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Car Covers!

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Sometimes progress is slow in coming but progress is progress.  I had to tweek these seat covers by unstitching a section and sewing it up by hand to allow the seat belt to fit right but they look and feel much better. I couldn’t find any that fit right eventhough they said they would work for my vehicle, so I decided to make work what I could find. 🙂

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Peace & Order

This is what you would see on my kitchen wall! Yay! These are 2 of the 5 must haves I mention on the sidebar of the blog. I will go into the others later but I’ve been so busy lately I wanted to post SOMETHING. More action is happening over on the Mom Made Magic Facebook Group. If you have a minute come on over and participate in the contest question of the month! dsc_6450dsc_6451 dsc_6452

Another amazing tip I have discovered is that if you keep your fridge clean, in addition to meal planning, it is somehow easier to eat healthy. I think it is because when I open the fridge and see it neat and tidy, and not a flood of chaos, those positive vibes carry over into desiring to eat right, too? It really does help me and I thought I would share. 🙂

This is before I went to the store, so it was nice to have space to store things when I got back. It doesn’t always happen before. Sometimes I clean it as I am putting in the new groceries but it does help a ton to strive to clean it each week. 🙂

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Thanks for reading!

Marilyn

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Update on Checks

Hopefully once school starts we can get back in the swing of things. For now this is what has become of the checklists.

My Toddler: “Lookee Here Mommy, I am like you working on my checklist! ”

Me: “…. Ahhh….sweetie! Nooooo…. ”

Luckily it was a dry erase marker and these tend to clean up with a little scrubbing. Whewwww. Haha. The checks will happen again soon. I just need school to start.

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Paint Upholstery!

Paint your furniture upholstery for a new look. No need to reupholster! Ha, ha yes you heard me right. Yes, this sounds crazy but oddly it works!

Tips:

It is best if the material is taut and in good condition with no holes.
Leave several hours for it to dry.
Use at least two coats if not more.

Once it drys:

The fabric feels like it is a little stiffer fabric but you really can’t see it’s painted.
I didn’t believe it myself until I decided to just try it and see with my own eyes.
It looks great!
I used regular interior latex paint eggshell finish paint.
I did not by a special color but mixed my white paint with this black craft paint to turn it gray.
There is no need to buy new paint for the color. Make it yourself!

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Add acrylic craft paint to tint the color. In this case: white + black = gray

I mixed mine in a plastic throw away cup and covered it with saran wrap so it wouldn’t dry out in between coats.  Seriously it is that easy.

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In the Furnace

Life has gotten really intense lately which seems to be putting all these Mom skills I have been trying to share with this blog to the test. Yes, they are still very helpful even though I don’t have the same energy to do much at the moment. I am doing what I can even if it takes much much longer than it did earlier in the year. Progress is progress, right? Yes!!! Even if it is just tiny ant steps forward, it is progress and it counts!

While my husband is trying to get through his very important tests, I can’t help but keep looking for a home to keep the search rolling, as well as piano lessons, dance lessons, german, keeping the house somewhat together, making dinner?, getting the kids to school and back, laundry, and maybe exercising? It has not been easy.  Especially because while I am trying to make progress forward the kids are not always so helpful …

For example:

My three year old has been demonstrating some new and quite creative talents in the last 10 days:

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Yes, it is funny I guess but it is a little disturbing if you are one that really tries hard at things like me… Hopefully this is JUST A PHASE and NOT the new reality! Some things that have been helping are:

-While laying down at night to go through at least 5-10 good things of the day

-This may seem like retro-productive if you have zero time but, SERVE OTHERS. I don’t think I can say it enough. It has helped me get outside of myself which can be a very good thing when so much in your world might be crazy.

-Spend time in the scriptures every day drawing closer to Heavenly Father. The physical world around us is only one aspect of life. We are spiritual beings before we were ever physical ones. Get strong spiritually. 🙂

 

Visiting Teacher Friends

These are some of my friends from my church. Each sister is assigned to visit with and teach another sister so that everyone sister is taken care of in my church. They are now no longer my visiting teachers but as fun parting I told them to come over and we’d do some makeovers! So I pulled out my makeup and hair supplies and dressed them up. 🙂 We had a lot of fun and laughs especially at my four year old daughter Emery who was full of comments and suggestions. 🙂

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