Over the holidays, TDH and I carried out our brilliant plan to ignore the kids for two days while we got our home together, all in an effort to play, undistracted by clutter, for the other 363 days of the year. In other words, they had a two-day holiday at Nannie's house.
While TDH was busy with manly, heavy, garage and basement stuff, I was left to the painting and organizing. I was particularly proud of my efforts with the kids' art stuff, which normally is a three-basket-random-compilation of markers, construction paper, paint, Play-Doh, crayons, googly eyes, glue, chenille stems... you get the idea.
So, for Works for Me Wednesday, I thought I'd share my little self-proclaimed masterpiece, which has worked out great for almost a month now :)
I had this multi-drawer storage bin from my teacher days, and I organized the drawers like so...
coloring books and plain paper
paint/paintbrushes/plastic egg cartons (to hold paint)
random stuff, like googly eyes, glue, stencils, sponges, etc.
vinyl tablecloth, a prerequisite for all the above
*Play-Doh and clay bin sits on top
I like using the pull-out drawers because the kids can easily access only what they need. Also, the bin drawers are clear, and big enough to see what's going on (we used to keep crayons in wipes containers, and it was inevitable the whole thing would be dumped out to find a certain color).
Our kitchen table has never seen so much daylight since the birth of this little system. We even have room to eat these days, and tonight's dinner was a simple, delicious and healthy Chicken Parmesan. I was in a rush, so instead of the dijon mixture, I just used an egg wash, and it was still very flavorful.
An EggNog update... what you see in the following picture is a little kitten, half-asleep at the head of TDH's poker table. What you DON'T see are six grown men, sweet-talking this little kitten, snapping camera phone pics, and even sharing chips and cards. Needless to say, EggNog is sooooo golden.
Have a wonderful day, everyone!!!