Wednesday, February 24, 2010

FlyLady: 1 week!!

Today celebrates my 1 week anniversary with my journey with

Here is where I am and what I've come to realize.

1. My sink is still shinny. I have been doing really good with keeping the dishwasher emptied and my sink cleaned and shinny. Which is always really nice to see and to have.
2. I have been getting up and getting dressed, to my shoes. Which I see is important to help with the motivation and gets you moving!
3. The post-it notes help! (I have 2; 1 in the bathroom that says "Brush your teeth, clean out litter box and get dressed to your shoes. The one near the sink says "empty dishwasher, keep sink clean and shinny"). It's a nice reminder of what I need to be doing to keep myself on track.
4. I have been reading more on the bigtent site and let me tell you, there is a TON of information.

Today I managed to keep my sink clean and shinny, dishwasher is loaded (youth tonight, so not enough to run the dishwasher) and all of the laundry is folded and put away. I worked on the first hot spot for 2 minutes, which is our bar.

Today's task is to pick my clothes out. I don't normally do this because I never know what the weather is going to be like, but in the spirit of doing new things, I will give it a shot!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

FlyLady: Day 6

"Identify hotspots". Yes we have a few of those. Sadly our bar has become one of those :( The top of the entertainment center is another one. Those are just two I have chosen to start with since they are the first things you see when you walk into the house.

My sink is still shinny! I'm quite proud of this fact. Would you like to come over and see it? Please close your eyes to the rest of the hosue though. I've been doing laundry but we're still living out of baskets. I really dislike folding and putting away laundry! Why can't we all just live out of baskets? Ok, so I'm running out of basket room. I get the point!

Tomorrow I will fold all the laundry and put it away.. I hope..

We made chili for dinner tonight. It was wonderful! Tomorrow night will be dinner at youth so I wont need to prepare dinner! I guess that means I should get the laundry put away!

Almost a week of a shinny sink!


Monday, February 22, 2010

FlyLady Day5!

"Write down what you hear" -

I know what things need to be done around the house and it's always easier for me to write down a list of things that I need to accomplish. I'm a very goal oriented person! So, my biggiest "nagging voice" is "you wont be able to keep this up". I may not be able to do it every day, but I'm making a big step in working towards doing things better!

Today is day 5 and my sink is still clean. I DID get up and empty the dishwasher, did two loads of laundry (still need to be folded) and I swept the floors.

I made a roast for dinner tonight with broccoli and we had vanilla ice cream cake for dessert. I didn't fix a big meal because Mikie wasn't home and I wasn't starving. The roast cooked for 3 hours and it was very tender. Yummy.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

FlyLady: Day 4

Today is Day 4 of my journey with Flylady to help get rid of all the CHAOS in my house and life!

"Write these things down" -

Today my job is to get dressed to laced up shoes, shine my sink and to read messages on BigTent!! I have been asked to put up post it notes to help remind me of these things. She tells me these little notes will help to remind me of the new habits I'm trying to establish. I'm going to put my post it notes up on my bathroom mirror and one above my sink.

I can honestly say my sink is shinny and clean, I managed to get dressed (I had a pearl party today) and I did my one load of laundry, which still needs to be folded.

So I'm working on it. One step at a time!


Pearl Party!!

I had a wonderful Pearl Party tonight! I realize how much I really enjoy being an independent demonstrator for Vantel Pearls in the Oyster!! It's SOO much fun to spend time with adults, open oysters and to make/see people smile!

It's amazing to me that I get paid to have so much fun!

We opened up an oyster that had a beautiful 8mm blue/silver pearl! I was just amazed at how large and how heavy it was! It's going to be paired with a 7mm white pearl in the Mother's Love necklace! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

I can't wait until my next Pearl Party!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dinner tonight!

For dinner tonight I'm going to fix a chicken sandwhich (sort of) that my mom told me about. They fix this at the La Vernia schools.

Chicken breasts (cooked)
sliced deli ham
swiss cheese
Texas Garlic Toast.

Grill up your chicken breasts any way you like. Bake your Texas Garlic Toast per directions. Pull out the Texas Toast and layer your chicken breasts, ham and swiss cheese and then top with another piece of Toast (looks like a huge sandwhich). Put back into the oven to allow the cheese to melt and then you have sandwhichs!

