Thursday, December 03, 2009

...and after

I am tired, but in a good way. I feel like I've been able to be very productive today and I needed that! I started my toy organizing and general clean up of the living room while Lauren was awake, and let me tell you that girl is a huge help....NOT! I realized that everything I put away suddenly found its way back onto the floor or down the hallway or in my bathroom...weird. About half-way through she got tired and I thought hallelujah - nap time!!! Sweet thing has been sleeping for a while now and I was able to get the rest of the clean up and organizing done. Woot woot!!!

I still have to vacuum, but the girl is asleep and I am NOT taking any chances.

The bookshelf is a bit of a nightmare...Lauren loves to read but the books always end up all around the floor....

Okay, I know this looks weird but it is our entry closet which I didn't even take a before picture of because it was HORRIBLE. I mean the kind of place where you shove the junk inside real hard and then close the door as fast as possible so that nothing falls out kind of horrible. Anyway, I've been wanting to get it organized and cleaned out for a long time. Even though this picture is kind of boring and empty - I love it. It might just be my favorite picture ever. Okay, probably not. The blue bins are going to hold educational-type toys and activities for Lauren that I can pull out and mix and match throughout the week. For instance, in one of the bins I have these great mix and match textures and colors cards that my friend, Erin got Lauren for her birthday. I don't want Lauren to lose the cards, so they are in a ziplock bag in one of the drawers. When we need an activity I can just pull them out!

Just for kicks and giggles....our tree - Lauren helped decorate it the first time and keeps rearranging our ornaments, can you tell?


  1. Way to go!! You had a great day!!! I love your tree too!!

  2. You have been a busy little bee! Looks great!

  3. Cool idea for the bins!! Love it.

  4. Ahhh...there's nothing better than a clean, organized home! :)