Monday, February 25, 2013

Getting Organized: My Home Cleaning Schedule

Last week I came across a pin on pinterest about making a weekly cleaning schedule that works for you. Basically taking 15 minutes a day and tackling one chore each day to keep your home maintained. It inspired me to type up a new list for myself and I am satisfied with what I came up with, especially knowing it should be realistic and what works for me.
I took the idea I saw on pinterest and combined it with two other lists I have- one from Martha Stewarts book on housekeeping and one from a Real Simple 2005 magazine. Here is what I came up with, my master cleaning schedule from each day to every year. Feel free to print this for your own personal use!

All laundry, fluff pillows
Dust & vacuum thoroughly
Kitchen, wipe down all surfaces, disinfect counters & sink, mop floor
Clean upstairs bathroom
Organize papers, desks, file
Clean downstairs bath (kids)

vacuum upholstery
wipe/disinfect trash cans
disinfect doorknobs
dust ceiling fans
wipe down cabinet fronts
clean inside microwave
clean out magazines
wipe windows

flip mattresses
launder pillows
clean window treatments
clean out fridge, vacuum coil
dust baseboards
scrub shower/tub
launder rugs, mats
vacuum lamp shades

clean inside of cabinets
scrub tile grout
touch up paint, wood floors
clean carpets

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Latest thrift store scores!

I found a huge 2x3 foot wood frame and canvas that I repainted and turned into another chalkboard. It looks awesome! I need to take a picture of it and figure out my computer issues to share with you.

Also picked up three small old books to make into a little "book bundle" for decorating.

And... the coup de gras: My daughter wanted a Disney Princess Vanity for Christmas. She didn't get one because we didn't want to spend near 100 bucks on one! But guess what I found for SIX BUCKS!!! And guess who has a birthday this weekend? Score!

It needs a little sprucing up, and a few pieces are missing but nothing I can't fix! I am so excited :)

Have you found any great thrift store deals lately?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valetine's Day 2013 and technical difficulties

Hello, everyone and happy LOVE day! Yes, I know it's been awhile. My awesome computer that I download all my photos on has been confiscated by the husband for his work. When someone downloaded some business programs for some reason my photo app got deleted. Now I can't download my photos and I'm too mad to pay $15 to get the app again that came free with the computer. Then, my iphone has decided that it will not allow me to send emails from my phone so posting that way is not an option like in the past and no one can figure that one out. SO, for today, we'll have to settle for some good ol' fashioned cuttin and pastin here for some pretty Valentine's eye candy.

These are my favorite Valentine's pins. Please click on the link for my Pinterest account to see the original source of these pins on my Holiday board.

You could easily make these Valentine bookmarks with her template and some scrap fabric or paper for no cost.
Love these simple fabric heart necklaces for the kiddos.
DIY Heart Necklace

This is the idea I used for my own chalkboard in the living room this holiday. (Wish I could show a pic!)
Be my Valentine #Chalkboard #Printable via Nest of Posies

Cute kid craft.
Cute Valentine's Ring!

Arglye design adds fresh style this holiday.
Mine for the Making: Heart Argyle Valentine's Wreath {tutorial}

Save up some TP rolls for inexspensive valentines.
Paper tube owl valentines! @KelseeDyess

Easy paper garland.
Simple Valentines Banner

Love this personalized candy heart banner - maybe next year???
Super cute conversation hearts with family names painted on them.

Simple and cheap.
Awesome Idea for valentines day

Cheap but time consuming yet a good craft to keep em busy.

Speiciman art with paper scraps, how simple and cute is that?
valentine craft idea

XO garland!
Cute for Valentine's Day... can add hearts too

Just shape the dough into scrolly (is that a word?) hearts!
Cute for Valentine's morning!  ....simple canned cinnamon rolls.

Felt decorative balls.
Valentine crafts

Another super cheap cutie!
crepe paper

More garland! I've seen this done with felt too.
Heart Banner, fun!

Make sure you CHECK OUT Karen's tutorial on how to make these Pottery Barn kids Valentine Envelope chairbackers.
oversized felt valentine envelope

3-d paper hearts

Felt hearts- Valentine Tree? So simple to make,low/no cost.

I need some big, fabric covered cardboard letters in my life.
Valentine Mantel | Positively Splendid {Crafts, Sewing, Recipes and Home Decor}
Hope you enjoyed! Have a happy day and make sure you tell your peeps you love them!