December Has Been A Crazy, Crazy Month….

Though not for the reasons that you’re probably thinking!
Honestly, I hardly stress about the holiday’s, unless I’m doing crazy DIY projects for gifts 😉

 

While in the past we have gone all out on Christmas gifts for the girls, this year we decided we wanted to change things. Christmas isn’t about the presents in this house, and I want to teach that to my children.
They’re getting two gifts from us, some items in their stockings, and a couple things from “Santa”.
Anyway, I’ve been so busy because beginning this month I started watching my nephew five days a week, then the second week I started watching a friends baby (6 weeks old when I started!! <3)
alternating between two and three days a week,
Cory’s birthday was on the 16th and I’ve been browsing the web for homeschooling info like crazy  because I want to homeschool the
girls this next school year!

 

My parents are moving out, we added Elf on the Shelf into all this crazy last week, Gwen has been on Cayston for her psuedomonas for 27 days now, so Mon-Thur I’ve been going to her school so she can take it (only one day left and we get a break! woohoo!).
She also had a well-check appointment on Monday just so we could get a referral to see her specialty care doctor on Tuesday!

(A little not about that: Her PFT’s went up from her last appointment! I was so happy to see that! I can’t wait to get the results back from her sputum culture.)
So yeah, I’m looking forward to the school break starting Monday and just being able to spend some time with my girls and rearranging the house since I’ll have two extra rooms!


    Cassie
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Renovation Of The Girls’ Bedroom – Before & Afters

I didn’t want to post this yet cause I still had a few more details to add, but it looks like it will still be a little while before its 100% complete.
They are getting new bedding and some organization items for headbands and necklaces for Christmas, and I still need to make a valence for the window 🙂
Here is what their room looked like before!
(I took these pictures after I had already started pulling stuff out, so excuse the mess!)
All of the pictures start from the door and go to the left in a full circle 🙂
I hated having a dresser in the closet and we and still barely had room in the dressers even though there’s two! (My girls wear uniforms to school and on top of that they have a very large wardrobe…
Not spoiled at all ;p)
I painted the walls, all the furniture (kill me), changed the knobs on the dressers and painted and hung a few things on the walls.
These floating shelves are from Target. Love them, and they were super easy to hang!
In this dresser the girls both have their own ‘junk drawer’, the little middle drawer houses undies, and then the rest (Cambria’s on the left, Gwen’s on the right) are school uniform bottoms in the top, pants, jeans and shorts in the next and all of their skirts in the bottom.
These are the knobs I chose for the dressers!
So cute! I found them on Amazon 🙂
I had plans to paint and hang that chandelier there on the floor, but decided they really need the fan in there. Instead I’d like to get a cute, girly lamp to put on the dresser.
This dresser has all of Cambria’s bathing suites, gymnastic wear and tights that only fit her, in the top drawer. The second one has Gwen’s bathing suits (she has lots cause she’s in swim lessons)
and her tights that only fit her, and the bottom drawer is all their leggings,
shorts for under school dresses and under shirts.
That kitty picture in the corner is now hanging on the wall 😉
And my favorite part!
I had this shelf sitting somewhere else in the house not being used, and my amazing dad installed it with an extra rail exactly how I wanted it 🙂
Cambria’s clothes are on the left, Gwen’s on the right, tops hang on the top rails
and dresses on the bottom rails.
Those bins are holding (from top left to right, not counting the owls cause those were just temporary), hair items, T-shirts, Cambria’s PJ’s, Gwen’s PJ’s, Cambria’s socks and Gwen’s socks.
We’ve been using this system for a while now and its working PERFECT!
 I got this mirror at Target and hung it so that they can see their full body from across the room 🙂
I love it so much and can’t wait for it to be completed!
I’ll post another update when it’s done 🙂
Thanks for looking!
    Cassie