Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Weekly Challenge #2 - Launch pad

Week 2 Challenge was all about our launch/landing pad. That's the are that you dump everything in when you come in the door and search through the piles to find what you need as you're heading out the door. I actually have a nice entry - lots of room and a large closet to store everything. For the most part, it stays pretty clean, this happens to be what it looks like when we just come in from playing out in the snow and everything is still wet. **excuse the ugly photos - it was late at night and they look awful with or without flash**

When we first moved in I struggled with this area. It took me a couple years even to get what I wanted in the entry. The table and lamps were a Birthday gift and the bench came from JC Penny when I found it on clearance on their website. The closet started off with just 2 wire shelves across the top. Since this has been done for awhile now, I mainly just cleaned it all up. I pulled everything out of the closet and cleaned/decluttered as I put it all away.





This shelf has a bowl made by my Niece for our sunglasses, another dish for keys and the hugs and kisses jar is where all our change goes.

Thanks for visiting my pad. Again sorry for the hideous pictures. Feel free to join us over at A Bowl Full Of Lemons for the weekly challenges.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Week #1 Challenge

The first weekly challenge over at A Bowl Full Of Lemons was a home management binder. I am still in the process of putting mine together as I'm trying to find out just what format works for our family. Here's what my binder looks like....

The things that I'm including are:

  • a monthly calender
  • weekly meal plan and grocery list
  • financial planning (calender, list, snowball payoff plan)
  • School calender and information as well as Dance class updates - B is in Preschool so there isn't much, but enough to keep all together in one place.
  • Emergency contact/Dr and dentist information
  • Address book

Once I get it down to what I like and what works for us, I'll update with the pages I'm including.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Putting it all together

One of the reasons I wanted to start blogging again was to put all my thoughts, ideas, inspirations, challenges and the "every days" all in one area. So here I go.

I love to organize and declutter. I can't tell you how excited I get when I find neat little holders to make all my junk look all pretty and put together. I have been following along with another blog and their 21 day challenge to get my house clean and organized. I didn't "officially" join the challenge, but I did a few things here and there along with them. Now there's a new weekly challenge that I want to jump in on and tackle a few things that I'm needing to get done.

Over at this blog, you can follow me and other bloggers as we join in on the challenge - I'd love to hear all your "oohs and ahhs" at the pretty-ness that is an organized space, so leave me a note if you like. Check out a bowl full of lemons for the info and I'll be back with the first challenge - My home management binder.


Monday, January 31, 2011

Same ol story....I'll try to change

It's the same ol story - I forget to blog for a VERY L.O.N.G. time, then I come back with all these great intentions on being an awesome blogger again.....only to fail. I hang my head in shame, as I am here once again.

I'm not sure I'm going to "fill in" the blanks of what has been going on the past year, I may touch on some subjects along the way, but for now I want to just start fresh. I want this blog to be about some of my personal goals - capturing my life as a Wife and Mommy of 2 - and basically all that rolls into "J & S plus a little 'b' and 't".

I hope to stick to blogging more frequently and build a little bit of a following if anyone is interested. I will try my best.

Here's to the new start....again......