My Friday:

Friday:

Just had a toilet overflow out the bathroom door, all the way down the hallway and back into our room before I noticed it… I raced into the living room and put the almost asleep baby I was holding down on the floor which made him scream bloody murder because he didn’t want to be on the floor at all.

Then I used up all the newly washed and folded towels to sop up the mess. I had just finished mopping up the floor (with extra concentrated thieves cleaner because… Toilet! EW!) when the naked two year old in the tub started clamoring that she wanted out. And since all the clean towels were no longer clean, I grabbed a little dishtowel and wrapped it around her waist. I slung that girl¬†over my arm like a sack of potatoes and tiptoed across the wet newly mopped hallway floor and safely into her room where I could get her dressed. At which point she ran shrieking from the room stark naked (like two-year olds tend to do) down the wet hallway floor and… whooooosh-thump. I heard her head hit the floor.

So Emma is blood curdling screaming sprawled out on the floor.

Wesley is still blood curdling screaming in the living room.

Finally now, Emma is playing in the living room fully dressed. Wesley is happily nursing. And all is well with the world. ūüėČ

#anyoneelsereadyfortheweekend #aintnobodygotenoughcoffeeforthat #mommasaidtherewouldbedayslikethis #justbeingreal

Moving Ideas!

So it’s only been… what… almost 6 months since we moved?? ¬†Better late than never, right?!?!? ¬†I really wanted to pass on some of the tips and tricks I picked up while moving. ¬†Granted, we were moving 10 minutes away not cross-country, so we weren’t forced to be suuuuuuuuper organized. But I do love how everything turned out! ¬†It really did go super well!
Moving ideas at www.DIYinRealLife.com
I based much of my moving plans on these two inspirations on Pinterest.
Moving inspirations from Pinterest
Moving inspirations from Pinterest
Also… Let’s be honest… a few months before we moved, my favorite Emily moved. ¬†I totally watched her¬†and ripped everything off.¬† It‚Äôs the story of my life!
I had everything in a 3 ring binder notebook that¬†I carried around with me as I was packing to record what was in which box.¬† A couple page protector sleeves in it was¬†nice for storing the labels.¬† Makes them easier to find the room you’re packing in.¬† I got 3 colors… One color for upstairs, one for downstairs, and one for the garage. ¬†So I had 3 page protectors and kept each colored labels in each one.
Moving ideas at www.DIYinRealLife.com
 I *LOVED* how easy this routine made it for everyone helping us move !  (I was 8.5 months pregnant at the time, so all the friends who helped us move were absolute lifesavers!!)  Everyone automatically knew which level/area each box went at a glance by simply looking at the color of the label.
I started¬†packing non-essentials and stuff I didn’t use much asap. ¬†The sooner you start so you’re not packing EVERYTHING all at once the better!
Moving ideas at www.DIYinRealLife.com
The labels I ordered were from Amazon… They make life SO much easier to have preprinted. ¬†I printed the sheets off then packed away. ¬†So simple!!!!
I have found that they don’t necessarily stay on the best all on their own… So just to make sure they stay on the box a small piece of packing tape is a good fix.¬† Unless you have an Emma in your house who likes peel off any labels.¬† Then 2 large pieces of tape covering the whole label is in order.¬† Ha! ¬†It kinda defeats the whole purpose if your kiddo rips all the labels off all the boxes.
Moving ideas at www.DIYinRealLife.com
 I hate moving (I want to live and die in this house!) but having a game plan helps i.m.m.e.n.s.e.l.y!!!  It made me feel like I was approaching a challenge that I could conquer!
Moving ideas at www.DIYinRealLife.com
And bonus! ¬†Here are free printables for my moving notebook and my labels… If you can use them, AWESOME!!!!
¬†If you found this post, you’re probably moving… So good luck with that! ¬†Hope it goes super well for you!!!