Jul 23, 2014

Thank Goodness!

Today we finally arrive in our new home!  I can't wait to share pics with you of our journey and our new home!  This has been a long process but I am glad to be getting to the other side and settling in.

NOTE:  I am setting this up to post while I am on the road

Jul 22, 2014

Halfway there

After a long day on the bus with three of my four babies, we spent last night sleeping at Grandma Great's place!  I am very grateful that she was able to give us a place to spend the night before we head out to the ferry and then another long bus ride!

NOTE: I am setting this up to post while I am on the road.

Jul 21, 2014

Ready . . . . Set . . . .

So today Princess Magpie, Princess Belle, Little Prince and I set out on the bus to move to our new home.  Princess Sniffefritz will be on the moving truck with daddy.  We will be on the road for two days and it will be a LONG trip, but I am glad to be finally getting this on the go!  Pray for us that it all goes smoothly!

NOTE: I am setting this up to post while I am on the road.

Jul 20, 2014

This is it!

Today is the day!  Today we load up our moving truck and get all our things out of this house.  Today is the day our moving adventure really starts!  Wish us luck folks!

Gratitude Sunday

Gratitude Sunday
Sunday's heart felt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful.

Here are some things I am grateful for this week:

1. Fun with Princess Snifflefritz and her 'sessories


2. Flowers from Prince Charming for no reason even when we are busy packing up to move.

3. Managing to catch a picture of a smile from Little Prince

4. After a long day of packing up our stuff spending some time with Princess Belle coloring our hair

5. My sweet boy who was so exhausted watching all the activity, he fell asleep over his lunch.

6. Popsicles on the floor because the couch is gone

Jul 19, 2014

Saturday Photohunt: Nails and Sheer

The Saturday PhotoHunts for this week are: nails and sheer.  I found these impossible to combine.  Actually I found nails hard period. 

So here is what I went with for sheer:

In this pic, there is a sheer quality  to the hair in this pic of Princess Magpie when she was about 2.

Here tutu is somewhat sheer in these two pics.


Here is what I went with for nails:

At first I went with the nails that are on your hands . . . your fingernails.  In this pic, Princess Snifflefritz is carefully studying her nails.


 In this pic, you can see Princess Notsosnowwhite's nails as she shows Princess Magpie her phone.

And in this pic, there are small nails holding these pictures on the wall






Jul 18, 2014

Yay!

I am so pleased!  I found red bins that I can use for this move and then afterwards as well and we all know I LOVE red!!  For this move, they will serve a great purpose.

I will fill one with all the stuff we need for our new bathroom right away and the other will all the stuff we will need for our new kitchen right away.  Then when we are unloading the trucks, I can put those two bins aside and know that we have those essentials all at hand and ready to use.

After we move, I will fill them with the rest of the Christmas stuff that didn't fit in the bins I already had.  That way no Christmas will be in cardboard boxes but in boxes that will be easy to locate and won't get broken over the years.  (and red goes good with Christmas anyway . . . right?)

This Moment: Joyous

A beautiful and fun Friday ritual. Inspired by SouleMama.

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. – Amanda Soule


Jul 17, 2014

Throw Back Thursday!

Here are some pics of my girls from a few years ago in July 2011! 

Princess Belle the silly clown

Princess Belle the beautiful

Princess Magpie eating cotton candy for the first time!

Princess Magpie with a glowing toy frog

Princess Snifflefritz the adorable

Princess Magpie and Princess Snifflefritz in the 'the kitchen'

Jul 16, 2014

Creative Storage Ideas



Trick Out a Food-Storage Drawer:  Purge ruthlessly, keeping only containers you use all the time; toss anything missing a top or a bottom.  Leave tops on glass containers and stack pieces (don’t nest—glass might stick together and break).Nest plastics, storing sideways if upright is too high for the drawer.  Corral small items (like the soy-sauce holders here) in a cup.  Store plastic tops separately from their bases, since a seal can create a stale smell. “File” large tops in a desktop paper sorter.  Stash smaller tops in a little bin and they won’t rattle around or disappear.
http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/tips-techniques/storage-ideas-small-spaces-00100000067344/page2.html#6

Add a portable dishwasher.  If your rental didn’t come with a dishwasher, you can get a portable one! Portable dishwashers usually sit on casters so they can be rolled away when not in use. But if you have room to leave it in your kitchen permanently, just set it up near your sink and use the top as extra counter space! (You can use another 3M hook to hold up the connector hose so that it’s out of the way of the sink, but easily accessible.)
http://www.forrent.com/blog/apt_life/15-small-kitchen-storage-organization-ideas?utm_source=ForRent.com&utm_medium=Blog&utm_campaign=15+Small+Kitchen+Storage+&+Organization+Ideas

Utilize the back of cabinet doors.  Find a good organizer that hangs over a cabinet door to store cleaning supplies etc. These are great because in addition to the organizers inside the cabinet, there is also a rod on the outside that is perfect for hanging dish towels!
http://www.forrent.com/blog/apt_life/15-small-kitchen-storage-organization-ideas?utm_source=ForRent.com&utm_medium=Blog&utm_campaign=15+Small+Kitchen+Storage+&+Organization+Ideas

Hidden Storage:  Add a trunk-like ottoman (or two!) to store linens and extra blankets. Choose pieces with a durable fabric so you can get comfortable and put your feet up while reading a book or sipping on morning coffee.
http://www.bhg.com/decorating/storage/projects/bedroom-storage-solutions/?socsrc=BHGorganizeit011614a#page=12

Carve a corner out of the hall to create a study spot
http://thefrugalgirls.com/2013/02/creative-storage-solutions.html

Put dressers in the closet!
http://followpics.co/open-closet-with-dresser-in-closet-might-be-good-when-kids-have-to-share-a-room-to-give-more-room/

Create an end table with storage!
http://theinspiredroom.net/2009/05/07/inspiring-idea-creative-end-table-with-storage/

Reinvent an old window and turn it into a pot rack!
http://thriftydecorating-nikkiw.blogspot.ca/2012/06/turn-old-window-into-pot-rack.html