Friday, July 9, 2010

It could be a Producer day every day

My kitchen this morning at 10 am

So the Producer and his Project Manager from HomeMade Simple came by today to talk to us, meet us, answer questions and get a look at the house before filming in August.

I was pretty focused on making sure things were tidy and neat by the time they arrived at 10 o'clock this morning.

In order for this to happen I did the following:

I woke up at 7:30, I showered and got ready.

I had all the kids up at 8, dressed or showered and eating breakfast by 9.

From 9 - 10 I cleaned up the kitchen, vacuumed, washed the floor and went around tidying other rooms and getting things neat.

So by 10 A.M. my house was clean, my kids were dressed and fed and we were all ready for the day.

The reason I tell you this is that I realized this morning, that this could be my day everyday if I wanted it to be.

And if I wanted to add some exercise in beforehand, I would just have to get up at 6:30. Which is really not that hard when the sun rises at 4 a.m.

So why don't I do it? Why do I oversleep, let the kids oversleep, and then run around crazy trying to fit everything in and still end up not getting it all done?

I don't know the answer, I honestly don't. But I can say, for sure, that being ready for the day at 10 a.m. was AWESOME.

So for now, I am going to try and repeat this tomorrow. And maybe after 5 days in a row I'll get a gold star or something.

So have I found the secret for morning routine success?
Cuz this all sounds so simple, but I have yet to implement it on a regular basis.

But no more! I say. No more!

I'll let you know how long my new resolve lasts.

I'm giving it 5, 6 hours tops.

(Oh, and can I brag a little? They said my kitchen looked like a kitchen from a cooking show. Flattered? Yes I was.)


  1. Good for you!

  2. It is a nice kitchen! Love the wall and cabinet colors. Did you guys put this in?

  3. Your kitchen looks beautiful. Remember, I've seen it look like that often. You are amazing. It's a pleasure to have you as our daughter!!

  4. Jill-We chose the cabinets from what the builder had to offer, same with the countertops and flooring. The wall color was based on a bowl that was my great-grandmothers. I took it to Lowes and color matched it and then painted it right after we moved in.

    It was a super bold move for me. I've always stuck to neutrals in other houses, but I just kind of went with what I REALLY wanted in this house, and I've been so happy with it!

  5. Good luck keeping that routine up. I have always that that the key to a good day is to beat the kid up in the morning. : )

    What room are they doing for you?

  6. it's amazing, isn't it? routine...such a nasty little word. ;) I have the same struggles.

  7. Your kitchen is huge and awesome!! I had a day like that last week. It was so wonderful to have it clean first thing but happened!

    You should check out my kitchen with all 1 counter's!!!!!!!! ugh I hate it....


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