“Women who make a house a HOME make a far greater contribution to society than those who command large armies or stand at the head of impressive corporations.” — Gordon B. Hinckley
Ikea had plastic placemats that were really cute. So I added them to the shelves of my fridge. I used double sided tape to keep them from moving around.
I have been looking for sometime about how i can organize my outfits. I don’t want to post my outfits online and turn it into a fashion blog. I just want it for my own personal use. I am excited to share what I found.
It’s simple and it doesn’t have too many thrills to it and its easy to use. Just snap a picture of your outfit then categorize it and its saved. Now I have a reference to look at for ideas from my closet.
I needed another update now that we changed up our job accountability chart. I added to the chart that one mark will be deducted from their daily jobs if they fail to obey our rules.
I’m glad I came up with the above idea to match our family rules chart cause our previous chart below just needed an update lets be honest!
I’ve done a few job accountability systems like Accountable Kids, myjobchart.com and found that it just had too many options and too much to keep track of. Plus being on technology with myjobchart was a little too much and I made a very long list of jobs for my kids. I do however like that we can distribute funds into the three categories we’ve already set for our kids before starting this program.
But I had to go back to simplicity and with being in a new place I felt it was a great time for a new start. I then found a great idea to implement what I’ve in visioned for my simple plan.
We’ve been doing this for 2 weeks now and for my 4yr old Easton he’s caught onto it more than the other job chart so that makes it all worth the simplicity.
We have the kids memorize a scripture instead of a poem if they miss a mark and so far Reeghan has memorized 2 scriptures. Paetan has been 100% so far and Easton well he’s getting the hang of it but I think we will continue to see how he does and then adjust for him because he is still young. The children report to us each Sunday and then we prepare for another week.
Our new juicer came to us and we are so ready for this new adventure in our family
Cleaning out the refrigerator for the new vegetables and putting all the condiments into buckets makes a whole lot of difference and easy to move things around.
Our spinach and chard garden spot in the backyard
I added velcro initials for each family member. I learned this chart from April Perry.
I’ve been in my new home now for 6 months and at my last house my system looked like this. I have updated my system since Sept 2010 and this is how it looks today. I have made it work for me! I got rid of alot of paper with my system and have strictly used the “ToDo” application on my IPhone. If you’d like to read more about it read about it here.
I have my phone with me at all times and I don’t mind typing in everything instead of using a pen and paper. However in my weekly review I do write stuff down on paper still but not pressing items.
My command central looks mostly still the same like my last post. I didn’t change that area much besides the little boards to the left and right of my monitor. The left board is my menu planning board which says, Week of: and lists the days of the week. The right board is actually just a blank board but I put on it my Salad Making 101 list so that I always have it seen so that I will actually make them!
I also have a “I’m Bored” jar that I saw on Pinterest for my children when they need an activity to do. The calendars are pretty self explanatory and I purchased my whole wall system at Target. Great prices. The middle corkboard just has a picture of Christ and a woman to help me rememeber that I can’t do it alone and it also has my scripture study schedule for the year. The middle rectangle is my Routines and Responsibilities board. Here is the up close picture
Then the board to the left of the Routines and Responsibilities is just a “fun” board to put whatever I want. I just have a family picture there and it also has 3 spots for keys that I can hang. To the right is the 4 cubby system and I use this for my bills and my papers that I need to file.
To the left of my monitor I have my inbox area. The top one is the inbox and the bottom one is my Projects Support Material section. I only use file folders for my support materials rather than a big cubby system like April does cause she’s got alot more projects than I do. Here is the up close picture of my file folders.
Finally the last thing to the left of the inbox area is my Weekly Review and Tickler expandable file carrier. I bought them at the Container Store a few years ago and went back to find more of them but they don’t sell them anymore.
That’s it in a nut shell. I will post a video shortly going through it step by step.
My pantry was unpacked when we moved in but was not quite organized the way that I wanted it too. I finally buckled down and tackled the monster but if you see the before picture I didn’t have much in the pantry to start with so that helped.
By the way I am finally using my Shelf Reliance Thrive food storage finally after 2 years! Its fun to play around with and it helps too that my college roommate Natalie Riley is one of their cooks that shows you how to use their food storage.