Yesterday was a whirlwind of chores and activity.  All of the sudden, I felt like I *had* to get all those little tasks checked off our To Do list.


I don’t know what came over me… But I got all of this done!


Scrubbed the master bathroom – it was definitely looking neglected.

Swapped around a bunch of wall art and paintings.  I’ve been wanting to move everything to better locales for a while now.

Cleaned my closet (kind of – my version of cleaning the closet involves stuffing everything into drawers.  But at least the floor is clear!).

Backyard duty – picked up all the storm sticks, raked the leaves, took down Christmas lights (arg – don’t judge!), and generally picked up.  Henry was actually a HUGE help with this project, as he is obsessed with sticks to begin with.

Primed the powder room.  Lordy, I hate painting.  But priming is the first step!


Please ignore the tiny potty…


And we went to not one, not two, but THREE grocery stores yesterday as I prepared a post about bargain shopping (that’s coming up later today!).


I didn’t stop going until 10 PM, which is right when the Husband got home from soccer (he plays on a local league).  Unfortunately, another player ran his cleated foot into the Husband’s knee, and his knee was all busted up.  Time for some intense icing, to say the least!


And on another note, look what our weather forecast is today.  No frantic chores for me today – I NEED to be outside, enjoying this spurt of warm happiness.

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iPhone Lately


Just for fun, here’s what’s filling up my iPhone camera:

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Reading at the library with our friends Heather and Mirabelle.

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Snow day.

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J & M in a sunny spot.

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James enjoying a warmer day.

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Henry trying to figure out how Kristien balances a soccer ball on the front of his foot.  He has a little soccer goal and tries to do fancy footwork like his Dad – it’s adorable.

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Henry has also figured out that he can specifically request we call certain people.  This has happened in the last four days or so.  So far, he has requested to call Mirabelle (who he calls Nema – so cute), our friend Isaac (he’s obsessed with Isaac), and his Nana.

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Juicing mess.  Enough said!

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And last, but not least, I got dressed up on Valentine’s Day.  I wore a dress and heels and everything.  It lasted approximately three hours.  Hah.  But I wore this sweet cardigan – it used to just be plain black, but BFF Nicole has gotten really into bedazzling, and she bedazzled a sunburst onto it.  Crafty, huh?



  • Susie February 19, 2014, 8:28 am

    DANG woman!! You did WORK! I love those kinds of days–like all of the procrastination just builds and builds and then has to be dealt with. You then end the day tired (but I’ve always found that you aren’t exhausted) and soooo content and happy. Just a huge load off. Being productive is just the best feeling.
    And I love your outfit! I am a big fan of belted cardie’s.
    Have a great day!

  • Kristen@Change of Pace February 19, 2014, 9:04 am

    I do that when I’ve had too much coffee haha! It can feel so satisfying 🙂

  • Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut February 19, 2014, 9:25 am

    I definitely get into those moods where I need to clean all the things!! Glad you got some things done so you can enjoy the weather!

  • Rebecca February 19, 2014, 9:26 am

    It was 30something here yesterday and I went outside without a coat. Probably comparable to a Charlotte 50-degree day. 😛

    That is a lot of work!
    I’ve been job hunting and I applied for a couple more yesterday, and I’ll apply for at least one more today. But I haven’t been doing much cleaning or anything…
    My mom wants me to run to the grocery store for her today, so that’s a thing I’ll do. And we need more stamps, so I’ll grab those while I’m there. I might do some laundry, or put mine away finally…

  • Jessica February 19, 2014, 9:40 am

    Oh man I would die if we had your weather! I’m thrilled our high is 38 today. This winter has been rough on this former California girl. I even made it outside for a run this morning. That hasn’t happened in ages!

  • Traci February 19, 2014, 10:06 am

    I love those sorts of days when you get a giant burst of energy that lasts long enough to do all of the things! Unfortunately I find that they only come along a few times a year. ;]

  • Alex February 19, 2014, 11:40 am

    Wow, you were like the energizer bunny personified! are you sure you didn’t take a hit of crystal meth lol..I get like that too sometimes – I set out to do one or two tasks and it snow balls into several, one after the other. Mind you, it doesn’t happen too often lol

  • Lauren February 19, 2014, 12:20 pm

    what kind of phone case is that??

    • Caitlin February 19, 2014, 1:27 pm

      It was just the standard 5c one you can buy at apple.

  • Heather February 19, 2014, 1:20 pm

    I have to say again that I just think Henry is the cutest. I love that he wants to call his friends! So so cute.

  • Alex @ Kenzie Life February 19, 2014, 1:21 pm

    Henry with the shopping basket is so adorable! And then I scrolled down and saw him balancing the soccer ball on Kristien’s foot…even more adorable. And now he requests to call people?! That’s just too cute 🙂 Hope you’re doing well, Caitlin!

  • Jennifer February 20, 2014, 8:29 pm

    Every time I read these posts, I’m always like, “But how did you do all of that with a toddler?!?”

    • Caitlin February 21, 2014, 7:23 am

      He was sleeping for half of it and then played in the backyard while I cleaned 🙂

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