2020 Spring ORC – Week 3 Schoolhouse Shed

Hi friends! If you are just jumping on, check out my Week 1 and Week 2 update as I transform our outdoor storage shed into an office and schoolhouse. This is all part of my favorite One Room Challenge competition that happens twice a year. Make sure to check out some of the amazing projects that are going on across the country here.

When we left off last week I shared that we managed to finish electrical, drywall and vinyl flooring just on time for homeschool to start. We were off and running – but it quickly became clear I needed to spend some serious time organizing the space.

The kids and I were on top of each other, constantly bumping into the boxes to right. The night before school was about to start back I had rushed to put everything back in the shed before a light drizzle ruined everything. This resulted in my throwing the contents back into the shed without organizing. In reality I couldn’t start really putting things away until my IKEA Besta delivery showed up. So nothing major was going to happen until all that showed up.

Once my ikea delivery arrived I started slowly assembling the besta units one by one. Unfortunately it meant clearing out the shed again…at least this time there was no threat of rain clouds.

By the end of a long week of install I had made huge progress with purging and organizing. Don’t let anyone fool you, this process takes a long time to do it right. I also realized I needed more shelves for the BESTA units and purchased some KUGGIS storage containers that fit perfectly into the unit.

Week 3 definitely was not glamourus, but it felt like a huge step in the right direction. If you are interested in the plan for this Schoolhouse shed check out Week 1 plans.


2020 Spring ORC – Week 2 -Schoolhouse Shed

2020 Spring ORC – Week 2 -Schoolhouse Shed

Hello again friends! If you are jumping on for the first time please check out Week 1 where I outline all my hopes and dreams for this Schoolhouse Shed in my backyard. I am participating in the OneRoomChallenge again and I can’t wait for you to see what we have in store for this ugly outdoor storage space.

After I made the decision to change this shed into a glorified workspace/office we had to tackle a few major infrastructure items. Namely drywall, Insulation and Electrical.

Best Clean Eating Recipes

It is not unusual at this time of year to be bombarded with ideas on how to save money, get fit, or eat better. So much of the time it is a way for someone to promote their products or make you buy something. But every once in a while it ends up being truly beneficial to your family. So with that said, here is a round up our favorite clean eating recipes that we found this past year.

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Great Big Canvas Artwork

Great Big Canvas Artwork

Last year was busy and productive! We completed a ton of projects including our kitchen remodel and an outdoor pizza oven. Just before the year ended we had the opportunity to work with Great Big Canvas. So one last spruce up before we close the year!

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