Tuesday, August 02, 2011


Good Morning, or afternoon or evening....

I really like Flylady and her concept. I take her ideas and incorporate them into my own. I pick and choose which emails I want to read.

So today, I am going to do some things from Flylday.
I have had the A/C on, but today, I am going to open all the windows to air the house out.

I am going to do her 27 fling.....I am really going to focus this project in my kitchen. I have collected quite a few things and it really needs some TLC. Just yesterday I threw out about ten grocery store receipts from 2009. Why was I saving them...LOL. It was fun to look at the date and see what I bought at the time. I tossed them. I also had a string of Christmas lights with a little note with them saying they were broken. What was I saving them for? Was I going to attempt to go through each and every light to see if I could fix them? I don't know.

What is a 27 Fling Boogie?
This is a tool to help you declutter your home. Do this assignment as fast as you can. Take a garbage bag and walk through your home and throw away 27 items. Do not stop until you have collected all 27 items. Then close the garbage bag and pitch it. DO NOT LOOK IN IT!!! Just do it. Next, take an empty box and go through your home collecting 27 items to give away. As soon as you finish filling the box, take it to the car. You are less tempted to rescue the items. If you have two of any item and you only need one, get rid of the least desirable.

After I throw out 27 things, I am going to do her weekly blessing hour. I have to be honest here, it is going to take me a lot longer then an hour. That is okay, I am devoting this day to really cleaning my home.

What is the Weekly Home Blessing Hour?
The Weekly Home Blessing hour is the time FlyLady spends slipshod cleaning her home. No detailed cleaning required; vacuum the middle of the floors only!

FlyLady sets her timer for 10 minutes to work on each of 7 tasks:
Polish Mirrors and Doors
Purge magazines
Change Sheets
Empty all trash

This takes approximately one hour; some tasks take less than 10 minutes.
<~~~~Unless you are me, with total OCD...LOL.

Remember I told you I roasted a chicken the other night. Well, I ended up making something else last night for dinner, so today I took off the rest of the meat and I am making chicken stock with the carcass. Alexis mentioned she wanted chicken soup. So That is what I am making today. I have to say the house is already starting to smell wonderful.

Yesterday, Alexis went to a tumbling class, I really wanted her to like it. She didn't. She really has her mind set on Ballet again. So Ballet it will be. That doesn't start until September. I really thought she would enjoy tumbling, oh well, whatcha going to do:)

Thank you all for the votes on Circle of Mom's. I was so excited to see some votes.
You can vote every day:)

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!!


Mari said...

When I used to be home during the day, I used to do the FlyLady routine and really liked it. It doesn't work as well when you are working, so I use another method that works in a similar way, but the chores are assigned differently. I made chicken soup last week in the same way - it was yummy!

Robin said...

I looked at the other blogs when I went to vote on yours and to be honest with you Julieann, your blog is hands down the best one there! Yours is set up much better, easier to follow and find things, so much more interesting and very homey....so welcoming! I have loved your blog from my very first visit to it years ago.

Robin : )

Julieann said...

Robin, That is the nicest thing I have ever heard about my blog. Thank you so much, it really made my day!..I mean it!!!!!