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The day I said "I do" I married the love of my life and the United States Navy. Since then we have been enjoying the life that the Navy has offered us. This is the story of my days as a wife, stay at home mom of 3 , dog wrangler, and coordinator of our crazy lives!

Monday, June 10, 2013

To- Do Lists

Anyone who knows me can attest to my love for lists. Ed insists on making "mental to-do lists" (rather, he gives himself a reason to conveniently forget the tasks he doesn't want to do). I, on the other hand have to make a list. I have lists that coincide with other lists. I'm a little type-A.

Anyway, I always find that before some big life-changing event I want to do a million different things that really aren't that important. This happens most often when I am pregnant or we are getting ready to move. As luck would have it....we are in the midst of both. Now, we aren't moving for another 5 months (and lets be honest...not at all if I get my way, which I won't, because the Navy is in charge), but thats just enough time for me to do all kinds of random things that are seemingly unnecessary to anyone but me.

Here are just a few of the projects that I have in mind --

1.)) Preston's Baby Book
You read that right...the kid is going to be two and doesnt even have a completed baby book. Not for a lack of trying, though. In all actuality, he has probably 3 half created baby books. I did make a super cute Memory Keeper for him from Paper Coterie that has his hospital hat and bracelet and other memorabilia in it, but I'd like an actual book. Thus, I am working on a digital book, because that seems like the only way it will get done! Where else am I going to put all of those cute cards that people wrote when his name was going to be Parker?!?

2.)) Office Organization 

Never in a million years will my office look like this. Mainly because Ed would have nowhere to put his submarine memorabilia if I went with a pink and green color scheme. Right now our office tends to be a couple of things: a) a Navy diggit room and b) a hot mess. As I look around, there are stacks everywhere I look. We are talking unopened (and opened) mail,  things that are broken, a stack of stuff for goodwill, and upward of 3 cameras. I. Want. To. Scream. For all I know this picture above has the exact same stuff just shoved into color coordinated boxes. I am good with that. Just get it off my freaking desk.

3.)) Re-Covering Folding Chairs and Table


I realize that this falls under the category of completely unnecessary. I get it. A couple of months ago I saw this idea on pinterest and fell in love. Our card table and chairs have been sitting in the garage and are all banged up. We use them often, though, so I hate that they look crappy. All I need is an afternoon, a couple of cans of spray paint, and a few yards of fabric and we will be totally fancy again. I also realize that it probably wont be that easy, but I dont really care. 

My list could continue on...I have a bench outside that was made out of my old bunk beds that I want to repaint, a ton of projects for the nursery, and...oh yeah, a toddler to chase. Eh, whatever. 


  1. I love the office organization, the colors are too cute together!!!

  2. Our "office" is a complete disaster zone as well. This mail problem drives me nuts! I can't seem to find an effective way to organize all the incoming mail. Also, our office is really just a desk, dresser, and bookcase in the corner of our living room. I really hope our next place has a better office space-- that way I could just close the door! Haha! ;)