Monday, June 5, 2017


Our Memorial Day Weekend looked a little like this...clean, organize, purge, nap, eat, clean, organize, purge, spend time with family, eat, nap, watch hockey, clean organize, and purge. Before the holiday weekend started Matthew and I made out a list that ended up being a full two pages of house projects we wanted to accomplish over the long weekend, and as you can guess most of them involved cleaning, organizing and purging. We printed it out, taped it to the refrigerator and both got to work early Saturday morning and checked off each task as we accomplished it. I don't know what it is about having an actual list hanging up where we can check off things as we do them, but it definitely kept us motivated all weekend long. 

Friday night my family came over over and my dad helped us hang the wallpaper in our half bathroom downstairs. Here is a picture during the process- I plan on sharing a full bathroom reveal when we finish a couple of more things in there this summer. That wallpaper...I'm obsessed.

It was a fun night with my family, we picked up a couple of pizza's to keep it simple and while my dad was working my mom and I made a chocolate lasagna dessert dish for all of us that night! Ethan and Rachel came over for a little bit that night too, before they headed to the lake the rest of the weekend.

Saturday morning we were up bright and early and got started on cleaning out out garage. It was our biggest project so we started on it first. We took a little break and Matthew made a delicious breakfast and then we got back to work. Reagan had some eggs too lol.

It rained off and on all day Saturday and so we kept having to move stuff to one side of the garage while we worked on the other side and vice versa, our neighbors probably thought we were crazy lol. We made a few Goodwill trips and quite a few trips to the dump. We also got rid of our old appliances that we have been keeping in our garage since right after we moved in. We had plans to clean them up really well and sell them but never got around to it and by then we were just ready to have them out of the garage so we listed them on Craigslist and said they were free if they could come pick them up and had someone scheduled to pick them up within 30 minutes of posting them! 

We took a break and ate lunch and then decided to finish a movie we had started earlier that week since we were waiting on a storm to pass through and Reagan soaked up all the cuddles and napped so hard.

We organized every single drawer and cabinet in our kitchen and cleaned out and organized every single closet in out house. Here are some before and after's that I remembered to snap as we were cleaning.

Reagan hung out under our new dining room chairs while I worked in the kitchen.

linen closet upstairs
This is our entryway closet. I forgot to take a 'before' picture but here is the 'after' was real bad before lol. Eventually we want to take down that wire shelf and had hooks on the back wall and then a shelf at the bottom to store shoes in. We are hoping to get to that this summer at some point!

Sunday we went to church and then met Matthew's parents after for lunch! Sunday afternoon we went to my cousin's house for a cookout with my family. The weather was perfect and the food was delicious. My sister made this blueberry lemon cake and it was INCREDIBLE!!

Monday we slept in a little later than the past two days before we got to work checking off the rest of the tasks on our list, and it was great! Monday afternoon Reagan and I made a trip into town to run a couple of errands and she was loving the weather and ride lol
 The weather was great on Monday afternoon and we soaked it up before the Pred's game started.
We ended our holiday weekend cheering on our Pred's! 
Reagan's favorite spot to cheer on the Pred's...and sleep.

We were worn out from getting so much stuff done, but we checked everything off our list and it was so worth it!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! You all had a very productive weekend! I love weekends like that :) When our house is organized and cleaned out it makes me feel so much better!


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