Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Busy Day

So, remember yesterday when I said the girls and I were going to have an adventure? Well we did! I a matter of speaking. I guess everything is a matter of speaking though. So I guess I will say, or write rather, that we did have an adventure!

Ok, enough mumble jumble!

So, we didn't do anything very much totally out of the ordinary in relative terms. But, the girls added to their knowledge and I did slay my closet monster! So that's something. Let me share....


I took the girls into the "back yard" to play. That was very short lived! We were only out there for about 15 minutes. No matter what games I tried playing with them, they both insisted on running towards the road, in separate directions. Of course. That on the grass was very itchy, so that wasn't great.

So we ended coming inside to the nice cool air conditioning! Diana played with a cute fun fish puzzle. We went through the different names of the fish and put it together about 20 times. Ellie joined us after a bit and Diana tried teaching her, it was cute. :)
From August 2, 201

We then did some flash cards! In my excitement and the anticipation of starting to home school the little ones, I bought flash cards while at Target. Their real simple, just primary shapes in different colors. Diana and I went over them together and Ellie just played with them. It was pretty fun. It kept them amused for about an hour! So that was kinda awesome. :)

The girls trailed along with me as I cleaned and organized. We cleaned the bathroom and and I reorganized the bathroom closet. I have been collecting huggies wipe containers to use as storage containers. That way I can buy a necessity like wipes and buy super cute storage containers at the same time!

Then, I went through the daunting task of going through my makeup. Since I don't use makeup very much anymore, I don't tend to go through it very often. It's just all thrown into the same messy container, so sad!

From August 2, 2011

While visiting Sarah the other day, she passed along an adorable storage container that her mom gave her. Isn't it pretty? It has a nice magnetic clasp on the inside, it's pink and I love it! At first I was going to give it to the girls for some toys, but it's so cute I just can't bare to see it potentially destroyed. Plus, I needed an excuse to organize my makeup!

Oh yes, so much better!

From August 2, 2011


From August 2, 2011

Now... I must warn you. The images below are graphic in nature and all those with sensitive eyes and clean closets should stop right here....



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Final warning! Grab your brooms and busy yourselves elsewhere!!!



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AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH! Must be the work of some closet Monster Dragon, surly no human could have created such a mess?!?! Right... no??? .....




From August 2, 2011


And of course, as I attempt to clean and organize the mess it somehow seems to only get worse....

From August 3, 2011


Talk about shameless photo uploads! You can see now why I was putting this HUGE project off. And really, it's not nearly as bad as it looks! The sleeping bag just needs rolled up and..... I don't even know. It was bad!I'll admit it... :P

I honestly didn't know if I was going to be able to upload these pictures after seeing on the computer just how bad it looks. But, I figure it may be inspirational. Inspirational maybe only in the fact that no area of your house could be half that bad. But Inspirational anyway.

But, guess what? I cleaned it! Yup, every single thing! I was in a zone, on a rampage, I honestly don't know how it got done. I was throwing things away left and right and folding like a crazy person. Even the girls just seemed to stare in awe and wonder. (When they weren't busy playing king of the mountain on the clothes piles....that is.....)

But after 3 hours, 2 FULL garbage bags, 3 loads of laundry and countless hangers I finished! It felt so amazing to get that clean. It about knocked hubby's socks off when he saw it. :)

So, our day went by very quickly. We had a lot of fun and got a lot done. It almost makes me wish I was this productive ever day! Almost..... ;)

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

OH MY GOSH - good for you! You really do have to be in a zone to do something like that. Want to come over to my house? ;)

Oh, and I love the Huggies container idea. That turned out really cute!

Plum said...

I am so grateful I am not the only one who has closets like that!!! Except....I've not even bothered working on mine!

Kelly said...

Wow! Very impressive. I have a similar closet to clean out...but I keep putting it off. Maybe you will be my inspiration to get going. ;)

I'm a new reader from the blog hop. I just wanted to stop by and say hi. Hope you have a great week!

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Jenny said...

Organizing can be such a pain, but it sure does feel good to look at that nice, organized space, doesn't it?

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jenny at dapperhouse said...

Hi Meg,

Your closet went from Hoarders to Martha in a few hours! Makes me feel twangs of guilt knowing how unorganized my own closets are...and with school and work about to snatch up every hour of the day I will probably never get them done. I ENVY YOU!
I am a regular follower just checking in and catching up!
- jenny at dapperhouse

Tera said...

Nice transformation! Glad you shared your pics! New follower :)

Amy Bowman said...

You are featured on AP Tuesday @ New Nostalgia! Thanks for linking up!!