Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September 2014 Reading List

The Farmer's Bride Collection: 6 Romances Spring from Hearts, Home, and Harvest
One Little Prayer by Kimberley Comeaux
The Tie that Binds by Susan K. Downs
A Homemaker, A Bride, and A Baby by JoAnn A. Grote
The Applesauce War by Ellen Edwards Kennedy
Sunshine Harvest by Debby Mayne
New Beginnings by DiAnn Mills

The $50 Home Makeover by Shaunna West

Monday, September 29, 2014

Clutter Busting Challenge September 2014 Part 5

I purged 407 items in September so I didn't make the goal of the minimalist game. It’s still a large amount of stuff that was purged. I’m happy for every step closer I get to my goal. I'm going to do A Bowl Full of Lemons “31 Day Purge” in October. http://www.abowlfulloflemons.net/2014/09/31-day-purge.html

My purge pile this week:
 picture, grocery bag collector, paint kit, and calendar, curtain tie backs, and a bag of parts.

2 old mini blinds

The book I read this month I' donating to the library since its new.

A ladder was given to our son--in-law Richard.

a comforter and a toy

Saturday, September 27, 2014

September Outside Projects

We completed 25 outdoor projects this month. We spent $60 on caulk, concrete supplies, paint, and mums. All our other projects were free.

Our Completed Project List for September:
  • pull out all old caulk and re-caulk outside 2nd floor windows of the house (multiple days of work)
  •  scrap/sand off the old paint on outside 2nd floor windows of house (multiple days of work) 
  • paint trim on the outside 2nd floor windows of the house (multiple days of work)
  • purge unneeded items from the shed (multiple days of work)
  • reorganize and clean the shed (multiple days of work)
  • fill cracks in concrete near Pete’s room 
  • repair sidewalks with concrete (multiple days of work)
  • sweep sidewalks and side porch 
  • sweep front porch 
  • pickup sticks in the yard 
  • weed the gardens (multiple days of work) 
  • pick vegetables in garden 
  • deadhead flowers 
  • remove grass/dirt overgrowth on the sidewalks in backyard and sideyard.
  • chop and stack firewood 
  • wash out the outdoor trash cans
  • pressure wash sidewalks
  • pressure wash house
  • dig compost pile 
  • buy and plant mums
  • Set up fall display 
  • repair van
  • cleaning treatment on car light covers
  • pick up black walnuts off ground in yard
  • painted 4 main doors and 1 wood screen door white