My Spring Cleaning List! 🧹

Hey guys!

Spring is coming which means it’s almost that time for spring cleaning! Since it’ll be the first time we’ve been in our new home when it’s spring, I feel like I need to make the ultimate cleaning list. There is sooooo much to do and I really love opening up the windows when it’s nice outside and just enjoying the breeze. It makes cleaning THAT much better. Making this list will also make my life easier because I don’t have to sit down in a couple of weeks and think about it, it’ll just be here! FYI, long list ahead! 🙂

Inside:

  • clean all of the windows including the little area between the net and the window
  • take down my curtains and washing them so they smell fresh
  • put away anything left from the winter and bringing out any spring stuff
  • deep clean the bathrooms (sink, toilets, showers, floors)
  • re-organize the pantry
  • dust off surfaces in the whole house
  • re-organize shoe closet
  • move all furniture and clean underneath it
  • wipe down all floor moldings
  • wipe down dust from picture frames + mirrors
  • vacuum and Swiffer the floors including all corners and edges
  • organize office closets
  • re-arrange the den
  • vacuum the basement + laundry room
  • wash bed covers/pillow cases/pillows from bedroom + guest bedroom
  • freshen up and re-arrange guest bedroom
  • re-organize closet that has all my house stuff 
  • wipe down ceiling fans 
  • clean any shoes that got dirty from winter
  • wipe down the basement stairs + basement hallway
  • wash the doors from scuff marks
  • dust the office bookcase
  • freshen up living room furniture and wash the pillows from the couch
  • clean the tiles in the shower
  • replace any light bulbs that are missing in the rooms
  • change air filter
  • clean the microwave + dishwasher + oven 
  • re-organize plastic containers, buy new ones if needed
  • clean + organize kitchen drawers
  • clean out cabinets + re-organize
  • clean coffee machine + coffee bar area.. re-organize coffee mugs (maybe buy the shelf I’ve been wanting above it)
  • clean under the sink
  • clean dining room table (wipe down any dust from chairs)
  • clean out bathroom shelves 
  • put in new bathroom floor matts after cleaning the bathroom floors
  • re-organize makeup table, throw out any old, expired items
  • add shelves to the laundry room and set it up
  • get rid of any clutter like old food and things we don’t want
  • put away winter clothes and bring out spring clothes (wash them) + re-organize closet
  • organize office desk and throw out any unnecessary things

Now, the outside is a whole different story. There is so much to do and since it’s been a long winter, there is a lot of fallen branches and stuff we need to clean up.

Outside:

  • clean off driveway with water hose
  • do any paint touch ups around the door and front steps etc.,
  • clean the grill
  • clean out garage so I can park the car
  • throw out any clutter from the garage, sell it if possible
  • clean out gutters
  • replace broken awning
  • put new lightbulbs in areas where the lights went out
  • trim trees/bushes
  • cut down trees if needed since they are very dry and can fall 
  • get rid of any bugs outside the house (plus add bug spray) and clean out rock area by front door 
  • wash my car (this is sooooo needed)

I think that’s everything.. wow that’s A LOT! But it needs to get done, so I’m going to take my time and break it out into sessions throughout the weekends! Especially since it’s not 100% warm outside yet and the weather is unpredictable, we can’t really do all the outside stuff, but I can do some of the inside cleaning! I’m excited though, spring cleaning can be fun if you make it fun! 🙂

Does anyone else use a spring cleaning list to help you remember what you need to do? Lists in general are super helpful for me, so this will be a HUGE plus. Anything I missed that you recommend needs to be done for spring?? Let me know in the comments 🙂

Monday feelz + what I did this weekend!

Good morning and happy Monday!

Recap of my weekend: 

It’s Sunday and I tried my best to wake up this morning at like 7-8am so I could get more out of my day, but instead I couldn’t do it and woke up at 10:30. Makes me really sad since I have to go to work tomorrow and my whole day will be spent there. I really wish I had a cool work schedule like I work 3 days and then I’m off 3 days. That would be nice, but I am thankful that I am able to work from home sometimes and that I can be very flexible with my schedule. 

