Monthly Archives: April 2013

Goals for the Week: April 29 – May 5

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Goals for the Week

Here were the goals for last week and how I did on them:

~ Continue daily the Habit of the Month {April’s: Be early or on time for everything.}
~ Complete Week 5 of Leading Like Jesus Bible Study.
~ Read 2 more chapters of Slave.  ~~ Again, I didn’t read a single word.  But that’s only because I can’t.find.the.book.  I’m sure my daughter has hidden it in her room somewhere. :p
~ Build a fort and play with my daughter.  (I used to LOVE to do that as a kid!)  SOO much fun!  I think I enjoyed it more than she did though.
Use numbers flashcards with my daughter a few times this week.
~ Finish staining and sealing the deck (weather permitting).  ~~ Weather wasn’t permitting on the days we were able to do it.  Hopefully this weekend.
~ Exercise 4 days — at least 20 minutes of aerobic activity and 2 strength training moves each day.
Firm up my meal planning for May.
Make budget for May.
~ Clean all ceiling fans and ceilings.  ~~ I got all of the ceiling fans done but only about half of the ceilings.

And here are my goals for this week:

~ Continue daily the Habit of the Month {April’s: Be early or on time for everything; May: TBD}
~ Complete Week 6 of Leading Like Jesus Bible Study.
~ Make some homemade vegetable broth.
~ Make baby food for my son:  sweet potatoes, carrots and bananas.
~ Use letters flashcards with my daughter a few times this week.
~ Finish staining and sealing the deck (weather permitting).
~ Exercise 4 days — at least 20 minutes of aerobic activity and 2 strength training moves each day.
~ Weed the herb and vegetable garden. Transplant the carrot seedlings. Plant radish seeds.
~ Clean the utility room.
~ Clean out daughter’s closet.  (Why do they grow out of clothes so quickly??!?)

What are your goals for the week?

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Spring Cleaning: Week 4

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Yes folks, it’s that time of the year again! The sky is blue, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and I’m… spring cleaning.

It’s more fun than it sounds. Really!  To me, anyway.

I’m one of those odd ducks who actually enjoys a good deep clean and declutter. And while I do a deep clean (or “spring” cleaning) a few times a year, the one that takes place in the springtime is my favorite. I don’t know why. I’m sure it is psychological – new life, new beginnings (and it’s the only time of the year the temperature is just right so I can open up those windows!), etc, etc.

And while I’m sure many of you have already started – maybe even finished – your spring cleaning (you have, right?) there may still be a few that haven’t begun.

So join me each week as I hit the “hot spots” in my home.  You know, those places that get dumped on, forgotten about and generally mistreated.  And while I shovel out some of  my embarrassing clutter maybe you can tackle some of your own.

The tools I’m using:
~ trash can
~ laundry basket or box (for those things you find that belong someplace else)
~ box (for those things you’re going to give away)
~ timer
~ good music (optional for some; necessity for me)

I will be posting some before and after pictures to help keep myself accountable.  And since these are only weekly posts I have no excuses if I don’t finish, right?

Last week’s project:  The Master Bedroom

Here are the awful before pictures:

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I knew this was not going to be one of those 15 minute cleaning jobs.  I let it get too out of hand.  Have you ever had those days?  When you neglect to put something up because you’ll be back to finish it “in just a minute” or you feel like you don’t have time right then to do it… and then since the area is already cluttered it makes it a bit easier to put something else on top of the pile.  Again and again, over and over.   And before you know it you have an out of control room (or house) and don’t know where to start to get it back in order.

That’s how I felt this week with my bedroom.

I kept avoiding it.  I felt it was too time intensive to deal with, especially with two small children who it seems always need me (especially when I’m trying to work on something!).  I made excuse after excuse but I knew it had to be done.  It was driving me crazy.  I can only stand a cluttered space for so long before I snap.

And even though I was dreading it, I finally picked a starting place and went to it.

I started with the mess in the first picture, mainly because it was the closest to the door and I had to start somewhere.  It’s still a work in progress.  I have to figure out a permanent place for my wrapping paper and gift bags (which are in the box under the wrapping paper container).  Right now they’re in the utility closet but I’m not sure that will be their final resting place.  🙂  And in case you’re wondering, yes, I am going to move the elliptical machine in front of a window or something.  That’s just where the hubby put it together and we haven’t moved it yet.  I’m getting there. Slowly.

