...summer projects...

So, I spent a lot of yesterday cleaning my house...the weather here in Chicago, although it was sunny (thankfully!), was really pretty chilly, so we didn't spend too much time outside. As I was going from room to room, dusting, wiping-down, organizing, I realized there is a lot I want to re-do in my house...and by a lot, I mean basically everything...we need new carpeting, new paint in almost all the rooms, furniture makeovers, new furniture, the list goes on and on and on...

this is me making a list...in a dress...which is how I always dress when I'm at home making lists...

So here's what I'm gonna do...I'm gonna make a list of everything I want to accomplish this summer...every project, every re-do, everything. I'm gonna put it all out there for the whole world to see, 'cause if you write it down, you gotta do it, right???? I mean, if you don't follow through you've got this list just staring at you, mocking you, daring you to complete it...

So here goes...

Project #1:
Clean & paint the computer room/guest room walls, baseboards, door frames
Re-do the shelving & add some rad shelf baskets for all of the books
Rearrange all of the computer stuff so that it's actually functional
Get a dresser for all of my scrapbooking stuff...

Project #2:
Get new carpeting (or hardwood...honey, are you reading this???) for the living room/dining room

Project #3:
Get new carpeting (or hardwood...honey, again, are you reading???) for the bedrooms & hallway

Project #4:
Re-paint the living room/dining room. Repair the walls & ceiling where they need it.
Add crown moulding...(this may be a little ambitious, but hey, I can dream, right?)

Project #5:
Go through basement and SORT OUT ALL OF THE KIDS TOYS! This is like a summer-long project in itself...oh my gosh. Seriously, it's like a fire hazard down there

So, what do you think? Just 5 things...totally do-able, right?

This isn't really everything, but I think it's enough for now...

What are your big summer projects??? Please tell me I'm not the only one with delusions of grandeur concerning how much I'll be able to accomplish with 3 young kids on my heels every. single. minute.

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