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My Goals Recap: Week of August 6

Last Week’s Goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Playdate with a friend. (When I can, she can’t and vice verse, two busy gals trying to get together)

2. Get ready for this weekend retreat.

Personal Goals

3. Read Genesis 24 through 35.

4. Have breakfast everyday and drink at least 8 glasses of water. (Adding to this, taking my vitamins EVERYDAY.)

Home Management/DIY Projects

5. Sand and prime wardrobe. (Craiglist find)

6.  Laundry.

Church Business Goals

7. Finish decorations for MOPs. (It is on going)

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This Week’s Goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Play-date with a friend. (If will ever going to happen it needs to be this week)

2. Get ready for our vacation trip.

Personal Goals

3. Finished reading the book of Genesis 

4. Take my vitamins EVERYDAY (I need to implement a new strategy for this, it is becoming harder than expect it.)

Home Management/DIY Projects

5. Paint and remount wardrobe. (Craiglist find)

6. Clean the refrigerator

7. Organize Caleb’s cloth

Church Business Goals

8. Make sure there is someone in charge of all of my duties during our trip.

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My Goals and Accomplishments: Week of July 30

This past week I was not able to follow my list of goals. Life happens and a very dear friend had to have surgery and needed my help.  I am not regretting that I did not had the time to followed my weekly goals this past week. I am very glad that I took this opportunity to help my friend. Better thing is that God made a day behind another and I can start over. This week I am planing on retake my goals of last week.

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” ― Jimmy Johnson

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Last Week’s Goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Take the kids to the library. (I’m trying to start the habit to do this every week)

2. Playdate with a friend. (Had to cancel)

Personal Goals

3. Read Genesis 7 through 15(I read all the way through 23!)

4. Have breakfast everyday and drink at least 8 glass of water.

Home Management/DIY Projects

5. Sand and prime wardrobe. (Craiglist find)

6.  Clean my car from the inside out. (Just did this today)

Church Business Goals

7. Make copies of MOPs bulletin.

8. Finished decorations for MOPs. (It is on going)

9. Finished this Sunday bulletin by Friday.

10. Prepare for ladies class. (Had to cancel the class)

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This Week’s Goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Playdate with a friend.

2. Get ready for this weekend retreat.

Personal Goals

3. Read Genesis 24 through 35.

4. Have breakfast everyday and drink at least 8 glasses of water. (Adding to this, taking my vitamins EVERYDAY.)

Home Management/DIY Projects

5. Sand and prime wardrobe. (Craiglist find)

6.  Laundry.

Church Business Goals

7. Finish decorations for MOPs. (It is on going)

Nursery Sneak Peek: The Mobile Project

We are still working on the nursery and hopefully we will be done by the end of the month. In the meantime, I thought I’d show you the mobile I made for my newest little love. I’ve seen these tissue paper pom poms in little girls rooms but I thought this would look great as clouds for my mobile. I just used basic tissue paper from the dollar store. Here is a tutorial of how to make them. I add some airplanes from Michaels for a dollar and painted, I did  the blue/orange one and Carlos did the red/green one.

I wish I had a better picture but my camera is out of batteries so I use my phone.

Decoupage Name Letters for the Nursery

The crib arrived last Friday and Caleb has been sleeping in his room all by himself during a whole week. I’m so proud of my big boy, he made the transition very easy for us. But now that Caleb is already install in his room I’m very anxious about finishing his bedroom ASAP.

While browsing the net for ideas, I felt in love with wooden name letters and decided to make some for Caleb’s room. This is a project perfect for a nursery room that can be easily customized.  At first I didn’t know how to make them but I found this awesome tutorial.

You only need mod podge, scrapbooking paper and wooden letters (found them at Michaels on clearance for $1.99 each, score!!!) I try to match his bedding colors and the transportation theme so I also add an airplane decal to the letter B. I first traced the letter unto the back of the paper, cut it, glue the paper with mod podge unto the letter, apply a coat of mod podge in top and VOILA….these letters were created.

Overall it was a very easy project and I’m very happy with the final product. Now I just need to hang them.

Caleb’s Nursery: The Plan

When my daughter was born her nursery was ready months before. However, she didn’t use her nursery until she was 5 months old. In the meantime she slept in a small bassinet next to my bed, very convenient when you are breastfeeding. When I found out I was pregnant again with Caleb, I decided to take things slower and to plan his nursery after he was born. What I didn’t planned was for Caleb to grow so quickly. He is 3 months as of yesterday and the bassinet is already too small for him. Luckily I’ve been collecting ideas on my pinterest of how I envision his nursery.

Themed: I originally wanted an airplane theme, I don’t know why or how but I ended up buying the Baby Boy Here, There and Everywhere Collection from Target. Overall I think is cute.

Furniture: I wanted white furniture so it was a bit of a challenge to find white pieces that didn’t look too girly. Since Caleb room is really small he only needs three pieces of furniture.

A place to sleep. Already bought and build!

A place to store his clothes (the closet in this room is daddys), still not sure on this one,

Source: walmart.com via Cynthia on Pinterest

And a place for mommy to seat and read to baby. Here is what I choose.

Source: ikea.com via Cynthia on Pinterest

The Reboot Challenge: What happened?

It’s been almost a month since my last post. You’ll see, I was supposed to publish this post a couple weeks ago. I did write it, not once but twice. Both times I didn’t save my work while I was writing it and both times I lost my post before being able to publish it. After wasting a couple of hours I gave in and didn’t have the energy or the desire to keep writing. You will think I learn my lesson by now but I started writing this post without saving it.

Now that I just save what I been writing let’s talk about the Reboot challenge.

I must start by saying that I really enjoy the Mary’s challenges they were very uplifting. However the Martha’s challenges were not qualify as challenges. Most of the things you were supposed to do. I already do on a regular basis.  The good thing about all this is that I realize my house is really not as messy as I think it is. It is just a house that gets a little messy from time to time because people live in it, and that’s OK.


The Reboot Challenge: First week’s recap

It is been a very busy week for me. I had to have some unexpected test at the doctor so I was unable to do all the tasks in this challenge. But none of these really matter because my goal is not to clean my house. I can do that in less than 31 days. My goal is to be able to maintain an organized home where people feel welcome and love. This challenge has started to worked with me from the inside out and that is why I am loving it.

Mary Challenge:

My #1 distraction is certainly the computer. I received too many emails from different blogs and I just don’t have the time to read them all. So this week I focus on streamline my email. I allow myself to choose 3 of my favorite blogs to keep receiving emails. I spent about 3 hours unsubscribing but I think it was worth it. The second subject was priorities, God is being working with me in this area for a while. Here is something I wrote about it last week.

And here is a bible verse that always came to my mind when I think about  laziness.

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PS: Is already midnight so I will continue tomorrow with the Martha challenges.