Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Organization Please!

I love organization! But....I am not an organized person, Nope, not even close! I wait until a situation gets so far out of hand that I can't function anymore or get so embarrassed to have people see my mess that something has to be done.It drives my husband crazy that I am unorganized but that is the pot calling the kettle black.That's why we make a good pair (hehe) That was the case with my sewing/play room. I know what you are thinking..."You have your sewing room IN the playroom?" Yes, it just kidda happened that way. Alot like my sewing, it just happened! The kids have learn(the hard way) not to touch mommy's things. It is working pretty good so far... I am very lucky to have a large space in our house to work and play at the same time but that tends to result in tiny tornadoes passing through everyday creating MESS! I still would not trade it.
I have no before pictures for good reason so I am posting the after pictures

AHHHH..I love it!

This makes me HAPPY!

I even have one of these beauties...

The girls area...

The boys area...

This transformation took 2 days and I am beat. I started with repainting all the walls and trim. I used Silvermist from Sherwin Williams paints. It is a blue/green beachy color and I love it!

We also celebrated the boys birthday this week. C is now 7 and E is now 9. Since their birthdays are 2 days apart, we have a party for them together. Carter wanted a Cherry Dump Cake for his birthday and Errol wanted a ballgame for his. Recipe

2 cans of Cherry pie filling

1 can of Crushed Pineapple (not drained)

1 box of yellow cake mix

1 stick of marg/butter (melted)

Mix cherry pie filling and pineapple together in dish. Sprinkle about 3/4 of a box of yellow cake mix on top. Spoon melted butter on top.

Bake @ 350 until cake mix in brown and crunchy on top.

Easy right? Thank you Carter!

Camo cake and softball game was perfect. I love a kids ballgame. They take it so serious and played even after the ball field lights would not work and it got completely dark . I wish I had their energy.


  1. :) This just made me smile. I love your space and the color you chose. Love the birthday photos of your monkeys too cute. Now take a breather and have fun sewing.

  2. It looks good! I love the color, it's so calming and peaceful. Carey said you were painting Monday night. I've been working on a painting project over here, too. Hopefully I'll have it finished by the weekend.

  3. I love your new sewing/play room. Doesn't it feel good to get organized? And I love the color too! Great job!

  4. Hi, Im new to southern mommas.
    Love your blog and new space.
    I'd love to 'follow' you Stop by my blog when you get a minute

  5. Just seeing all that fabric inspires me and I don't even sew! Haha! Love your organized space...and Cherry Dump Cake!