Kenny was gone all day today so it was just me and the little ones. I had such a good Saturday! We didn’t leave the house. Not once. It was SO nice. I went into an organizing frenzy. We learned about this organizing system at the Power of Moms retreat that I am so excited to try out. BUT…to do it you need a place to put several file folders, organized cubbies, etc. I have NO SPACE left in this house! I feel like we are busting out of this place. So after doing some serious analyzing, I found a space that could work on some shelves in the closet under our stairs. BUT… I already had holiday decor there. So I moved the holiday decor upstairs to my closet which led me to re-organizing all of my closet including going through all my clothes. Then I had to move stuff I had in my closet to the closet in the guest room…which was already full of other stuff so I re-organized that closet…and moved some of the stuff in it downstairs. This went on and on and by the time the day ended I had cleaned/organized three closets, four kitchen drawers, and three other areas that needed to be straightened and sorted through. I also decorated the whole house for fall (it’s looking so festive!) and put up all of my outside decorations. Purple and orange lights and pumpkins are now covering my yard – love it! I can’t turn the lights on until next weekend though or my neighbors will get mad at me again. They always give me a hard time for starting the outside holiday decor so early. I just can’t help it. It’s too much fun. :)
So what did my kids do while I tore apart my house?
First they colored and decorated ornaments for our Halloween Tree. (Addison found Ellie’s pumpkin princess costume from a couple of years ago and hasn’t taken it off. She has to have the whole thing on at all times including the hair accessory and shoes.)
Sorry little dude. I’ll make it up to you someday. How about a Thomas the Train on me? No pink involved….unless the princesses want a ride…. ;)
7 thoughts on “Our Saturday”
Erin, it sounds like you had a perfect day!! Could you share more about that organizing system you learned at your retreat? Also, I would LOVE to see some pics of your home decorated for fall…my favorite season!!!
I got my Halloween decor out (giant skeleton heads, pumpkin lights, Jack-o-lanterns and all) on Sept. 1st
I watched the video on the Power of Moms organizing system, and have used parts of it myself. I really like it. It’s great having an “in box.” A few weeks ago I was at back to school night and needed some information from home, and when I called i could tell my husband exactly where to find it. He was even impressed with that. I’ve been an organizing maniac! You’d be proud:)
first…I LOVE Kole in the glasses. ha that’s the cutest.
Second…Will you come help me organize?
Erin, you are out of control! I don’t know how you do it. Glad it was such a successful day for you while Kenny was gone. Ryan and I were SO thankful he was here with us, it was so great seeing him! It meant a lot to both of us. We wished we could have had you here too, but so glad you were having such a great day. We can’t wait to see you in 4 days!!!! And can’t wait to see that fall decor too!
Sounds like something I need to do . . .organize a bunch of closets! sounds like a real productive day! Yay! would love to hear mor about the organizing system and see peeks of your fall decor!
Have a great week!
LOVE the pictures of Kole in the glasses! What a cutie he is!!! If you ever need a project when you’re here, I have a BIG one for you!! Oh gosh…my house is so
UN-ORGANIZED!!!! It just isn’t IN ME!!