Home Maid Simple: December 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Stockings Were Hung

By the chimney with care.  In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be here.
A little card stock, marker, and creativity can go a long way!

What you'll need:
Cardstock - red, orange, yellow, black
Black permanent marker

On the red cardstock, draw lines to create bricks. Tape the Black Cardstock to your wall. Fit read brick cardstock around the black.
Cut flames out of orange and yellow cardstock. Attach to the black. 

Hang your stockings with care, and wait for St Nicholas to appear. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Time is Here

Boy, I've been meaning to put these up for awhile.  Things just got so busy around here.  Without further ado, Christmas Decorations!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Princess' Room

This is the room I was dreading!  But I finally made it in, and am pretty happy with the results!  I seem to have lost the before pictures, but take a look in your kids bedroom and I'm sure you can imagine what this looked like with 2 toddler girls living in it!
Under the bed everything went in boxes and then were labeled.  We have blocks, trains, baby dolls, little dolls, and barbies 
beds made and floor vacuumed! 
toy drawers organized, but they still need labels - bottom has animals, middle has balls, and top is all the miscellaneous toys that don't have a place. 
books on the bookshelf, and dresser cleaned off. 
shoes in a wonderful shoe rack from IKEA. large toys in closet, musical instruments out of reach! 
Stuffed animals and only stuffed animals in the big bin.  Dresses gone through, and too small ones removed. 
Fun kitchen play area!  I really like this area (although it's hard for me to get in and clean) because it allows the Princess' to pretend like they are really in their own kitchen, and their imagination flourishes!

The last thing I did in here that is not visible go through all the girls clothes and boxes of clothes.  We put a box together for storage for Princess V, and then moved Princess V's clothes to Princess C's drawers, and then pulled out stored clothes for Princess V.  It was lots of work, and sometimes had to be redone (I had some "little" help).  But I am so excited for the organization in there.  Last night, lots of toys were all over the place again, but because everything had a place, clean up was 3x's as fast as it has ever been before!!!