Friday, January 20, 2012


Our 11yr old washing machine decided to stop working on New Years Eve. I'd have to reset the spin cycle 2 or 3 times. So off to Nebraska Furniture Mart (no we didn't go to Nebraska) to look at machines. Found one at a good price. We went with a stackable unit. Of course it took two weeks to get.

It was a bit intimidating at first. But it is awesome! Compared to our old unit this looks like a space ship.

A domino effect occurred. The new machines led to reorganizing the laundry room. Which led to reorganizing the hall linen closet. This then led Chris to want to overhaul the unfinished part of the basement and me to want to organize the kitchen pantry. Lots of trash, stuff to donate and the selling of our dining room table and chairs that's been collecting dust for 2 years. Up next, Violet's closet and my studio closet. I feel lighter.

Monday we went and bought an unfinished cabinet and counter top for extra storage and a work area. I did paint bubbles on it. I thought it would be fun to match the bubbles I painted on the wall 6 years ago. Luckily I still had paint.

All towels are now in the laundry room. We built these shelves when we moved into this house and they weren't organized very well.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Right now Violet is very interested in how things are spelled. She wanted to know how to spell Willow and I told her. No help from me writing it out. Maybe we should get more serious about practicing site words.

She's also obsessed with what things are made of. It's like 20 questions all day long. Bed time is the worse. I think she does it to delay going to bed.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Can you guess what it'll be?
I actually finished it this weekend. Just have to add the zipper.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


We signed Violet up for a 4 week dance class with LS Parks and Rec. We'll see how this goes and if it's something we really want pursue. I don't mind dance as long as it's not involved.

She listened and took direction really well. She stayed in her spot and didn't once wander away.