Camping, decorating and organizing

Its been a whole week since my last post but the last week just snuck past me. We got home from camping which was a blast but I had zero cell reception and couldn’t access my food tracker (lame excuse I know but its true) so my eating got a little out of control and I’m embarrassed to admit I gained 5 pounds but it came off pretty quickly when we got back home and I got back to eating and exercising like a normal person and I’m back to my normal weight.  The boys had a blast camping at our camp ground there were a couple different playgrounds which the boys had fun exploring and we even got to take a walk along the little beach they had there. We had to roast hot dogs and make smores (I just had roasted marshmallows) and the boys got to stay up late. It was a great weekend.

When we got back home it took me all week to get caught up on laundry (for some reason there is always a ton of it after a weekend of camping) and I started on a mission to redo our living room. 

One day I noticed a cut on O’s finger and I traced it back to our bookcase. The crap on the back has been coming off for a while now but I didn’t know it was as bad as it was a big part of it was really coming off and some of the nails were sticking out which I assume is what caused the cut on his finger so we needed a new one and naturally I had to move some furniture around to make sure we had room and then I noticed that the walls were more bare then I thought so I had to get something to put on them and that’s how a bookcase ended in the entire room being redone.  I still see spots where I want to put something but I’m not sure what exactly so Ill be keeping my eye out for any little extras that might fit. 

After getting the living room done I want to work on getting the kitchen organized and looking ‘pretty’. Getting the kitchen more organized and decorated is going to be much harder I have to admit there are a lot of dumping grounds in the kitchen where I just drop things then eventually dump it all into a junk drawer or the pantry or even a cupboard that doesn’t have much in it. My kitchen is awful even tho I spend the majority of my time there I haven’t actually taken much time to get it organized so I’m going to guess it will probably take about 2 months to get it organized and under control. The hardest part is trying to pick a place to start and right now Im debating between my pantry or my baking cupboard.  Ill try to keep up with posting my progress on my kitchen organization.

Ill leave you with a few pictures from our camping adventure.


O Trying to break into our cooler


Hanging by the fire


B eating a smore


O and me.


Busy Weekend Comming Up

This weekend is going to be a busy one. We are planning a camping trip with the boys and I LOVE camping!  Ive been dying to take the boys camping all summer and sadly we are FINALLY going in August which means we may only have 2 more trips before B starts school if we are lucky. 

I have always loved camping. Good old fashion sleeping on an air mattress in a tent, nothing but hot dogs for supper and marshmallows for snacks. Its not exactly the best thing when your on a diet or have a bad back but it is so much fun and so far both O and B seem to enjoy it too but why wouldn’t they?  Think about it playing outside all day, nothing but crap food that your not usually allowed to have, being loud, staying up past bed time and sleeping out side what kid wouldn’t love camping? 

I don’t really have much planned except roasting hot dogs, making smores, going for a walk, playing with my little guys and trying to read a little more on my kindle (I’m half way through ‘Dark Places by Gillian Flynn and so far it is SOOO GOOD) oh and we cant forget taking lots and lots of pictures which I will of course share on here when we get back.

I also wanted to share that so far Ive been doing great avoiding any store bought treats, even when I was having a full on I-will-kill-everyone-if-I-could-get-just-one-roll-of-rockets craving last night but I stayed strong and had amazing will power/didn’t have any in the house. I know that this weekend I will end up having some slip ups while we are camping since there isn’t too much that I don’t consider junk that we are taking with us camping but to make up for the added calories and to make sure its not too bad I will be careful and eat it in moderation as well as exercise as much as I can (I think a kick ass game of tag with B & O will lead to A LOT of running)

I will be sure to post all about our weekend when we get back and I will post as many pictures as I can 🙂