Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dirty, Dirty Bird!

That's what I feel like saying as I look around the cabin! Monday I had it all nice and picked up and then 9 and 7 came home from school and BAM ~ dirty!

Do you ever feel that way. Feel like "I just spent 5 hours cleaning, and it's all undone in 5 minutes!" Coming from a house that was 1500 square feet to one that is just under 1000, I thought it should be easier to keep clean, but sadly untrue. I'm not working anymore, home all the time, but it seems as if my actions make no difference. Should I just let go and figure our home will be in a constant shape of a total hot mess until maybe the boys are in High School? Does it even get any better as they age, or will it only change once they are grown and out of the house? I know once it's gone, I'll probably miss their messes, but it sure is frustrating at the moment. Even my Facebook status reads my frustration as I'm asking Santa, "All I want for Christmas is for my boys to pick up after themselves." Toys, clothes, shoes, books, just junk in general because I have a mini hoarder (7) living amongst me, surrounds me! That, and the never ending pile of laundry! Boys are just dirty, dirty, birds, but I love them anyway.

Thanks for letting me rant. Whew ~ I feel much better!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway

Head on over to From High Heels to Sneakers for a chance to win a $30 GC from Starbucks! Yep, you heard right $30! Plus, she's such a fun read!

Tackle it Tuesday

This is my very first time participating in a blog hop! From High Heels to Sneakers started a "Tackle It Tuesday" hop and I'm hoping it will start to motivate me more on getting projects done here at the cabin.

Sunday and Monday I finally put up our Christmas decorations with help from my elves. We still have yet to get our tree, but are hoping to this weekend. I'm think I'm still going to play around with my garland ~ maybe adding some lights. I think it would light up the cabin, and look magical at night!

Garland above our computer now TV hutch. Lights would look so beautiful!

Our fireplace mantel. My hubby's mom made me the wreath many years ago and I just love it!  Yes on adding lights here!

Who doesn't love Santa and snowman buddy!

My boys when 7 was just over 1 year old and 9 was almost 4.  Sorry for the glare ~ my camera is not that fancy. 

I got these rain deer at Goodwill for $1.99 each and then added the bows with ribbon from The Dollar Store. 

A little different angle of the coffee table arrangement. The greens on this are real and smell so good!