2012 Home inspiration goals {change is always good}

Ok so most of you don’t know but my family and myself are originally from Dallas, TX but we now live  in the small town of Hammond, LA– it’s nice ( nothing like what you see on TV about LA) but it’s nothing like the big city lights, traffic jams, and the excitement of meeting new people everyday. Our family moved here because my hubby is from here and decided to move back home to….. uh…. I think it was to help out with the family business but considering that he’s not working at the family business ( I am) I’m not for sure why he moved back.

When we first moved here (two years ago) my husband moved first and then we came later– when he moved, he was offered the option to move back into his childhood home– ( my husband is thirty) so you can only imagine how old the house is.Now to a man, this was a great offer but to a woman– it’s not the same feeling.

While I’m blessed that we had this opportunity to live in this huge house with tons of land for the children to explore on; I am now ready to do a major makeover to the house and bring it out of the 80′s.

So here are my 2012 home goals:

Goal: Lighten up wall color and bring in more warm tones

Goal: Bring in striped walls, paint cabinets and add new light fixtures

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Goal: add new lighting and start on family pictures wall

Goals: Lighten up– add strips, new bedding, and sitting area

Goal: Using everything below! LOVE

Goals: repaint walls blueish gray, bring in new colors and new bedding–No more primary colors!

Love the colors

 

So there you have it— I can’t wait to get started!

Are you doing anything new and fun to your house this year?

PM’s 2011 ReWind & some goals for 2012

Bye Bye 2011 and HELLO 2012!— While I’m blessed that I made it through this past year– I’m so happy to start fresh and try some new things this year. This past year has been a huge learning experience for me in many different ways– some of them being my new homeschooling journey with my youngest son Little K. When I 1st moved to Louisiana– I knew that it would be different for my family but one of the biggest things that caught me off guard, was the public school system. They suck!  So I decided to move my two older boys to a different school district  and started to home school my youngest. It’s been a struggle but it’s also one of the best things that I’ve done this past year and I can’t wait till this year to have all three of them homeschooling. 2011 was full of learning experiences, private crying sessions, laughter, and self- reflection. PM has a been a big part of that and I’m so appreciative of all the relationships that I have made through blogging and I can’t wait to continue to build even more relationships.

Any Who –some of my goals for this coming here are:

Blogging more– I will still continue to write about diys, organizing, and parenting but I’m also would like to share more of my party planning tips, fitness and fashion post as well. Stay tuned

Be more proactive and productive: I’m such a slacker but I’m planning to put a stop to that ASAP!

Try new hobbies and projects: I have over 800 pins on Pinterest, two huge binders full of craft inspirations and a zillion projects saved to my computers that I’ve been dying to try. Stay tuned to ( I’m trying that! Tuesdays)

Organize the W household: I’m really good at starting new routines but then I fall off and there goes the entire family

Get more healthy– yea I know it’s cliche for the new year

Build a stronger spiritual bond with the man above: This is my biggest goal– gotta get it together– I feel like I’ve lost a little connection in the past year, that’s not good– I need that and plan to reconnect fully :)

Spend more alone time with kids individually— four kids are a lot but I’ve seen mothers with 6 or 7 kids do it so I can too

Spend more “alone” time with my hubby–if you know what I mean ;)– jk– kind of.

Go to visit family and friends back home more often– I miss them dearly

So what are some of your goals for 2012– please share– you know I want to be know :)

Happy New Years Peeps!

Me EXPOSED

Ok so for some reason today I decided to share with you guys a little about me. I’m really a private person but hey I feel like I know so much about you guys, why not share?

