I have lots of things on my to do list right now. It's all jumbled up in my head and it's one of those times that I have SO much I WANT to do and need to do that I don't know where to start.
Here's what I've got going on:
*clean out shoe/coat closet
*clean out/organize computer armoire
*paint Maressa's room
*put together new bunk beds (they have been ordered)...we are moving the girls in together
*fix up their new room together
*saving up for a cool new chandelier for dining room and hope to finally work on getting all the [ugly] wallpaper down
*finish new curtains for living room
*few throw pillows to match curtains
*make the boys room new curtains
*the girls Easter dresses and new spring clothes
*Maressa's bday party outfit
*myself a new purse for my birthday
*having some friends over to do post Christmas crafts...all the things we didn't have time for before Christmas (I figure why wait til the holidays again, but make stuff now during quiet times and pack it away for next holiday)
*I ordered this awesome pattern to make The Twelve Dancing Princesses picture for the girls from The Sugar City...I can't wait to get some fabric to get started!
*want to paint some wooden people
Also we have 4 kid parties a year. I LOVE planning kid parties. I think about them YEARS in advance...I have Maressa's not only completely planned for next month, but have themes in mind for the next two years...yes I'm sick like that. Anyway, I kinda go all out...not necessarily expense wise, but I think a lot about the details. I love helping my friends plan their parties too (even held one at my house...we're 'those' people with the mini playground in the back yard and a bouncy and a ball pit, etc etc.) I've always thought I'd love to get into professional party planning one day. But for now I'll just share my ideas. With that said, I want to highlight a kid party idea/theme at least once a month. I've got WAY more ideas than I can use, and seeing how my post about Z's lego party here and here gets tons of hits, I figure people could use my ideas. :)
So coming up are:
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake party (a friend is using this idea of mine)
Zoo party (Maressa's)
Dog party (Micah's)
Bird Party (Maressa's 3rd)
Six is Sweet Party (Kalla's)
Teddy Bear Picnic (Maressa's 4th)
Camping Party (Zachary's)
And more, as I think of them. I will share past parties ideas for Dinosaur party, Blues Clues, Train/Thomas party, One year old bubbles party, Elmo party.
If anyone needs ideas/help brainstorming a party, I would love to help.
Oh and sharing a little secret. I got Kalla a petticoat/skirt. I've been wanting to get one for a while now for her to dress up play, but refuse to fork out $75 for a play skirt from a fancy boutique (and the thought of sewing one gives me a headache). But you can get them from this petticoat site for $29 and they have children's sizes and pink! Now they aren't as crazy full as some, but for a really soft twirly frilly tutu they are awesome! I got Kalla who is 5 1/2 years (and tall) the child medium.