Monday, February 28, 2011

a change, a project, and a plan

i am choosing to forget about the last week….here in the NorthEast we have a Feb. vacation week…a week for the schools to clean out all the germs….but the week was long…full of tantrums, recipes gone wrong, ice/rain and the kids spent a LOT of time in their rooms…

so now that they are back to school…safe and sound…i have had a few minutes to think about how I am going to survive this crazy winter….because March is LONG….and NOT my favorite month.

so i have started out with a change this week….this is part of the kitchen where we come in from the garage….our dumping ground…and in the winter it gets crazy with all the winter gear. I tried to be organized with baskets….but it just wasn’t working and the hope chest was completely empty because it opens from the top.

IMG_0184 a quick trip to a local antique dealer on Main street, $150 dollars later and this little change is already making me feel better….each of us have our own drawer…the kids love it! 

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now for the project….just a hint….how my hubby puts up with me…i simply don’t know….but i took a look at a perfectly good room and said i wanted to paint it!  IMG_0284

my plan for the next couple of months was inspired by Sarah over at Clover Lane to declutter the house….last year at this time she blogged about 40 bags in 40 days…after 6 years in this house i feel like there is just too much stuff…time to get organized!!

and more ways to survive this winter….date nights with hubby, drinks with the girls, indulging in a few good books, a day at the water park planned for this weekend…and of course planning our spring break to Charleston!

6 comments:

Shannon said...

It looks great with your new furniture piece you found! I should probably de-clutter my home as well but when it's cold all I want to do is wrap myself in a blanket all day!

Jen said...

Wow! Love it! I wish I had my own drawer! I all for the 40 bags in 40 days too!

sloan said...

WOW, jess - what a huge improvement - and so quickly, too - I can't believe the solution was right down the street!! I always feel like I come up with solutions but then can't find the right way to execute them - and in the meantime things get worse. SO I'm totally going over to check your Clover Lane link - I sooooooo need to declutter right now, it's gotten really really (really) bad over here!!

Jenny said...

Looks awesome! I love both furniture pieces. I can't wait to see the updates. I love the 40 bag project too. I haven't decided if I will participate yet. Good luck.

Pam said...

Love the new look! Great job! Our vacation just ended and I"m already looking forward to April's!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I like your purchase. The wall can handle a piece that large, and your room looks much better! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am your newest follower!