Folks…let me tell you. I really hate to admit that my hubby is right about stuff…but hold the phone, that is exactly what I'm going to do right now, for the record…admit it. (man, I love him 🙂 swoon. He was right.
The argument…er I mean "discussion"
ME: if I kept our house CLEAN (+laundry, cooking, etc…)…it would take me 6-8 hours a day so how can I manage work stuff, housework, kids, and have any sort of quality of life!?!
HIM: It would only take a couple of hours a day if you would ever get it clean and then maintain it.
ME: NO WAY.
HIM: You're nuts…try it 🙂
(oh by the way…this is a totally domesticated man…the only chore he won't help out with is laundry)
So…I did. In the last week, I have cleaned, I have laundered, I have scrubbed (okay, maybe not too much scrubbing), I have killed my vacuum (literally–it quit today) and tried to whip this pig sty into shape. It looks pretty good, if I do say. It's probably like a 7.75 on the clean factor scale where it's usually a 2.5. LOL!
And, he's right. Maintenance doesn't require quite 6-8 hours a day once you get the brunt of the work done. Okay. I admitted it. Moving on….
Me and the little man are having so much fun now that I have purposed to be a better Mama and wife and well, housekeeper! LOL! With the girls back in school, rather than me=nose to grindstone all day, I've created somewhat of a schedule that works in both mine and Cash's favor. We do some housework and something fun in the a.m. time– visit friends, story time at the library, Moms Day out once a week, park, run errands, etc…and then he is down for a nap by 12:30 or 1:00…which leaves me a couple of hours to work on stuff before the girls are done with school. It's working quite famously. I'm a little scared at how productive I have been. :o And most of all…I'm smelling the roses, so to speak.
I got the bestest, most wonderful, Fiskar-fabulous news today from my gal, Steph. …which made my day the most glorious, blessed day!!! Oh. My. Goodness. You Inspiration Unlimited gals are in for a TREATY-TREAT-TREAT!!! It's beyond my wildest dreams. Good stuff Can't wait to tell y'all!
What else? Oh did I share this?
It was a project for SUMMER SCHOOL over at Fiskars! For you seamstresses (even beginners can give it a whirl, it's not too hard!), you can check this out and follow my tutorial to make your own canvas bins. These are sized to perfectly accomodate those long sticker sheets (you know, the 6" x 12" ones that never fit anywhere)…perfect!!! This project rocks my world…in fact, I have seriously considered making these to sell…custom scrapbook storage! See the ones I made with some uber cool fabrics…
I sew love to sew. (pun intended 😉 LOL!
This was my last month doing Scarlet Lime…so sad, but happy to have a little more time to invest in my new ideas and new ventures. Here's a couple of my SL layouts…the girls on the first day of school…
This kit is SUPER CLASSY…check out all the monthly kit inspiration here.
So, I'm knee deep in preparations for IU…working on handouts, making 140+ handmade flowers for my layout class…yes, I said it!!! You know I love you gals, right?!!? LOL! Will start kitting next week and be in a sea of scrumptious sb supplies…Teresa Collins designs, SEI, Cosmo Cricket, and My Minds Eye…yum! Here's a peek at the stamping class I've created with some fabulous Fiskars stamps…