The clothes were what took the longest.  Most of them belonged to the baby… and I had been procrastinating putting them up because I hadn’t cleaned out the ones he’s outgrown so I didn’t have enough room.  So basically I cleaned two rooms this week.  But they both look much better!

See?

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(The mirror on the floor will be moved too.  Eventually.  Right now both of my children enjoy looking at themselves in it and I hate to move it.)

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(My daughter helped me make the bed!  Isn’t she sweet?)

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Ahh.  Time to put my feet up and drink a cuppa coffee. 🙂

Goals for the Week: April 22 – 28

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Goals for the Week

Here were the goals for last week and how I did on them:

~ Continue daily the Habit of the Month {April’s: Be early or on time for everything.}
~ Complete Week 4 of Leading Like Jesus Bible Study.
~ Read 2 more chapters of Slave.  ~~ I didn’t read a single page.  *Sigh*  Maybe sometime this century.
~ Make some busy bags for my daughter.  I loved doing this and she loves playing with her “games” as she calls them.  I’ve made three easy ones so far.  Will have to blog about it soon.
~ Bake/cook something with my daughter.  We made Donut Muffins for a family get together.  Yummy!
~ Pick out (and purchase?) the stuff to stain/seal our deck.  And figure out how to do it.  Picked out, purchased and work has begun.  Home Depot loves us.
~ Exercise 4 days — at least 20 minutes of aerobic activity and 2 strength training moves each day.  ~~ I didn’t do two ST moves each day but I did the aerobic part.
~ Clean my oven.  For real this time.  Yay!!  Remind me not to go so long next time, will ya?
~ Shovel out my vehicle.  Kids make a lot of mess, did you know?  Although if I’m honest I probably can’t blame it all on them…
~ Clean all ceiling fans and ceilings.  ~~ Not a lot of headway on this either.  I need a self-cleaning house. 😉

And here are my goals for this week:

~ Continue daily the Habit of the Month {April’s: Be early or on time for everything.}
~ Complete Week 5 of Leading Like Jesus Bible Study.
~ Read 2 more chapters of Slave.
~ Build a fort and play with my daughter.  (I used to LOVE to do that as a kid!)
~ Use numbers flashcards with my daughter a few times this week.
~ Finish staining and sealing the deck (weather permitting).
~ Exercise 4 days — at least 20 minutes of aerobic activity and 2 strength training moves each day.
~ Firm up my meal planning for May.
~ Make budget for May.
~ Clean all ceiling fans and ceilings.

What are your goals for the week?

Spring Cleaning: Week 3

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Yes folks, it’s that time of the year again! The sky is blue, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and I’m… spring cleaning.

It’s more fun than it sounds. Really!  To me, anyway.

I’m one of those odd ducks who actually enjoys a good deep clean and declutter. And while I do a deep clean (or “spring” cleaning) a few times a year, the one that takes place in the springtime is my favorite. I don’t know why. I’m sure it is psychological – new life, new beginnings (and it’s the only time of the year the temperature is just right so I can open up those windows!), etc, etc.

And while I’m sure many of you have already started – maybe even finished – your spring cleaning (you have, right?) there may still be a few that haven’t begun.

So join me each week as I hit the “hot spots” in my home.  You know, those places that get dumped on, forgotten about and generally mistreated.  And while I shovel out some of  my embarrassing clutter maybe you can tackle some of your own.

The tools I’m using:
~ trash can
~ laundry basket or box (for those things you find that belong someplace else)
~ box (for those things you’re going to give away)
~ timer
~ good music (optional for some; necessity for me)

I will be posting some before and after pictures to help keep myself accountable.  And since these are only weekly posts I have no excuses if I don’t finish, right?

Last week’s project:  The Master Bathroom

In case you missed them here are the “before” pictures:

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And what I said about them:

The shower and the toilet are both clean, I promise.  So I won’t bore you with pictures of those.  There’s quite enough to do here, I promise.  As you can see, the vanity has become a diaper changing area as well, and I’m not exactly sure when that happened.  I just know it made middle-of-the-night changes a lot easier.  But since the little one is sleeping in his own room now, I shouldn’t need this anymore.  Yay!  I can reclaim my bathroom!!

