Showing posts from January, 2013

Planning an Organized Home - Part 1 - Chore Charts

I started a post on this a few weeks ago and started getting so far in to it that it was looking more like a book than a post.  So, I decided to break it down in to a mini series called:

Planning an Organized Home

It's a short, six part series that I want to share with you on how I started to get our home organized and in a better routine than we have had in the past.  The more routine, the less whining "why do we have to??".  It becomes a part of every day life for every one in the house.

The first thing I worked on were chore charts: one for the kids and one for the parents.  While I have a pretty good routine for my own household chores, having it in writing and staring me down keeps me from falling off track so much.  I searched online for different printable and customizable charts, and ended up finding some pre-loaded with my ancient laptop under Microsoft Works.  If you have Microsoft Excel or Word, you can do the same thing.  I attempted to copy our chart to thi…

What Happened to January?

I started out the new year with great intentions.  I have  a new blog journal with tons of subjects, a file full of photos on the pc, and a series on getting organized planned. So what happened?That thing called life. My huband's grandfather had what they believe was a stroke on the 4th.  On the 8th they called in the family....which was also my husband's birthday.  His Paw Paw didn't pass that day though, but did on the 10th.  Saturday the 12th was the receiving of friends and a beautiful military funeral.  Paw Paw was a wonerful man that we all loved and is missed so much already. Late Sunday night, about 11:30, my 7 year old wakes us up.  Stomach flu.  Worst I think I have ever seen.  Then she goes back to school on Wednesday and I take her 4 year old brother the doctor.  Strep infection.  At 5am Thursday, the stomach flu gets him. Now I'm not feeling so well.  We can't seem to catch a break.Hopefully next week I can get back in the grove of things.  I have a se…

Happy New Year!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years! We had a great one, despite half my family being sick.   So ready to start a fresh new year with everyone healthy!Okay, anyone make New Years resolutions? I have been compiling several bucket lists but no resolutions.  Just things I would like to accomplish wih myself, family, home and my craft business.  I wanted to start the new year out with a brief post to let you know what I am going to be working on over the next few weeks.  My daughter's birthday is 5 weeks away and I am planning a Willy Wonka party for her.  Last year she had a great sleepover that I blogged about and I was able to do so fairly cheap.  I hope to do the same this year and will be blogging as I go.That's it for now! I am trying out my new tablet for this post and its not the best.  There is no spell corrrect or I haven't figured it out...and this touch screen is not cooperating with my fast typing!!What are your crafty plans for th…