So this had lead me to becoming a somewhat homebody. Which is fine since the snow, smog, and sick kids also forced me to stay home.
(Hailey taking her 9th absent for this term due to being sick)
But here's a few finished projects I've been working on....
I've seen all over Pinterest those bookshelves turned on their side to make a bench. I loved that idea however when I tried to do this the shelves were way to high for my girls. It makes me wonder how the kids in the Pinterest photos get on top of their benches.
Anyways when Mike had his 1 day off in 2 weeks he helped me by making this bench. He used Mason's bookshelf that he received for Christmas along with some scrap wood pieces from our garage and made this absolutely wonderful storage bench for our girls.
After painting it this peachy pink paint that I got from Lowe's for free it looks amazing.I can't even see that the wood doesn't match. So besides the little wicker bookshelf each colored bin is assigned for something. Blue- Cati's clothes. Purple- shoes/ underclothes, Light Pink- toys, Dark Pink-Lily's clothes. I admit it was hard getting everything down to 2 bins. We all had to make some hard scarifies (instead of 6 barbies they only have 2 now) but it's so worth it.
Next was keeping Christ in our home. I admit that there's times where this momma needs a time out herself. So to help me cut back at my yelling I ordered tons of prints of these Jesus photos. The photo of Mary holding baby Jesus is hanging on the girls bedroom door. And what better word than, "Love" to remind me to show love not frustration towards them. And the "Teach" photo of Joseph teaching Jesus to read is on Mason's door. It helps remind me that even Jesus needed to be taught so for me to not get frustrated when I have to teach Mason....whatever it may be for the day.
All I need to do now is paint the girls room again. This time we found the most amazing washable paint that's $35 for a can of it. So worth it to not have pen marks everywhere. So when I save enough to get 2 cans this room will be looking AMAZING!
Next was Mason's room. Nothing major had to be done. But he did need some bigger furniture. A friend of mine both giggled because she just had to get her son bigger furniture too. It's weird since I never thought about it. The bigger Mason gets the bigger his stuff needs to get.
Now with my room. My room is a complete mess. At least I'm being honest. Between cleaning ,organizing, and daily tasks this room has be the longest project EVER!! But here's where I am.
Have you ever seen that movie, "How do you know?" with Reese Witherspoon. There's a part where she goes into her bathroom to brush her teeth and reads all these affirmations. I felt so inspired when she did this that I did that to my mirror.
My bedroom mirror is now my "Time to Reflect". There's times when I wake up and our kids are already fighting. Or there's times when I'm in a funk and can't remember why I'm suppose to smile. But with words of affirmation- I love them! We have quotes all over our house so why not add them to our mirrors. Small and simple things can cause great changes. And this is one of them.
Last my closet. This is my prize joy. It took me a full day to go through this place. I wish I had a before photo but then again I don't. I would be too embarrassed to show how it looked.
Our poorly abused walk-in closet was home for clothes, gifts, wrapping paper, sewing stuff, toys, purses, etc. But now .....
Everything that wasn't clothes was kicked out and everything that stood now has a place. Seasonal items are boxes up and put up top. Shoes are organized. Belts are hung so nicely on our "(last name)" belt hook holder. And I even color coordinated our clothes. Alittle OCD but so pretty. All I have to do is sand and paint the dresser that I got from DI for $5 and I'll be able to sit in my closet and feel inner peace :-)