Friday, September 05, 2008

welcome to my nest

ahhh ... i'm totally nesting ... i guess it was bound to happen since i only have 4 more weeks until #2 is due to pop out.
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WARNING: the before pictures are scary ... and quite frankly i'm a little embarrased to post them, but how can i show you how much i accomplished otherwise? you've been warned.
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things i accomplished this week(in no particular order) -- yeah for LONG naps (for aidan) and late nights (for me):
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10 loads of laundry (washed, dried and put away) (3 loads of towels, 1 load of aidan things, 4 loads of whites, 2 loads of darks)
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4 loads of dishes (washed, dried and put away)
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my bathroom completely cleaned and reorganized. (i had to move all my makeup and hair stuff onto the counter because aidan thought it was the funnest game to empty my makeup drawer (the LONG skinny drawer) -- and hide products, some of which are still missing -- even after what the next part of my plan was!!!!!)

after i showed robby the bathroom ... i mean c'mon people i was pretty proud of it ... he commented, "but the question is, how long will it stay like this?!" ... OOOOO ... motivation, now i have to prove him wrong, so i'm gonna try to keep the counters clutter free!!
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next ... my bedroom completely cleaned and reorganized. there were just piles of CRAP everywhere (i've noticed i have WAY too much clothing, maybe after #2 pops out i'll try to get rid of some of it!!) ... where in the world was #2 gonna sleep? so it needed to be done. i think it looks a million times better, and i'm really proud of all that i accomplished.
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this is the left side of our bed ... yikes!! when i got out of bed after it was all cleaned it immediately brought a smile to my face, what a great way to wake up in the morning!!

this is the right side of our bed! (the storage bins now hold all the clothing that i want to go through -- 3 of them (i have a stack of 3 more on top of those ... waiting for organizing baby things), and 2 of them (on the left) hold knit clothing that no longer fits robby or me and will be turned into other things via my trusty serger!!)

when aidan woke up this morning and ran into my room to play, he was disappointed when he saw the bins ... he couldn't get into anything anymore. poor kid!! haha! those 2 rolling drawer carts hold all of what we have for #2 right now. organized and ready to clothe her when she pops out!! now all we need is something in here for her to sleep in. and i'm gonna try to get robby to move the changing table back into our bedroom, hopefully that happens on saturday.
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i also reorganized my closet ... i know it doesn't look like much, but believe me ... its WAY better. before i had piles of madness in front of it, it was hard getting to the clothing actually in the closet, and i moved things around. (sorry ... no before pictures, but i'm sure you're scared enough as it is) i think this configuration will work well. the top shelf is all my purses (yikes ... i have a bunch!) the second shelf has my pants and my boots. then on the left side of the closet hangs my skirts (on 4 tier skirt hangers, from target ... LOVE them!!), then dresses, then my shirts, and then i have a hanging thing that holds my shoes (tennis shoes, slippers and flip flops!) and then under my shirts i have 2 rolling drawer carts that hold my undergarments, socks, swimsuits, lingerie ... etc. and this is behind my bedroom door, i LOVE this. my nice (church) shoes all lined up in the pockets and my jewelry ready to be worn. it makes me soooo happy! this is front of robby's side of the closet. as you can tell it needs reorganizing, but i'm leaving that to him (well at least i'm hoping he'll take care of it!)

this is my pile of laundry that still needs to be done ... YIKES!! (this pile has since shrunk since i took the picture ... but there are still probably 3 more loads to do -- definately more managable)this is on top of rob's dresser ... it just seems to accumulate all kinds of crap!!! (all of which is mine ... not his)our headboard ... another dumping ground!!

11 comments:

Nicole Shelby said...

rock the casbah!
rock the casbah!

hemi is blammin!

(+ thanks for pep-talk)

Heidi Maloy said...

Go, Jodi, Go! I have to say, the before pics our downright scary and remind me of Abby and Claire's room- also scary! But, I can tell you put a lot of work and effort and you can really see a big difference- now, hte secret is to maintain. I also cleaned out my closet this week- but I didnt think to take pics- should have, it was a huge difference- took me all day- but it is the size of a small room and has a bunch of my project crap on top of that... yikes. ANYWAY, sorry, longwinded post- but great job! And I can't believe it's only four more weeks- it sure went fast (for me)--- I bet more nesting is to come, I got more done those last weeks than the whole rest of my pregnancies, including moving furniture among other crazy things- probably not a good idea by the way.

Scott H. said...

Nice! Definitely an improvement. The hard part is definitely maintaining it now that it's done. Every time Amanda and I do a big clean, we say: "now we just have to keep it this way." but it never happens, oh well, we still don't have that much stuff!

We are Ben and Rebecca said...

Good job Jodi .... how about some cute belly pics??? Are you registered anywhere???

Seth and Rachel said...

Wow! I love seeing those transformations! Also, great job with all the sewing! I love how you are using old shirts and materials you already have! I am jelouse of all the time you have to sew. I think I have to buy the kids halloween costumes this year, beause there is just no time and that makes me very sad:(

Amanda said...

you go girl! Can you come and nest at my house? I need some organizing done!

Jen said...

Good work! Wow, only 4 more weeks to go!!

Adri said...

That's a big difference! I bet it feels good.

Rachel said...

Hello nesting mama! Just wanted to let you know that YOU HAVE BEEN TAGGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Amanda said...

Wow, you have been BUSY! Kudos for not using being pregnant as an excuse, and actually doing it!! Especially at 36 weeks!

radel said...

Wow you are a brave women to put those pictures up!!! And the re-organize looks fab!! Good job! Not to be a pessimist but enjoy it now. Once #2 pops out, as you put it, there goes all the time for cleaning and organizing. My baby is 3 and I feel like I'm finally getting to a place where I can keep on top of it all. Good luck! :)