Saturday, July 4, 2009

"I'm a bird in a nest! Tweet tweet!"

Suzi loves playing in this beanbag we found at the latest consignment sale. Sometimes she's a bird in a nest, and sometimes the beanbag is a swimming pool and she runs and jumps into it. I love to see how she uses her imagination to have fun with everyday things. It kind of reminds me of when I was little. My Barbies used to ride around in shoes because they didn't have a car.

And here was our project of the day today. I am embarrassed of the before pictures, but there are better ones after...

This is our storage room.

See that big white boxy thing in the bottom right corner? That is a really nice chest freezer, and yes, it's buried. Jordan had to be the one to put stuff in and take stuff out--I couldn't get the lid up with all that junk on it, and as you can see there is no way to stand in front of it. So today, I decided it'd be good to organize this room. Jordan was thrilled. His favorite part was when I went through all his tools and said "What's that?" and "What does this do?"

It took us several hours. We took everything out, swept the floor, threw a lot out and consolidated the rest. Jordan had already hung pegboard on one wall, so I put the pegs up and hung anything that had a hole in it! Jordan put a shelf up above the freezer. In the end, I think we are both pleased with the results.

I don't think we threw out anything good, but we will definitely be able to find the stuff we kept, and at a glance. Because most of it's hanging on the wall.

And there is nothing sitting on the freezer anymore!

And I can stand in front of it!

Hopefully soon that freezer will be filled with casseroles. I am hoping to start making some soon so we'll have them for after the birth. If you have a good recipe that freezes well, please share it!


Jamie said...

Way to organize!! It looks great. Regarding freezer meals, check out it's two women who cook once a month- they make meals for their families for a whole month at a time. I haven't personally tried any of their recipes, but the stuff looks great and other people have given it rave reviews. Good luck filling that freezer!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You did a great job on that storage room. You clearly have some mad organizational skills.

Kristin said...

This is so easy and SO GOOD!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut large chunks of carrots, potato and onion to fill the bottom of 13 x 9 casserole dish. Add 1 lb of ground beef (raw). Stir 1 can of cream of mushroom soup. Spread over ground beef mixture. Cook for 1 hour. Serves 4.

Melissa said...

Wow, you look great! love that shirt, so very cute! Happy Early Birthday! Suzi has grown so much in my past busy months. Cannot wait til we all can see pics of Ivey