Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Love the Little Things in Life

 I love seeing the baby swing in the corner.
 I love that in our house decorative items are filled with toys.
 I love reading children's books.

 I love hearing kids practice the piano.  

 I love that our 10 year old helped plan the menu and wrote it on the menu board this week.

 I love to see projects created at our homework table. 

I love to see the random places that the baby kicks off her socks.

I love when post-it notes are left on the fridge.

 I love to drink wildly healthy smoothies for breakfast!  

I love when they play crazy games together.  

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

1 Simple Rule to Keep Kids Clothes Organized

Clothes are a major part of our homes.  We have to launder, hang, fold, pick up, store, and wear clothes on a daily basis.  When you think about it,  clothes take up a lot of our time!  With many children in our home we also have a lot of clothes. To keep our drawers from looking like this:
We have a simple rule that works wonders

Have less clothes :)  

We have found that we need to limit the amount of clothes that we have by selecting our top 10.

This is what we do for our youngest kids.  We select our top (about) 10 outfits.  My third son always seems to have a lot of clothes.  He gets hand-me downs from his two brothers and new clothes from Grandmas so he helps me pick his favorite outfits (what he will really wear).  Having less is really a magical key to being able to enjoy what you have.  Why not have everything in your closet something that you enjoy wearing and look nice in? Don't hang onto worn out items and clothes you don't like.  Clean out your closets! 

It is also important to have clothes that mix and match.  When shirts can go with several pants or shorts you have a greater variety of outfits with less items!  

My new friend- The Vitamix

For Christmas we were lucky enough to get a Vitamix.  I use it ALL THE TIME!  I really love this little machine because it makes so many healthy things so quickly!  

Of course it makes smoothies and milkshakes, but it also makes hot soup, peanut butter, and almond milk.  My kids even asked one day, 
"Mom, can it make bread?  What about crackers?"

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