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Friday, July 27, 2012

Trip to Connecticut

My family enjoyed a trip to Connecticut last week. We had a great time. My boys love being on vacation and seem to do pretty well with less sleep then usual.

One thing my husband and I agreed on is that next time we will probably drive instead of fly. Do you find flying to be difficult lately? It did not help that I forgot my wallet at home! ugh! I did learn that it is possible to get through airport security without it though...

We were supposed to leave on July 18th, but our flight kept getting pushed later and later back because of weather, so we went home and flew on the 19th instead.

We had a great time visiting David's brother and his family in the Hartford area while we were there. They have a new baby who is just adorable. We also had the chance to have lunch with my good friend from HS music groups who lives out there. Here are a few of the pictures we took. Enjoy!!

both kids did great on the flights. We were hopeful for naps at some point...I guess you can't have every wish:)

Our flight was re-routed to Providence so we had dinner in Mystic the first night. Here we are at the Seaport.

We had a great time visiting David's brother, his wife and their newborn baby. The baby in this picture is actually their first born, Paisley! The kids loved chasing her around and getting kisses. :)
we spent a couple hours at the Children's museum in Hartford. When I asked Andrew to put his arm around his brother for the picture, he took me pretty literally. lol

walking like an ape

We went to an outdoor symphony concert with David's brother's family. It was a lot of fun!

Having fun with Uncle Glenn!

We had a great time at the Essex train museum. We rode on restored steam trains from the 1920s. Do you think my boys enjoyed it?? :)

There was an indoor museum with a huge model train set. The kids were in heaven!

Having an awesome seafood dinner at Abbot's! Highly recommend although probably easier without small kids on your lap! :)

David loved his mussels and clams!

Do you think I enjoyed my dinner??? Yes, yes, I did!! :)

Abbott's is right on the water. so nice!
The last day we went to the Mystic aquarium. We had a blast! Here is a beluga whale working with the trainers.

jelly fish!
We enjoyed a sea lion show. We were in the front row and got to see this guy up close.


the kids loved playing in the hotels.

all good things must come to an end....

 Thanks for taking a look. I hope you enjoyed the pictures. We have many good memories from this trip and I am happy to share with you.

Have a good day!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Organizing Your Bathroom

It's Thursday and time for more organizing!

If you are just joining us, we have been getting organized using Jennifer Ford Berry's Organize Now book.


It has some great info and tips on organizing various parts of our life and home. You can see past posts here:

Week 1 about Organizing Your Mind and Life Vision HERE,
Week 2 about Organizing Your Priorities HERE,
Week 3 about Organizing Your Schedule HERE
Week 4 about Organizing Your Cleaning Schedule HERE.
Week 5 about Organizing Your Personal Information HERE. 
Week 6 about Organizing Your Finances HERE. 
      Week 7 about Organizing Your Bill-paying System HERE.
        Week 8 about Organizing Your Receipts and Taxes HERE
Week 9 about Organizing Your Files HERE
                             Week 10 about Organizing your Magazines and Newspapers HERE.
                                               Week 11 about Organizing Your Email HERE
                                                Week 12 about Organizing Your Mail HERE
                                         Week 13 about Organizing Your Child's Toys HERE.
Week 14 about Organizing Your Crafts HERE.
Week 15 about Organizing Your Photographs HERE.
Week 16 about Organizing Your Purse or Wallet HERE. 
 Week 17 about Organizing Your Vehicle HERE.
                                                  Week 18 about Organizing Your Pet HERE.
Week 19 about Organizing Your Books, CDs and DVDs HERE.
Week 20 about Organizing Your Entryway or Mudroom HERE.
                           Week 21 about Organizing Your Family Room or Living Room HERE.
Week 22 about Organizing Your Kitchen Countertops HERE.
Week 23 about Organizing the Kitchen Cabinets HERE.
Week 24 about Organizing the Pantry HERE. 
Week 25 about Organizing the Refrigerator HERE.
Week 26 about Organizing the recipes HERE.
Week 27 about Organizing the dining room HERE.
Week 28 about Organizing the Laundry Room HERE.

Today we are organizing the bathroom. Since this is probably the first thing you see in the morning, it's a good idea to have it organized so you start your day out right.

We updated our downstairs half bathroom and I blogged about it HERE. It was fun to do and not too difficult. We are in the process of updating our master bathroom. I will definitely post when we do.

This Week's Goals:

1. Clear the counter top. Clean it well and put only the necessary items back in their place. (ie - toothbrushes, soap, etc)

I have mentioned before that I use Basic H2 Organic Concentrate and the Germ Off wipes to clean my bathroom counter tops.  I love using the window spray on my mirrors. I only use 1-2 drops of the cleaner to 16 oz of water and it works so well!!! Better then anything I have ever used before and it's non-toxic so it's safe around my kiddos. The wipes are so fantastic for quick cleanings and wipe downs.

2. Jennifer suggests putting 95% of your bathroom items away in drawers and cabinets and grouping things together. (makeup and hair care things together, soaps and shampoos together, etc) Don't let things clutter up on the counter top. I know I can be guilty of this. How about you?

3. Throw things out from under the sink that you don't use or are expired. Don't keep sunscreen more then 2 years. Half used bottles of toothpaste, shampoo, etc should either be consolidated or tossed. Appliances that are broken should be thrown out. Wash out the cabinets as you clear them out.

4. Short on space? Consider organizers like clear plastic storage bins, shower caddies,  hooks on the backs of doors, hanging extra towel racks, stackable plastic drawers under the sink, etc.


1. If you are lacking shelf space, consider rolling up your towels and washcloths and putting them in a decorative basket near the shower.

For more tips, please check out the Organize Now book.

Thanks again for reading. I hope you enjoyed the post. Feel free to leave your own tips below.

Have a great day!!
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