Friday, February 13, 2009

This Week Re-cap in a Nutshell...

The "deep cleaning" of my house is coming along (from being "Mortified"). I feel anxious when I'm living in the midst of disorganization... WE ARE GETTING ORGANIZED; I am more at peace over this. We got our appraisal back, and to our surprise it was A LOT higher than we expected. So obviously the messiness of the house had no effect on the value of the house (thank God).

I'm still working on getting some new "chore charts" worked up for the four kids to be able to track their progress in our "team effort" of home cleaning maintenance. My excitement is the kids will be motivated to start helping out again like they did all last year (taking a lot of the burden off me)... their motivation for the chore charts is to finally start earning allowance again. (which they haven't really done since November when our last chore charts where being utilized).

I'm thankful today is Friday... TGIF!!!! I get to sleep in tomorrow morning! I've been on the sleepy side since I'm still battling this head cold and funky sinus congestion. My coughing isn't as bad (at least I'm not coughing up a lung like last week). Also, my husband and I are attending a new "home group" through our new church tonight for the first time (Bay Area Fellowship), which we are pretty excited about. Tomorrow, Kirk and I are planning work in the yard together (which I LOVE to do), attend church service in the evening, then watch "Fireproof" as our family movie. We will also be starting our "Love Dare" book together- day one; ALL this on VALENTINES DAY! Couldn't think of a better way to celebrate this day of love than to do the all these "LOVELY" things together.

I've been sewing this week on these cute baby girl chenille jackets made of vintage bedspreads (bedspreads I bought off eBay). I will post pictures of my projects in the next couple weeks. I enjoy making them as gifts and have a couple sweet baby girls in line to give them to as surprises in the near future. I've also been motivated to pull out my scrapbooking! I'M SO BEHIND in getting my family's' photos in my albums!!! I need to just pull them out and start in baby steps. I've visited several blogs of other scrapbookers that have really got me inspired. I will be working on updating my kids' "Birthday Albums" as my first updating projects. I can't wait to start this next week! That's all the updates for now... TGIF!!!

2 comments:

Wils said...

When you talk about the chenille jackets - is that the multi layered fabric thing where you stitch rows then slice between them? If it is, I've seen it done with bags and cushions and would be really interested to see how it works for jackets! I'm really looking forward to seeing your pictures.

Teri said...

No, it's not the layered thingy, but I know what you're talking about. I've seen quilts done that way, but I personally haven't done a quilt (or any other project) in that manner. The baby jackets I'm doing are out of vintage chenille- just basic with a liner, but really cute! I've got three in progress and will be done this week (I give them as gifts)...