So You Say You Want Technology

My children love technology.  Who am I kidding...the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  But in real life you can't sit on your iPod all day and ignore that there are chores and responsibilities for each of us. In real life we have to be responsible.  At least that's what I tell myself when I sit down to pay bills. What's that saying? “If you do the things you need to do when you need to do them, then someday you can do the things you want do when you want to do ...continue reading

Activity Bags

My children are 11, 9 and 5.  We have one playing volleyball, one playing flag football and one taking trapeze lessons.  On top of that we attend church regularly and sometimes help out with the campus ministry at church.  And we do have a little bit of a social life beyond that...sometimes.  HA!   Last year we were always arriving at someone's lesson or practice and the other children were complaining of being bored, thirsty of hungry.  So this year we are trying to be ...continue reading

Disneymoons

It's been a little quiet here on the Neat & Pretty front.  My three kids ended their school year and we immediately left for Disney World for a family vacation.  We went with my mother in law to celebrate my father in law who passed away in July of 2013.   He asked us to take the children to Disney for him instead of a big funeral.  He wanted to take them and never had the chance.  It was an amazing trip with beautiful weather.  My husband and I had been once on a ...continue reading

Sister Sister

I have a wonderful sister.  She's four years younger than me. (We have an awesome brother in between us too.)  She lives here in Athens with me and we are great friends. Though we share many values and love many of the same things...we are definitely different when it comes to organizing.  Me....the organizer from birth and she...well let's just say she won't ever have a blog named "Neat & Pretty".  We shared a room for a good portion of our lives. We have many fond ...continue reading

Happily Ever After

  My baby sister got married this weekend.  Isn't she beautiful?  Have you planned a wedding...holy wow it's a lot of work.  I think for most people it's the biggest party/event that you'll ever throw.  And I just get a bit overwhelmed thinking about an upcoming 8 year old and 10 year old having birthday parties I have to plan.  She was so great with all the details and it was a wonderful party that both the adults and all the children enjoyed.  I can't ...continue reading