Okay, so I failed the 30 day challenge. No, this isn't the first time during this challenge that I didn't post a day, but three whole days! That is just ridiculous!
I thought I would be fine, but we were hunting and didn't end up getting home until last night, so really, it isn't my fault!
"Failures are like finger posts on the road to achievement" C.S. Lewis
- To keep up on the clutter, I try not to leave a room without something in my hand to put away, i.e. a dish, a pair of shoes, dirty clothes, etc.
- For most of us, there is that certain room in the house that gives you a sense of accomplishment when its clean. If its clean, the whole house feels clean. That room for me is the kitchen. If its clean, I just feel less stressed♥
- Make your bed everyday. I don't know about you but, if I go in my room during the day and the beds not made, it makes me feel sort of depressed. Making the bed gives me a sense of accomplishment. It's one of the first things I do to kick start my day, then I drink coffee for a while *wink*!
Day 18: Meal Planning
Planning meals is something I did when I wasn't as busy as I am these days. Which really doesn't make a lick of sense! Hello!? Planning weekly meals makes a huge difference, there is nothing worse than when around 5pm & your family is starting to get hungry, you go in the kitchen and think, "I have no idea what I'm going to make!"
The Hillbilly Housewife is a great website to use in getting started with Menu Planning! She also offers great recipe ideas, and tons of menu's according to your budget! I ♥ the Hillbilly Housewife!
I found an adorable website, The Tip Chik, and she offers some great advice about menu planning...Definitely check it out!
Jenny, from So You Think You're Crafty, created this adorable MENU board, I ♥ it!
Happy Menu Planning!
Day 19:Kids Rooms
We used to sing the song,
♫ Clean up ♪ Clean up♫ Every-body♪♫ Every-where♫ Clean up, clean up♫ Every-body do your share!♫
Well, as my kids got older, they no longer got excited when I started singing this song, and quite frankly, they really didn't want to hear me sing it! However, they are still little messers, varmints even!
Kids need to know how to organize too, and it's important to start them out young.
Here are 10 great "kids" organizing ideas!
(Pictures borrowed from Marthastewart.com & Realsimple.com)
"Timely advice is lovely, like golden apples in a silver basket." Proverbs 25:11