After the daycare kids left yesterday I managed to finish taping half of the kitchen. I’m just working with the fact that my energy at the end of the day is limited and that there’s other stuff to be done, and therefore am allowing myself to do this project (and all the others) over the course of several days. Tomorrow I have a completely free evening, so hopefully paint will actually hit the walls by then!
|taping kitchen woodwork|
I have some other organizational projects in the works that were prompted by back-to-school organizing, but a combination of waiting for supplies to arrive, waiting on the hubby to finish his part, and just a lack of time to do everything are causing them to take longer than
they should I’d like. My pegboard command station is getting an overhaul, I plan to do a desk switcharoo and have a couple organizing projects planned for the kitchen.
|MomAgenda Desktop Planner|
My new planner arrived yesterday and I was soooo excited! I got a little ahead of myself because I can’t stand not immediately filling one out. I started using some stickers I’d been hanging onto, and then thought that maybe I should have gone a different route. I love color coding and all the adorable washi taped and color-coded pen planners out there, but I also think that sitting down with a tote of pens, highlighters, markers and tape is not realistic for me for the long haul. #aintnobodygottimeforthat I’ll start where I’m at and maybe try some things along the way and see how it goes. My intention is to get everything in one place: Calendar, family activities, daycare schedules, blog planning, to do’s and meal planning. The coffee table has become my permanent desk and the less books/binders on there the better, plus now that school’s in session I have car time to work, so the less bulk to haul the better. And while the Google calendar was working for me for the most part, I really missed not being able to see everything at a glance. I figure if I’m going to have checklists and notebooks anyway, it just as well all be in one place!
I know I’m not alone in that I’m totally craving fall. I’m ready for pumpkins and open windows and jeans and smells of cinnamon and baked apples. I am trying to hold out until Labor Day to change decorations but since we plan to be gone the next couple of weekends I may do it a bit early this year (and I am a blogger after all…have to share early! ;)). I started scouring Pinterest for inspiration, though I haven’t pulled out my fall decor to see what I already have that I can use. Here are some things that I am inspired by…
I picked up a grapevine wreath at a garage sale for $1 and thinking maybe a combo of these ideas…
I also want to do something different on the front porch. I knew I should have grabbed that $5 garage sale chair…!!!
…and maybe I’ll use my branch lights in a vignette this year…!