I definitely reclaimed the bathroom!  First I took everything baby related (and there was a LOT) out of the bathroom and back into his room where it belongs.  That made a huge difference on how the room looked.

I filled each sink up with bleach and hot water and let that set for a while while I wiped down the mirror, wall, and countertop.  I also rearranged and purged some of the things in the drawers to better accomodate the things that used to be in there that have slowly made their way to the countertop.  Oh, how I have missed those empty countertops!

And that was basically it.  I vacuumed and mopped, of course, and tidied up everything else.  It really didn’t take as long as I was expecting.  I was able to do it in brief snatches of time over a few days span.

Here are the after pictures:

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Ahh.  Much better.

And now for this week’s project.  Which I’ve been dreading.  It has never looked this bad before… why did I let it get so out of control?

I’m talking about the master bedroom.  It’s always been a sanctuary for me.  A (mostly) uncluttered space where I can relax at the end of the day.  But lately it’s been the place where things are dumped and left.  And I can’t blame anyone but myself!  So this week I’m taking it back…. here are the before pictures:

This week’s project:  The Master Bedroom

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I’m so embarrassed… there’s not even anything else to say.  Except that I’ll be back in a week to show you pictures that look a lot better than these!

Goals for the Week: April 15 – 21

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Goals for the Week

Here were the goals for last week and how I did on them:

~ Continue daily the Habit of the Month {April’s: Be early or on time for everything.}  ~~ I did not do well on this one day.  I’m totally blaming it on my hubby though.  😉  Otherwise, I did pretty good!
~ Complete Week 3 of Leading Like Jesus Bible Study.
~ Catch up on reading through the Bible in one year.  ~~ I really need to buckle down on this.  I’m making excuses and letting things get in the way (Leviticus isn’t terribly exciting to me!)
~ Try my hand at making baby food!  Sweet potatoes, baby!  I guess he likes them… he’s eating them anyway.  But he also eats just about anything he can get his pudgy little fingers on!
~ Take the kids to the arboretum, weather permitting.
Finish my taxes.  {Yeah, I know.  Don’t judge. ;)}  All done!!  And we’re getting a refund to boot!  Might be able to buy that washer/dryer I’ve been wanting…
~ Make some freezer meals.  I made a Black Bean Tortilla Bake and a Burrito Pie.  The Tortilla Bake was a new recipe.  It wasn’t bad.  Hubby didn’t like it as much as I did though.
~ Exercise 5 days — at least 20 minutes of aerobic activity and 3 different strength training moves each day.  ~~ Sigh.  Maybe I should lower the bar on this goal a bit.  I’ve been horrible with the exercise lately.
~ Clean my oven.  ~~ I started thinking about this… does that count?
~ Declutter and reorganize the master bathroom.  I’m marking this one even though I’m not quite done with it.  But it’s getting there.

And here are my goals for this week:

~ Continue daily the Habit of the Month {April’s: Be early or on time for everything.}
~ Complete Week 4 of Leading Like Jesus Bible Study.
~ Read 2 more chapters of Slave.
~ Make some busy bags for my daughter.
~ Bake/cook something with my daughter.
~ Pick out (and purchase?) the stuff to stain/seal our deck.  And figure out how to do it.
~ Exercise 4 days — at least 20 minutes of aerobic activity and 2 strength training moves each day.
~ Clean my oven.  For real this time.
~ Shovel out my vehicle.  Kids make a lot of mess, did you know?  Although if I’m honest I probably can’t blame it all on them…
~ Clean all ceiling fans and ceilings.

What are your goals for the week?

Spring Cleaning: Week 2

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Yes folks, it’s that time of the year again! The sky is blue, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and I’m… spring cleaning.

It’s more fun than it sounds. Really!  To me, anyway.

I’m one of those odd ducks who actually enjoys a good deep clean and declutter. And while I do a deep clean (or “spring” cleaning) a few times a year, the one that takes place in the springtime is my favorite. I don’t know why. I’m sure it is psychological – new life, new beginnings (and it’s the only time of the year the temperature is just right so I can open up those windows!), etc, etc.

And while I’m sure many of you have already started – maybe even finished – your spring cleaning (you have, right?) there may still be a few that haven’t begun.

So join me each week as I hit the “hot spots” in my home.  You know, those places that get dumped on, forgotten about and generally mistreated.  And while I shovel out some of  my embarrassing clutter maybe you can tackle some of your own.

