Thursday To Do #5

I am on a mission to have a plan for every room in my house.  Now I know I want be able to move through all the rooms as quickly as I can plan them, but I am going to get them all planned.

Thursday To Do

Today I am going to start my planning for the children’s bedrooms.  Taylor’s room probably needs the least amount of work and will be the quickest to finish.

Here is a snapshot from looking into her bedroom from the hall.

Thursday To Do #5

Here is what all needs to be done to her room:

  • Paint Walls
  • Paint Trim
  • Lower Pegboard
  • Make a Curtain to Match her Bedspread
  • Purchase & Hang Curtain Rod
  • Refinish Bed and Dresser
  • Refinish Desk
  • Hang Dry Erase Board
  • Sort Basket of Stuff

I am not completely sure if I am going to refinish her bed and dresser or not because she is getting some new furniture, but I am not completely sure when that will be.  Also even when she gets new furniture we will still keep this furniture since it was mine and I passed it down to her.

Thursday To Do #4

Thursday To Do

In the process of getting the dining room/school room ready and getting ready for back to school.  I realized I need more wall space for everything I want to hang up in our school days.  Thinking about it brought me to the kids’ hall because it touches the wall to the dining room/school room area.  Now this is the hall that most of the kids’ bedrooms are on (everyone but Noah’s).  I decided I really needed this space for school purposes so I decided to work on it.

Here is a before picture:

Thursday To Do #4

I am so ready to get rid of some of this dark brown!!  Its not a lot of work, but there is work to be done.

  1. Paint Walls
  2. Paint Trim
  3. Purchase and Hang Clipboards
  4. Replace Light Fixtures
  5. Decorate Walls Past Gate (I have no clue what I want to put on the other side of the gate)
  6. Create Art Work Lettering

Hopefully I can get most of this done in the next few days so its ready before we start back to school on MONDAY!!!

I don’t have much left to do to finish up the dining room/school room and getting ready for back to school:

DINING ROOM/SCHOOL ROOM

  1. Purchase Three New Outlet Covers
  2. Make Valance
  3. Purchase a Curtain Rod
  4. Purchase Rug for Bradley’s Area
  5. Replace Light Fixture

Of course none of this stuff really affects us with school.  Its more decorations so I am not completely stressing about it.

BACK TO SCHOOL

  1. Order New Curriculum
  2. Sign Up for Homeschool Minder

I have ordered some of our new curriculum and some of it we don’t need just yet so we are ready to get started on Monday.

Do you think I can get it all done before Monday??  I certainly hope so!!  If not I guess it will be ok if its not ready exactly in time, because its for our art wall.

If you want to read about how far I have come with the dining room/school room make sure to check out Thursday To Do #1 & #2.  Also to see what all I have done to get ready for back to school check out Thursday To Do #3.

Thursday To Do #3

So if have seen my last two post in this series, #1 and #2, then you know I have ALOT of work to do to make this house our home, which I have done NONE of this past week.  BUT…I also still have my regular everyday stuff to do such as preparing for the next school year.

Thursday To Do

I spent about three days where all I did was plan for next school year.  Normally this is a process that I start in January and by the end of the school year I am basically ready for the next school year other than pulling out last years school work and setting up for the next year.  But with all of this moving, yep I started this process LAST WEEK!!!!  But surprisingly I have come along way in a week.

My newest love in the planner world is Happy Planners (more about that later) so of course I went out and picked up one of the Teacher Happy Planners for this next school year.  I absolutely love how cute it is and the stickers that go with it are even cuter!!  I have been working on creating some personalized stickers for my planner.  Be sure to keep an eye out for them.

Thursday To Do #3

I have planned out our whole school calendar.  I don’t like to have short weeks so this year I decided to plan a fall break during the week of Labor Day since we start back early August.  After that other than Thanksgiving break, Christmas break and spring break we are not planning for any other days off.  One nice thing about homeschooling is that even when you have something else going on (like bad weather) we can still do our school work.  I do actually have more days planned than our cover school requires.  But honestly we enjoy school and even during our breaks we still end up doing stuff related to school.

I have planned out which curriculum we are using for everything this year.  This year is Bradley’s first required year of school, so he will be joining us in some stuff this year and he will have some of his own stuff to do this year as well.  Our curriculum is based on a Charlotte Mason method.  Later on I’ll give you a break down of all the curriculum we are using this year.  One thing I have found that I really like to do is purchase e-books instead of physical books because I am generally using the same book for multiple children and it ends up being cheaper that way.

