Tackle It Tuesday – Week 5

by Janice

Tackle it Tuesday

Jackson’s Room

Determination, persistence…ok …procrastination.

At after 10pm, I valiantly began to tackle my project. And while I patted my back about my commitment to my blogging project, I had to chuckle about my knack for procrastination.

Yes, today got away from me – that tends to happen often with me – and I didn’t get to my tackle project until 10pm. The only problem was my project for the week was my son’s room! I had already taken the before pictures, but hadn’t gotten to the tackling yet.

So, I waited until he was soundly asleep, and I had finished visiting some blogs, and I crept into his room and began cleaning. He barely moved as I tackled his room for more than an hour. I must say it worked out quite nicely. I didn’t have him playing with toys as I tried to put them away and destroying my “work of art.” (There will be time enough for that tomorrow – but at least I have the pictures to prove it was clean!)

So here are my before pictures:

Jackson’s Room – Before

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And here it is after:
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And Jackson slept through it all:

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Note: If you are wondering why I haven’t updated the room to a more boy-friendly, four year old theme, we had hoped to have our baby that was due in early June moved in here and have Jackson in his new room. We have all the hockey decor ready to go and we were about to start turning the office into Jackson’s big boy room last fall. Unfortunately, we lost our baby and decided to keep Jackson in the nursery room for the time being. We are still hopeful that we will need a nursery soon, so I haven’t wanted to repaint and redecorate only to turn it back into a nursery. But Jackson has been complaining lately about his room being babyish, so we will see what happens.

Join Us For Tackle It Tuesday

Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

I will link to any of you who are also playing along, so add a comment and/or email me. Find out more about Tackle It Tuesday here.

The project can be little or big – whatever you want. Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.

Have fun checking out what projects our fearless Tackle It Tuesday regulars tackled this week:

Mom2fur – Sorta Frugal

Susan – Pyles of Clutter

Maria – Mom of 3 Little Bugs

Jennifer – Parenting News

Sandra – Diary of a SAHM

eph2810 – Sting My Heart

Courtney – Waiting On My Soldier

Michelle – Between diapers and dishes

EmilyRoseJewel’s Personally Blessed Life

Stacey – Broken Spirit

Amyable – Among Women

Dana – Think Pink

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Michelle June 27, 2006 at 3:19 am

Although I am not in the group, I have a huge task to tackle today. Last night, my husband pointed out that our bedroom looks like a tornado hit: clothes everywhere, papers on the floor, water glasses on the night tables… so my big task of the day is to get our bed room looking like a bedroom. i spent my time keeping the rest of the house clean and I forget about our room.


2 Mom2fur June 27, 2006 at 4:15 am

Great job–and isn’t he a little angel? But I agree with Jackson–that room is too babyish. If you were planning on moving him to a different room anyway, why not go ahead and do it?
I’m sorry about the baby. I lost one years ago, too. Hugs to you…


3 Maria June 27, 2006 at 4:51 am

Maybe I should try that when my boys are asleep……..

Mine is up.


4 eph2810 June 27, 2006 at 5:04 am

Wow – great accomplishment – especially since you did it with your son sleeping. How cool :smile:.

Janice, I am so sorry that you had lost your baby. I know it hurts. Praying for the hurt to be healed…
Maybe it is time for Jackson to move to a big-boy room. I am sure he will enjoy it very much.


5 Dana June 27, 2006 at 5:16 am

it looks GREAT
for some reason it makes me a happy mommy when i know the girls’ rooms are clean!
I CANNOT BELIEVE HE SLEPT THROUGHT THAT–i won’t even go into the girls end of the HOUSE when they are in bed, let alone ENTER A room LOL

i have sort of started mine but i haven’t posted about it yet


6 Sandra June 27, 2006 at 5:20 am

Wow the room looks great, and I love the color :) Good job on keeping the little one asleep while you did it :)

I’m SO sorry that you lost your baby, I’ve lost two so unfortunately I can say that I know how it feels (rather wish I didn’t know). Huge hugs to you all and may God continue to bless you :)


7 Susan June 27, 2006 at 6:29 am

What a beautiful child! I can relate to having a child’s room look like that! I have four girls in one room. Talk about tornado disasters!! Good job on your project. I’m so sorry about the loss of your baby. What a tragic thing to have happen. A hug to you and your family!


8 Ruth June 27, 2006 at 7:23 am

wow! i keep meaning to join you brave “tackle it” people but i keep forgetting….until tuesday comes and i read your blog! irk! way to go janice!! very inspiring room. i have a couple of those i need to TACKLE.

thanks for sharing about your baby and what you are walking through. that’s hard. i’m praying for you. xo


9 Nettie June 27, 2006 at 7:42 am

Good job! Doing it while he slept was a great idea! He must be a sound sleeper, though. I love the colors you used.

I’m sorry you lost your baby. I’ve had the misfortune of losing a couple and know how much it hurts, and how much you long for another. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}


10 Leann June 27, 2006 at 8:37 am

You did such a magnificent job!!! I cannot tell you how many times I have cleaned around sleeping children… That picture is so sweet of him sleeping! :)


11 Michelle June 27, 2006 at 8:54 am

OK, I’ve got my ‘before’ up, but I’m off to a prayer meeting – so my ‘after’ will be after! Can’t wait to see what everyone does, and you Janic, horray for you! Kid’s rooms – the perpetual snow storm! I’ve been good about keeping the kids room up since I tackled it last week. I wish the same on you! My little girl can sleep though anything too – not my boy though! I’ll put my link up once I’ve got it done.


12 Heather June 27, 2006 at 9:52 am

Way to go! When we move into our new home, I plan on doing this!


13 Laura June 27, 2006 at 9:57 am

I just did this for the first time. Whew.

You’re little boy is adorable!


14 jeepgirl June 27, 2006 at 11:28 am

Congrats – I think I need to hire you to come to my house.


15 Kristen June 27, 2006 at 11:29 am

I’m amazed you could clean his room while he was sleeping. If I even ever dared attempt something like that, my kids would wake up and never go back to sleep. You could say I have light sleepers.


16 Susanne June 27, 2006 at 1:14 pm

All I can say is , “how cute is he all asleep like an angel while you clean away!” Good job, looks terrific! Did he notice when he got up?


17 Angie June 27, 2006 at 1:26 pm

How adorable your little one is. I tackled my kids nursery this past weekend, even though it took me a year to get started. I was looking at some interesting custom printing labels when I got the idea to use butterfly wallstickers on the kids room. They look terrific.


18 EmilyRoseJewel June 27, 2006 at 2:05 pm

Mine is finally up, my stinky internet was down earlier. So, you did a great job! I didn’t know about your loss. I wish you the best having children in the future! Can’t believe he slept while you cleaned. That is impressive. My son’s room is the one room in our house that isn’t ever an issue since my son only sleeps and gets changed in there.


19 Wendy boucher June 27, 2006 at 3:14 pm

Unless my feeble mind is forgetful again, this is my first visit. And it’s because you were nice enough to visit my place today. Thanks!

This is the first I’ve heard of Tackle It Tuesday. I sooooo need to sign onto this one. What a great idea. And what an adorable little boy you have. They are so cute when they’re sleeping.


20 Mommy off the Record June 27, 2006 at 3:49 pm

Thanks for visiting my blog earlier.

I am so sorry to hear that you lost your baby. I wish you well for your future pregnancies.

And I cannot believe that you were able to do that while you’re son was sleeping. WOW.


21 Jessica June 29, 2006 at 5:40 am

You look so organized! :)


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