Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Fun home goodness...
Hi!...it has been awhile since the last post...I know! Just living life I guess...life has seemed busy. I am not a fan. Anyway, just thought I would post an assortment of subjects. First, I became obsessive during this last pregnancy about all the things I needed to get done but now could not do as a pregnant girl. Painting, lifting, rearranging...so when I knew it was going to end in a miscarriage, I made a long list of things I wanted to get finished before my next pregnancy. We are slowly but surely ticking off the list. This past weekend, my precious parents-in-law helped us move rooms around. We are now maximizing space. We moved my office into the never used dining room, utilizing the dining table without the leaf as my desk. We stored the chairs in our now cleaned out and organized attic (thanks Mom!). We made the old office a guest room for now but it is ready for a baby (just move out the bed for a crib if it is a boy....it is B's decorating and is ready for a cowboy-loving son...if it is a girl, we will have NEW projects!). We made the old guest room a playroom (YEA!) and a craft room for me. We moved the guest room to our bonus room upstairs and made a sort of guest suite. I LOVE it all. Now all I have left from my list is paint, touch up baseboards (they look terrible from when we had the wood floors put in), and clean out/organize 2 more closets. I want to get all white bedding for the guest suite and do a pale blue wall. I also want balloon shades for those windows. I have found red/white gingham roman shades on ebay that I may purchase for the playroom. All these are wants...I will slowly save to fun up the rooms.
I have really been struggling with balance lately. How do you all get it all done? I wiped down my cabinets and baseboards yesterday and I shutter to say, they were disgusting. Not to mention the things that need to be done daily, weekly...agh! What are your tips for organizing your home and tasks? I have a hard time staying on top of my deep cleaning. Baseboards, windows and window sills, ceiling fans, air conditioner vents, cleaning out and wiping down the refrigerator, cleaning your oven, etc.... how often do you do those things? I am an obsessive pick-up girl. Everything is in its place before bedtime, dishes are done...so it is not a mess I am dealing with, it is CLEAN. I love clean as you have seen from previous posts. I want my house to be gleaming but I do not want to be doing things all day, every day. I know you have to pick your priorities and AK will ALWAYS be first, but I want to work these things into my routine without spending all of naptime each day cleaning. Hmmm...cloning anyone? Hehe! I would love to hear from you all. I have had friends post similar questions on their blogs and I loved reading them so I thought I would ask my blog readers for more!