Yesterday was my scheduled day to spring clean our bedroom and bathroom. I've been doing my big cleaning during Quiet Time, but then I have no rest in the afternoon. So, yesterday I decided to involve everyone and get it done in the morning!
First of all, I declared it a pajama day! But, the ladies quickly decided they wanted to put their swimming suits on and play in them! (A new game to lay a quilt on the floor and pretend it is a swimming pool...)
Here are all the "before" pictures ~ by the way, is there such a thing as reality blogging? I think these should surely qualify for such a thing:
Who knew a shower curtain liner waiting to go in the wash could be such a fun "swimming pool"?!
In these rooms we:
* Dusted all walls
* Washed sheets, dog bed and curtains
* Scrubbed bath tub, toilet and wiped bathroom floor
* Washed shower curtain liner
* Cleaned sink area, mirror, dusted light fixture and wiped floor
* Dusted ceiling fan
* Cleaned window inside/out; dusted blinds
* Dusted all furniture and cleaned mirror on dresser
* Cleared all clutter
* Replaced sheets
* Ironed and hung curtains
And, a shot of my little helpers! Samuel was with us too - but slept through most of the event!
My "reward" for all of this cleaning in the morning, was to enjoy a big magazine pile I've had sitting on my nightstand...
... and one of the most delicious library stacks I think I have ever had - I am totally hooked on Inter-Library Loan now that I know what wonderful books I can get!
I enjoyed getting some creative ideas for a Spring party I'm planning for the ladies next week from this book, a Christmas idea from this book and I'm totally loving this book and it's going on my gift list!
One last thought: As I was reading Isaiah 41 in my quiet time yesterday morning, this verse jumped out at me ~
Isaiah 41:20, "...so that people may see and know, may consider and understand that the hand of the Lord has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created it."
I had this verse marked because it was a theme verse while working at Glen Eyrie - but yesterday, it stood out to me in regards to my home. When others see our home (not the physical exterior, but our family and lives) do they see and know, consider and understand that God is the One who has built it - does He shine through it? I pray this is true.