Getting Something Done

I struggled a little getting things done this week because my baby has had some sleep issues which, of course, means I had sleep issues. I did manage to do a few things though.
This has been on my to-do list for quite a while – a binder cover for my youngest daughter. I made one for her sister and she wanted one. I was pretty happy with the fabric I used. I had made a dress for my oldest daughter years ago. By the third girl it was getting stained – especially on the bodice – so I used the skirt for the binder cover. The skirt was three layers of gathers so it made an interesting cover. I plan on doing a tutorial soon on how to make these. They are super easy and take less than an hour.
We did some organizing in the two bedrooms our boys use. I gathered up a big bag to give to the thrift store. Why is it though that it seems like for every item you give away two more come in. Frustrating. Anyway, for now things look more clean in their rooms. I’ll keep organizing and purging I’m sure.
I’ve also been doing a lot of scrapbooking still. I’m up to the spring of this year. Yeah. Soon I’ll be caught up. Then  I can start taking photos out of old albums and start scrapbooking them. I think I have from 2000-2009 to do so that will keep me busy for a while. ☺
Tonight I went to a Steeped Tea party. My two youngest daughters went with me. We enjoyed trying a variety of really nice teas and some muffins and a veggie dip made with tea as part of the ingredients. I bought some tea and a really nice infuser, and I won the door prize. That was a nice ending to a busy day…a mug, two kinds of tea, two lemon sticks and two chocolate biscotti.
Next week I will be doing a whole week of posts about activities to do with your toddler. I’m pretty excited about this, and there will be a giveaway so watch for it. A sneak preview…

So it wasn’t a whirlwind of things accomplished this week, but I still managed to cross a few things off my list. How about you? I know my American family and friends had Thanksgiving so that was surely a busy and hopefully happy time.

Jennifer Schonhaar

Jennifer Schonhaar

Jennifer is the happily married wife of a pastor and the somewhat-tired-but-oh-so happy mum to eight beautiful children. She loves to try new healthy recipes, sew, read to her children, garden and play the piano.
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  1. Thanks, Renee. I feel like I’m constantly organizing to stay ahead of the “stuff” a family of ten accumulates. 🙂 My next big project are the books, toys, puzzles and games.

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