monday happenings at our house + a new Craigslist find

Okay, so I'm completely thrilled with my new Craigslist find today. I really should wait until Thursday to share, but I'm too excited to be the proud new owner of this sweet little 8-foot vintage gem:

I can't wait to share more of the story {and how much I paid for it!!!} on thrifty thursday! It's ridiculously exciting. For me, anyway! ;)

Since the sofa purchase changed the course of our day, I thought I'd share what our crazy Monday has looked like for us so far... :)

7:55 wake up
 {about 1-1.5 hours later than normal- I drank too much tea last night and was up until 3. And then had terrible, terrible dreams where I actually died twice! No more late night tea for me. sheesh.}
devo + coffee time
breakfast for the family.
call man about craigslist sofa
get dressed
go to the atm
go pick up sofa
go back to pick up other item the seller offered to us for free
bank run
one quick Dillard's stop for clearance sandals
lunch with the hubs and visit with my dad
Sam's for groceries 
{the lady who checked my purchase at the door said, "girl, you're in here all the time!" To which I replied, oh yeah, we pretty much live here. :P We only buy our groceries at Sam's these days! You know it's bad when the door checker knows you've been in three times this week...}

Make a cookie cake for a friend {Sam's pre-made cookie dough, homemade icing}
vacuum carpet and pick up living room to move new couch
make children clean up their messes
have them rest on the couch for naps
pick up dirty clothes in the bathroom and around the house
put baked potatoes in the oven for tonight
discipline 3 year old and 4 year old for getting up
blog while listening to music for tonight's fitness class
answer Facebook comments

and next: warm up a cup of coffee from this morning and get ready to teach BODYCOMBAT this afternoon at the gym.

Then Lord-willing, I'll come home, do laundry, make dinner, sweep the floors, and get ready for bed. That's the plan, anyway! Maybe I'll squeeze a few other things in there. We'll see! :P

I haven't been able to do 12 hour challenge in the last couple of weeks since life has been so crazy, but since I haven't been at home or in a routine, the internet use has been much more sporadic, so I have been on off and on through the day. I haven't been able to keep a regular schedule here at the house, but I'll be thrilled when I can do it again. Maybe tomorrow!

I miss it. For real. Excitement is fun, but routines are sweet. :D

What did your Monday look like?


  1. blog break at work...

    Monday? oh gosh, today is still Monday. yikes.

    wake up at 5:20 for 5:45 pump, thats RIGHT. Be proud, Mandy!
    home to shower, eat epically delicious omelet, coffee time and journal.
    to work I go. Volunteer coordinating all morning.
    Panera lunch with my intern who starts this week. holla. If it's possible, she's going to make my life more fun.
    Calendar meeting. It's bizarre to talk details about June 2013. Because it's definitely June 2012 TODAY.
    Realize I'm freezing and take stroll outside. Only to get locked out of my own children's ministry wing. whompwhomp.
    Going to work on lesson plans and get everything set for this coming Sunday until the end of the day, then I get to babysit some of my favorite kiddos.
    Eventually, go home to make s'mores bars for the BF's bible study guys.
    Finish out the evening by plotting out my scheme to crash my padre's surprise birthday party in Houston this weekend.

    full day. GOOD day.

  2. Monday's are my day off from school (on the computer) and since my hubby worked today it was a very laid back Friday. The kids played and I got some much needed cleaning done. Tonight though will be busy we have VBS from 7 pm to 9 pm. I do have to say though keeping busy for me is always better, I like feeling like I accomplished something.

  3. woot, woot! 5:45 pump is hard! you go girlie!! It sounds like a wonderful, busy day! and I'm craving a s'more now! lol! yay for intern help! :D Can't wait to see you- maybe Thursday night? :D

  4. Yay for days off! :D It's funny how when you become a mom, getting cleaning time becomes a very nice thing! :P have fun at VBS!!

  5. Ugh! I'm so jealous!! Can't wait to hear all about your gem!

  6. I'm on vacation, so my Monday included an impromptu trip to the lake and a crazy s.u.n.b.u.r.n. and SO much fun with my friends!!

  7. Sarah ~ Barn Chic AntiquesJanuary 29, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    I absolutely love your find and can't wait to hear the story! I am a vintage junkie and it is all about the hunt! I also really love your last statement, " Excitement is fun, but routines are sweet." I couldn't agree more, and I don't even have kids yet!

  8. Oh good gracious, that couch is auhmazing! And thanks for the inspiration to get up and get something done :)

  9. I love reading about other people's days :) And I agree wholeheartedly about the excitement/routine thing! We have family in from out of town so my day was about making breakfast and then heading out and being a tour guide - it's fun, too:) Have a great Tuesday!

  10. I love exciting Goodwill/Craigslist/thrift store/bargain finds! Way to go!

    My Monday consisted of staying in bed all day reading because I didn't feel good. The not feeling good part stunk but it was nice to spend the day reading. Then VBS that night since I was feeling better.

    I wanted to stop by and let you know that I have nominated you for “One Lovely Blog Award”! Here’s the link: I love reading your blog - your posts inspire me to eat healthy, spend more time with family and less with technology, and always strive to grow closer to God. You inspire me!

  11. oh, vacation.... hmmmmmm that sounds good!

  12. oh thank you sweet girl! I hope you feel better today!


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