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We met over 8 years ago at church as Shaun was walking in and I was walking out. The few words exchanged sparked an interst that kept Shaun coming back. When we FINALLY began dating 4 years later we soon knew there was something special here. Our first year quickly flew by and we both decided we never wanted to spend another year with anyone else or without each other. We married in the place where it all began on January 1, 2011 (1/1/11) and gave birth to our beautiful daughter Ava Marie on September 22, 2011 our next little one, Clara Rose came 16 months later on February 11, 2013. This blog began with our preparation with our wedding and has entered into recording the days and events of our newlywed life and new motherhood.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Don't you hate it when...

You go shopping with intetions to organize something in your home and it just doesn't work out?

I went shopping with Shaun.  Our ideal shopping stores are a little "different". 

Mine: Marshalls, TJ Maxx in the "home accessories" area... he's done before he's even walked in the door.


His:  Job Lot or Benny's in the rake or fertilizer department... at this point I try to be supportive and forgive him for feeling the same way when shopping at previous store with me.

I've been feeling the need to get organized lately.  So, I went shopping with Shaun at Marshall's and while there I'm looking at baskets for our entry way bench...

(ours looks sort of like this with some books and clutter on the top and minus the neat baskets below.  Add some dust bunnies under the legs and you've got it!)

to hide some of the million pairs of shoes that clutter our entry way floor as soon as someone walks in.  I feel like people come into our home and it looks like this...
Now doesn't that just scream "Welcome to our home!"  (no... it screams "I'm becoming a hoarder")

There I am with an infinite amount of beautiful baskets in front of me and wouldn'tcha know it that I simply cannot find the right size basket.  (Don't you hate it when that happens?)  There are two that look perfect but are simply too big for our bench and so I leave them there (since Shaun is SO done with the basket/Marshall's shopping experience) and move on.

Because he's begging to go to Benny's we need a rake, we head to Benny's where I look for some plastic bins to organize our "opportunity to practice patience drawer"  otherwise known as our "assorted plastic food container collection". 

Looks a bit like this persons...
(If one of those containers falls out of that drawer ONE more time, I'm gonna go nutty!) 

So picture me.  I'm in Benny's (Shaun's looking at Rakes or Fishing poles) and realize I found the exact size bins I need to organize the cabinet!  So excited!  I pick them up.  I'm so busily on my way home, happily organizing in my mind that I realize I'll actually have to find something else to help me practice patience, as that drawer is no longer going to give me any problems.  Can't wait to get started.  *sigh*  Too bad I couldn't find some baskets for the entry way bench, I think.

As soon as I get home I open the drawer to start organizing and realize...

Those plastic bins?  They're actually the WRONG size.  And the baskets I didn't pick up for the entry way bench?  Thought they were too big?  Actually they were the perfect size and there were actually TWO that matched at  reasonable price and at this moment they're still sitting on the shelf at the store.  Oh man!  Someone who thinks they're the perfect size (before they get home to realize they don't fit)will probably pick them up before I can get back there with the baby!!!  Grrrr...  Don't you HATE it when that happens?

I visualize shopping with the hubby and the 5 month old again and the thought of returning said bins for the RIGHT size does not look as appealing (though it would mean another trip to Benny's for Shaun) my creative brain starts figuring out other things in the house I can use those bins for.  My sock/underwear drawer, the washclothes in the towel closet that always get messed up on the shelf, Recycleables, etc...  *sigh* Forget the plastic container drawer,  I'll just make it work.


  1. Hey! How did you get a picture of my tupperware cuppboard? haha! Actually, it does look like that, because the kiddos put away the dishes and well....they just kind of throw the tupperware stuff in there! Drives me nuts!

    Love that cartoon at the truE!!

    I hate shopping Sam's Club with my husband, because I have to skip the books/magazines and the clothes!!

    1. I KNOW, huh? I really do love spending time with my husband and we're usually on the same page, but when we're shopping, he's a "hunter" and when he's caught his prey, he's ready to take it home. Mission accomplished. Me... "don't we need something else"? (translated into male language: "Don't we need to spend more money?")

      I WILL tackle that drawer... I guess God thought I needed a few more opportunities to practice patience. It is Lent afterall.


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