it’s that time of year again….

ALREADY!!

This year is flying by I can’t even believe that school will be out in three short months. In four short months I will have a SEVEN year old—oh goodness gracious, Well excited to see what we get accomplished this Break!…I plan to finish a lot of projects, organization, and CLEANING!!

I have printed some cute decor prints to re-decorate a little for spring.  I need to put them in frames, I printed a checklist for Little T- for morning, afternoon, and night. I am really trying to ingrain a routine into him so I don’t have to sound like a broken record all day long.  I don’t think I am asking too much- he is six now-and should know what is expected of him.

I really want to make a growth chart out of reclaimed wood-organize our linen closet, get a after-school snack system going, and a reward bin filled!  A few months ago we started a punch card system-and a 6-dime-a-day electronic system, (maybe a post about both of these soon) so far they have been working pretty well, except the bin needs re-filled.  Also I need to be better about really sticking to *when you are good and finish your stuff, then it results in a reward*

My list is a mile long I feel like-

*home-made gifts for 2 friends babies

*re-claimed growth chart x3

*organize linen closet

*2 crib quilts for two adorable little girlies

*spring cleaning

*spice cupboard

*pantry labels

*sew a few tote bags

*frame daily checklist

*gallery wall

*spring decor

*sand and paint dining table and benches

*cut some more limbs off our crazy amount of trees

*garden???

Ok so I guess we will start with this list and see how far we get this week 🙂

a few new projects

We at the Edwards House have been crazy busy, as of March 5th (great bday present) I have a part time job, and I was helping a friend with some day care, I knew that having a job was going to be a little more work-but I didn’t think this much haha-I think getting ready for work (daddy and the boys) is more work than actually getting myself ready.  Even with all of the extra work, I LOVE IT so far. Not to mention the little extra money that goes along with it 😉

A couple weeks ago I made Trenton’s little friend a marker roll for his Birthday-I was planning on a crayon roll but then Trenton informed me that Brody likes markers better-so … Marker Roll it is.

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Then of course Trenton wanted one too-but he wanted a colored pencil roll…

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it’s been way too long…

since I have posted anything. I have been thinking of things to post but just never find the time to actually write them down. I haven’t even uploaded Christmas pictures until now.  Usually I am super on top of things like this.

Santa brought the boys a bunk bed for Christmas, Brayton can’t move up to the big boy bed yet but maybe 6 months to a year, which I am ready for his room to be my sewing/craft room now, but I am trying to be patient.

So usually I have a New Years resolution of 1) weight loss, 2) eating better, 3) a happy, loving, positive outlook on life and family.  This year I am trying something new, I want an organized, simple, clean, decorated home.  No fuss, clutter, or extra things we don’t need.  Slowly we are making progress. I made a table in Brayton’s room with my sewing machine and cricut on it. I moved the book shelf in there, now I just have to get the boys 8 of those Ikea spice racks/front facing book shelves.  Super excited about pinterest-a little too much time spent on pinterest actually but it is so motivating – kinda instead of working on projects I seem to just get more and more “ideas”.

I did this week make a crayon roll for one of the little boys in Trenton’s class- i used my cricut for the first time with the “T”, I am definitely learning.

I also have made a few more cloth diapers-I have gotten a few orders for them and bibs. I am trying to make upgrades to make them even better,  experimenting with leg gussets and working on inserts.