Monday, April 5, 2010

planning ahead.


With mother's day orders in full swing, I know this is going to be a busy month! For easiest family survival, planning ahead is a must!

so...

the fridge is stocked and meals are planned.

clothes/sports uniforms are washed and folded.

closets are cleaned. (out with the winter, in with the summer! LOVING the 80 degree days we've been having!)

we are ready for the week :)

I feel so much better if I get some of my "Mom duties" done ahead of time, makes it easier on Ryan and the kids when I'm working! Laundry and groceries are a big deal in our home :)

How do you plan ahead for a busy week?

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I snapped a quick picture of the kids on our way into church yesturday...

black and white-



or color?



Happy monday!

29 comments:

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

What an absolutely ADORABLE little family! My little girl always has the "bink" in her mouth in pictures too. There's no going around it.... and lets be honest, it's kinda cute. ;)

Celeste said...

:) you know, I was just thinking about you this morning...about all the orders you must be getting for mother's day! -- sure to be a busy, busy time for you girls!

If I lived closer -- I would totally organize/grocery shop for you... it's something that, believe it or not, I really enjoy!

p.s. Lovely photo! I like the black and white a lot... but, I also like how the girls' dresses really 'pop' in color!

shana said...

i'm partial to the b&w one . . . what cute kiddos!
take care,
shana

gina said...

Food and laundry are big in our house too and a good cleaning bfore the mad rush. ;)


I have to pick color- because of the Spring brights!!


Love their dresses - where did you get them?!?


Good Luck this month!!

C'est La Vie said...

im so excited for mothers day, i already know what i'm getting my mama from your shop :)

MY SIDE said...

I prefer the black and white. :)

PS - Absolutely love your work.

Dianne said...

I like the black and white better...because it makes you focus in on the cute kiddos and not on the background. cute cute pic!

{Amy} said...

Love the b & w one but they are both super cute. I always have myself mentally prepared for busy days/ weeks but don't always do so well with actually getting physically organized and prepared. :D

Lisa said...

I love the colors but...I'm gonna have to go with b&w.

Love your work!

MiRniTa said...

I have to go with Black and White. :) Happy Easter and Happy mothers Day

Miss Anne said...

i think to look at i love the colors, but to frame, i'd go with B&W.

i know it's so nice to have everything checked off your list huh?

hope it's a great week for you guys!

sarah said...

I'm usually a B&W fan but I'm loving the colors!!

To stay straight I made myself a weekly cleaning/planning schedule that lays out everything I need to accomplish to keep the house running. It's posted on the fridge so if I don't get to something my husband can help me out.

sarah said...

I love the color! Those blues are gorgeous!

MicheyMoo said...

Oh Erin, your little bugs are gorgeous and how lovely to snap them on Easter Sunday being all happy and loving. I really like the b&w....it puts the focus on their faces and still shows the prints of the girls dresses. It also takes the focus off Eden's pacifier, given its vibrant tones in the colour piccie.

Hope ya'll had a fabulous Easter! My church had such big celebrations this year and and art & film festival too. xx

erin said...

Oh, I just love the little matching dresses!

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Beautiful family ~ this is a great pic of your kids!! Just looked around your online shop also ~ I really love the rectangle names on the silver ball chain ~ what a great gift! I actually think I want one for me though!!

Heidi Jo said...

planning ahead is so important for the sanity of motherhood. but i have learned that from time to time God shows me loud and clear that all of my planning is good...but does not give me the 'in control' badge that i sometimes like to think i have earned.

i love the kids' picture. beautiful, awesome gifts. black and white is timeless----color is springy!

CurlyGirlD said...

Both pics are great, but I love the POP of the color photo.

As for planning ahead, I feel well accomplished when I have a school outfit, lunch and a snack prepared the night before, with the backpack waiting at the door. It definitely makes my morning run smoother. I haven't quite accomplished planning ahead for an entire week yet, but day by day makes me smile! Bravo to you & good luck with this busy time of year in your shoppe.

Whimsical Creations said...

The photo is beautiful in color & b&w.

YAY for sales, definitely gotta plan ahead.

(blue cricket sent me...actually I have been a follower for a while).

erin said...

Thank you all!

The girls dresses are a recent splurge from Gap :)

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I always feel good when things are taken care of and orderly as well! :)

Love the girls' dresses! :)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous family. I am totally impressed with your planning skills. Love the blog - found you from Blue Cricket.

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

The color photo makes their personalities shine through their smiles! What cute kids!

jengd said...

Coming to see you from Blue Cricket! Cute kids- I prefer the b/w photo though the color is nice too. As for preparing for the week, generally the best I do is to make up a grocery/Target list based on the circulars and the primary dinner of the week (that gets us through about 4-5 nights.)Love your stuff!

Ang said...

I really like the black and white one. Black and white photos are simple, relaxing, and make you stop for a few seconds to enjoy all the blessings all around you.

Green's Anatomy said...

I actually LOVE the color one! mainly because I LOVE the girls' dresses!!!

MissHetz said...

You have beautiful kids! God has blessed your family, I can tell ;)

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

I'm just stopping by from SITS and your store. Love your jewelry! Absolutely adorable! I can't wait to see your charms...would love to see a US map and motor home for us full-time travelers!:) Hehe! Wouldn't that be cute? Blessings!:)

Betty Holland said...

color totally!!!