Friday, January 6, 2012

I WILL BE IN THE KNOW!

I have children.



My 2 girls go to different schools.


They have to be at school at 7:30 am every morning.  


With that being said, a lot of needed items get left behind, then I have to look into those teary eyes because me "Mommie" forgot something that they need...again!!!, 


So then I "Mommie" end up with a broken heart cause yet again I forgot!  


Driving home all I can see is my children's eyes of disappointment, next thing I am on the phone with my job to inform that I am going to be late again... ,cause 

I "Mommie" have to save the day. 


I rush home grab that blankie, stuffed animal, show and tell project what ever is the much needed item of the day and drive all the way back to my child's school. 

My job can wait, cause I am "Mommie" 1st and everything is 2nd ........right?!?!


Yea thats right!!!


But I "Mommie" hate to FORGET!!!.....AGAIN!


And my children don't hold their tongue to let me know that I forgot either.


Communication is the key but since my children are 5 years and 2 years old,
I have to find a way to communicate with myself. I have tried to get my husband involved, but that didn't work out to well. 


I refuse to be out of the loop, I will be in the know!!


This will be my information wall! 
It is perfect. 
That door on the left lead to the garage, so therefore I look at this wall going out everyday.
See the little bulletin board? Thats what I was planning to use for my information.
But then I ran across this picture in my inspiration file.

centsational girl
And the wheels started to turn.
This is what I came up with.


Yes! I am on my way to a never forgetting again, Mommie!

This is how I did it!
1.
The top board was left over wood from something else.
 We purchased a pack of the planks from Lowes for about $16.00.
2.
I Put this empty frame that I have had forever to good use!
I sprayed painted the frame white, and then stapled the cork to the back of the frame!
Cork was purchased at Micheals $15.00 for the roll of 24in*48in.

3.
PUT IT All TOGETHER!
I also added these clear bins for the extras!



A 2 day project to a better tomorrow... I hope!
If anything the girls will have a great place to display their lovely art work!







Simone 
Now thats a piece of art that need to be on display!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Twenty Twelve

Happy New Year!

God is preparing a lot of great things for this New Year!

2012

I look forward to what is in store!

I pulled my D&D file, to look for projects that I haven't revealed yet and I could not help but notice
how far my home has come...

Do you remember when.....

My kitchen looked like this!
In 2011 





We also updated the refrigerator and microwave.


I am hopefully in 2012 that we will be able to 
complete the countertops
 add backsplash 
 update the dishwasher and stove
 update the lights 
and add more shelves and or cabinets.

My Inspiration Files:
Pinterest
  
HGTV
Centsational Girl 
That last photo I actually printed out and it is sticking on my refrigerator cause I love it sooo much!

Do You Remember When....

My bedroom looked like this?

In 2011

I was so pumped about this transformation, but now that I look back on it...
I really did need some color in this space! Thanks HGTV!

Blue it is!


We also updated all the door knobs.



I am hopefully in 2012 that we will be able to 
 install hardwood flooring
complete my headboard
update window treatments
get the central air fixed
and do something in the master bath and closet!!

My Inspiration Files:

bklynlimestone

unknown



In 2012 I am planning to do a lot more in other areas of my home!
Yea GOD have a lot in store for me this year, and I almost cant wait for 2013 to see how this year turn out, but in the mean time I will enjoy every moment!

Happy New Year!!
With Love,
Simone