On Saturday we cleaned up some of the garage – who would’ve thought this would be a LONG process?! We don’t even have that much stuff so it’s like this should’ve been able to get done in a couple of hours lol. So I think today we’re going to finish cleaning it and might possibly put up the lights and set up the patio with the fire pit. Last night would’ve been a great time to make a bonfire, but Mirhad fell asleep right after he came back inside from cleaning the garage (typical) lol. 

Looks like the rest of this week will be pretty chilly and dry so that’s good at least that we won’t have rain. I think there’s nothing worse than it being cold outside + raining, at that point we don’t even want to leave the house Speaking of chilly weather, I’m about to bring out all of my winter stuff so I can wash my sweaters and wear them this week! Yay, I’ve put it off since this place can go from 50 degrees to 90 real quick, but the time has come!

I tried a pumpkin flavored coffee yesterday from Starbucks for the first time ever. We tried the pumpkin spice latte and the pumpkin spice frappucino or something like that. I thought the frap was too sweet for me, but the latte was perfect. I love pumpkin pie so I expected the latte to taste like that, so I was pretty happy when it was close! Glad I got to try it though, so now I can buy pumpkin spice latte creamer and put that in my coffee. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it, so I’m glad I didn’t buy it beforehand and possibly risk not liking it and throwing it away. 

I also bought Nescafe coffee, I decided to try something besides the Keurig. To be honest, the Keurig coffee doesn’t stay hot for long, but this one has since I pour boiling hot water into it. I like the flavor and I think it’s stronger than Keurig’s coffee too. 

I really want to go somewhere for the winter to sled/ski, but everything is so expensive. I was actually looking yesterday and I may have come up with a great idea. Need to see with everyone when they’re available etc., 

Monday:

Went to work today and it was way too hot inside so I went outside to get some fresh air literally 5x, it was too much. I was having like heat flashes and stuff, it was so weird. Hopefully it’s not like this tomorrow! 

Today will just be a chill day, we got no sleep last night. I think it was because of the heat that was on, so the house couldn’t get cool even after we turned it off. I might go buy some melatonin to help us sleep better and maybe get silk sheets or whatever to keep us cool. Planning what to make today to eat, thinking of something with steak. This morning I was going to wake up at 5 and make some rice and chicken, but since I had horrible sleep I couldn’t get up. Going to try again tomorrow though, hoping I can get into that habit.

So since this is a VERY long post, I’ll stop here.

See ya! 🙂

Where have I been for the last week?!

Hello hello!

Happy Monday! I just got finished updating my blog and trying to make it look like Halloween and October themed. So far I like it, but I may end up changing it later. I am working from home today, haven’t gotten in the groove of blogging every day like I use to which makes me sad. I need to get back into it! I was planning on starting on my travel post yesterday and today, but I didn’t have time. I think I will start after writing this post though. I need to look through the photos on my camera first and then pick and choose which to put on here! The one on my header now is from that trip to Yosemite 🙂

So what’s been going on since I last blogged?? LOTS! Well, nothing too dramatic, but just some little updates here and there. Let’s see….. we finally bought a patio set and it was actually pretty cheap – $69 for 4 chairs, a nice glass table, and an umbrella. It’s perfect for us right now. I dream of the days I can wake up earlier and drink coffee outside sitting on my patio and enjoying some fresh air. And that day may be coming sooner than I thought! We can’t set it up until we clean out the garage and that little alleyway thing between our house and our neighbors because there are way too many mosquitos and bugs. So we have to clean all of that first so we can spray down the backyard and so I am able to park my car in the garage finally 🙂 this weekend was too hot to work outside, but next weekend it will be perfect weather to spend a whole Saturday cleaning it out and power-washing it. So I am looking forward to that.

