My husband got the LO her very first guitar and she loves it. She carries it around the house and pretends to be like daddy. But it is driving me crazy as to where to put it. And so, I made a guitar cardboard stand. Yes, crazy. But, I did.
It is common knowledge among my friends that when I travel, I travel
light. I once traveled with a back pack for a 3 day weekend. Now,
however, that we have a toddler, packing has taken a new meaning. It
now means check in baggage, mixed up clothing and looking for things in a
haystack. On our first family trip, I over packed. Half
of our check in luggage was LO's; and her clothes are tiny compared to
my clothes and my husband's.
It's December and the year is almost over! That means it is time for me to search for the perfect planner. I'm a "paper" kind of person, I write everything and a planner keeps me organized. I tried several times to go digital but after a few weeks, I would end up getting a planner. So this year, I'm starting the year right by getting the perfect planner. I'm not loyal to a specific planner; I think I haven't really found the planner that actually works with my needs. I have tried a LOT of planners in the past. I've had a planner since high school and every year, I had a different one each year.
For those who know me, they will vouch that I don't have a lot of cooking experience. That being said, I don't know any shortcuts when it comes to prepping or cooking. One of my go to food is pasta in a jar; not the healthiest but it's easy to make and quick. My friend Cita thought me the coolest trick in storing pasta sauce.
The LO just had her first family vacation. We visited her uncle, aunt and cousins in Arizona. It was a week of firsts -- first airplane ride, first swim and first trip to the shopping outlet. It was also a first for my husband and myself to travel with an infant and did we screw up!
I'm not going to lie, but I may have over packed for the LO. I think 1/3 of our checked in luggage was her clothes alone and she only got to use half of it. I also brought a lot of just "in case" clothes that were not even weather appropriate. And don't get me started with the burp clothes! As a general rule I think, it is better to have packed more than she needed. But nevertheless, it is a lesson learned -- pack what is just needed.
I think I outdid myself this time. I made a cardboard shelf. I am upgrading the LO's play area and I needed a shelf to store her new toys. The LO has started to crawl and explore her surroundings and I am not comfortable with a shelf where she could hit her head.
How do you organize your closet? Do you take out everything, sort through your items and then put everything back only to redo everything in a week or two? For me, organizing is like doing a math word problem. You define your problem, identify what is given and look for the solution.
Take for instance my husbands closet. His
current "system" wasn't really working anymore. Here is a picture of his closet. I would not say his closet is disorganized but some things do not belong where they should be.