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What I've been up to . . .

i love christmas
i also love fresh starts
i love goals, cleaning house, organizing and fun projects!
so because
we have a crazy busy winter/spring
and then we are going to have a new member added to our family
i have been focused with getting things in my house
orderly :)

i made a new wreath for the winter/spring
i love how it turned out and the colors
we also finally got all of our pictures in frames or shelves
(see below)
i was having a hard time figuring out how to display the kids pictures that we had done this summer
(yes summer, i got them in october - but still - i hadn't gotten them all up yet!)
i had tried different types of frames to have three pics of the kids all together
but because they are mounted on a board they wouldn't fit in most frames
so i finally ended up with this shelf
i think it works perfectly
i had to add a couple of bigger pics to make it look right on the wall
(so there is our engagement picture from (gasp) 10 years ago - we look young!)
anyway - so glad to finally have the pics in a place to be displayed!
today we made valentine's mailboxes for the kids
super easy and cheap
i saw it on a blog somewhere - and i am sure it was a lot cuter there,
but i am glad with how ours turned out
i thought it would be fun to put little treats in them during the week of valentines
and jayden is super into drawing pictures and putting them in envelopes
so now we have a place to put them :)
these mailboxes are from target in the dollar spot,
i just put them on top of candlesticks (i didn't glue them b/c i want to be able to reuse the candlesticks)
i had the white ones and bought the black candlesticks at target
i wanted to put wooden letters on them,
but could not find any the right size at michaels
so we ended up with black felt ones and i think they work just fine
i couldn't find another j in the bag - so jordans ended up with an "O"
he was fine with that :)
and my most proud accomplishment since christmas -
jordan and i went through every room, closet, drawer
in our entire house organizing and getting rid of things
we literally filled the back of jordans car with things to give away
plus filled up both trashcan and recycling can
it was a great feeling
this is just one example of a closet that was redone:
so that's what i have been up to in my free time . . .
it feels good to get some things done off my checklist!

happy wednesday night!

1 comment:

Jennie said...

inspiring!!! and love the mailboxes! copying that idea!~