|tThe view in my living room at the moment|
Kids are napping and/or having quiet time and I’m sitting down for a little bloggy break. You might not know it from the look of my living room, but the anticipation of school starting next week, coupled with a cool, rainy day, kicked me in the rear and I’ve had such a productive morning! I should have taken before pics, but as is my way, I hit the ground running before I could do that. I’ve been doing laundry while picking up from a week of fair and 4-H projects, tackling piles that have been awaiting my attention, doing the dishes, making lunch and starting a crock pot chicken and veggies meal for supper, and making DIY foaming hand soap. #thisishowwedo I also started an organizing projects list because I’m waaaaayyyyy overdue for some of THAT!
I told Faith that before her play date today she needed to work some more on her room which had been overtaken by toys-that-didn’t-have-a-home and her little doll DIY projects (#adorable). She did just that, and one of the daycare girls even joined in to help her. They got a great idea the other day (I say “great” with a healthy dose of sarcasm) to raise money for a kitchen toy they found in a daycare supply catalog by having a lemonade stand. (Thank you, American Girl movies, for being so inspirational. ;)) Then I had the great idea (even more sarcasm) to tell them that really they need to have a lemonade stand with a garage sale to drive the traffic. Boy they loved that idea and took off like gangbusters purging Faith’s room…and the daycare toys. Anyway, her floor is again visible, the closets are no longer stuffed full, and I finally got her new little nightstand/bookshelf in there (which helped with the closet problem). I’ll be sharing more on her room as we get it painted and redecorated.
While those girls were busy and the other two played, I got so much done and more importantly, maybe, got the motivation I’ve been craving to get my organizing/blogging groove back. This fall I’ll be down to two girls in school full time and one in preschool part time, so my daycare supply needs are way less, making me ready for a reorganization of the kitchen, my office/craft space that doubles as daycare space, and the hallway where the daycare cubbies currently are. (Color me EXCITED!!!) And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! I tackled the basement over the weekend and started a stack of large bins with the idea that I’ll do a “going out of business” daycare sale at some point. Larger items that I don’t need are getting listed on Facebook to sell now, and might find there way to the new kids’ consignment store in town.
Also helping this newfound energy and zest for life are some exciting business things that have happened for My Blissful Space in the past week or two. I met with someone from our local radio station about advertising, and I made the decision to participate in their “Hot Deals” program this fall. I’m stepping up my involvement with the Chamber of Commerce around the same time frame to maximize my advertising efforts. And THEN I got an email from a writer for HGTV.com asking if they can feature one of my blog projects this fall! WOWZERS! I was so honored and excited! She said she’ll send the link when it’s live so that I can share with you! Things are just falling into place as I phase out of daycare and into doing My Blissful Space full time, and I feel so blessed.
I’m going to quit typing now so I can keep at it, but I do have a giveaway ready to go very, very soon!! Be on the lookout for that!