October 20, 2014

my weekly to-dos...

weekly to-do list | yourwishcake.com
How is it already Monday again? I don't even know. This past week has flown by, and I feel like I was just writing the intro for last week's to-do post. In short, last week was just fine and dandy! We had a few unexpected things that came up (one being Jay's car dying on the freeway as he headed to work on Thursday, which was an adventure) but all-in-all, it was filled with good things.

I was able to get a whole bunch of organizing done this week, and ended up taking 8 bags of clothes/toys/books/miscellany to Goodwill over the weekend. Is there anything more freeing than a Goodwill run? I tell you, there's nothing quite like it.

I think I may be an Autumn Cleaning sort-of-a-gal (as opposed to Spring Cleaning). This time of year, I always get the urge to simplify and deep-clean and declutter… 

Well, here's a look at last week's to-do list and my list for the week ahead:

This week's goals:

Marriage, Motherhood & Home Life
 — Pare down our book collection
 — Reorganize Eisley's wardrobe
 — Begin week 3 of 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

 — Drink 40 oz. of water every day
 — Learn something new (I'm grateful for my weekly podcast list, because otherwise I wouldn't have been able to cross this one off!)
 — Finish reading one book (I read two! How is this real life?)
 — Complete daily devotions (ended up sleeping in a few days this week and put off my morning routine)

Creativity & Blogging
 — Complete one seasonal decor project
 — Create spreadsheet for monthly income

 — Goodwill run

Here is a closer look at last week in my world:

Best guacamole! | yourwishcake.com
I've decided to take some extra time every Sunday afternoon to prep snacks and a few meal elements for the week ahead. This week I made a bowl of my favorite guacamole of all time, prepared a bag of black beans (some for the fridge and some to freeze), peeled and sliced carrots to snack on, boiled and peeled some eggs, and then poured myself a margarita. (The margarita was a necessity, people.) Next week I want to bake some homemade bread and make another dip I've never tried before!

photo 3
THIS CLOSET. This is my Monica closet. (If you aren't an obsessive Friends fan, watch this.) I was going to show you a before photo of the inside, but decided not to share the madness with the internet—so instead you get to see the outside of the door, complete with a pretty bag and scarf. However, the reason I'm sharing this is because as of last week, this closet is now completely organized and even has a small patch of space on the floor showing. Miracle of miracles! I have been putting it off for ages and ages, because how easy is it just to throw everything into a closet and shut the door? Too easy. But last week, I conquered my Monica closet, and I want to encourage you to do the same. (Please tell me you have one. Or at least a junk drawer that give you stress hives whenever you open it.)

Disney day | yourwishcake.com
Eisley is basically now a teenage, and I'm not sure how to handle this business. Also, I need to get a handle on trimming her bangs, but it's just so dang hard. Whyyyy.

Disney day | yourwishcake.com
We enjoyed a Disney day with a sweet friend and her daughter on Friday, which was just perfect. I love taking photos of Eisley in the same places I had my photo taken as a young girl. I need to dive into my mom's photo albums next time I see her, so I can get some side-by-sides!

This week's goals:

Marriage, Motherhood & Home Life
 — Food prep Sunday (prepare homemade and/or healthy snacks and some meal elements for the week ahead)
 — At-home movie night with Jay
 — Take Eisley somewhere new
 — Begin week 4 of 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

 — Finish reading one book
 — Complete daily devotions (currently using Jesus Calling and The Message: Solo, New Testament)

Creativity & Blogging
 — Post one DIY project
 — Gather items for Etsy sale
 — Create spreadsheet for monthly income

 — Send one piece of snail mail

Happy Monday-ing, folks!

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  1. Re: The Monica Closet. I opened mine the other day to try to find some random thing or the other, and spent probably 15 minutes just searching. This happens probably every other week, after which I exclaim how frustrated I am with the closet and start taking things out to finally organize it. About 10 minutes in, I get distracted or tired or frustrated, and shove it all back in. So the cycle continues. I have the weekend Of November 1 pretty much wide open & I'm blocking out that entire weekend to get rid of my closet of shame.

  2. + Eisley is because a gorgeous lady, tell her to stay a girl longer!! I cannot even.
    + It is SO HARD to drink enough water. Plus I don't like to bathroom at work, so I don't want to drink too much. Meh. But, have you tried using a straw? Many have testified it makes the water drinking easier. Also, mix it up - put cucumber slices in one cup, a lemon slice in another. Variety helps, too.
    + Random thought, are your couches still perpendicular to your tv? Ours are, and it drives me crazy when watching tv with the husband and i cannot snuggle. LOL

  3. My boyfriend would call ALL my closets Monica closets... ;)

  4. Grady is sitting on my lap and he goes, "I see a lady in a CUP." You blew his mind is what I'm saying.


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