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April Goals

April 3, 2013

In March, we said we’d:

      • SHOP, and shop we did (though we didn’t actually buy)!  We found a couch/chair that we really like, but they’re sort of a tweedy material and I’m just not sure how they’d hold up to the inevitable vom, snot, and drawings that accompany kids.  Those of you with kiddos: I’d love to hear your tips/thoughts on keeping your couch clean.  (Or, if I’m dreaming, let me know).  I’ve found a ceiling fan that will work for our guest room, but it’s always out of stock.  Also still looking for a dresser or closet organizers for Lil’s toddler room and shelves/shelf brackets for the office.
      • PLAN: our garden, a kitchen remodel, and we’ve still got to finish the estate docs.  We’ve marked out the spaces for the new raised garden beds and started seeds, but we didn’t get to the kitchen or the estate docs.
      • PAINT: the trim in the guest room.  This project may slowly kill me — 1 coat of primer + 3 of paint and I can STILL see the wood through it.  GAH!  And we’ve got guests coming next weekend!



Lilly planting seeds/playing in dirt.  Such concentration!  Lilly asks to check the seeds nearly every day, and likes to help water them.  She’s quite the little garden helper!

So here’s to April!  I’m not adding anything major to the list since we’ve got a busy month ahead of us between sister’s wedding and some weekend work functions.

        • PAPER: finish taxes (ugh) and our estate docs (this will is going to kill me — which would be pretty ironic, wouldn’t it?).  Bonus points for drawing out a kitchen layout.
        • GUEST ROOM: finish painting the trim.  Bonus points for buying a ceiling fan & figuring out how to install it.
        • OFFICE:  buy/hang shelves & clean up desk.  Then we should be done tweaking the office for a while!
        • GARDEN:  clear the area that will be the garden, build raised garden beds.  Bonus for clearing the garden/yard of dead plants, sticks, & leaves.  (This is quite possibly the only goal that will be accomplished based on Lilly’s enthusiasm for being outside — 3.5 hours outside in 40-degree weather today… I can only imagine that we won’t be able to get her in the house once it gets warmer.)
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  1. April 4, 2013 7:28 am

    For your couch/chair hunt: we have a crate and barrel microfiber sofa and it has held up amazingly well. We’ve spilled beers and formula, it’s been drooled and spit up on and still looks great. As long as we get spills right away, we haven’t had an damage. And really even things we don’t get right away (kids snotty noses) come up without lasting damage.

    Is leather an option? I feel like that’s another fabric that would hold up really well. Good luck!

    • April 4, 2013 2:34 pm

      Thanks, Leigh! We just sold our microfiber loveseats because they didn’t really fit in the room and ours seemed to hold up really well (I even got red wine out of them once!). I’m glad to hear that the stain resistance is for all microfiber stuff… we should probably stick with that, and maybe have it scotch guarded for extra protection? I wish we had a C&B nearby so I could check out their selection!!

  2. April 4, 2013 8:50 am

    Looks like your little helper have future green thumb!

  3. April 5, 2013 3:51 pm

    We just got a microfiber couch, too. I’m hoping it will hold up. Having kids changes our priorities for furniture, doesn’t it?

    That’s so awesome that L is so into the gardening? How exciting!


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