Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Baby Steppin' with Fly Lady and A Giveaway Winner (Finally!!)

Hi! It's Jilly! I feel like I've been "away" forever! We went up to Seneca Lake Friday & Saturday, and I feel like I'm just recovering from the trip! Is it just me, or does your house look like a bomb went off after you get back from a trip? Seriously! We were only gone one night!! Sheesh!

ANYways...I have a couple fun things to share with you! First, it's time to (finally) announce the winner of the *huge* S'Wonderful September Sponsor giveaway. Are your ready to see who our lucky winner is?! I know I am!!

And the winner is....(drumroll, please)....

Bre Paulson from Peacoats and Plaid!! Congrats, Bre! SO excited for you!! Woot woot!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Our next order of business involves that bomb-victim house I talked about earlier. I've been struggling with keeping a clean and orderly house for a few years a few months a while. It's always been a big problem for me.

A few years ago a friend introduced me to The Fly Lady and I started getting and reading her e-mails. I've tried integrating her program few times, but was never able to make it longer than a week! (I know. I told's a problem!)

BUT, no more!! I neeeeed to get my life together! Not only do I need a cleaner house (after all, cleanliness is next to Godliness, right?!), but I need to feel more peace! A big thing about Fly Lady is learning to FLY- which stands for Finally Loving Yourself. This self-loathing ridiculousness needs to stop asap!

So, I've started doing Fly Lady's 31 Beginner Baby Steps. By following the instructions every day it is supposed to help you set up routines to keep everything in your home running smoothly and cure your CHAOS-- "Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome". Ha ha!

{They're trying to do a "triplet piggyback ride". Notice the "trail of tears" in the background?!}

I started it on Monday, October 1st, but you can join me on this quest and start at any time! It doesn't have to be a Monday! I've been chronicling each day, so follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook where I've been posting my pics every day. Post your own pics using the hashtag #babysteps, then tag me in the pic so I can see your great progress! (@Hi_Its_Jilly)

If you've been having a hard time keeping your house clean & clutter-free and/or feeling peace, I encourage you to join me! Don't worry about the fact that today is October 3rd, or a Wednesday, or whatever! I agree with what FlyLady says..."just jump in where you are!". I'm excited to hear about your progress and see your pictures!

Oh! And if you want to see the 'breakdown' of what you'll be doing each day, I found an awesome link here. Fly Lady says it's better if you just take it one day at a time, though. Good luck!!


  1. Wahoo!!! I'm the most unlucky person on the planet, can't believe I won!

  2. Congrats to Bre! And, I am doing Fly Lady. You've convinced me. It sounds so, well, fly.

    1. Fly...ha ha! :) Yes, I'm excited for you to join me! :)

  3. Look at that picture, that's great (of the girls). They'll love that one when they're older too, I bet. :)

  4. Love that triple piggyback ride photo. Great work even getting to the sink. I have no good reason that my bathroom sink hasn't been cleaned for more than a week, but it's still there grimy as ever. Eek! Following you from the walk, Jillian.


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