It amazes me how I can have four days off of daycare and still wind up not blowing through the entire house, getting it at least all cleaned and somewhat organized. Memories of pre-motherhood days?? But I am
trying to be happy with having gotten through the bathroom, daycare cubbies and medicine cabinet…and having time each day to spend with my family. #themostimportantpart I also managed to check off some deadline-related things on my list, like ordering Faith’s 1st Communion veil and cake, and figuring out how we’re making her Stations of the Cross diorama for school. Eek! And I joined the local Chamber of Commerce a couple weeks ago and met with the membership director to get more info about what I’d gotten myself into. 😉 That is going to lead to some advertising which led to the reminder that I need to update the photo gallery on the blog. I have quite a bit more time to spend on that and am currently staring at a mound of “other stuff”, so maybe this weekend.
I wanted to share some of last weekend’s progress on Monday but it was a busy day, and yesterday I was busy making food for St. Patty’s Day (my favorite corned beef recipe and a chocolate mint ice cream cake!), and suffering the after-effects of a night with little sleep. In addition to being restless and suffering a little insomnia, Faith woke from a nightmare around 2:30/3:00 am and I’m sure it took me an hour-and-a-half at least to fall back asleep. #notenoughcoffeeintheworld That makes for a long daycare day!
So we’re to Wednesday! But I’m glad to have some projects to share finally!
At first glance you probably won’t think this medicine cabinet looks all that bad…
It wasn’t terrible, which means the baskets I chose last year were successful. I do, however, still tend to rush and not always put things away, so there are some more frequently used things (or things I just didn’t get put away) that sit in front.
|First Aid/Cold bin|
I was so excited to have a big basket available to put the supplies I need to make homemade health and beauty products with my oils, like liquid castile soap, beeswax pellets, extra epsom salts, and various carrier oils, like avacado, coconut and apricot.
- First aid/pain/cold – pretty much sums it up but I have band-aids, antibiotic ointment, Watkins salves (used in my family since I was little!), thermometers, pain and cold medicine, and my first aid kit
- Daycare meds (and a lock-box in case I ever have to store refrigerated meds…licensing requires they be locked up), sunscreen, bugspray, hand sanitizer, ear/eye meds and travel containers
- Extra deodorant, soap and feminine products
- Stain and static guard, wrinkle release spray (which I’ve never used but decided not to toss just yet), lint roller
- Peroxide, rubbing alcohol, cotton rounds and extra q-tips, extra toiletries (hairspray, shampoo/conditioner, etc.), and extra contacts
- Natural health products for my “concoctions” – liquid soap, epsom salts, various carrier oils (coconut, avacado, apricot, V6 from Young Living), shea butter, beeswax