Friday, December 23, 2016

Our Laundry Room Redo

     Even though this is Christmas week I have decided we can still learn about stuff, so we finished up redoing the laundry room. This "little" project was started in July by the way. I had done all my research, I had read blog after blog and searched pinterest until my eyes were going to pop out. This would be easy peasy! Not, Not, NOT!!!!!!!!!  Did I mention that everything I read online had not prepared me for the drama that would become my laundry room?

     I truly wish I had taken better before pictures, but this is it. Hopefully you can get an idea.

     See the top of the wall there? That is trim and that trim is just blahhh in my opinion so out it came. Now according to what I read it was just nailed up there easy to remove....... They lied! There were huge gaps between the ceiling and the wall. I mean easily able to put my hand in it. So that had to all be fixed. Thank God for my handy dandy Uncle Jason. If I had tried this alone I would have been in tears at this point as well as clueless. 


     Years ago a tree had taken out quite a bit of this room and it seems like the fix it man my parents paid dearly for had literally patch worked walls and covered open broken seams. So much prep had to go into the walls to smooth them out and it never did get perfect but it still turned out 100% better than what it was when we started.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Confessions Of A Working Mom

     After being a complete stay at home mother for over a decade, I have went back to work part time. It has been a whirl wind of busy and trying to figure out what works, what don't work and how to get it all done. Now I have a secret to tell all of you. It is a pretty big secret so listen and pay close attention....

     I DO NOT GET IT ALL DONE!!!!! I repeat I do not get it all done. Not even close, not even a little bit not at all. A few months back I saw a friend at Walmart and she totally shocked me by calling me "Supermom". I was riding that high for quite a while. Honestly, I still am. Do I want to get it all done? Of course I do! Do I plan to get it all done? Again, of course. The main question is though, can I get it all done? 

     The answer is no, nobody can and if they say they are they are most likely fibbing. I never managed to get it all done before working, now well I try is about all I am going to say!  I know how to take pretty decent pictures too so that is helpful. I know how to crop out the piles of laundry on the table, or the messy floor!  So, this post is for moms who are thinking there is no way to go back to work! Just some little tricks of the trade I have found along the way and felt I could share. 

     Yep I had to take some pictures! This is my board and I will say it is VERY helpful.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Peek At Our week 14

     Our friend Little Elf brought us some gingerbread houses to build to start off our week. This has become some what of a tradition now. It started with Devlin when she was young and now happens pretty much every single year. 

     The best part was daddy coming to build with the kiddos!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wordless Wednesday

     Our animal post this week!

                                          Stella Luna


Friday, December 9, 2016

Peek At Our Week 13!!

     The weeks seem to be getting busier and busier, not sure if it is life or Christmas! Our Little Elf made his appearance for the year and surprise he brought a friend!

Little Elf made his appearance at first some years back. He is not the typical "Elf On A Shelf". He had once sat in my mothers Christmas tree and then growing up he sat in mine. Now he belongs to my children and his antics keep them busy 
every Christmas! Last year he brought a reindeer friend, this year it is a St. Bernard. As usual he thrills Skyler. Now that the other kids are a bit older they help with Little Elf. 

He likes sleeping in his little house that he built years ago. 

Apparently his friend was put in the candy cane jail and he was trying to break him out!!

Poor pup!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wordless Wednesday

     Every week we take tons of pictures of our crazy animals that never get shown off. So I promised my kiddos I would start posting them all each week for the animal lovers out there!