To Do List

  • Make Subject Stickers
  • Send Registration to Cover School
  • Set Up Kindles
  • Sell Old Curriculum
  • Order New Curriculum
  • Purchase Supplies
  • Pull Old Curriculum Off Shelves
  • Pull Need Curriculum from Totes
  • Sign Up for Homeschool Minder
  • Pack 2017-2018 School Work
  • Label Memory Verse Box
  • Research Kindergarten More
  • Make Shape Lacing Cards
  • Laminate Matching Cards
  • Gather Counting Books

This was my to do list that I started in my planner as I was working and as you can see I have already marked off a good many things.  I seriously can not believe Bradley is already starting Kindergarten, it seems like we were just bringing him home from the NICU and running back and forth to the doctor everyday.

Be sure to check back next week and hopefully I will have a lot more knocked off this list and more off of my to do list from redecoration the school room.

Thursday To Do #2

Thursday To Do

This week on my Thursday To Do series I want to talk about my kitchen.  When I was working on my dining room/school room color I decided I wanted to paint my kitchen the same color and I really thought I would have enough paint left, but I don’t.  Also I am exhausted from painting the dining room/school room and in the need to not over do it I may wait a few more weeks to paint the kitchen.  But I do have plenty of other projects to work on in the kitchen.

House Tour Before-8

  1. Remove Keurig
  2. Paint Walls
  3. Paint Trim
  4. Refinish Table
  5. Refinish Small Appliance Shelf
  6. Create Menu Board
  7. Create Vinyl Wall Art

I am sure as I get in there and get to work I will find more stuff I want to do too!!  I do know down the road I want to tile the backsplash, replace the counter top and add lights under the counters.

Lets look to see how the dining room/school room is coming along.  Last week this was my list:

  1. Paint Walls
  2. Paint Trim
  3. Purchase Three New Outlet Covers (Lowe’s was out of the ones to match most of the other ones in our house)
  4. Repair Blinds (We do have nice blinds, but a few of them are slightly messed up)
  5. Hang Dry Erase Boards
  6. Hang Posters
  7. Arrange Furniture
  8. Set Up Bradley’s Area
  9. Make a Valance
  10. Purchase a Curtain Rod
  11. Create Wall Art (I am going to put a quote or versus on the wall above the window)
  12. Install a Hook for our Library Bag
  13. Purchase Another Dry Erase Board

Since then we have repaired the blinds, hung the posters, set up Bradley’s area, purchased another dry erase board and created wall art.  So now my To Do List for the Dining Room/School Room is:

  1. Purchase Three New Outlet Covers (Lowe’s was out of the ones to match most of the other ones in our house)
  2. Purchase a Curtain Rod
  3. Make a Valance
  4. Install a Hook for our Library Bag

I am knocking things out!!  This room will probably go the fastest since its our school room and it won’t be long before we will be preparing to start back to school.  But that means it won’t be too long before a room tour!!  Woohoo!!!!!!

Oh yeah and in the process of working on it I have decided I want a rug to go in Bradley’s area.  So that just adds something to my list, but that should be pretty easy.

Thursday To Do #1

I have decided I want to start doing weekly planning post. It will help me focus on making our house into our home.

Thursday To Do

The first room I want to focus on is our dining room/school room. I mean for obvious reasons, this is where I teach my children and I want this room to be everything we want and need it to be.

Of course the first thing on my list is PAINT!! These walls need a bright pretty coat of paint. But I really had no clue what color I want this room to be. Sooooo…..

I took the kids to Lowe’s and they picked out some color samples. Which of the colors do you like the best for our school room?? The walls in our previous school room were gray, but I am trying to do something more cheerful in this room.  Of course two of the kids picked out a gray color.  They told me the school rooms when they were in public school was gray so I guess that is really all they have ever known.

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This room has a good bit of natural light coming in from the huge window and “if” we ever open the front door even more light is coming in.

Now you may have seen a sneak peek on Instagram stories that I have already chosen a color and painted the walls and trim.  Also you will know I actually went back to Lowe’s and got ANOTHER color sample before I decided on a color.  Adam’s selection for the win.

So what do I have left to do to get the dining room/school room how I want it??

  1. Paint Walls
  2. Paint Trim
  3. Purchase Three New Outlet Covers (Lowe’s was out of the ones to match most of the other ones in our house)
  4. Repair Blinds (We do have nice blinds, but a few of them are slightly messed up)
  5. Hang Dry Erase Boards
  6. Hang Posters
  7. Arrange Furniture
  8. Set Up Bradley’s Area
  9. Make a Valance
  10. Purchase a Curtain Rod
  11. Create Wall Art (I am going to put a quote or versus on the wall above the window)
  12. Install a Hook for our Library Bag
  13. Purchase Another Dry Erase Board

I think after that we will be good to be with the dining room/school room!!  Make sure you watch Instagram for sneak peeks of when I have stuff done and once I am completely done I will do a room tour of our finished dining room/school room!!