Monday, April 20, 2015

Happy {6th} Birthday, Elena!


Today, you are 6!

From the day you came into this world
We were as proud as can be
Blessed with a daughter
For everyone to see

So every year we celebrate
This very special day
To mark another milestone
As your life moves on its way

Happy birthday to you!
We wish you all the happiness in the world
We are thankful all year round
For our very precious girl
 


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Things I learn

1. Broccoli flowers
2. It's still edible


Title : Broccoli florets | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Author : farkomer

Isn't it pretty? I had some broccoli I was going to put in my quiche. Well, I had it in the fridge for about a week and found it with a few flowers on it. Of course I googled "can I eat broccoli that flowers" lol. You can! And. Fun fact; broccoli flowers are sold in some grocers as a delicacy. Who knew?
I'm thinking I should start a new series. "Things I learn that almost everyone else probably already knew".

Monday, April 13, 2015

More Organized Home | Kid's Room

Well. I never finished my "More Organized Home" challenge. I am still working on organizing. Something that comes to mind when I think of organizing is from Flylady's website. You can't organize clutter! I've been seriously going through our house getting rid of things we don't use. There is soooo much in our home we don't use. It's been hindering me making our rooms look nice.

Today, I've been working on the girls' room. It's the biggest project with all the toys they've accumulated over the years. I really should have been getting rid of toys each year because they get new toys each year. Twice a year! Once for their birthday and once for Christmas. And then, sometimes they get toys on other holidays. You can see how this gets overwhelming.



First, I went through the room and picked toys up and threw away obvious trash/broken toys. Once that was done I had the girls pick out the stuffed animals they wanted to keep. I think they realize that they have too much. There wasn't any arguing about getting rid of toys and no tears.
My next task is to sort the toys into categories and make play centers. I'm also going to keep a couple bins in their closet and do a toy rotation.
All of this during Joshua's naptimes ;)

Check out my inspiration board on pinterest, and check back later to see how their room looks now!

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