Friday, October 26, 2012

Printable Chore Lists

My life is in need of some major organization lately! Do you ever stop and take a step back and wonder how things got so messy? I have a pretty good idea of when my order turned to's was the moment a became a mommy! Since there's no going back, there's only moving forward with better organizational tools to keep life on track and hopefully keep me sane.

I've been searching the depths of pinterest and google for ideas to sort order from the disorder that is running a household of four, and my first stops were simple and pretty papers to keep me on track with cleaning.

In the past I always did laundry on Monday, Shopping on Tuesday, Cleaning on Wednesday, etc. But with 2 munchkins life sometimes gets in the way of that strict of a schedule. I've been trying to do a load or two of laundry daily to keep that overwhelming laundry pile at bay, and I've recently found that one day for all the errands isn't always feasible when one munchkin needs a nap and the other decides to pretend she is the spawn of Satan in Target. It's life. You gotta roll with the punches sometimes.

So this little list was born in an effort to keep things orderly and make sure they get done on either a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. When placed into a frame under glass or a simple page protector on the fridge, a dry erase marker is an easy and reusable way to keep track of tasks.

I'm currently using the teal chevron print because it matches my kitchen/dining room, but I was nice enough to put together some other pattern & color combinations for those of you wanting a FREE download!
Grey/Teal Chevron                       Green Chevron                           Grey/Yellow Chevron
Tan Damask                                 Yellow  Moroccan                                   Grey Damask

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kinsey's 4th Birthday!

I cannot believe I have a 4 year old. F O U R. wow.
I know it is cliche to say it, but man, time really does fly!

 I won't get all sappy on you (not right now at least) but instead 
share the details of the party I put together for my little princess!
First time using hot rollers...
Dessert Table with Crown Canopy (tutorial to come)

Dessert table:

 Cookie recipes via Sweet Sugarbelle here and icing recipe here

Ruffled cake tutorial via Sweetapolita here

Chocolate Cupcake recipe via My baking Addiction here (sooo delicious)

Cupcake toppers by Mod Ink Design here
Outside Decorations:

Tablecloths and runners from our wedding 8 years ago
(never imagined I would use them for my daughters party someday!)

Centerpieces: printables glued to foam board, stuck onto a popsicle stick,
placed in a mason jar or vase with tulle and tied up with a ribbon
Purchase printable princess images here 

Flag banner sew together with felt

Castle idea via Busy Budgeting Mama here
Inside Decorations:

Front Door Sign- Foam Board painted with DIY chalkboard paint, then colored on with a paint marker

DIY framed chalkboard sign inside

Birthday Banner over fireplace

"kiss the frog" game
As a party activity and party favor in one we did a crown decoration station

Crowns from Oriental Trading here and here

Additional stick on jewels here (no glue involved at all= no messy hands!)

The Princes also took home swords and the Princesses got jewels (necklaces and rings) and wands
Cake Time!

The princess and her little sister pictured enjoying their goodies
Playing in the Castle, opening presents, and Pretty Princesses all together

I think the party was a hit!

 Kinsey on Saturday night: "Mom, remember my party?" Me: "yes, it was today, I haven't forgotten" Kinsey: "Thank you mommy for the decorations, they were sooooooo pretty!"


 Although on Monday she was already trying to get me to start planning her next event....


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