I cleaned out the toy box to make room for Barbies and doll clothes so the darn cats can't drag them downstairs anymore. I sorted clothes into their proper drawers, because clearly my children did not inherit my stellar organizational skills. I de-junked closets, drawers, a dozen Dollar Store buckets (never stick your hand to the bottom of a bucket, or you could wind up with a handful of lip gloss), AND under the kids' beds. I picked up 42,000 random Lego pieces, tiny rubber bands for looming, and beads that were supposed to be on a homemade necklace. I wiped dry erase marker off of mirrors and cleaned ink stains out of carpet (Nature's Miracle Stain & Odor Remover is the BOMB, y'all - it's made for pet stains, but it gets out EVERYTHING!). I hung beautiful turquoise metal flowers on my bedroom wall, and created a reading nook with a chair that doesn't look comfortable at all, but is very cute. I washed 7,458 loads of laundry, folded/hung, and put away said laundry, including four dog blankets that were very STINKY!!! I bathed two dogs, and set up a grooming appointment for another. I bleached everything I could get my hands on (except the animals and kids), pulled weeds, mowed & fertilized, vacuumed twice, cooked Zuppa Toscano, cleaned bathtubs and toilets, took out 7 bags of garbage, donated 3 bags of clothes and toys, went to the grocery store 3 times and Hobby Lobby twice, took back a bunch of stuff to Target, and made my bed every morning. Today, I've left the house alone for a bit so that I can work on materials for my class's current novel study, blog, and update one of my favorite mini-units so that I can share it with YOU! Keep reading to see pics of the transformation!
Yep, this has been my spring break while my kiddos are at their dad's, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love getting stuff done, especially things that have been on my "list" for months. When the kids come home tomorrow, the fun begins!!!
To commemorate the metamorphosis of my home, I decided to update my metamorphosis mini-unit, and make it FREE for a limited time in my TPT store! We just finished this unit in my classroom. In fact, I'm hoping there will be a Painted Lady Butterfly gracing our classroom when we return on Monday. I'm feeling some serious guilt right now, because one of our larva had not pupated before the break, so I don't think the poor lady will make it (this has seriously kept me up at night). But I left a huge feeding bottle of sugar water in the butterfly cage, so fingers crossed that our one pupa makes it to adulthood!
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|Metamorphosis plates - head on over to my TPT store for instructions and more pics!|
|Roderick is trying to hide from his bath - he's not the smartest one of the bunch!|
|Found this priceless gem while cleaning out the toy box. Prince Eric got a tat! His love for Ariel is eternal! Awww.......|
|My bedroom metamorphosis - I plan on painting the table with orange chalk paint at some point.|
|My little buddy, Tex, loves hanging out, a.k.a. snoozing, while I work.|
|This is it! You can only get it at pet stores, and it's pricey, but well worth it!!!|