Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wow it has been a while

Well, I kept up with my tasks until my boy got sick with a double ear infection.  He had many sleepless days and was crabby but cuddly so I got nothing done.  I am trying to get back into it, but mostly sewing.IMG_6982

So, I saw some towels on clearance and decided to grab a blue one to make a hooded towel for my kiddo.  As soon as I finish I realized I should have grabbed the red towel.  I went back and got it and transformed it into this:

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He loves it!

Friday, January 8, 2010

My kitchen is sparkling

And bare. Today is Friday which is clean the kitchen day but it is also the 8th which is wipe down appliances (the 6th was dust anything hanging on the walls and the 7th was Windex all other glass - maybe too similar...). Since they hit on the same day I decided it was a double whammy and I SCRUBBED my kitchen. I took EVERYTHING off the counters and stove and scrubbed the counters. I took the utensils out of their canister and the pasta out of the jars and the tea out of the tin...and I washed it all...well my dishwasher is washing some of it. Don't forget that your dishwasher can be a workhorse: Surprising Uses for Your Dishwasher Real Simple. I cleaned the inside of the toaster oven and scrubbed the espresso maker. I even washed out the recycle bin.

The only thing I didn't do was my fridge. Clean the inside of the fridge and microwave is the 20th and I was out of space to put all of the pictures that are on it so I will wipe it down that day too. I forgot I had a special day for the inside of the microwave so it will get done twice this month.

Almost an hour later I am relaxing and wishing I could make a latte (but can't because some of the parts are in the dishwasher).

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Plan

In 2010 I have a new plan for keeping up on my least favorite domestic duties: the ones that involve cleaning!

Each day I am going to have a weekly chore and a monthly chore. For example today was a Tuesday so I did my 1st floor floors and today was the 5th so I cleaned the inside of my windows.

Here are my weekly chores:
Monday - Laundry
Tuesday - 1st floor floors
Wednesday - pick up upstairs (downstairs gets done nightly)
Thursday - upstairs floors
Friday - shine my kitchen
Saturday - orgainze the entry way (put away shoes, clean the drop zone and hang all coats)
Sunday - meal planning

I will post the monthly chores later but so far I have:
1 - check in with my finances, bills, receipts
2 - update calendars and display board
3 - clean light fixtures
4 - dust ceiling mouldings
5 - windows

So far so good :)

I am still trying to do 1 thing a month for myself and last month I got a new haircut that I love:

Friday, January 1, 2010


It took me two naps but I finished an apron yesterday. There is a pic of our friends' baby on the pocket (hence the blurring). It is a gift for baby's grandma since she is always so sweet to us. I even got to use my new decorative stiches :).
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