Monday, March 18, 2013

House To-Do List

This time every year my husband is "re-evaluated" in his Unit.  There are only so many positions for his rank to fill, and if there is not a spot for him then we will be told it's time for us to move.  We have been stationed at our current station for 11 years now, so if it's time to go you can only imagine how much "stuff" we have.  Oh my!!  So, I am gearing up and cleaning out TONS of stuff.  In addition to cleaning out stuff, I have also been looking at the house though a buyers eyes, and that list is just as long as the one to clean out.  We will be finding out about the possible move within the next month, so I have a ton to get done pretty quickly.

My solution to this list?  Put it up for the whole world to see, and hope that it keeps a fire lit under my tush to complete it!  HA.  I will be making a page at the top of my blog for my house to-do list, too.  I will keep it updated from there, with dates and links to the posts I do clearing off my list.  Sound like a good plan?  I hope so!

Paint Ceiling
Cover paneled walls
Back splash
New flooring
New curtain
New decor

Living room:
Crown molding
New flooring

Boys room:
Closet doors
Closet shelving
Ceiling light

Master bath:
Small floor shelving

Flower beds
Waterproof top for kids play set
Table for porch
Rug for porch

Riley's room:
Rod for closet
Ceiling light
Paint touch up

Kids bath:
Re-caulk tub
Fix shelf in closet
New decor
Towel hooks

I wish I could say that I will complete one room at a time, from top to bottom, but that will not happen I'm sure.  So you can be sure to expect tidbits here and there from the list. Sorry!

How do you tackle your house to-do list?  All the pointers I can have will help. :)

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Book Review (Delirium Series)

I have found a new love!  Reading!  I have never been a reader.  But last year after watching The Hunger Games I couldn't wait for another movie to see what would happen.  So, I started reading that series.  Fast forward a few months, and I have so many book series read that I have surprised myself.

Since I have never been a reader, I wasn't sure where to go after The Hunger Games.  I missed those characters so much, I wasn't sure what to read to help that heartbreak that it was over.  Lucky for me, I found out about What should I read next.  I typed in my series, then it gave me a list of books I may like that are similar to The Hunger Games.

Since I was so lost as to what to read next, I figured others may be as well.  So, I am going to start doing some book reviews of things I read.  Here is the first!

Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver.  This is considered a YA (Young Adult).

This series is about a girl, Lena, who lives in a world where love is a "disease".  The Government has come up with a way to keep people from catching this disease by administering a medicine.  In addition to the medicine, that will be administered at the age of 18, people are also "matched" based on tests with someone to be their wife/husband.  They are told what jobs they will do, as well as how many children they are expected to have.  Lena believes in this world.  Until one day she meets a boy, and falls in love.  The only way to not be administered this medicine, is to go into the "wilds" and live freely. 

Pandemonium picks up with Lena in the "wilds".  Over time, she is drawn into the resistance where others have decided to take back their city's and government and prove that love is not a bad thing.  Lena's new life is hard, but she loves it.  Although she is not able to forget her loved ones she left behind.

Requiem is the last book in the series.  The resistance is larger than ever, and they are planning a huge attack on all of the major cities in the world.  Lena is brought back to where it all began with her choice to leave her life.

I have tried to keep the major points and characters out of the review.  I've never done one of these before, and I don't want to give away the good stuff!

There are in depth characters throughout the books.  There is love.  There is fighting.  There is heartbreak.  There is happiness.  And there are reunions.  My only complaint is the foul language that is used at times.

Overall, I loved this series.  I love how Lena starts off a young girl who knows basically nothing of the world, but becomes a fighter who stands for what she believes in at the end. 

If you have read this series, please leave a comment!  I want to talk about the ending so bad!  HAHA 

What book series have you read recently and loved?  I need more recommendations!

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