We have lived without much of a schedule or routine for about the last 6 months. While it worked great then, it hasn’t been working so great for me lately. So, with the help of school, we have been forced into a schedule. And I’m finding it’s kind of nice.

I actually set my alarm every day, instead of waiting for kids to wake me up. We’ve cracked down on bedtime, which has made our evenings much better. And instead of just letting Crew hang out with us until we go to bed, we’ve been putting him down around 9:00 and have discovered that he still sleeps until about 5:00am. I even go to the gym 3x a week.

The biggest thing I needed help with though was keeping my house clean. I never know where to start, which usually results in me not doing anything.

So, I cracked down and made this:

It has been great. Today I just ignored my incredibly dirty bathrooms, knowing I’ll get to them tomorrow.

Having a schedule has also allowed me the time and energy to accomplish some projects that have been on my list.

I finally got a temple picture made for the kid room, which took a total of 3 min.

Now, I just have to get all this hung up in there:

I finished making my family rule board.

Before of the wall:


The board proved to be a bit of challenge for me and then I of course accidentally sprayed the blue spray paint over the vinyl instead of the CLEAR protectant coat. So, I improvised and now I feel it has more of that vintage look, right? That’s what I tell myself at least. :)

And I got some of my projects done for our trip to Disneyland in a few weeks.

Our countdown chain:

and autograph books:

The next thing I’d like to accomplish with this new scheduled lifestyle, find time to read a book!