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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Motivation Station...

Didn't post an entry here this weekend as I've been busy at The Motivation Station... If you haven't stopped by to visit us yet, please do... It's all about the motivation of cleaning together, not just tips and hints... We challenge each other on what we can get done in fifteen minutes each day... And we also have a count down to the new year challenge going on...
Make sure you sign up for comment alerts as we stop by throughout the day leaving updates as to our progress...

Tomorrow is my day to do an entry: Thursday's with Linda...

Some are working on completing larger projects and some of us are working on just getting through daily chores... just fifteen minutes at a time...

Here are some pictures of projects I've completed and some I'd like to start...


These are my kitchen cabinets that I cleaned out and organized before we even started The Motivation Station so I don't have any before pictures... but you can see they are still clean and organized... before it was just a big jumble and good luck finding anything without pulling everything out... I even got rid of some things we never use...



On Saturday I cleaned out the fridge and washed all the shelves and drawers and then we went grocery shopping and filled it up....
We also have a challenge on cleaning out drawers throughout the house...



These two pictures are my side of the bedroom... An ongoing project that I have been working on for years now... Tubs full of baby stuff for the boys and me to finish filling and reorganizing... Stuff to put away and clean out that just ends up on the dresser... drawers full of cards and letters to sort and put in the plastic bins for each boy that I bought and scan some cards to use for graphics...
School papers to put away in boxes and scrapbooks to finish putting together of report cards and award certificates and diplomas... so lots of future entries for The Motivation Station here....




This is our art room... what you can't see is hubby's art table and the game computer... what you can see is the craft table that needs cleaning off, hubby's tombstones that he is working on for Halloween, behind the tombstones are two trunks of all my school papers and cards and letters and mementos from my childhood to go through and sort, and the plastic drawers contain all sorts of school supplies and art supplies that need to be reorganized as I just threw them in there, a project that was never finished...


and this is my new crock pot cookbook... want to get better at having dinner ready since I don't get home from work til after 5pm now, as I used to get off early but now hubby has the early hours, however he can either do homework with the boys or make dinner, not both.... I made beef stew the other day, combining a couple of the recipes together... should have added a bit more liquid to make more gravy, but it was good, still is as we have leftovers....

Happy Journaling...

8 comments:

Martha said...

You have made Great Progress, Linda. Wonderful pictures, thanks so much for being so inspiring.
My best to you and your fellas.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I have been trying to do at least 15 minutes a day cleaning up something and today did my kitchen counter tops. They seems to be so loaded with stuff I couldn't even use them. I would be ashamed to show anyone my craft room...your art room looks good compared to what my room looks. I've a long way to go in a little time. Hopefully before Thanksgiving gets here things will be a little more organized. You all are helping to motivate me. 'On Ya'-ma

Martha (Menagerie) said...

Thanks so much for posting this entry and especially with all the photos! I think we are in a pretty similar position with our "stuff." I'm so glad we started The Motivation Station - together we can do it! :-)

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Looks like you're making great progress. Keep it up.

When you start those slow cooker meals stop by OuR KraZy KiTcHeN to join in our new Thursday meme, Soups, salads, casseroles and more.

sheri said...

Good job on the cabinets..It does seem to be a never ending job sometimes..lol
I spent way too much time today looking for cd's to the printer to my computer..I always know these things "are somewhere"..lol
That will be my goal..
Sheri

a corgi said...

I so want that recipe for beef stew; sounds delicious! I love using the crockpot, so convenient and it just makes the house smell so yummy all day!

you are making great progress getting this and that done; I stand amazed you have things from your school days to sort out; so much of mine has gone by the wayside with our frequent moves

betty

Monica said...

I need to get on top of things around here, especially since it looks like we will be moving into a much smaller place. =(. I'll really need to be organized and thin out some of my "clutter" that I think I will use at some point. Love the new blog look.

Tina said...

I should be joining this project, but for now, I will just check in for some motivation from time to time.

You are awesome!!