Saturday's room for the day was the family room. I spent the ENTIRE day cleaning windows, pictures, blinds, lamps, and walls. We moved every stick of furniture in the room so I could give each inch of the room a much needed scrubbing. AHH, a top to bottom clean room.
Even the popcorn machine got some TLC. Then it was on to decorating while we watched the Bama game, Roll Tide.
I baked a carrot cake for hubby to sweeten the deal with the heavy lifting. I know my MAN!!
One room down, many more to go.
This is an oldie but goodie that made the cut as I am downsizing our decorations. I made this way back when DD#1 was little. How could that have been 35 years ago?
Our countdown to Halloween house. Now that I don't have the grands every day I will fill each door with one M&M for when they do come by then send them on their way with a nice sugar high to Mommy and Daddy.
I made this tree For Tyler's first Halloween. Each year I add a scrapbook ornament with their Halloween photo on it. I need to get last years done. That seems to be the story of my life, always playing catch up.
The little girls hat from their first Halloween, how could I give this away?
Last but not least the Fisher Price Halloween toys for the grands. Tyler is so excited to know he can finally play with them again after a "very long time" He told me he remembers them from when he was just a little kid! He thinks 6 years old is such a big kid!
I have set a goal for myself that the month of October I will take one room each day to clean from top to bottom, declutter, repair, throw out, and whatever else is necessary to get things back in order. I know some days I won't be able to finish and entire room but I won't move on until that task is accomplished. I am even going to spring for some painters to come in once I see how many rooms need to be done and the colors I want.
After having one or more of the grands for the past 6 years things are not as fresh as they use to be (me included). It's not like we live in a pig stye but there has been a whole lot of lick and promise cleaning especially the past 2 years with the three new little ones. Hubby is all in, not that he will be doing a whole lot of the work but having a cheer leader on the sidelines is something!! Ha He is the one who insists that some of the work be hired out. I won't be putting up a fight on that!!!
Today was the downstairs hallway. Sounds easy right? Wrong!! I can cram more objects in a little space than anyone I know. The hall hutch was stuffed full of linens, candles and such. Who knew that much stuff would fit in just one piece of furniture. The hall closet was another challenge. It's main purpose is to hold all the Harley coats, helmet's, bags and stuff. That's all fine and dandy most of the time but once the holiday's roll around and winter is here we need that space. More sorting, pitching and decision making. It will be a WIP for now.
It won't be all work and no play, a girl needs balance you know!!! The laundry room is overflowing in sewing projects that need to be finished, craft things DD#1 has me working on for Halloween, and my own wish list. Anyone want to join in on some pre holiday cleaning? Make sure and leave a comment so the rest of us can follow along. Who doesn't love a gang of wonderful ladies cheering them to victory!!!