I don't believe in New Year's Resolutions. New Year's Phases, more like it. January and half of February Resolutions, maybe.
Sheesh. You quitters.
I don't even start.
BUT, that being said, our house was messy. Our pillows still smelled like sour milk (and probably baby urine) from me nursing newborns in our bed all hours of the day and night. In boxes under our bed were over a dozen empty picture frames FROM OUR WEDDING. Yeah, they were that old. The babies' closet was filled with overflowing plastic bags that our kids had outgrown.
And since Travis didn't have to work between Christmas and New Years, I had a help meet in my home at all times. So the cleaning began.
I began with all the pillows and blankets in our house. Did you know you can put your pillow in the washer and dryer? I did not.
Yeah, they'd never been washed. But now they are.
Then I did the babies' room, remember?
I started sorting out the boys' clothes and realized that we have more nb, 0-3mo old clothes than the Baby Gap. Do you want some baby boy clothes?
I counted the number of frames and sizes they were and I started compiling pictures to print out.
So there was suddenly a picture wall above our tv, I love it.
Oh, and this wall is not new, but I never posted about it, so I will now. These are the pictures above our couch:
Travis cleaned out our kitchen and gave TONS of stuff to Goodwill.
And did you know that I sometimes work as a designer? Not really, but I did design my friend Kelsee's website:
And painted, designed, and created all of these (I am tooting my own horn, here) ADORABLE invites that I am in love with for my friend Claire's baby shower (and lots of decorations that I just can't show off yet):
And now that the holidays are over, I've still got the productive bug, so I managed to finish the top of this quilt for our bed:
So I'm going to send this to my Grandma Mary, who will add a back, batting, and free arm over the top.
WHAT!? It's awesome, right?
And totally organized my sewing room:
And I made those curtains from some fabric/skirts I bought in Kenya. I love that they're finally on display.
Also, I've been super awesome about meal plans. Want to know what we've eaten this week?
Sunday: Pot roast
Monday: Sesame chicken and broccoli stir-fry
Tuesday: Butternut Squash Risotto
Wednesday: Tortellini with homemade pasta sauce (here's a yummy trick: add a few grated carrots to your red sauce. Suddenly it's like you're eating candy-pasta.)
And tonight? Bulgogi! The meat is already marinating in the fridge.
Oh, and tomorrow we're having stew.
AND I've been so good about making sure that our house is clean every night before bed. All the dishes are washed. The highchairs and counters are wiped down. Toys are picked up.
You guys. I've caught the bug.
And man it feels good. I have a to do list a mile high, and every day I cross off another two or three little things. (Did I mention that I finished a hat that I KNIT? No big. Whatever.)
Now if only I could steel myself to call our dang insurance company. I hate them.
Oh, wait. And did I mention that I blogged every week day... almost. And I made you some sweet actions?
You better vote for Baby Making :) And then go enter the Photo Contest / Giveaway: