I didn't realize I took the whole summer off from blogging. Though honestly it would have been to hard. It was crazy here and the kids were gone for about half the summer and the half they were here were gone in a flash.
We stayed later in Wisconsin because the hubs had his 25 year high school reunion. We looked good and young in comparison to some. One even showed off their grand baby who wasn't much younger than our youngest. That made me feel real old fast and I still have a few years to that mark.
So I had to do lots of things to get ready from afar and when we arrived back in town, a ton of boxes were sitting here waiting for me. THANK YOU PRIME! I bought stuff for their lunches, and to organize the fridge which is so nice now and you can see everything.
So the big project I worked on was updating our family command center. I had it spread out some and the biggest issue was lunch stuff which seemed to live where ever the kids set it down last year which was mainly on the kitchen table. So I drafted a plan and bought the cutest console table which I haven't hear the end of it from my Mother who wanted the same one which she is still on the fence about (it changes daily if she does or doesn't want it).
So I took all the important things and consolidated. Added our big weekly calendar, a small monthly one, a cork board, chore chart and of course some fun decorations. The table top holds pens, and in the basket is our charging station for the massive amounts of phones and tablets we have here.
I got two metal bins for the shelf for the lunch kits, water bottles and anything else they might need. It will be the kids job to put thier stuff away there every day. I even created a new checklist for them to work from before they can have devices or television.
I really like how it turned out and it is just the right size and place in the house. It has helped my hubby even be more organized.
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