Monday, June 27, 2011

Kitchen Cabinet Fix

We have been saying for a little while that we just needed a few more cupboards in our kitchen. So we decided that when we went to Salt Lake the next time we were going to see what we could find.
As you can see from this picture we have a rolling (white) cart that holds a lot of things like towels, tape, pens, bills, ect.

The two drawers right next to it were always filled with junk.

When we were in Salt Lake with our cousins for the Parsons outing we went to IKEA and found a cabinet that we thought would work just great. The only problem was going to be getting it in to the car.
Trunk view after all purchases were inside from all the stops.

Here is Zach's little spot that was left for him.

And Kylie directly behind him in part of the backseat.
She looks really tired, because not only had we spent the day swimming and shopping, but she also fell asleep on the way home.

Here is the cabinet in it's beginning stages.
The color is not exact to our cupboards, but close enough.

Here it is all filled up, with room to spare.
We were able to empty the white cart, 3 drawers, and a couple of shelves in the cabinets so that we can reorganize some other stuff to make it more easily accessed.
Now all we have to do is go back to IKEA and get the door that goes on the front of it!

Stay tuned to another day, when I show you what I did with the white rolling cart that we were using before. Lets just say that it is now organizing all of my AVON stuff.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Flower Bed Make Over

The flower bed in the front of my house, has needed some major help for a couple of years now. But this year, I had finally had enough.
This picture that you see here is actually what the whole flower bed looked like before I started, totally filled with weeds and grass. (I forgot to take a picture of the whole thing before I started.)

Here you can see besides the small patch of weeds that are left we (Kylie and Me) had started taking the bricks out too that were lining the sides of it. (Easy way of saying that we had extra bricks left over from building the house and this was a cheap way to border the flower beds.) The grass was over taking the whole flower bed, as it decided to grow through the holes that are in the bricks.

Here is the finished look after all the bricks are gone, and no more weeds in sight!

Now this is what it looks like with the new landscaping bricks that we bought. It looks so much better and hopefully will be mostly weed free. I lined most of the bed with the black weed blocking stuff.

Now all I have to do to complete the look is add a few more flowers in between the three that come back every year. We just have to wait for no more freezing at night.
I must say that I did a pretty darn good job!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Potty Training

Zach turned 3 in April, and I decided that no matter what he wanted, we were going to get the potty training done this summer. He was very attached to his diapers and he wanted nothing to do with wearing underpants.
So the Saturday after school started, we woke up in the morning, put all of the diapers where they could not be found and put big boy underpants on.
He was not too impresses, but went with it. (after all there were no diapers to be found anywhere in the house.

Here are two pictures of our first go at it. The first two days were not so great. We had accidents more than we made it to the potty. After he had the first #2 accident, he said, "well mom, I guess I will have to wear diapers again."

When the 3rd day arrived, I tried to put a pull up on him because we were headed to Park City to get some things from Home Depot. He was having none of the pull up. So we went with out little potty seat in tow and he made it to the potty everytime. He has even made it five days in a row with waking up dry (even though the diaper fairy comes in the middle of the night and puts a diaper on him.) Thursday we even made it with Zach asking to go potty, and he ended up with a #2. He is getting to be such a big boy and we are so proud of him.
He even tells me now, "mom, I'm going to try to potty so I can have a treat!" What a big guy!