Wednesday, March 5, 2014

40 Bags in 40 Days ~ Day 1

I stumbled upon an interesting concept while perusing Pinterest. Start the decrapifying process of your home one bag at a time over a 40 day period.  I found this challenge over at White House Black Shutters blog.  This whole process is supposed to follow suit during Lent.  Basically the idea of giving up the clutter that is creating chaos in your house and life, which I definitely need during this transition time.

So, with no further adieu...I give you day one's before picture:


I chose to tackle something that needed my attention, but wouldn't overwhelm me at the same time.  My computer desk.  Piles of stuff that just needs to be gone through and put away or thrown away. 

Taking me 2.5 hours and 1/2 of a kitchen sized garbage bag full....here's After:


Check out White House Black Shutters blog and join the Clutter Free Revolution!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 19

Do you make goodies for Friends and Neighbors during Christmas?  I love to bake, almost as much as I love eating what I bake.  Some of the recipes I use are only taken out during the holidays.  Peanut Brittle and Fudge to name a couple. 

Since I don't really bake as often with trying to live a healthier lifestyle, it was nice to get out my measuring cups and baking sheets.  This is what I made this year:

Day Nineteen ~


On the menu we have:

Rice Krispy Treats

Fudge

Cheater Brownies (cake mix w/ chocolate pudding)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Mint Cookies
Peanut Brittle
and some store bought meltaway peppermints

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 18

Amazing how the month is over halfway done.  This year has flown by with nothing to really show for it except time spent with my husband and kids.  Jordan woke me up this morning with the sounds of vomit.  Yup, that's right, I had to wake up to a sick kid.  Needless to say he stayed home from school today.  I feel bad every time my kids are sick.  He has rested on the couch watching movies and taking naps.  Jordan never takes naps, so I know he wasn't feeling good.  I snapped this picture during one of his rests:

Day Eighteen ~


Luckily we don't get sick all that often in our household, and he should be feeling better tomorrow.  At least I'm hoping so.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 17

Finally feeling like I can take a moment to sit.  I still have plenty to get finished over the next few days, but it's definitely winding down.  The excitement of Christmas is swelling in the hearts of my kids.  I'm reminded though of the real Reason for the Season.  Christ's birth and His bringing hope for the world. 

Luke 2:10-14
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, 
I bring you good tidings of great joy, 
which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, 
which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; 
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host 
praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, 
and on earth peace, good will toward men.

 Day Seventeen ~

 

Daily December ~ Days 13, 14, 15, and 16

Playing a little catch up here.  I'm not sure what my malfunction is, but just tired and not wanting to accomplish anything.  It didn't help having such a crazy weekend, then hubby started a new job that takes him away during the week.  I think once the craziness from Christmas is over it should get better.  At least I hope so.  Without any further adieu, here are the photos taken from the past few days:

Day Thirteen ~


Day Fourteen ~

Took this family picture at the Henderson Winterfest.  This is one of the best Old Fashioned Santas ever!!  I look forward to seeing him every year.

Day Fifteen ~

I was way super impressed with how these people did their houses with the candy "windows".  They did a fantastic job.

Day Sixteen ~

The kids had their piano recital and this is the group of kids who performed as well.  Jordan played 'Up On the Housetop' and 'Jolly Old St. Nicholas'.  Melody played 'Jingle Bells'.  I'm amazed at how quickly they are learning piano.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 12

I seem to be a day late and a dollar short.  I was so exhausted last night I ended up heading to bed early, so the pictures from Jordan's concert weren't uploaded to the computer until this morning.  I guess it's better late then never.  Tonight will be one of the last things from this crazy week.  Henderson Winterfest and all it's Christmas glory!  Obviously with the long drive into town I won't be able to post pictures until tomorrow, but be prepared for several good ones.  Here's a few photos from Jordan's concert.

Day Twelve ~







Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 11

Crazy to think Christmas day is only 2 weeks away.  Time is flying by.  It's a good thing I put up my tree earlier this year.  It allows me to enjoy the sights and feelings Christmas brings each year.  Here is a photo of our tree this year.  It's a traditional one with colored blinking lights, memorable ornaments, and just the love of Christmas's past.

Day Eleven ~


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