Monday, August 11, 2014

Decently and In Order: Hampton Rental Home Living and Dining Room

Let all things be done decently and in order.
 Welcome to our dining room! There is nothing to organize in moving on to the living room.

 At first glance it looks like nothing to organize but our ottoman has a lot of storage space!

 The ottoman holds all of our media stuff and some comfy blankets.

 We have a Wii U my husband bought the kids last year and we use pencil boxes that cost $1 at Walmart or Target to divide and conquer.

 Then I found these cute little index card holders that fit perfectly in the pencil boxes to further organize also only a dollar at Walmart.

 Up to 3 remotes fit in one box which is perfect since we have 3 of them is missing in action right now......even in our very organized home sometimes we lose things...We lost a pair of shoes last month and I am still scratching my head as to where they have gone....Gideon does like to throw things in the trash sometimes.

 The pencil boxes also fit up to 3 rechargeable battery holders.

 The closet
 We have a broom, a dust mop, a steam mop and vacuum and my diaper bag. The dust mop makes sweeping the floor twice as fast as using a regular broom =).

 Okay so don't laugh at our tool collection......these are all the tools we We are just renting so any major repair needing big tools the landlord should fix =).

 I keep the extra mop and vacuum accessories in the first basket and my moby wrap in the other basket. Can't wait to wrap up our new little one!!
That's all for our living room and dining room. My favorite part is how comfy our couch is and it holds all of us as a family comfortably =).  Many cuddling memories here with the kiddos and family devotions =).

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Decently and In Order: Hampton Rental Home Master bath/closet

I made all these little labels for the under the sink stuff =)

 All we have out on top is the soap, cotton balls, floss picks, and qtips.

 In our "home" basket there is first aid stuff and light bulbs.

 The "teeth" basket we keep all of our extra teeth things. I have been keeping some old glass jars when we finish our food to use around the house for storage =).

 "Hygeine" basket has extra qutips, razors, etc....

My "hair" basket has brushes, hair spray, curling wand, flat iron, blow dryer. Then I hung up all my headbands on a command clip.

 My husband has his hair cutting stuff in these bins...he didn't like my baskets =( He likes everything to be closed with a lid on he might really have

On my side of the vanity drawer I have some hygiene items that are in use. I have all my nail stuff in the mason jar. 

 One of my friends here sells Jamberry nails...and she gave me a gift in a mason jar so I just stuffed all my nail stuff in here. 

 Chris has like nothing on his

 So our closet is an office supply storage and luggage storage...We have airbeds, another pack n play suitcases and all my husbands insurance paper things.

 Yes Chris is only wearing black and gray and khaki.....up top in the clear bins we have some cards/envelopes/labels/laminator/card stock....

 My side of the closet ..with all my clothes I cannot fit right Up top I have our important papers binders, photos, keepsakes and scrapbooks.

 On the right side I have my cricut and two rolling wheel things for crafts and sewing machine. Oh and the baby swing my sis found on craigslist.
On the floor we have some exercise stuff!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Family Soul Winning =)

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Our Children are our most precious gift. I love my little family so much and hate to part with them. There are so many ministries these days in modern churches that separate the children from the parents. Our church we were at in Missouri was unique in the aspect that we got to serve on a bus ministry as a family. We picked up children in our neighborhood and I would sit in the back with the neighborhood children and our own children. When we moved to VA the next church we attended had Chris work with the bus ministry but not the children and I, so we would end up missing out on time as a family for several hours a week and I would have to drive to church all by myself....not like I haven't been through 3 military deployments before though...but still I long to serve the Lord as a family. I know most people think children are such a hindrance to the work of the Lord but Jesus himself said in Matthew 19:14
"... Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

At our new church the only "ministry" we are committed to now is the soul winning ministry every Saturday morning. We take all 5 of our little ones out knock doors. Most people are more friendly to children. There are still the occasional "not interested" and slam door occurrences...but our children are not phased by it at all. Last week a lady who had said she was not interested took a gospel tract from my son. If somebody is willing to listen to the gospel and Gideon starts whining I will just stroll away with the smaller ones and let my husband continue to be a witness. We have also been going soul winning during the week nights to an apartment complex right next to our house. I thank God for a family to serve Him with and for a free country where we can still be a bold witness for Jesus Christ without persecution! =).

Decently and In Order: Hampton Rental Home Master Bedroom

Welcome to our bedroom =) As you can see I have the pack n play already set up as we have only 6-8 weeks left before baby =) I want to have everything ready to go before we start school in a couple weeks =).
Here is my nightstand I have some Oragami Owl necklaces in the circle organizers.  I also keep my bible, bible study notes and address book. I love writing in different colors for my notes. I usually write down scriptures I would like to memorize =).

I have an empty drawer that could be used for who knows what......

 My husband's nightstand is also where he keeps his address book and Bibles

His bottom drawer he stores his wallet and receipts after they are scanned in the computer.
Then there is our dresser....
The left side belongs to Chris.....well and the new baby for a couple months. I have in here the first things the baby will need to wear and be wrapped in. =) I have yet to order my home birth kit so there will be a few more things added in here shortly =)

I even have some nb diapers ready that our pastor's baby grew out of. So sad how quickly the newborn stage flies by .....

My husband has a bunch of the same shirts stacked in his drawers and a bunch of the same socks......He only is wearing black and grey and khaki at the

 More shirts, shorts and underclothes.

 My top drawer is usually empty is full of maternity clothes for now =). Should be empty again soon after I return most of these clothes to our pastor's wife.
 My sister gave me a clear divider she had no need for in her home to keep all my underclothes inline.

 This is my house clothes drawer......shirts, maxi skirts and culottes. I have way too many house clothes but I get so dirty during the day I hate to put on "real" =)

 The desk has a bin for outgoing, office supplies and incoming stuff to be reviewed, scanned or shredded.
This wooden organizer actually came with some Melissa and Doug cars but we put the cars in a bin in the boys room =).

Up Next is our Bathroom and closet =)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Decently and In Order: Hampton Rental Home Big Boy's Room

Our oldest three boys ages 8, 7 and 5 share this room =)
The trundle bunk bed has three beds in the space of one!

Since the only furniture in the room is a bed everything else is in the closet =).

Their wardrobe is pretty simple: they all have 4 polo shirts, 3 dress shirts, 3 sweaters, 3 t-shirts, 3-4 pairs of jeans, 1-2 pairs of khakis, 1 pair of black pants, 2 jump suits, 3 pairs of shorts and 2 pj sets. They always have plenty of clothes to wear and never mitch match!

I got the half size bins and stuck them in the big bin to make a divider for socks and underwear =).

We usually go black Friday shopping for the pajamas once a year =)

 We have a few kids books, but prefer the library as we don't have to store the books when we are done reading them =).

One bin is just Lego kids are really on the Lego bandwagon lately!

 Joshua has a hot wheels track in the corner of the closet =)
 These bins are the 97cent ones at Walmart with a cricut label.
Way too many tiny Legos.......

Christian Noah and Joshua....three peas in a pod.....not really Joshua usually hangs out with Rachel and =)