Me In New Orleans

The hubby and I

1. My 1st name is Chene– pronouced ( Shana)

2. I’m originally from the small town of Sweetwater, TX ( no the water isn’t sweet there)

3. I have 4 kids–3 boys ( T(11) D(7) K(5) and a girl M(18months)

4. I’m married to a handsome man (K. Sr.) who is a personal trainer and owner of Nexlegacy Sport Performance

5. I was raised by my lovely grandmother so I’m very old school

6. I have an older sister and younger brother but we were all raised by different people in our family

7. I currently live in LA—- that’s Louisiana not los Angeles  ( I wished)

8. I can’t stand living in LA but I’m trying to make the best of it because my family is here now

9. I work at my husband’s family daycare as the school- age teacher

10. I love kids—but I can’t stand disrespectful kids

11. In school I was made fun of for my big eyes but now I think they’re sexy now :)

12. I’m the biggest procrastinator

13. People thought I was mute when I was younger because I was so shy

14. I’m a clean freak– boarder line OCD

15. Dirty ears make me want to vomit

16. Before I go to bed I have to sweep every floor in the house– nothing can be seen or I can’t sleep

17. I have a problem with keeping my car clean

18. I stress and get overwhelmed easily

19. My favorite color is ( NOW) is green

20.People’s 1st impression of me is that I have an attitude ( I’m just shy)

21.  I have  the gift of reading people :)

22. I rock myself to sleep at night by rocking my right foot— drives my hubby crazy

23. I never wash my make- up off at night

24. If I can describe myself in 2 words they would be: creative and impulsive

25. When I was younger I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher ( that didn’t work out :)) well I guess being a mother is pretty close :)

Well just wanted to share a little bit– I hope you learned a little more about me– if you like you can tell me a little about you too– I love to be in people business  to get to know new peeps!

Dinner at the W’s {this week’s menu}

Ok ladies, I’ve received a little feedback about menu planning and ideas so I decided to share with you guys what is on the menu at the W’s house this week.

Monday: { left-over Monday} Always leftovers from Sunday: Meatballs w/ brown gravy, yellow rice, corn on the cob and salad.

Tuesday: Chicken Stir- fry

Wednesday: Chicken Teriyaki ( Time saver:  make up enough chicken for both days on Tuesday and just add the extra ingredients)

Thursday: Jamaican Jerk Pork chops

Friday: Hubby Special– mama’s day off– husband cooks!

Saturday: Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Sunday: Beef tips & Rice

Pretty starchy right– yea I know, that’s how we roll at the W’s. Good thing Mr. W. is a personal trainer or somebody would be a hot mess!

What’s on you guys menu?

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SN: Make sure to check out all the other fab. menus over at Orgjunkie.com where I linked!

Day 8 { Family Summer Bucket List}

I was browsing the web for ideas on simple but fun activities to do with the family for Summer and came across this wonderful idea and printable from Tatertots & Jello. This was just too cute not to do, so here it is and make sure to visit here for the printable and instructions on how to make.

Cutest printable found here !

Just print and add your list of things to do on each card

Here are some of our family activites:

Make marshmallow towers

Have a picnic

Visit the museum

Have an outdoor camp out

Add all your fun activities in a jar/container and..

Thanks again Tatertos & Jello for sharing this great idea! Ladies make sure to visit for your printables!

How easy is it to have fun as a family now?!

Laundry labels & weeks recap!

Well this is my first week of my 21 day organization/create challenge and I can say that it’s been a lot harder to stay discipline than what I thought. Having 4 kids,  a husband, a household and still work part-time ( even if it is the family business) is extreme but hey I love it.  So here is a recap of my week’s projects, sorry there will not be a  Saturday, Sunday and Monday post, The family is getting ready to head out on a mini vacation!

Monday:

Family Chore Chart

Tuesday:

Boy's Reward Jars

 Wednesday:

Old dry erase calendar, clothespins and letter scrapbooking stickers--total cost= $0.00

Thursday:

Friday: Laundry labels

Accessory/laundry labels

Materials: laminated sheets & labels that I made

Stackable laundry baskets from Wal-Mart: 6.00– super easy for the family to pick up and put away clothes and then bring back dirty clothes!

1 Week down— 2 more to go!

Next week I promise better pictures– all of these pics make my house look dark and my projects look dull.

What did you guys do this week? Any projects?

Day 1 down 20 more to go: Chore Board

Day 1: Household chore board

Material: Cardstock, magnets, paint, modpodge, letter stickers and magnetic board

Ok here you go— it’s simple but functional for us. I love color coding everything so each family member has it color and it will be carried out throughout all other projects. And Yes, I know the photos suck but I’m a mama not a photographer :)

Dang it– I it’s bothering me that that T is crooked!!! I have OCD so bad :)

Let’s mark this off the list–che- check!