Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Gift of Organization

For my birthday my wonderful husband gave me the gift or organization! I long to have a completely orderly house and I am working towards that and Joshua is helping me. He made me this shelf that goes next to the computer that I can keep things orderly on it and it also came with a new printer/scanner! We needed that quite bad since our printer just broke and it was rather annoying to have a scanner and printer sitting beside you taking up so much space. Anyway, the shelf is beautiful and I feel much more orderly! On another note, my sister-in-law and brother gave me an amazing gift that others will just laugh at. It's the new Downy Unstoppables that make your laundry just smell soooo wonderful even through wearing and to the next wash. I so need to go start a load of laundry, it makes me want to do laundry more!

Gideon begged for his picture!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

All Dressed for Football

My friend Stacey took these cute pictures of Tirzah a couple weeks ago when I saw her...isn't she sooo cute dressed up in her Daddy's school colors!

Daddy's Hat

Gideon loves hats and is always putting one on to go he got to wear Daddy's and he had to look way up to see out from under it!

Wearing a Hairbow

So I'm not big into little girl hairbows but Tirzah's hair is at a stage where it needs something and so I tried the little headband bow and loved it! She looked adorable and hasn't taken it off yet! Thought I would share my very girly, adorable girl!
She loves sale papers!

Mama's girl

Monday, December 5, 2011

Categories in my Envelope System

I still need one for clothes, but here is what we have right now....

Eating Out/Shops


Thursday, December 1, 2011

My very own cloth cash envelopes!!!

So Joshua and I use the cash system and try our best to avoid using credit or debit cards. We still use it for some things like gas but we are trying to adhere to our budget and the best way is by using cash. Amazing what you realize you don't really need when you are paying in cash. We started out just doing a "food envelope" with cash but have slowly been making more and more envelopes. If you've ever used the envelope system you know how terrible using paper ones are since they deteriorate and get ripped and you could actually lose your money. Well I've been dying to make my own cloth ones and I finally got around to making my very own set of cloth cash envelopes. Below are pictures of them and each envelope is different and has a fabric that reflects the category--can you guess what they are? Also they magnetically close which is so amazing!!!

Winning a Gingerbread Decorating Contest

So my sister Beth and I decided to enter a gingerbread decorating contest at Joanns Fabric a couple weeks ago. I happened to see an ad about it when I was in the store. So we showed up with our undecorated house and supplies and took our time decorating right in the front of the store where lots of people watched as they stood in line to check out. It was so much fun...we did win 2 $25 gift cards and a free class. We won't mention that most people who signed up didn't show up and that the only other two people in the contest worked at Joanns but one of them was the Wilton instructor and her house was not too impressive. Also they both used kits, we didn't. So here are some pictures and we sure are grateful for the gift cards!