Monday, May 19, 2014

Spring cleaning

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If you know anything about my husband, you know he loves cars. Sure he drives a nice sedan on a daily basis but his dream is to own not one, but multiple classic cars. I've told him I fully support his dream as long as he has a safe, air conditioned, drive-able, car-seat safe vehicle to scoot kiddos around. Jon's love of cars has taken over our garage (and total first world problems but we only have a 2 car garage). 

Exhibit A

It may be tough to see but that is not one, but two Mustangs calling our garage home. Jon's lucky my big ol' mom car can't find in our garage or else I wouldn't be too happy about my driveway status. 

Now for owning four cars I feel like our garage is pretty tidy. But not a day goes by where I don't have to squeeze by a giant set of tires, get caught in a brake line, or have to move greasy towels to try to reach "my" stuff in the garage.

(yes our faces are plastered onto corn hole boards)

Toilet paper, coolers, spray paint, and ant killer... all normal garage items right?

When I say "my stuff" I am referring mostly to my cleaning gear which has been stored inside in the closet under the stairs now that every inch of the garage has been taken over. Call me OCD but I have a mini panic attack every
time I open up that closet. 

Something is always falling, there are dust bunnies on the floor. This closet is meant for hanging the jackets of your guests and storing fun things like scrapbooking supplies and cameras. It is an absolute mess and it stresses me out to the max!

So what's a girl to do?


Rubbermaid FastTrack is a a multipurpose storage unit to help organize all those "where to put these" bulky items. Mops, brooms, rakes, vacuums take up precious space and clutter your closets and garages. Head to Target to purchase a Rubbermaid FastTrack and transform your weekends into "honey where the heck is the Swiffer Wet Jet?" to "ahhhh, nice and organized!". 

Ford learning his way around the garage (this lasted for about 10 seconds before he crawled over to the extension cord)

And the finish product just makes me smile on the inside. Organization is my thing y'all! Now I have a tiny corner for "me" in this man cave of a garage and I couldn't be more excited about it. The Rubbermaid FastTrack is on sale for $28.99 (regularly $33.99) from May 19-24th!

Now I need ideas on what to do with my under the stairs closet. Pinterest here I come.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Whaley's Big Adventure

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. 

One of the many things I love about Jon is his love for animals. His dad loved marine life and instilled a love for water animals and fish into Jon at a young age. Jon's mom owned a dog grooming and training business and he helped out from the time he was 5! We try to visit a zoo or aquarium on every vacation we go on and the most recent excursion was a whale watching tour in Cabo in February. It was incredible! We chased pods of whales and watched babies and mamas breech, play, and put on a show. 

One of the other things I love about my husband is how much he loves hanging out with Ford. We've been trying to establish a bedtime routine that includes Jon so when he isn't traveling, he and Ford head upstairs for daddy/son book time. This gives me a chance to relax before I put Ford to bed but mostly, it gives the boys a chance to read, snuggle, and learn together.

I don't think I've bought one book for Ford! Between my mom giving me my old books from growing up and gifts, he has a mini library!

What better way to combine two of Jon's favorite things
(animals and his son) than to teach Ford about animals! We were given the book, Whaley's Big Adventure, and it has become a favorite of both Jon and Ford's! It is an adorable book written by 5 year old Alexander Luke (and presented by his grandmother) that teaches kids about all the whales in the ocean.  Whaley is a Blue Whale who goes swimming through the ocean and meets and learns about other whales (Beluga, Whale Shark, Gray Whale).

Jon and I are both looking forward to the day where we can take Ford to the aquarium or even take him on a whale watching tour. We hope he is in awe of this beautiful creatures like his mommy and daddy! Oh and Ford's nursery is also whale themed!

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