Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Day two.

Today is the day I hope to get most if not all of my Christmas decorations put back in their rightful places, until the next Christmas season! Lee wasn't able to get my boxes down, so I am hoping that when Lolly comes over I will be able to do it.

I don't have a very long "to do" list today, and it's probably because I can't really think yet of what all I want to get done. Maybe I will do some other things and write them down (like they were already there) =) Here are Day two's things to do::
  • Two loads of laundry (or more)
  • Clean out refrigerator
  • Get down boxes
  • Call dr.
  • 15 minute quick clean of Kitchen
 The 15 minute cleaning of the kitchen will probably either take longer than 15 minutes, or be done before my 15 minutes is up. I like to keep most of the area clean, and all of the things on the counters right now can probably just be thrown in the trash! Although, I do have my little here with me today, so it will all depend on how she eats her breakfast.

I've decided another thing to add to my routine in the mornings, or nap time, or maybe even before I go to bed. I want to read the entire Bible. In the back of the book that I am reading "The Bare Bones Bible Handbook" by Jim George- it has a daily reading schedule for the entire year.

I've read through maybe Leviticus before and never made it past that point. This was, however, when I  was at an overnight Church thing when I was like.. 12. So, I wish to be able to make it past that and further this year! Tomorrow will be the start, of course. If anyone would like to join in, maybe we can be accountability partners. Let me know!

Until the next time.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Day one update

Alright while waiting on Natalie's clothes to finish drying, I have to brag that I have finished all of the items on my list of things to do (that I can do at home) and even did a little more! As I mentioned yesterday, I got a new van, *insert happy dance* and I just got some things into it! Want to see pictures?!

This is all of Natalie's things. The top pocket has an extra bib, and spoon. The second pocket has an extra bottle and formula, Kleenex,and mini lotion,body wash and shampoo. The third pocket has two diapers, thing of wipes, diaper rash cream, diaper bags, and hand sanitizer. The fourth and final pocket has an extra change of clothes, socks, burp cloth and an extra shirt for Mommy. =) I am sure I will put more things in there, or will need another organizer. Here is my box::

This has all of the things I may need. Trash bags, napkins, note pad and pen. A pack of gum, jar of baby food and sippy cup (okay, that is really for Natalie) There is also a little bag for Mommy's personals, and some toiletries that you never know if you'll need. And those things on the right side are two extra diapers for Bella, ( one of my littles.) Isn't it just perfect!? I've also gotten a bottle of Febreeze and thing of snacks in the back of the van.
Here is what it looks like right now! =) Of course everything is subject to change, depending on what all I find at T.J Maxx today!

 Here are my envelopes, nothing exciting, but I am hoping they will help us save some money! Lee and I each have our own 2014 envelopes. One that goes from week 1 to week 26, and the other from weeks 27- week 52. On the backs I wrote each week number, and will check when we put that amount of money in the envelope. I have the same set up with the Christmas fund.

I am so excited about the organized van!!! We will see how long it lasts, and how handy it all comes in. =) Will let you know! Until next time!

Day one!

Alright, so here starts day one of my lists, and routines, and all of the fun stuff that I actually plan to do today! =)
I made my weekly goals yesterday, and they are just some things that I wanted to get finished, now that they are all written down, maybe I will actually get them DONE!
I have also sat down this morning and wrote out my daily goals for today! Want to know what they are?! It isn't anything crazy or anything like that but I am excited to have them written down and *cross my fingers* they all get checked off!
Things to do today::
  • Finish Natalie's Laundry
  • Put all clothes up
  • Do my New Year's and Christmas envelopes (Will explain later)
  • Sweep/mop all hard floors
  • Take a walk to the park (in Natalie's new wagon!)
  • Go to T.J. Maxx
Like I said; nothing crazy!
The envelopes will be fun though, my plan for the year of 2014, is that every week we put money into envelopes to "save" and for our Christmas fund for next year! I have made out a budget for myself as to how much I can put into the Christmas fund every week, I will put that set amount into an envelope marked "Christmas 2014" once I get so much in that envelope I hope to go and put that money on some type of gift card where I know I will shop for Christmas gifts. That way when Christmas time comes around, I won't be going loco when it's time to shop!
 The 2014 envelopes will be a weekly thing as well. Except each Friday, we will put in so much money (ie the first week we will put $1 in the envelope, the second week we will put in $2)
So every week, we put that amount of money in the envelope!
I am wanting Lee and I both to put money in each week, so we each have some fun spending money at the end of the year, or in case we need to have money for say...a new baby maybe??
Will post pictures when I finish! Until next time! 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The New Year is coming.

The New Year is upon us, and it's time for many a changes. I've just recently purchased a (new to me) van. A 2009 Chrysler Town and Country. I will need to be coming up with a name for said ride soon! =) I've also decided I need to start some new routines. Yes, I have a routine with the littles, but I need something more that I can make myself get up and do on a daily basis. My first thing on my routine list is blogging!!
I still don't know all the ends and outs of all things blogging, but I am willing to learn. Slowly but surly I hope to know more and more.
Another thing I hope to add to my routine is some type of daily devotional. Lee recieved a Bare Bones Bible Handbook for Christmas, and we've sat down and read some already, but he isn't really big into it all. I believe I will begin to read it by myself and have a 10 minute reading to start my day.
I also LOVE making lists, and have found that I should start writing daily goals down and see how much I am able to get done. I can not wait to start a New Year and see all of the things that are going to happen! Maybe a new little one will arrive during the year?! Oh! what fun would that be! =)