The Lawrence family LEGO collection is already growing. I’d love to blame it on our son, but really, it’s us. We love putting LEGOs together and they have even become a part of our Christmas traditions.
However, as any parent can tell you, LEGOs come with a little storage problem. Not only do have to find a way to wrangle all those little (evil) bricks, but then there are manuals that you have to hang onto unless you want to have a mental breakdown trying to figure out how everything was originally pieced together.
The manuals were the challenge for us. We kept them in a gallon ziplock bag in the LEGO bucket until one afternoon with a few kids showed us how horrible of an idea that was.
So with a few office supplies, I found another solution!
The new year is here and now is the time people start reevaluating their lives. What they would like to improve. What they would like to do differently. What they would like to try. And I am all for it!
In an effort to keep exploring and growing, instead of making traditional resolutions, I create a bucket list for the year.
What do I include? All the fun things – things I want to do (this usually ends up being projects to complete or races I want to run), foods to try, movies to see, books to read, places to go, and skills to master (or at least attempt).
I don’t know about you but Thanksgiving Day is always filled with chaos. Fun chaos. But chaos nonetheless. With the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade playing in the background, I take to the kitchen prepared to tackle the day’s feast.
I carefully lay out all the ingredients for the delicious dishes (grouping them by recipe, of course) and then take a deep breath.
How am I going to get this all done? Efficiently would be nice.
Inevitably, my kitchen is covered in post-it notes reminding me when to put a dish in and when, oh, and at the right temperature. And wait… did those go in together? Or did I want to cook them separately? Shoot.
To wrangle all the chaos, I’ve created a simple printable chart. Click the links below to download.