I can’t believe it’s already Thursday night! My house is a mess, my fridge is empty, and my kids have been totally fending for themselves. Kenny and I have been consumed this week with our quest to find our dream home. I’m a bit burned out and am starting to think our dream home is just that: a nice dream. Oh well! Gonna keep on dreaming…and keep on hunting…and while I’m at it, I’ll also dream about my current house cleaning itself and my fridge stocking itself with groceries (I like my peppered turkey super thin thank you very much).
Anyway, switching gears – I wanted to answer a question that has popped up quite a bit from time to time. “What do you do with your kids’ school work?” My previous post touched on this so I thought I’d wrap it up with this post.
I LOVE my kids’ artwork (what mom doesn’t!?) but it can sure be overwhelming because they come home with SO much. The stuff I hang on to always falls in one of these categories:
A) Shows their personality
B) Shows their growth in a certain area
C) Speaks to me and makes me smile
Everything else gets trashed. Of course, before I trash a lot of it, I display it all over the house. I display things in the playroom…
This picture of our pantry door was taken last November. Makes me in the mood for Fall! :) Here’s the thing with seasonal artwork – the kids always bring it home from school toward the end of the season! These cute turkeys and scarecrows came home two days before Thanksgiving. Since I like to have seasonal artwork like this up at the beginning of the season, I save things like this just to put up the next year. I have a place for seasonal art – the stuff I want to display for a year or two during a certain season and then trash.
In my hutch organization post, I showed these boxes on the right side of my hutch for keepsakes. I don’t have a picture to share, but the left side of this hutch is where I store seasonal artwork. Next November I’ll hang up my girls’ artwork from previous Novembers. They love to see their past work displayed each season. Plus it gets us all excited about the upcoming holiday!
The stuff that I really treasure (usually written work that shows my girls’ personalities) I save for their scrapbooks. You all know the new system I’ve developed to keep this work organized!
Anything I want to save that is too big or just doesn’t make it into the Project Life albums I am currently keeping in these bins.