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Hoarders = me?

It takes 6 years to fill up 2000 sq feet of house (not including the basement and garage), ONLY 6 YEARS!

Have you ever seen the show Hoarders Buried Alive? You know the lady with so much crap that her house is hazardous and they need shovels, dump trucks a cleaning crew and a therapist to get it cleaned out. Well, lately I have been wondering why no one has ever turned me in to be on that show. How did I end up with so much stuff? Where did it all come from? will you help me clean it all out? Okay, okay, maybe I am being a wee bit over-dramatic, but I feel like a hoarder lately.

Over the past few weeks so much stuff has left the house via trips to the Salvation Army and annoyed sanitation workers. I am not talking a bad or two, I am talking a full SUV and multiple bags at the curb weekly. The worst room in the house was my “office” AKA the room where I shoved everything I don’t know what to do with. It is now a nice, clean and decorated nursery but the process to get there took weeks and a ton of black trash bags. I have been going through the rest of the house and getting rid of anything that I have not used in over a year minus some holiday stuff and some kitchen gadgets I can not let go of. Holy crap! so much work and so much stuff! As of today the entire downstairs will finally be finished and only 2 bedrooms, a closet and a bathroom will be left. My bedroom scares me. I don’t want to go through my clothes. last year after the pounds started to fall off I went through my clothes and donated an entire SUV full to the Underground Railroad. I am talking a full SUV you could not see out a window or sit in the seats and they had a “crew” unload the car. I get attached to clothing so it is the hardest thing to get rid of. Well, when I got rid of Emma’s baby clothes that was harder, every little outfit had a memory. I cried when I packed up that stuff. I had pretty much every piece of clothing she ever owned boxed up in my basement to the tune of over 10 big bins, plus bags and boxes. Those also went to the shelter. I only saved her holiday outfits. Those now hang int he spare room closet. It may sound sad but I still go look at them and touch them. A promise has been made to myself not to hoard all the baby stuff with the new baby and to only save special things. I learned my lesson!

The plus side of getting rid of all the clutter is the fact that the house is looking much neater, and that helps with the current nesting panic I am in. Ahhh nesting. oh what fun. NOT! I got to the point where I have a calendar made up with housework to do in order to get rid of all the clutter and have all of the spring cleaning done in a 30 day period. sticking to it has not been hard. Tomorrow the carpets are being cleaned that would officially make it so everything has been scrubbed floor to ceiling downstairs. Pat has to go out-of-town though so I am going to be stuck here with the carpet guys by myself. I usually never care about that stuff but for some reason I have no desire to be alone in the house with a crew of strange men. Maybe pregnancy has made me paranoid? but that is an entirely different blog post. The second plus is that I am getting some physical activity in. Not as much as I would like but something is better than nothing. Damn I miss being active. I can’t wait to get back on the horse. My legs are packing on the poundage!

A Guide to Vitamins During Pregnancy

Today is Pat and I’s 4 year Wedding Anniversary. Time sure does fly by! So today no long winded blog post. Just a quick infographic on how certain vitamins benefit you and baby during pregnancy. I hope everyone has a fantastic day!


Sorry I have been absent

Between vacation, the basement flood, my bum knee, the bruised heal, getting ready for another vacay, a bachelor/bachelorette party I am hosting and a wedding I am in, and things that just are not ready for WP, I have been gone. Too much life and not enough time in the day. Workouts are really suffering but I am doing somethings to stay active. So it could be worse. I am not being a total bum 🙂 Anyhow I hopefully will get back to things soon. Miss you all!

Running Tutu and Final Decision!

I just finished my first no-sew tutu ever! It turned out really cute. I would have taken pictures and did a tutorial style post but I just didn’t feel like it at the moment. I have to make more of tutu’s anyhow so I will do a tutorial style post with the second tutu I make. Idiot Runner Girl posted a tutu how to on her blog. You can click here to see it.  My husband and friend Jim are already making fun of me. Adult tutu’s are sexy so they can shut up! haha!

I can not wait for The Color Run to wear this! it is going to be super awesome!

I finally got my pictures and stuff on my living room wall last night too! It only took me about 3 days to make a final decision. Hey, I will have to look at it everyday and if I don’t like it I would have to patch and touch up paint and who want’s to patch and touch up paint? No one, that’s who! So, it is done, I love it and just need to straighten out a couple of things today that are a little crooked. That will take about 30 seconds, so no biggie there!

Love it!

Where did Saturday go??

1:00 pm. That’s what time I got up today. WTF! There is no reason for someone to be in bed until that time. Granted I did not fall asleep until 6 am or so. insomnia got me again. But I hate feeling like I took almost an entire day and threw it down the toilet. I told my husband that he she never let me sleep that late. he relied “Well, you finally look rested.” That maybe so but did I look that bad all week? Hmmm? Well, if I did who cares.

So I went to the Consignment shop to check my account and found that I sold enough of my Fat JoAnn clothes to buy two new workout outfits! I can’t wait to work out now. I will be able to do it without my yoga pants falling down. I also went out for some yummy salads with Emma and she bought a purse and a new Skylanders figure. Not too shabby.

Quite some time back I bought two dresses knowing they would be way to small, three sizes to be exact. I have a feeling that they may fit now so I think I will try them on later and post pics if they fit.

Time to go do some picking up in the kid’s room them get my Pump in for the day. Chow!


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