Getting Organised – First Day of the Month

Its the 1st of the the month today, and for us here in our house, that means its a busy day.  A day of checking things and making sure they are doing what they are supposed to be doing (unlike me of course!)

Some things that we regular do on the 1st of each month are:

Check the tyre pressure on my car

Yes, this is a true pic of me checking my tyre pressure

Yes, this is a true pic of me checking my tyre pressure

Check the oil level on my car

A clearly labelled dipstick, for the dipsticks that weren't sure where to find it.

A clearly labelled dipstick, for the dipsticks that weren’t sure where to find it.

Give the dog his worming tablets

Complete with small child with Vegemite on her cheek

Complete with small child with Vegemite on her cheek

Clean out the filter on the washing machine

Most front loaders will have the filter hidden down the bottom at the front

Most front loaders will have the filter hidden down the bottom at the front

Run a cleaning cycle for our washing machine

Source:  http://pinterest.com/pin/563864815816284263/

Source:  Pinterest

Run a cleaning cycle for the dishwasher

dishwasherSource:  Pinterest

I don’t know what made me think my days were boring and mundane…this is living, people!!

This is the life!!

Love Charlie

Do you have any special routines for certain days?

Do you check your car’s oil level and tyre pressure?

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I’m Home!!

So here I am, starting a blog about being at home, hence the name Home…with Charlie.  That’s me, Charlie.

Black and white makes it more flattering right?

Black and white makes it more flattering right?

I’m a mum in my late 30’s (urggghhhh) and I’m trying to make my house more like a home. I work a couple of jobs, I have a partner – lets just call him The Man and together we have a beautiful spirited little almost 3 year old girl, a dog, and a big pile of clutter.

My hope is that by documenting my wishlist of changes to the house, it will actually spur me on to get it done.  Either that or the ‘before’ photos will embarrass me so much that I’ll have to admit that this is what my house looks like.  Don’t get me wrong, the bones are good, its a lovely house….but its just that – a house, not a home, and that is what I am trying to make it. Me and my not so crafty hands.   In my mind I can picture it and it looks gorgeous.  Its just my craftiness and ability with tools that let me down.  So lets see where this journey will take us…..are you coming along for the ride?  I’ll keep you updated with the home beautification process, the things we do around here, tips and hints, recipes, crafty ideas and some info on the things I love.

Take Care,

Charlie xx