Good morning! How are you doing this morning?
I stayed up late last night writing up the results from day one of the Clutter to Clean in one week. I shared what I cleaned on Monday, the things I got rid of, how I organized certain spaces and more (see Day 1 results here). Yesterday (Tuesday) I cleaned our bedroom closet and dressers – I hope to share those results tonight. It is crazy the transformation. It was easily the worst part of our house and now I just want to pull a chair in there and look around. I won’t lie though – I’m exhausted. Between the massive cleaning, kiddos, and blogging about massive cleaning (and deals) – I’m a bit worn out and it’s only been 2 days. But I’m pushing through. It’s my fault I waited until the last minute and it’s now or never, baby.
It’s definitely hard to take photos of your “stuff” and share it with the world. I don’t have a new or fancy house. I am not “pretending” to be disorganized – they are real life, not edited beforehand photos. As I mentioned in my results post from yesterday - I think I’m more embarrassed by the excess of it then the disorganization. The fact that we personally have multiple pairs of shoes per person or more than one coat per person in our house – and some people have none of this – is food for thought. I haven’t figured out a way to articulate it just yet – but I can see this is definitely going to be a theme of this process. Less is best. Right now I’m feeling – overwhelmed, accomplished (made it through the first two days) and blessed. I appreciate all the kind comments and encouragement you left for me on the results post and over on Facebook.
Today I’ll be cleaning the kitchen, downstairs bathroom and laundry area and I’ll try to share those results with you tomorrow.
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day – are you ready? Last week I shared some really cute Valentine ideas last week - DIY Valentine idea for Valentine Marshmallows on a stick. I also shared a Haribo Gummi Bear Valentine from the day before!
And while we’re doing “reality” TV around here – I’ll just tell you – we opted NOT to make of these fancy valentine’s for our kids classes! My kids are 5 and 2 and could care less about what their Valentines looked like. Don’t get me wrong, they loved the sprinkled marshmallows I made last week and ate them right up and we did TRY to make a version of the Haribo Gummi Bear Valentine on Monday night. Here’s how that went for us – we figured we needed 50 Valentines between the two kids and the two parties they have planned this week. The kids started off excited – but after a stuffing a few pieces of candy in bags, then stuffing candy in their mouths – they disappeared to go play and my husband I were stuck standing in the dining room stuffing bags! I decided it was way more work then it really needed to be – even if the other kids at school will have fancier Valentines. Who cares. I picked up two boxes of Valentines at Target for under $7 that include the cards and the candy – and we assembled them before bed last night. The kids colored some personalized Valentine’s for their favorite friends and their teachers and that was it. What a relief. What are you doing this year?
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RECIPES & MEAL PLANNING
Last night we had salads for dinner. I had found some manager markdown shrimp that we boiled up. We added it to a salad with hard-boiled eggs, carrots, grape tomatoes, feta and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. It was good!
We updated Albertsons deals because we heard there would be doublers! It’s intense to have them two weeks in a row! And we also heard that round-ups wil follow! Crazy, crazy. Of course you can always count on the best Albertsons list and insider scoops here.
TONIGHT you can get FREE shrimp at Panda Express. It’s a single serving. No purchase necessary. Print and bring this coupon or show it on your mobile device. One coupon per person.
What’s on your menu plan this week?
FOR THE LOCAL NW FOLKS
NW Trek - The annual Kids ‘n’ Critters event will take place during Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 16 through 18. Up to four children, ages 12 and younger, will receive FREE admission to Northwest Trek with every paying adult or senior. This year they are focusing on trees! Special Kids ‘n’ Critters activities are free with admission all weekend and include tree-themed arts and crafts and trailside encounters. (Thanks, Debbie!)
Silverdale, WA – Silverdale Beach Hotel – One- or Two-Night Stay for Two in a One-Queen, One-King, or Two-Queen Room with Breakfast. Combine Up to Four Nights. – Start at $75 (reg. $125)
Hood River, OR – Columbia Cliff Villas – One- or Two-Night Stay for Two in a Euro King Room with a Bottle of Wine and Wineglasses. Combine Up to Four Nights – Starts at $139 (reg. $242)
Klamath Falls, OR – Running Y Ranch – Two- or Three-Night Stay for Up to Four in a Golf-View Room with Daily Breakfast for Two – Starts at $149 (reg. $346)
Glenenden, Oregon - $109 for One-Night Stay in a 1200+ sq. ft. Deluxe Beachfront Condo (up to $219 value)- Oregon Beach – from $109 (reg. $219) - Sharing Spree
Portland, Oregon - 50% off Child or Adult Tickets to Wax Works, Ripley’s, & Undersea Gardens-Newport Beach (Up to a $24 Value) – Sharing Spree
NEXT week is the Northwest Flower and Garden Show at the Seattle Convention Center from February 20 – 24! I really want to go – it looks amazing. Have you been before? I’d love to hear what you think about it! I’ll watch for a coupon and post one if I find it.
Currently over on Snique Away (TripAdvisor daily deal site) you can get a one-night stay at the Resort at the Mountain (Welches, Oregon) starting at only $89 a night! Read my review of the Resort on the Mountain here.
ONLINE DISCOUNTS & PROMO CODES
REI Deal of the Day – Mountain Hardwear Stretch Typhoon Rain Jacket – Women’s- $99.93 (reg. $200) ships FREE
6pm.com sales for today
Crocs up to 70% off! (2/13-2/15) - prices start at $11.99
Fergie and Fergalicious up to 65% off! (2/13-2/15)
The Misses Shop – Pants and Capris! Select styles $50 or less! (2/13-2/15)
Joe’s New Balance Outlet deal of the day are these Men’s Cross-Training New Balance 709 for only $29.99, down from $79.99. Shipping is $5.95.
Amazon Deal of the Day today is is some men’s brand name clothing that is seriously overpriced and on sale for 65% off. It you like paying $75 for a polo shirt, on sale – check it out!!!
Still available! Radio Flyer Girls Classic Dual Deck Tricycle, Pink - $39, crazy deal!
Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure - $19.99 (reg. $39.99)
Presto 07047 Cool Touch Electric Griddle - $19.94 (reg. $44.99)
Lego Friends Heartlake Stables to $34 (reg. $49)
Farmers Market Organic Pumpkin, 15-Ounce (Pack of 12) for only $19.95 when you opt for Subscribe and Save. This is for 12 cans, so it comes out to only $1.66 a can for ORGANIC pumpkin, a great price.
Magformers Magnetic Building Construction Set – 30 Piece Rainbow Set to $35 (reg. $58.99)
What are your plans today? I hope you have a wonderful day!