Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Day 7? Well....

Our Grand Prix cars have messed up my plans a little, I hope to catch up this weekend! Last night we got home a little late but I did my medicine cabinet anyway! Tonight I'm doing under the bathroom sinks (after awana). Wednesday nights are a late night for us normally and I don't want to push it. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Day 1-3 of elimination

Update! On day one I was supposed to do the fridge, yeah that didn't happen...but Keith and I did do the freezer, which sucked. And then the next day I started next to the entertainment center, and then fizzled out...but yesterday I finished that up, did all the taping of the painting project and some other odds and ends. Today when we got home from church and grocery shopping my dear husband helped me gut the fridge and then...he cleaned it. I married well. We then restocked it and I started the painting. The entire painting project including clean up only took about a hour. I think it looks pretty fabulous!

Friday, February 20, 2015

starting 40 bags in 40 days!

I'm going to use this blog to record my progress as I attempt to work to PURGE my condo of unused, unnecessary, lame and all around annoying stuff. It's so time. I've created an action plan and am READY! Sunday's are days off!

fridge wed 2/18
freezer thurs 2/19
next to fireplace fri 2/20
under bath sinks     paint fireplace wall sat 2/21
finish paint and do taxes sun 2/22
medicine cabinets mon 2/23
under kitchen sink tue 2/24
drawers under microwave wed 2/25
pots and pans cabinets thurs 2/26
kitchen  counters fri 2/27
pantry sat 2/28
mount mirror      first softball game sun 3/1
above fridge and cabinets mon 3/2
dining room storage stuff to storage tue 3/3
dining room storage stuff to storage wed 3/4
dining table thurs 3/5
suitcases to storage fri 3/6
storage on deck repaired and purged sat 3/7
add misc kitchen back to storage sun 3/8
entry closet mon 3/9
black book shelf living (top 1/2) tue 3/10
black book shelf living (bottom 1/2) wed 3/11
black craft shelf (top 1/2) thurs 3/12
black craft shelf (bottom 1/2) fri 3/13
entry way cabinet sat 3/14
  sun 3/15
laundry and laundry storage mon 3/16
under KJ bed tue 3/17
dresser wed 3/18
KJ closet (top 1/2) thurs 3/19
KJ closet (bottom 1/2) fri 3/20
bedside tables and misc bedroom sat 3/21
  sun 3/22
bedroom white cabinet mon 3/23
bedroom tv dresser tue 3/24
mikayla's closet wed 3/25
mikayla's dresser thurs 3/26
mikayla floor fri 3/27
AWANA GAMES    - misc room sat 3/28
  sun 3/29
coffee/soda bar mon 3/30
dining room cabinet tue 3/31
Keith's car wed 4/1
all sewing gear and fabric to blue cabinet thurs 4/2
china hutch - glassware from kitchen to go there? fri 4/3
carpets! sat 4/4

Well technically it's the beginning of day three! Keith and I gutted the freezer (supposed to be day 2) but have talked and will do the fridge and next to the fireplace tonight (and prep for painting). We took 4 bags of trash out from the freezer (and part of the pantry), cleaned the freezer and made a new freezer plan and I'm making a standard grocery list of things that should always be there to help me with quick low sodium meals. Some of my standards are frozen veggies (corn, peas, chopped spinach), chicken tenderloins, a couple easy prep meals from trader joes for really fast help and frozen fruits for smoothies. Felt good to purge and make a plan! And felt really good to work on it with Keith and power through it quickly. All in we spent less than 30 minutes on the project.

Monday, May 23, 2011


How do you get up a mountain when you're going with the crew from Arnette? Well since they don't have their own rig yet... you take one of the Oakley trucks. We loved it! we got pointed at, people gave us thumbs up and hang loose signs and the guy at the snowboard shop called out the rest of the staff to gawk at the rig... I'll admit it, it was fun.

Day two of our trip of a lifetime was with the Arnette crew, John from Oakley had outfitted us properly (yes we ARE in Oakley from head to toe... ) and Arnette hooked us up with their brand new goggles which haven't been released yet (you have to admit that's cool) we loaded up the rig in Forest Hills and headed up to the bunny slopes at Mountain High. it was a beautiful drive about an hour out of town. Brent took us up and once there we met up with Joe (global brand manager for Arnette) and they geared us up with rentals and took us to the slopes. I won't lie and tell you I mastered snowboarding, in fact by the end I sucked so bad I walked my board off the hill but I will tell you, I aim to try again and conquer this!

Checking my chapped hands. learning to snowboard without gloves is a bad bad bad idea....

Keith and I on the chairlift with our goggles ready for fun!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

zipline - piholo ranch

We chose to enjoy an adventure (on Maui Jim) at Piholo Ranch Zipline. It was stunning, amazing and some of the most fun I've ever had! I conquered some of my paralizing fear of heights, started to feel more comfortable not being strapped in 100 ft up and climbing up a moving bridge... started...but once they strap your trolley on the line, it's the safest feeling ever! They take their roles extremely serious but we all still had a blast! safe was good!!

Keith and I both posing for the camera! What a fun sunny perfect day!

The gulch that we zipped across in Makaoa, leads right to the ocean, such a beautiful sight! the bazillion colors of green, the bring orange flowers in the trees, just spectacular!

You want me to climb up WHAT? 2 at a time so you don't rock it off... um...

the first and easiest tower...cause it had stairs. LOTS of stairs!! this is easy??

This is actually US zipping down the line at an insane rate. I'm in HIT THE BLOCKS form and Keith is still rockin a starfish... starfish is SLOW DOWN, you spread your arms and legs and push your chest forward. I'm in landing form so I don't hit anyone with my legs and so that my trolley doesn't come back and wack me in the face after I hit the brake ;)

all of our trolleys and gear waiting for us! KNOW YOUR NUMBER was what we were DRILLED on.

The trip - highlights!

this is going to be scattered, not in order and I just don't care! I mostly DON'T want to forget all of the amazing things we did/saw/experienced and scattered and picture descriptions will be an easy fun way for me to capture it all!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Mikayla's party!

The LAYOUT! I think it actually came out pretty cute! some purchased, some handmade and all fun. I made the happy birthday mikayla banner with scrapbook paper, hand cut the lettering and hand tied all the pieces to each other. I also hand tied the cartoon to all of the bags and hand tied ribbons on all of the 125 lollipops, then I painted the styrfoam blocks and tied eyelet tagged tags to them to mark which flavor of lollipops. insane amounts of ribbon (thank goodness for sales at Michaels).

I purchased the lollipops on, I'll have to say they came out amazing! what a great look!

I purchased the cakes from a gal I met on craigslist, they were green and purple inside, homemade fondant and super super cute.

the treatbags with the cutest cartoon of Mikayla jumping! wished I could have made a poster of this cartoon but just ran out of time

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mikayla birthday prep

Mikayla's party work in progress!

The candy bar is just about done, I'm about 75% done with projects but I have some cutting still to do... the lollipop stands are done, Mikayla's M is done and the table cloth is done as well. I have a little bit of decoration left to do to the candy containers but we're doing great!

the lollipop stands (with tags) the giant M and the happy birthday Mikayla banner.

The M is one of the 12 inch cardboard letters from Michaels, I painted it green and then with a chopstick painted light green, white and purple dots over the entire thing.

the lollipop stands! 4 styrofoam bricks that I painted and then made tags for with the flavors 0f the lollipops and then tied on. the lollipops will be stuck into the top. I still have to tie ribbon on the lollipops (tonight late maybe?)