The tools I’m using:
~ trash can
~ laundry basket or box (for those things you find that belong someplace else)
~ box (for those things you’re going to give away)
~ timer
~ good music (optional for some; necessity for me)

I will be posting some before and after pictures to help keep myself accountable.  And since these are only weekly posts I have no excuses if I don’t finish, right?

Last week’s project:  My side of the Master Closet

Here is the “before” picture:

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Yes, it is a mess.  The dirty clothes basket is full; my tote of family research stuff is on the floor (What?  You don’t keep your family history in the closet too?); a box of clothes to go to Goodwill; there are clothes all over the place… it hasn’t been too long since I purged my clothes (hence the aforementioned box) so I don’t have to do that.  I do have to reorganize and sort though.

Ugh.  Lots to do here.

First off, I washed a load (or two) of clothes.  Then I reorganized my tote full of family history and put the tote back in it’s place.  I quickly sorted through the clothes to see what could go back on my hubby’s side of the closet, pulled a few more of my things to go in the Goodwill box, and loaded it in the back of the van.  And don’t ask me if it’s still sitting there.

Ahem.

Anyway, then I moved my shoe organizer closer to my row of boots and put a pair or two of shoes in the Goodwill box as well.  I sorted through my cubbies (half are the hubby’s) and threw away a few socks that were a bit hole-y.  {Am I the only one who wears socks until there’s a quarter-sized hole in them?  And why do I find it way more difficult to buy myself new things like that than I do my husband or children?}

Ok, focus.  Back to the clean out:

Then I dusted the top shelf, the ceiling and the walls, vacuumed the floor and did a quick mop.  Ta da!  All done!

I finally found some bins that fit perfectly in the cubbies.  I’ve only been looking for some for over a year.  (Guess where I found them?  The Dollar Tree!  I love it!  Now I have to get some more!)  And nope, we don’t have a dresser.  That’s all of my clothes (including my maternity and about 3 different sizes of regular clothes… some of which do not fit at the moment, but that’s another story).  And sometimes I still think that’s too many clothes.  Now shoes, on the other hand….

Anyway, here is the after picture:

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A bit better at least.  Organization is always a work in progress.

So what will I tackle this week??

This week’s project:  The Master Bathroom

Here are the “before” pictures:

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The shower and the toilet are both clean, I promise.  So I won’t bore you with pictures of those.  There’s quite enough to do here, I promise.  As you can see, the vanity has become a diaper changing area as well, and I’m not exactly sure when that happened.  I just know it made middle-of-the-night changes a lot easier.  But since the little one is sleeping in his own room now, I shouldn’t need this anymore.  Yay!  I can reclaim my bathroom!!

See y’all in a week with the progress!  {OK, it’s actually six days because I’m posting this one a day late.  Not because I didn’t finish in time but because a gigantic thunderstorm knocked out our electricity for most of the day Thursday and I’m just getting to post this now!}

Mexican Lasagna

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Yes, I know that lasagna didn’t originate in Mexico.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a Mexican Lasagna, does it?  Because it’s pretty good.  And it’s the first recipe I made “all” by myself.

So don’t judge too harshly.

It first came about a few weeks ago when I made a double batch of Crockpot Chicken Tacos (because that’s what you do when you find boneless skinless chicken on sale!) and I really didn’t want to freeze the majority of both batches.

And so I improvised.  And then froze the creation.  Because most of our meals these days are ones that are either really, really easy or ones that I can double up and freeze for another night.  Or both.  That’s just how I roll right now… and I don’t see it changing any time soon!

Since I slid it into the freezer I’ve just been itching to take it out and bake it.  But I really wasn’t sure how it would taste.  I mean, I’ve never “created” a recipe before.  So since my husband is out of town this week I decided to go ahead and bake it.  I figured at best I’d have loads of leftovers and wouldn’t have to cook while he’s gone.  And at worst I’d just throw it away and pretend it never happened.

But I was hoping for the not having to cook option. 🙂

Oh, I guess I need to start at the beginning.  The recipe.  And pictures.

This is really a two day process.  First you need to make the Crockpot Chicken.  I made it the day before and threw it in the fridge until I was ready for it.

