Thursday, December 30, 2010

To Do Thursday!

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas.  Now there's only one thing to figure out...where to put everything.  This year I'm going to make a note to find some space for the new toys before they arrive...whew!  More on that next week...

I did get a few things done over the holiday, but of course with all of the madness not as much as I thought...but that's OK.  That's what the New Year is for right?

I finished all of my shopping and we only lost one gift...still can't find where we put the MP3 player for Jamison.  I'm hoping that with all of the cleaning we'll be doing over the next few weeks that we'll find it...prayers lifted :)

I did take my friend a meal and she said that the meals were a huge help for her after her surgery...I'm so glad :)  I ended up making her baked ziti (a recipe that she gave me), but I didn't cook it so that she would be able to pop it in whenever she needed dinner.  I need to think about doing that for myself more often.

I never made it to the Container store but I will make it there in the next few weeks.  Oh how I love that store...I could get lost...where was I?

The thing I want to show you this week is organizing meds in your home.  This system has really worked for us and keeps kids' stuff separate from adult stuff (I'm so technical, right).  Here's my system:

 I got these little baskets from Hobby Lobby and divided up the medicine, one basket for kids' cold/allergy/vitamin meds, one for kids' pain or Rx meds, one for our cold/allergy/vitamin meds, and one for our pain and Rx meds.

This is just me trying to be cute with a little camera angle.

Just a few close ups (am I the only one who loves the up & up brand by Target?):

And then I just keep them all here in one of our (few) cabinets in the kitchen.  This system makes things easier to grab and works well for us...simple.

This Week's To Do List

1.  Get together with my friend Katie and work on simple photo editing and look through my camera manual.

2.  Clean off microwave stand and discard any old recipes or papers.

3.  Organize entertainment center...donate/sell old DVDs, organize games and Wii stuff.

4.  Crop photos for my Christmas card scrapbook.


Rach said...

LOVE Up & Up brand! :o)

I have one big plastic basket in the cabinet, but am thinking this way makes FAR more sense. I have a trip to the 'Jay scheduled for today, I may have to look for some small baskets...

Oh, and I have GOT to find a scrapbook for my Christmas card photos. Again, I thank you for that. :o)

Joanna said...

I love Target brand everything! It is the only store brand that I have found that is just like the real thing. Medicines especially.

And as soon as we get back from Alabama I plan on changing my medicine storage! We have one big container that just keeps everything in it, but I really like the idea of it separated out.

I would love to do a few meals every other weekend that is ready to pop in to bake/cook. Would make life a lot easier on those nights we end up with fast food because I didn't feel like cooking. Maybe I should start looking for a few meal ideas and try that thought out!

I learned a few years ago to always clean kids rooms before Santa visits, because after it's harder for them to get rid of things. Before Christmas I always tell them well what about what Santa may be bringing. :-)

Speaking of lost Christmas gifts. Back when I used to store everything under our bed all wrapped {when Kayla was little}, I didn't realize one of her gifts was even lost until that Summer when we moved our bed and found it! You'll find it!!

The Starr Family said...

Up & Up is so good... their baby products smell amazing! I no longer have babies, but I still buy it! Our nearest Target is 45 minutes away :(

Stacey said...

Kelli this is how I organize our meds too. I keep two baskets in my linen closet in my laundry room. A large basket holds items that are not frequently used, like bandaids, Bactene, neosporin, Witch Hazel etc. and the smaller basket holds items that are more frequently but not frequently enough to make the medicine cabinet.
Daily meds and vitamins are kept in the kitchen on top of the microwave so I don't forget to take them and give them to my boys.
I am a huge fan of Target brand products and WalMart brand products. Who doesn't love to save money and get a quality product to boot? Have a fantastic weekend!


My Not So Simple, Domestic Life said...

Yay! You are coming to my house!! We'll have some yummy dinner and talk about blogs and photos! FUN!!

jennykate77 said...

Great organizing tips!!! I can't WAIT for my new kitchen to be finished so can have a bunch of cabinets to organize things in.

Hope you all have a happy, healthy, and blessed 2011!!

Emily said...

Hope you find the missing present! And good luck cleaning/organizing!

Miller Racing Family said...

I am so with you on finding a place for the new toys. I still have some of Lila's gifts under her bed. Love the system for organizing the meds, I totally need to do that.
I hope you have a great weekend and a fabulous 2011!

Genn said...

Oh how I wish we had a container store here!! There is not one close to me, but if there was they would probably know my name. hahaha

I thought of you today and I was your neighbor, I'd have run up and pounded on your door and screamed, "Kelli! Kelli! My life planner came!! Kelli Kelli I love it!"

:) And I know you wouldn't think I was crazy cause you understand how awesome it is. Oh my gosh. I'm gonna do a whole blog post about it. It is fantastic. I'm in love. Thanks so much for sharing yours so that I could learn about Erin's awesome website!!

Happy New Year Kelli!

Genn said...

and *if I was your neighbor...
I'm sure you got the jist.


He & Me + 3 said...

Your to do list looks alot like mine. Good luck getting it organized. I would love to get some scrapbooking done too. It has been forever.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Great job! :-) I also put my christmas photo cards into my scrapbook.

Toni said...

I LOVE your blog. Thanks for linking up to my challenge today!

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Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

well done!