Friday, July 30, 2010

Big boy, Organizinizing and Free Makeover

 Big news over at our home.... the little guy is WALKING!!!  The past couple of weeks he's taken one or two steps.  Yesterday, he took a whopping four.  And today...he's outta here :)  Something just clicked and he's got it!  I'm super excited for him but a little sad at the same time. 
He's not a little baby anymore...sniff sniff.  We've got it all on video.  But... I'm a little lazy because I think it takes FOREVER to upload onto blogger...anyone else think so?


In other news...
Since our house is small I feel that it's important for us to utilize every square inch of space!  With that utilization of space comes lots of organizing.  Turns out the more people that live in a house the more stuff there is?!? What?! How could this be?!  :) 
These past few days I've been making numerous trips to Goodwill and numerous trips to our trashcan.  I've told Travis and Bekka that if something of theirs is missing that it's either at Goodwill or the dump.  Anyone else ever get sick of STUFF?! :) 
I can honestly say that almost every nook and cranny has been decluttered in our home. Closets, under the beds, drawers, name it.  The last room I need to tackle is the laundry room which sometimes serves as a "catch-all" for us. 
Anyways...where this was all leading...

I've been working on organizing and decorating the kid's bedroom. 
This is as far as I've gotten as far as some of the toy organization goes.  My goal is for every toy to have a specific place.  I've gotten rid of alot of their toys. Gasp!  I felt like we just had SO many they didn't even know what they had.  So Emma and I picked out her favorites and then some.

Below is one corner of their room (and no.. :) that's not all their toys ha! I'm not that mean ;) ).
Travis built some book ledges for me to display some of our hardback books.  Would you believe that the ledges cost us less than $5 for the materials?

Next on the to-do list for their bedroom is to work on the decor.

The Theme: Red, Turquoise, Beachy, Playful

The Budget: At the moment zero dollars :)

The Plan: To shop around the house and use what I already have!

I'll let you know how that goes!  So far I've found a bunch of old red, turquoise and white clothes that we don't wear which I will be turning into fun pillows. A darling book (I'll share it this week) in which I'll be framing the pictures.  I also have quite a few scraps of wood out in the shed with which I'm going to make some sort of sign.  I'll keep you updated on the free makeover:)


Alrighty....time to hit the sack.

I'll leave you with the verses that I'm currently working with Emma on memorizing.  My goal is for her to memorize all of Psalm 100.  She's got a memory like a steel trap...what better way to use it! :)

1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before Him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is He who made us, and we are His;
we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise;
give thanks to Him and praise His name.
5 For the LORD is good and His love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.


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  2. Sorry about last post. Before I could finish what I was writing, it posted, "I love the blue shelves and I love Travis should be a builder." A little weird :)

    I LOVE the blue shelves, and I'm all for a free makeover. Make you some fabric bunting flags, or wreaths with all of your left over scraps. Travis should be a builder! :)

  3. Love the new look too. You should be shopping at Goodwill when you are dropping stuff off. Ours gets all the Target clearance! And I found several great shelves similar to the ones that Travis made for 3 and 4 dollars. I will be posting pics of updates soon too.