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Then I added sour cream to the chicken mixture.  {I’m fairly certain this step can be omitted without much taste difference.  I will try it that way next time and let you know.}

Spray a large (mine was 13 x 9) casserole dish and add a thin layer of the chicken mixture to the bottom (should be about half of the mixture).

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Layer about half of the tortilla strips on top of the chicken mixture.

Spread about half of the cottage cheese mixture on top of the tortillas.

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Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the cottage cheese mixture.

Repeat the layering process — chicken mixture, tortilla strips, cottage cheese mixture, mozzarella cheese.  I put a lot more mozzarella cheese on the top layer than I did in the middle layer.  Then I sprinkled chopped green onions on the top of the mozzarella cheese.  This step could be omitted as well, of course.

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Then you can either cover with plastic wrap and heavy duty foil and freeze OR you can bake it then.

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I have to say, I was pleased with the end result.  It was even better the next day.  Although I still think there is something… missing.  Chopped green peppers?  Cilantro?  Salsa?  Fresh lime juice?  I’m not sure yet.

What do you think?

Crockpot Chicken Tacos

Adapted from http://whoneedsacape.com/2012/10/crockpot-chicken-tacos/

 Ingredients:

1 chicken taco seasoning packet or use your own homemade seasoning

3 frozen chicken breasts (if using fresh it takes 2-3 hours less)

2 cans Rotel© — I use one mild and one original

¼ c of olive oil

¼ c water

 Directions:

Take the chicken taco seasoning packet and cover the bottom of the slow cooker.  Lay the three frozen breasts on top of the seasoning. Cover chicken with the Rotel.  Pour the olive oil and water over the top of everything. Do not stir.

 If chicken is frozen should take 6 hours on high; if chicken is fresh about 3 -4 hours.  Shred chicken and then put back in the slow cooker for 30 more minutes. 

 ~~ At this point you can let cool and refrigerate overnight, or continue with the next set of instructions. ~~

 

Mexican Lasagna

http://www.happilyahomemaker.wordpress.com

 Ingredients:

Cooked Crockpot Chicken taco recipe

5 – 6 fajita sized soft tortillas

¾ c sour cream

2 eggs

24 oz small curd cottage cheese

2 ½ c mozzarella cheese, shredded

Green onions, chopped (optional)

 Directions: 

Preheat the oven to 350°.  Add the sour cream to the Crockpot Chicken mixture.  In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs and cottage cheese.

Spray a large (approx. 13 x 9) casserole dish.  Place a thin layer (about half) of the chicken mixture in the bottom of the casserole dish.  Layer about half of the tortilla strips on top of the chicken mixture and then spread about half of the cottage cheese mixture on top of the tortilla strips.  Sprinkle a bit less than half of the mozzarella cheese on top.

Repeat the layering process – chicken mixture, tortilla strips, cottage cheese mixture, and then mozzarella cheese.  I used more mozzarella cheese on the top layer than in the middle.  Sprinkle green onions on top.

Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes or until cheese on top is melted and golden brown. 

 If freezing – let cool completely, cover with plastic wrap and then heavy duty tin foil and place in freezer.  Don’t forget to date and label it!

Defrost overnight in refrigerator, and then bake as normal.

{If you’d like to print this document, click this link for the PDF:  Mexican Lasagna Recipe.}

Goals for the Week: April 8 – 14

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Goals for the Week

Here were the goals for last week and how I did on them:

~ Continue daily the Habit of the Month {April’s: Be early or on time for everything.}  I’ve done well with this so far; of course, we haven’t had many places we had to be at a specific time yet either. 😉
~ Complete Week 2 of Leading Like Jesus Bible Study.
Catch up on reading through the Bible in one year.  I have been making strides to catch up, although I haven’t yet.  It’ll get done though!
Review all letters of alphabet with my daughter to see which ones she knows well.  My daughter is a genius!  Well, ok… probably not.  But I’m proud of her!   She’s getting the letters easier than I expected.  She’s even doing well at finding them on a keyboard (and I have my husband to thank for that… I’m the mean parent who won’t let her touch my keyboard!).
~ Take the kids to the arboretum, weather permitting.  ~~The weather did not permit on our free days, so we’ll have to try this another time.  We did go to a park though!
Plant (or replant) carrots, squash, zucchini and radishes in the garden.  I (with my daughter’s “help”) planted all of those and green beans besides!
Plan and make some freezer meals.  I did the planning but not the making… I’m really trying to wait until I see some chicken on sale.
~ Exercise 5 days — at least 20 minutes of aerobic activity and 3 different strength training moves each day.  ~~Totally bombed this one.  *Sigh* I did the aerobic activity most days, but I only did at least one strength training move each day.
~ Clean out and reorganize my son’s room.  It’s amazing how fast babies outgrow their clothes!  I feel like I’m having to redo his wardrobe every two weeks!
~ Declutter and reorganize the master bathroom.  ~~Ok, I didn’t get to this.  I’m thinking it’ll be next week’s Spring Cleaning exercise. 😉

