Friday, January 6, 2012

What We Have Been Up To...

Organizing!  All this week we have been reorganizing, decluttering, and making some of the rooms in our house more functional.  It's been wonderful, stressful, relieving, overwhelming, and just plain old good for us to do. 

I also completed two Pinterest projects this week.  They were pretty easy, but things I have been wanting to do.

I was bad and didn't take any before pictures of really anything!  I would probably be too embarrassed to post them!  And some of the afters, we are not 100% finished organizing, but we are making progress.

After we moved into our house Eric put up some nice shelves for us to use in the playroom/office, which really was a playroom that a had a desk in it where my computer sat.  There was no functional office in there.  The room used to be used for a master bedroom, but the closet had no doors, so that is where we hung the shelves and placed the desk.  It's nice that it sits a little bit more back in the room.  So we have been talking about getting another desk, or doing something to make it more functional.  Eric decided to build us a desk under the shelves, so we had a work station and not just one desk.  We did this last night at like 9 o'clock, ha.  Again we still need to finish organizing the desk and shelves, but here is what we have so far! 
 

On Pinterest I kept seeing these cute picture frames turned message boards.  I thought how cute to leave notes for Eric, or reminder messages.  So this week at Target I found some document frames and plate/picture holders on the dollar spot, I was so excited!  I also found some scrapbook paper and stickers for super cheap at Walmart, too.  So yesterday when I was making them, I was talking on the phone to my bff and exclaimed, "oh crap!  these are plastic not glass!"  It never even occurred me to get glass, I was caught up in the whole excitement of the project.  The plastic works fine, not sure for how long it will work, and it does bend easily when you write, but it's okay for the temporary! 
In the kitchen...
In our bedroom, please don't mind the dusty dresser, oh my!
One of my resolutions this year was to be more organized.  One thing I find myself doing is making random piles on my kitchen counters, especially after getting the mail.  I usually think I will go through stuff, only to pitch it a week or two later.  So again, on Pinterest I found this cute, easy organization project.  File box + Files = Easy to organize the mail!  This seems like a no brainier, but it struck me as genius when I saw it.  The chick that posted it also put her monthly calendar on the front, but I like mine on our fridge. 
Files things according to...bills to pay, store ads, coupons, etc...

Along with organizing and cleaning we have managed to have a little fun, too!

It snowed here, just a little bit on Sunday night/Monday morning.  So Eric took the girls out to play while I was at work on Monday.  It was really windy, cold, and the ground was frozen, so they didn't stay out long, but they had fun making footprints in the front yard.  Today it is supposed to be 50 degrees?!  Such random weather!

Hope you all had a great week!  Happy Weekend!

9 comments:

Kristin said...

I love your new blog header!
Doesn't it feel great to get all organized. I am feeling like I want to, but just don't have any free hands to do it right now. Ha! I love the desk area!

Jenny said...

We made those photo frame message boards in my MOPS group last year. I keep one in the kitchen. We use a file box organizer too...well I do, CJ still prefers his "top of the fridge" system. :) Happy Organizing!! Love the desk and shelves!

HappyascanB said...

I rarely come to your blog via my laptop. I LOVE your header on your blog! Fabulous family picture!(And I just saw Kristin's comment, so maybe I'm not so behind?)

Cute message boards! I just might have to check that out on pinterest myself!

Love the picture of the girls, but it made this southern belle c-c-c-cold!!!!

Kelly said...

I have been wanting to make some of those frame/boards! Love how yours turned out!

The desk/closet area looks great! We've been working on some projects like that. I so want to get more organized.

Kelly said...

PS - the girls look adorable in their snow suits!

Jenilee said...

GREAT job! the desk looks amazing. Pinterest is perfect for getting ideas from for projects like that. Good for you!

Holly said...

you're doing a great job at being organized. I need a little bit of that! I'm ready to go thru the house and get rid of stuff/

Becca said...

The frames turned out super cute and soooo fun! I like the organization too for bills and what not. I really need to do the same!

The girls are adorable in their snow suits. The weather has been insane her too. Almost 70 some days then in the 40s the next!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Ouch...conviction. I so need to get more organized!!