Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Yesterday I got my house cleaned up and organized and I feel SO good to have things pretty much caught up at home!
Ava had some friends over and they got ice cream and worked on cheerleading stunts. There is an ice cream truck in our town that drives around. The girls were SO excited when they heard the music from the ice cream truck they were playing upstairs and they ran downstairs screaming because they were so excited!
I also wrote this little note to Brock and Kyle on the chalkboard in our dining room. Playoffs for Brock and Kyle start on Friday!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Tonight Brock and Kyle both have baseball games that are away. I always go to Brock's away games but tonight I have decided to stay home and clean up our VERY messy house. I hate missing his game but since I work full time and after work and on the weekends we have games, activities, etc things just don't get done. So tonight I want to stay home and tackle picking up our house. We usually have a cleaning lady that comes 1 x per week which is great, but this week Graig didn't want her to come because he is at home this week working on house projects.
I also made up these weekly menus and daily workout schedule that I will use in the fall when things get back to normal. I have not been working out regularly and I really want to start up again soon. I also like this weekly menu and weekly grocery list because we go out to eat WAY to much! When I look at our credit card bill each month it is crazy to see how much we go out to eat. It's a really bad habit that we really need to break!
Graig and I have also been using our summer to-do list to mark off projects that we (ok I) want to complete before the end of the summer. It's SO nice when we can check something off of our to-do list!
As you can see we still have a lot of projects left to complete. I hope that we can get all of these things done before school starts in the fall.
Friday, July 23, 2010
When Ava and I were in Illinois for my sister's baby shower the one thing that I wanted to do was find a Hobby Lobby to do a little shopping for our house! We have HL's in NY but the closest one to my house is 2 hours away! I am SO jealous of people that have HL's right in the town where they live! If they had one in my town I would be there every day-ha ha!
Anyway, we went right after dinner on the first night we were in Illinois. I got the cutest things! Most of the things that I got were from the 80% off aisle! I LOVE that sections, there are so many cute things there! I can't find my camera cord so these pics are from my iphone and aren't the best quality!
Glass jar-I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this in the 80% off aisle! I love it right now I have sea shells in it for summer but in the fall I will change it over to leaves or pumpkins!
Silver candle holder I actually used this as part of my sister's candy buffet at her shower! The best part was that it was only $2!!
White cake stand-this is not from Hobby Lobby but from a thift store that we went to that is called "Saturday morning" because it's only open on Saturday mornings. They had so many adorable things in that store but I only got this one little thing because with Ava and Anika plus all the shower stuff I brought I didn't have too much room in my car!
Have a great week! This is Brock's last full week of baseball so we have games every night this week!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
My sister Shelby is expecting her first baby on October 1. She is having a baby girl! A couple of weekends ago Ava and I traveled to Illinois for her baby shower which was hosted by her mother in law Linda and me. Her nursery colors are light pink and brown and we used those colors as the main colors for the shower! Linda did the games and I made the candy buffet.
The candy buffet! I made this, Ava and I picked out all of the pink candy. It was a big hit with the kids-ha ha!