I'll fix a veggie (green beans probably) and then we have ice cream cake for dessert!

And that's for dinner.....


FlyLady: Day 3

Today happens to be a very beautiful day! The sun is shinning, the temp is near 70 and I'm feeling better today! I hope the weather keeps up but I know it's not going to!

Babystep Day 3 is to continue doing what we've already done. I got up this morning and got dressed and my sink is still pretty shinny! I have also been looking over the bigtent site and the "Flight plan" she has for today! It will take me a little while to get used to it, but I'm working on it :)

I swept the floors today and moved the laundry. I really need to fold and put it all away. I'm going to pick a room/area to work on "Decluttering for 15 minutes" a day. I think I'm going to choose our bedroom. It's really getting bad. I'll start on the pile of "stuff" next to Mikie's dresser.

I also wanted to metion I cleaned out my car yesterday. I make it a weekly habit to get all the trash out of my car on Fridays, after I grocery shop, I fill up with gas and get all the trash out. It really needs a good vacuum, but atleast there isn't any trash in there!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Shopping deals!

I had a few good deals when I did my shopping today!

Walgreens - 4 6.4oz of crest toothpaste for $.75!! They were 2.50 each. Walgreens had a store coupon for 1.50 off, I had 3 $.75 off coupons and 1 $1.00 coupon. Nice score for toothpaste!

CVS - 4 12-packs of coke for $6.48. CVS had a deal going if you bought 3 12-packs of coke for 9.99, you could get a 4th free. I had 4, $1 off coupons which made them $6.48. That makes them $1.62 a 12-pack.

Walmart- I managed to get a free package of golden double stuffed oreos, free package of bic razors (10 ct), $1 toothbrushes and 2 pairs of pants ($1 each) for Julie. Not nearly as good of deals at Walmart, but I was pleased with my trip! :)

~danielle~ Day 2!

Friday is my busy day! I usually try to run as many of the errands as I can as well as get the grocery shopping done! I was pleased to see today's assignment was realtively easy!

Day 2: Get dressed to lace up shoes!

I didn't do it right off this morning since I have to take Lane to school. But once Julie was down for her morning nap, I took a shower and get myself dressed and ready to go run errands! Today was a pretty easy task as it was something I was going to have to do anyway!

She also asks me to shine my sink before I go to bed. It's pretty shinny as we speak! I put a hand towel over the faucet to remind myself to try it out after I use it! So far, so good!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

My shinny sink!

I have completed Day 1 of babysteps from!! I am very pleased at how it turned out. Who knew my sink could look so good? I even used baking soda and a toothbrush and scrubbed! Now I will have to remember to dry it out after I use it to keep the water spots from forming!

Let me know if anyone else is following her steps! I'm curious to see how others do as well!


Trying something new!

A friend of mine recommended a website to me called "". It is a way to help you get organized, declutter and have a happy and clean home. I thought that I may try it. It certainly can't hurt. My hope is to come away with some new tips, tricks and habits in the process! Maybe you'd like to take the journey with me?

Today I am starting on day one of the baby steps. I love that she starts easy and simple. It's kind of like couponing. I couldn't just dive in head first.

Day 1:

"Go shine my sink"

Sounds kinda silly and simple. But she's the lady and I'm going to take it one day at a time. I'm currently soaking the second side with hot water and bleach. Who knows the last time I really cleaned the sink more than just rinsing out the sink. I LOVE that she actually walks you through shinning your sink. She isn't expecting that you already know how to do it. That's actually what I need!

I will update it after I'm finished!

Monday, February 1, 2010

My new Vantel Pearl Jewelry

This is "A Mother's Love". It's absoluately beautiful. I love the way it looks and the way it feels. The Pearl at the top is slightly larger than the one on the bottom.

This is the "Twirl Ring". I have a Pink freshwater pearl (not quite a perfect circle) and an Akoya white pearl. It's a very simple ring, but I think it's really beautiful.
I am just amazed by the quality of the jewelry I have seen personally. I have quite a nice display going now as well. I just love sharing and show it off! I couldn't be happier working for any other business!

Happy Birthday Grandma!!

My Grandma Onderko is 77 years old today! I hope she was able to spend the day with grandpa!

My card went out today. Late as always, but I guess it's better than not getting it out at all!