Monday, September 1, 2008

Talk About Tackling it!

Today I thought I'd combine my two favorite blog carnivals...


and...


...into one post.

I'm talking about tackling this eyesore...


This is the first thing you see when you walk into the mother-in-law's apartment in which we are residing temporarily until our larger home is finished. It's disgusting, disturbing and unviting, is it not?

Were it not for Tackle-it Tuesday, it would still look like the above photo, but with the motivation of wanting to post this tonight, I tackled it!

Here is what I did with the babies at one point...


Here is what it looked like halfway tackled...


...and here is the finished product!


My favorite part? Now Johnny can get his own cereal!


What is your "tackle-it" for the week? Let's meet here next Tuesday and talk about it!

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26 comments:

Melinda said...

Wow looks great and doesn't it feel good. I am tackling my laundry room tonight maybe I will put some pics up if I get it finished.

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~michelle pendergrass said...

Now that's my kind of tackle!! LOL It looks so much better!

Great job!!

happyathome said...

I am liking that cereal dispenser! Looks like you are a canner also, jar rings are the giveaway. Great job! Stop by my tackle for a peak of my vacaction.
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Susie said...

What a great tackle!! I love the cereal dispenser!!

Kristi said...

The cereal thingys are so cool and your twins are absolutely precious!

Barbiemat said...

Your house is always amazingly orderly and clean. I don't know how you do it. Don't you just love the BUMBO?!

Sherry said...

Great tackle! :D It is amazing how fast things can stack on top of each other. Ugh!

The Lazy Organizer said...

It looks great and look at all those cute naked babies too!!! I'm famous for getting counters cleaned off but things just pile up again. I am getting better but it's difficult to change my piling ways! Way to go!

Rach =o) said...

It looks awesome, what a change! Gotta love the Bumboo seats! In my opinion, one of the greatest inventions ever!~

Anonymous said...

Your hubby - IN A PANIC!!!
Where did you put the green CFE light bill that is in the messy picture and not in the cleaned up pic. - we need it! Without it we will all be in the dark when the cut our lights off!

Karen said...

Love that cereal dispenser...

AmyK said...

Wow, I've never seen anybody else with a cereal dispenser before! We just have a single one, but it works for us! A double would be awesome, though.

Nice tackle! You did a good job.

Julie D said...

Wow! Great tackle! It's amazing how much a clean "first view" can change your attitude when you walk in the door!

Julie D said...

Back again..I just noticed you are in New Mexico too! I'm a transplant to Roswell.

HDMac said...

Looks GREAT! Looks kinda like an area of my kitchen before I decluttered! So you aren't alone!

Good job!

Carla said...

How perfect!!! My kiddos used to play with jar rings too! Good for you!

Audra Krell said...

I've been to your blog several times, but didn't realize you are in Mexico! I'm in AZ, so we know heat, don't we? Sometimes it just makes it hard to do anything and/or everything! Love the cereal dispenser and your tackle looks really great.

mom_of2boys said...

What a great tackle! I really need to get some of those dispensers...it's the only way cereal would get eaten around here.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Organic said...

Now you can see your beautiful counter, it looks great!

You Daughter said...

now the question is...what did you do with all that junk? put it all where it BELONGS? or just shove it somewhere else??

the dutson five said...

Wow! Looks great! I feel inspired...

Kristin said...

congrats, Jen. Now go get your big bowl of chocolate ice cream!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

THIS WAS AWESOME! What are you doing, say, next Tuesday? I got lots of these in my house!

Mummy of Two said...

Thats a great job! I am impressed!

Michelle said...

Your kids seem to be in diapers in a lot of the pictures. I have to say, I'm glad I'm not the only one. LOL. Even my toddler is usually a)naked or b) half dressed. Baby always in diaper.