Some days I feel on top of things. I feel like everything is running smoothly. I feel like I’ve got this three kids thing down.
Today was NOT one of those days.
Long morning with Kole. He was so fussy – didn’t take a good nap. I picked the girls up from school and Ellie had her annual check up at the doctor at 4:00. I took all three kids with me. I know. Don’t ever take three kids to the doctor if you can at all avoid it. Ellie had to get a shot. She FREAKED out. Crying hysterically. Addison started to cry because Ellie was crying. Kole started to cry because it was so noisy with the girls crying. It was a full on CIRCUS. I got home and got everyone calmed down. Threw the girls in the tub and threw a frozen pizza in the oven. Threw my hair in a bun and threw a load of clothes in the washer. Got the girls out of the tub and threw Kole in. A lot of throwing is going on at this point. Got them all clean and in pajamas (yes it’s only 5:30 but I am counting down to bedtime) just in time to hear a beep beep beep! What is that noise I keep asking myself. The pizza! I run downstairs only to find I’ve burned dinner. Crap. They’ll have to eat it anyway because Kole is so fussy I can’t set him down and I haven’t even started homework with Ellie. They eat a lousy meal and I eat their lousy leftovers and somehow we make it through our evening routine. Kenny comes in the door and the kids run to him – DADDY! I want to run to him to. SAVE ME! He can see it on my face and swoops in to put the kids in bed while I clean up the charred remnants of a Tombstone and reach for the Tylenol. Extra Strength.
It’s now past 10:00 at night and I am finally recovering from the day. I’m feeling a bit better now because I just went through my Home Decor binder that I finished putting together yesterday. Because we are house hunting home decor has been on my brain a lot. I’ve been compiling ideas for our next house for quite a while now and it feels so nice to have all of my magazine clippings and ideas organized. This binder takes me to a little happy place full of white kitchens, wood floors, and beautiful furnishings.
And tonight was a night that I needed to escape to my little happy place.
I just bought a big white binder from Target and put some fun yellow scrapbook paper in it.
Then I threw in a few thickers to spell home decor. Thickers make everything happy, don’t they!?
I divided it into the areas I’ve been focusing on: kitchens, mudrooms, scrapbook rooms, closets, laundry rooms, paint colors, decorating, and of course, organizing. Lots of fun organizing inspiration! Then I just punched holes in all of my clippings and placed them in the right category.
I love these dividers from Target because they have pockets in them to hold all of my loose notes about random things I want to remember if we build or re-model.
A VERY happy place to fall after a VERY long day. :)