What else? Hm, we bought some cool lights to put in the backyard too, so at night it can be pretty when we’re sitting out there. I also got a fire pit from my parents that’s really nice so we can have bonfires. It will be the perfect hangout spot! Even if it’s cold outside, I still see myself sitting out there with the fire going wrapped up in a blanket 😂

I’ve been working on my Pinterest a lot and have even posted one photo on there the other day which is a great start. It’s also been a struggle to host my own website outside of wordpress, it takes a lot of time and it’s hard for me to find that time. Hopefully I can finish it before the end of this year.

I started making a weekly to do list of things I want to accomplish from Monday-Sunday and it’s been working well. Sometimes I don’t finish stuff on there and if it’s not a huge deal I’ll add it to next week. But blogging at least 3x this week is on there, hopefully this helps me get back into the groove. 

Mirhad discovered that my camera is super good and is learning how to use it correctly which means he will be my photographer for everything!!! 😀 Woohoo, finally! Apparently I chose a pretty good one so I’m glad for once I did something right LOL. So pics will be happening more often now 🙂

I think that’s it for this update, hopefully the travel blog will be up by the end of this week. It’s on my list! 

See ya! 🙂

Updates, updates, & more updates!

Good morning!!!

Happy October guys!!!!! Fall is finally here!!!! 😀 😀 😀 My favorite season is fall, so I’m all about this. Bring on the chilly weather!

I am finally back from my trip, but still not settled back in. Working from home today, this will give me a chance to wash some laundry and clean up in between. 

Update: I wrote this and then had a couple of meetings and in between I managed to make breakfast, clean the living room, clean the kitchen, and tidy up where needed. So now that I finally finished all of that, I can sit down and blog. I have one last meeting from 2-3pm and then after that I’ll work on some more stuff from work. 

I have to blog about my trip, but it might take a while because I have to transfer over a bunch of the pictures from my camera. I am super excited to write about it, it was seriously so much fun. A lot of driving, but totally worth it. Next time, I will for sure spend 2-3 days in one place instead of just 1 so I can relax too. My brain is still in vacation mode, so I need to get back to reality. Is it too early to start planning our next trip tho??? LOL. That reminds me, I need to see how many vacation days I have now since I just used 3 days!

Ok so I won’t start planning this anytime soon obviously…. but we mentioned going to Colorado to ski/sled with our parents in the winter, so that would be something I’d like to look out for. Of course, I’d have to confirm their vacations days and whatever, but something cheap would be nice. Don’t think we’d be able to afford Aspen, so maybe there’s another alternative. If you’ve been anywhere sledding/skiing in CO that’s not super expensive, please let me know! 🙂

I wrote a huge to-do list for this week, it’s just a mixture of things I want to get done. #1 priority is to clean out the garage, spray it down, and make the gym so we can work out before work/school in the morning. Especially when nicer weather is getting here, it would be amazing to work out before work and not have to drive to the gym. 

My featured photo is one I took in Seattle drinking coffee – well my husband took it and from that point I told him he is in charge of taking pics like this hahaha. It’s so cute, so I was like dude we need more of these!!!

Okay, vacation/travel post will be coming soon, till then just hear me babble about my life 🙂

See ya! 🙂

 

 

Hello MONDAY! ☀️

Happy Monday!

I didn’t get much sleep last night and it really took a toll on my day/mood. So I drank some coffee and it helped a little bit, but I think I need some food in my system to give me real energy! I’m currently eating an apple and working on some user stories for work. Tonight I think we’ll both go to bed earlier because Mirhad got even less sleep than I did because he was studying all night -_-

On the other hand, 8 more days!!!!! I am starting to wrap stuff up for work so everything is good to go for next week. And I am slowly starting to put a list together for what I need to bring – this will take a while. I have the essentials of course, but since we’ve never done a trip like this, I don’t want to forget anything. I need to buy other things like a small bottle of dry shampoo because I know I can’t take that big one lol. 