And now my goals for this week:

~ Continue daily the Habit of the Month {April’s: Be early or on time for everything.}
~ Complete Week 3 of Leading Like Jesus Bible Study.
~  Catch up on reading through the Bible in one year.
~ Try my hand at making baby food!
~ Take the kids to the arboretum, weather permitting.
~ Finish my taxes.  {Yeah, I know.  Don’t judge. ;)}
~ Make some freezer meals.
~ Exercise 5 days — at least 20 minutes of aerobic activity and 3 different strength training moves each day.
~ Clean my oven.
~ Declutter and reorganize the master bathroom.

What are your goals for the week?

Spring Cleaning

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Yes folks, it’s that time of the year again! The sky is blue, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and I’m… spring cleaning.

It’s more fun than it sounds. Really!  To me, anyway.

I’m one of those odd ducks who actually enjoys a good deep clean and declutter. And while I do a deep clean (or “spring” cleaning) a few times a year, the one that takes place in the springtime is my favorite. I don’t know why. I’m sure it is psychological – new life, new beginnings (and it’s the only time of the year the temperature is just right so I can open up those windows!), etc, etc.

And while I’m sure many of you have already started – maybe even finished – your spring cleaning (you have, right?) there may still be a few that haven’t begun.

So join me each week as I hit the “hot spots” in my home.  You know, those places that get dumped on, forgotten about and generally mistreated.  And while I shovel out some of  my embarrassing clutter maybe you can tackle some of your own.

The tools I’m using:
~ trash can
~ laundry basket or box (for those things you find that belong someplace else)
~ box (for those things you’re going to give away)
~ timer
~ good music (optional for some; necessity for me)

I will be posting some before and after pictures to help keep myself accountable.  And since these are only weekly posts I have no excuses if I don’t finish, right?

This week’s project:  My side of the Master Closet

I won’t get into the hubby’s side of the closet.  At least not in pictures. 😉 But here is the “before” picture.

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Yes, it is a mess.  The dirty clothes basket is full; my tote of family research stuff is on the floor (What?  You don’t keep your family history in the closet too?); a box of clothes to go to Goodwill; there are clothes all over the place… it hasn’t been too long since I purged my clothes (hence the aforementioned box) so I don’t have to do that.  I do have to reorganize and sort though.

So I’ll see y’all in a week with my progress (hopefully) and the next stop on my Spring Cleaning Tour!

12 Habits for 2013 {February and March Recap}

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12 Habits for 2013

During my time away from the computer over the past several weeks, I’ve still been trying to work on my goals and habits for the year.  Some have worked out better than others, but I’m here to tell you the good, the bad and the ugly.

My January habit was:  Daily Bible study.
How I’m doing:  Not so great, actually.  I’ve made excuses and fallen behind on my daily Bible study lately.  I still have plans to read the Bible through in one year though, so I really need to buckle back down on this one.

February’s habit was:  Exercise daily (even if it’s just 10 minutes).
How I’m doing:  Pretty good with this one.  Some days are better than others, but I’ve been consistently logging at least ten minutes a day of some type of exercise.

March’s habit was:  Drink 8 – 10 glasses of water daily.
How I’m doing:  Meh, it was hit or miss.  I spent quite a few days traveling which really got me out of sync with everything, but especially my water intake.  I will work harder on this habit during April as well.

April’s habit will be:  Be early or on time for everything.
Oh boy!  I’ve been dreading this one so I figured it was time to do something about it.  I make excuses because I also have to get a toddler and infant ready to go as well, but that’s just my life right now.  I need to figure out how to make this work and just do it.

I’ll let y’all know how it goes. 😉