Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A New Challenge

As you may or may not remember, I attempted to complete a shortened version of the I'm an Organizing Junkie's 52 Weeks of Organizing Challenge last year. {It was shortened, because I began in April}.
I was not completely successful...but it was not a total bust either.
Here is a recap of my list, I have marked out what I accomplished:
1. Magazine Clippings
2. Recipe Notebooks
3. Desk Drawer
4. Kitchen "Junk" Drawer
5. Pictures on Shutterfly {ongoing}
6. Picture Drawer
7. Print Pictures
8. Pictures into Books
9. Guest Room Closet...did, but need to re-do
10. Store High Chair and Rocker
11. Bedside Table Drawer
12. SBJ 18m Clothes
13. SBJ 24m Clothes
14. Bookshelf (L)
15. Bookshelf (R)
16. Under Guest Bed
17. Under Our Bed
18. JWC Folder/Info for new Pres.
19. Garage
20. Freezer
21. Pantry (bottom)
22. Pantry (top)
23. Family Notebook
24. Under Kitchen Sink
25. Under Our Bathroom Sink
26. Under SBJ Bathroom Sink
27. Guest Room Dresser...all but one drawer!
28. Pots and Pans
29. SBJ Clothes into Bins in Attic
30. Medicine Drawer
31. First Aid Box
32. Pantry Counter
33. Cabinet Over Dryer
34. Cabinet Over Washer
35. SBJ Plates/Cup Cabinet
36. Muffin Tin Stuff
37. Glasses Cabinet
38. Stove Drawer
39. Coat Closet
40. Our Closet
41. SBJ Drawer
42. Game Closet

This year, her 29 Day Organizational Challenge is to "concentrate your efforts on one chaotic and cluttered room and work to transform it into an organized and peaceful space instead."

I am super excited about this because I have one area of our home that HAS to be organized...

OY! This mess of a room is going to become our baby's nursery in just a few short months! Currently it is our dumping ground, in between guests! {Yes, we actually have guests stay in this room...it is amazing what I can pile and hide!}
I know that I am actually not going to be able to completely finish this room in the 29 days {because we will not have all the furniture, linens, and clothes yet}...but I do plan on getting it as close to ready as possible!
Please, wish me luck! 

Monday, January 30, 2012


Here is a
pretty simple
DINO Muffin Tin Meal
SBJ had recently...
Dino-shaped nuggets
Yogurt "swamp"
Ranch and Ketchup to dip
Potatoes with cheese "rocks"

Muffin Tin Monday at Muffintinmom.com

Monday, January 23, 2012

Let it Snow, Let it Snow...

Oh, my SBJ wishes it would snow.
On an almost daily basis
he says something along the lines of,
"Mommy, it needs to snow."
Poor boy, 
this winter weather has been
so unusual!?

last week at Creative Movement
they had a SNOW theme...
and we followed up with
a SNOW muffin tin for lunch!

Yogurt covered raisins "snowballs"
Gummy penguins
Yogurt covered star-"flake" cookies
PB&J snowflake sandwiches
Frito "snow shovel" and cheese snowballs
Muffin Tin Monday at Muffintinmom.com

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sweet Dreams

On this Want it Wednesday
I am posting about something I

at nap and bed time.
My SBJ has lost his mind.

He has started getting this 
crazy burst of energy
as soon as it is time to lay down...
then he refuses to settle down...
requires the Hubs or I to stay with him for
looooooooong periods of time...
takes HOURS to actually fall asleep...

It started before we moved him into
his new big boy bed
and has only gotten worse since then.
I. can. not. take. it. much. longer.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Blues

Not the "sad" blues...

A few weeks ago we found out that
we will be having another little boy!
{The cake pops are how it was revealed to us and our families!}

Monday, January 16, 2012

Healthy Body

My SBJ was watching 
a few cartoon videos on the iPad 
the other day.
Then he came to me and said,
"Mommy, can I have some fruit
so I can have a healthy body?"
My answer?

So I made a quick
Healthy Body Muffin Tin...
{thankfully I had a few fresh and frozen fruits}
Raspberries & Strawberries
and a bowl of yogurt
Muffin Tin Monday at Muffintinmom.com

Thursday, January 12, 2012


This week,
it is easy to be THANKFUL...
I am so thankful for my parents.

They are here this week
while the hubs is out of town
and I truly would not have made it
through the last few days without them.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012


On this Wednesday, what I want is to get back in to a ROUTINE!

The holidays are over, but our life still isn't flowing like it should.
1. My SBJ turned 3 and got pneumonia.
2. I am preggers and have been battling a head cold.
3. The hubs is still recovering from his shoulder surgery.

I am so looking forward to us all being healthy and getting back into the swing of things!

Monday, January 9, 2012


My sweet boy turned 3
on Friday!

We planned to take him 
to the local hot dog place for lunch,
like we did last year...
but he said he wanted to eat at home.

Here is his 
3rd Birthday Muffin Tin Lunch.

It isn't very excited because it wasn't part of the plan,
but it is what he asked for...
PB&J sandwiches,
Veggie chips,
Carrots with ranch
Muffin Tin Monday at Muffintinmom.com

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Happy New Year!
Remember me?
For today's Want it Wednesday
I have a question for 
all you fellow bloggers...
{though I use the term blogger very loosely for myself}
can I create a new blog post from my iPad?
I find I am using that more and more
and would certainly keep up 
with my posts more if
I could add from there!?

I hope each of you had a 
and that 
2012 is off to a MARVELOUS start!