What else? Yesterday we deep cleaned the whole house except for one room (the storage room) so we’re tackling that this weekend. Hoping to put everything where it belongs and have it ready to be a guest bedroom. There is SO MUCH random stuff in there, maybe we can throw a bunch of it away. A lot of it is Mirhad’s clothes, maybe his winter clothes? Not sure, but we’ll do something with it. That room will be the hardest to deal with, but it needs to get done. Otherwise, everything else is so sparkly clean 😀 we even moved our bed around in our room and it changed everything. I went an got the night stands we’ve wanted and they’re so useful already. 

Haven’t been able to blog all weekend. I started a post on Friday, but the weekend flew by and by the time I knew it – I didn’t even write one post 😦 New goal is to post once everyday, that way I can write my thoughts down too. 

But yeah, that’s pretty much it. Going to go work on some stuff and then plan 🙂 

Bye!

 

What I’m doing & what’s ahead! 🌻

Good morning!

Yesterday we went to get carry-on suitcases from Marshall’s and I ended up buying a really cute mug that says “Hello Fall” on it. It’s actually really big, I selected more coffee on the Keurig and it only got to halfway 😂 I also noticed this is the same mug my favorite Youtuber Casey Holmes bought the other day too!!! So I thought that was cool! 

So currently I am finishing up that cup of coffee. I feel good, I feel great. Woke up at 7:50 this morning and logged into work and I am now balancing my work stuff with blogging. The other day I bought Anastasia dip brow, I usually never do my eyebrows unless someone else does it for me for an event, but I’ve decided to learn myself so that I can fill mine in a little better. Maybe it’ll complete my makeup look, hopefully I don’t look scary lol. 

Today, Mirhad has to catch up on homework or I should say use this time to get ahead. He has an exam on Monday and then like 2 papers due after that and one of them is due on the 26th when we are in Seattle, so he’s going to have to finish that before. His teacher changed it last minute of course, but we aren’t cancelling our trip for that hahaha. 

We have a wedding to go to this weekend, but aside from that I’m going to be using this weekend to plan my outfits for the trip and plan pretty much everything so I am not doing it last minute like my trip to Dallas where I packed my clothes when I came from work 😂 We also need to deep clean the house this weekend so we don’t have to do that right before we leave. 

I was thinking about doing some yard work today, maybe cleaning out the weeds from my flowers up front and getting rid of any flowers that died. I am so bad at watering my flowers lol, but I swear I’ll get better especially now that it’s not scorching hot outside!

I need to book a nail appointment for next week, I am thinking about either doing black gel nails or a nude color. I am really feeling the black nails since it’s fall and it won’t get bad during my trip. About to get on Pinterest and just look for some more ideas! 

I think that’s it for now, see ya! 🙂 

Lazy Sunday.. not really

Hi there!

Happy Sunday! Really wish I had one more day off to relax this weekend, I am not ready for this week of work!!! I can’t imagine how hard it will be for me to wake up tomorrow morning 😂 but on the bright side, it’s almost my birthday and in 4 days we will be going to Dallas woohoo!!!!!! 😀

Today I woke up around 9 and made some pancakes while Mirhad went to Lowe’s and got something for our pantry. Our pantry is too deep inside the wall so it gets cluttered so easily and we finally found a great solution that he’s going to fix today. I deep cleaned the whole house and it feels so nice. I took a shower afterwards and then was able to finally watch the latest episode of Younger and OH MY GOSH THIS EPISODE WAS SERIOUSLY THE BEST BECAUSE FINALLY THAT’S ALL I AM GOING TO SAY. I can’t wait for Tuesday!!!!!!!!! It’s gonna be GOOD. But yeah, I am just chilling out now waiting for Mirhad to start fixing the pantry 🙂

I think he is going to take me to get my birthday present tonight so I am excited (I obvi know what it is so I am even more excited) but even though I know what it is, I am still going to be surprised 😂

Will bring my computer to Dallas so I can wake up and blog, so more posts coming soon!

That’s all for now, see ya! 🙂