30 Day Organizational Challenge – The BIG One

My journey began sixteen days ago. Sixteen days, three rooms, several trips to the dumpster, one journey to organization. This is my journey. It began with this post: ~~~~~ The Mess that lies within… My 30-day Organizational Challenge *deep breath* I have a problem. Just a little one. Ok, no, a BIG one. … I’m a recovering Messy. But don’t worry, it’s okay, I’m in rehab and I’m quitting. As many of you know, that’s a long and hard road and once you quit you’ve got to steer clear of clutter and mess completely. Just one little pile, and you’ll

Menu Plan Monday

Okey Dokey! So here’s my menu this week. Mmmmm. My mouth is watering already. Find these and more menu ideas at I’m an Organizing Junkie‘s Menu Plan Monday. Monday ~ Tacos Tuesday ~ Tuna Fettucine Afredo, Salad Wednesday ~ Supreme Nachos with fresh pico de gallo Thursday ~ Chili Cheese Baked Potatos Friday ~ Lasagna and salad Saturday ~ Meatloaf, homemade mac’n’cheese Sunday ~ Homemade pizzas – 1 pepperoni, 1 canadian bacon and pineapple – YUM!

Day 2 of Cleaning, More about my 30-Day Challenge

I’ve never been so excited about cleaning! I’m absolutely giddy. I can hardly wait until it’s all finished. First off, let me just say that the kid’s bedroom is STILL clean, they LIKE having it that way (remember that comment about “liking it dirty” – which was really just an attempt at getting out of cleaning?), and they haven’t minded when I have asked them to pick up the few things they’ve pulled out to keep it from getting dirty. THAT. THAT RIGHT THERE is a huge blessing. Now, for more pictures. It isn’t finished yet, but you can already

What a difference a day can make!

It’s like day and night. My sister-in-law (technically she’s not my sister-in-law, she’s my “brother-in-law’s wife”, but we bend the rules!) came over yesterday to help me clean the girls’ bedroom and move the crib in there to help me get a jump start on my project. Now that room is officially, “the KIDS room.” I’ll have to get used to saying that instead of the “girls’ room.” Temporarily, I have three toyboxes and two desks in my living room – but only temporarily! I have to have them out of there before Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Today my plan is

The Mess that lies within… My 30-day Organizational Challenge

*deep breath* I have a problem. Just a little one. Ok, no, a BIG one. … I’m a recovering Messy. But don’t worry, it’s okay, I’m in rehab and I’m quitting. 😉 As many of you know, that’s a long and hard road and once you quit you’ve got to steer clear of clutter and mess completely. Just one little pile, and you’ll fall off the bandwagon and straight back into Messy-ism. The bad news is that I have three kids who are constantly bringing mess into my house. They leave it here, there… it’s right out in the open!

A Historical Thanksgiving Feast

This year we are planning on preparing a historical Thanksgiving Feast. We aren’t learning about pilgrims in school right now, but that’s the way I run this school–I don’t like to miss opportunities to learn. 🙂 At any rate, we’ve been looking up information online and I’ve found this article on the History Channel’s website to be quite informative and helpful: First Thanksgiving Oooh, this is going to be so much fun! No forks! 😀 Sorry, I got a little giddy for a second. Although, I must say that I’m gonna have to put a lot of thought into the