We had one big goal for today: Have fun at Disneyland for Mickey’s Halloween Party! This goal became a task to tackle because we had some extremely fussy children for most of the day! So I am going to give you a recap of our trip in the form of tips. Hopefully I will remember these for next year and our trip will go much smoother.
I really shouldn’t show you the mountain of coupons I have that I have been needing to conquer, but I am going to!
AHH! Most people who know me, know I love a coupon. Even more than that I love a good deal to go with a coupon. But, after having both girls, I just have not gotten back on the coupon train the way I need to. I was saving some money at the grocery store by keeping a budget and a list and only buying what we needed (for the most part), but I knew I could be saving more if I could only get my coupon act together.
As you can likely tell when you come to my site, everything you see related to content and design is done by me. That in no way should elicit gasps of “how does she do it all?” from you. I realize my shortcomings in the graphic design department, but I have learned TONS in the last 6 months of blogging…TONS!
I am always trying to improve what you see on this site and I (oddly enough) find it fun to learn and grow in this area; if for no other reason than to look back and cringe later. You know those pictures you look back on your childhood and say to your then young and unwise self, “What were you thinking? No one needs bangs that high off their forehead!”? I get the privilege of doing that with this blog, too!
We are kind of minimal when it comes to toys. I mean, we don’t deprive our children the joys of playing with things, but we don’t buy a whole lot of things for them. But even though we don’t buy a lot, it seems like we HAVE a lot! And sometimes it can get to be a little overwhelming.
For today’s task, I wanted to accomplish a few things with the girls’ toys:
- Sort them into give, store, and play categories
- Clean them!
- Create a toy rotation system.
When we moved into our house almost 7 years ago, we had a bonus closet in our downstairs bedroom. Most people would be so excited to have this extra storage space, and we were…BUT it was a completely bare closet, no shelves, no light, nothing. Naturally, I started dreaming up how to organize and utilize this closet to our family’s maximum benefit.
My husband (the builder) and I set up a meeting with the cabinet guys and laid it all out…it was going to be a dream! And then, they came and started to install the cabinets…
The following post is a guest post from Tina at Mamas Like Me and is the Tackling Tasks post for the day:
I wish that I could give you more hours in the day, more energy, and less stress so that you could have the freedom to do all the things you want to in a day. The truth is, we all have the same 24 hours and the same need to prioritize how we spend those hours.
I get it! I’m a stay-at-home mom with all the pressures of trying to cook the meals, tend the kids, and be a great homemaker (ie: have a house that I feel good about letting people enter at a moment’s notice or at least opening the door for the UPS guy!). I also run an in-home daycare so I know the pressures of having things that NEED to get done and having a full work-day in addition to the “mom tasks”.