Friday, November 25, 2011

There's no denying it now...

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We have a real live walker. 6 months earlier than Olivia walked... We are in trouble! That said, I can't wait til this summer! They will both be able to do so much fun stuff!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Express Happy House Challenge Plus Week 3

The Happy House Challenge is going well! I am actually sticking to it! Now that I realize I have 11 adults and 6 kids coming for Thanksgiving, I am glad I joined in :)

This week was bathrooms.... I have three full baths in my house. One is the master, the other is the kids', and the other is the guest bath. Two of those are used a ton. So this was not that much fun! I only took pictures of the master, as it was sort of silly to do the others. They mostly just got cleaned in general. So it seems, the master bath was in dire need of a good organizing! 
Dramatic results to follow :)
Kid junk everywhere. And just way too much clutter on the counters


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Growing up so fast!

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How is my baby already grasping language!? And telling me no!? Like I don't hear that enough from the 3 year old :)

Annnnd, she speaks!

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And funny as it is, that was big sister's first word too :) I am trying to upload that video, but it isn't working :(

In other news, Ava has her FOURTH ear infection, and this one's a doozy. We are getting a referral to an ENT, to discuss tubes. I am not thrilled about that, but I am definitely thrilled with the idea that she could stop getting them so often.

Happy 9 months Ava!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Express Happy House Challenge Plus Week 2

I am linking up again with My Happy House for the challenge! It has really been good to have some direction to getting things super clean and orderly. So the challenge this week was the dining area. This was a little easier than last week, but of course I still didn't get it all done :( Oh well! It is still better!

Let's all keep in mind that I work at home, painting for my ETSY shop. So this table is my work space. So no matter what, this area will always have some clutter. I have no idea where else to set up, so until that happens, here it will be. 

Before- this picture makes me really want to change my light fixture. It's so bleh. I didn't put it there, but I never gave it much thought until now...

I added this to my challenge. It is a little cabinet under my island, and it is filled with crap, as you can see.

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The daily challenges were to pick up one room of the house each night, and sweep the floors. Well, I feel like I got to opt out of those because I already did it. I sweep every day and mop almost every day. These dark bamboo floors, 2 dogs, crawling baby, 3 year old, enough said. And as far as picking up a room each night, I straighten the living area/kitchen every night before bed already. I can't stand waking up to toys, dishes, etc. So I vote 7/7 for me on completing that!

This week, it's bathrooms...... 3 full baths for me..... this will be fun :(~ But it needs to be done!