Tackle It Tuesday #122

by Janice

Hello Tacklers!

It is me – Janice – and I am back!

But, just for a quick tackle visit. I am in the process of trying to choose a new 5M4M resident tackler.

(In case you missed last week. We are saying good bye to our fabulous resident tackler Carolyn so she can have a much deserved break and we are looking for a new Tackle it Tuesday editor to manage Tackle it Tuesday.)

And, since I haven’t finished that huge tackle of sorting through all the fabulous applicants to chose a new head tackler, I thought I would jump back into the game with a tackle of my own this week.

As usual, there are countless areas of my house that need to be tackled. I should have chosen one of the organizing tasks that are screaming out for me. But instead, I chose something fun and something that simply needed to be tackled ASAP.

This Step2 50′s Diner toy arrived a couple weeks ago for us to review in our Christmas Giveaway Event.

(Yes – this November we will have tons of fun giveaways in our biggest event yet! So make sure you come back to win some toys for under your tree. We will be giving away one of these Step 2 Retro Diners during that giveaway… not now… so please do not be confused. This is NOT the giveaway post. )

It had been sitting in our living room waiting for me to get around to building it. And while Jackson was having fun climbing on the box – I figured the kids would probably enjoy it a bit more if we actually assembled it.

So time to tackle!

I had grand plans of assembling it all on my own. (I am one of those wimpy girls that hollers for my husband if tools are involved.) I was going to proudly show off my project to you, that I did all on my own.

But at the last minute, I wimped out. There were screws in there ladies! I know I could have done it on my own. But I hollered for hubby and he saved me with his power drill.

So here is our tackle – our family project this weekend. (Olivia enjoyed “helping” with the stickers.)

It is all complete – except for one missing knob. I am not sure how we misplaced that.

Even 4’4″, six year old Jackson can fit in to play with his sister. It is so cute to see him squeeze in to play with her. They even have been eating some meals in there!

Both of them love it – I am sure glad we assembled it. It is a hit! (Olivia is currently playing with it while I write this post. Yes, this was one very useful Tackle!)

Join Us For Tackle It Tuesday

We’re making housework blog-able!

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

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. (It doesn’t even have to be housework… just whatever is on your To Do list.)

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

Happy Tackling ladies…

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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 Organizing Mommy September 23, 2008 at 12:37 am

Hey Janice,

You know I’m the best tackler for the job. What’s holding you back? O.K. I will acknowledge that there are some other FABULOUS tacklers also.

Good job on the project, even if you needed help. Jackson will be wielding a wrench before you know it.


2 sprittibee September 23, 2008 at 1:22 am

I tackle things a lot, but it never seems to fall on Tuesday. ;) So finally, after three plus years of blogging, I did my first official TUESDAY tackle post.



3 Lisa September 23, 2008 at 2:51 am

Good tackle – I think it’s great to involve the family!

That looks cute – where were the cool toys like that when I was a kid?


4 Beth Ann September 23, 2008 at 3:02 am

Oh that looks like SO MUCH FUN!!!! Love it!
Feels good to have something done, even if it is laundry again!
I kept picturing someone’s grimy fingers all over my clothes. Yuck!
Happy week to you all!


5 Forgetfulone September 23, 2008 at 3:39 am

Great tackle! The little ones seem to think so, too!


6 Brandy September 23, 2008 at 5:27 am

I can’t believe it is almost that time of year again. What a tough job your kiddos have, I bet they are taking their job serious, lol.


7 earthlingorgeous September 23, 2008 at 6:35 am

I haven’t tackled anything today but yesterday, I was enjoying the work so much I forgot to take the pictures.

I moved the sofa and the tv cabinet to the other side. Yup I can move furniture’s despite my petiteness.


8 earthlingorgeous September 23, 2008 at 6:36 am

oh! I envy you there in the US for having fall decorations thingy, we don’t have that here maybe that’s why we look forward to christmas that’s why decorations are up so early here.


9 Andrea September 23, 2008 at 7:15 am

Looks like TONS of fun! I’ll bet your kids think the UPS man is another Santa Claus! ;)


10 happyathome September 23, 2008 at 7:17 am

That looks like a very cool toy! Isn’t there always one part missing….great job.


11 The Happy Housewife September 23, 2008 at 7:19 am

Cute kitchen set! I can’t believe you put it together. Usually I try to buy the floor model so I don’t have to put it together!


12 Maddy September 23, 2008 at 8:34 am

Fabulous photo! Looks like your already have a resident fully installed!.

Only a teeny tiny tackle for me this week low batteries.


13 Kathy September 23, 2008 at 8:38 am

My first TT in my new blog! So excited and I plan to be a regular participant.


14 Penny Raine September 23, 2008 at 8:52 am

looks like fun!

blessings, Penny Raine


15 Elizabeth September 23, 2008 at 9:27 am

Oh that looks like lots of fun!! Great job tackling it!


16 susieshomemade September 23, 2008 at 9:34 am

That’s a great tackle! I shout for my husband too. It takes him half the time and it is much sturdier than what I could do.


17 Lisa September 23, 2008 at 9:37 am

Fun tackle! I’ll be looking for the giveaway this fall. We could use one of those in our toddler room at church.


18 CaraM - TheHouseholdHelper September 23, 2008 at 9:43 am

Cute kitchen set! AND super cute aprons! I want one!!!


19 Aloha Monkey September 23, 2008 at 9:51 am

That’s a great project. The kids look happy.


20 Kimberly/Mom in the City September 23, 2008 at 10:01 am

Great tackle. It’s fun, but not easy going through every thing for toy holiday guides/giveaways.

This week I’m “tackling” learning to drive (yikes!)


21 suzanne September 23, 2008 at 10:06 am

I love Tackle it Tuesday!


22 heidi September 23, 2008 at 10:41 am

It’s my first Tackle!!! Can I have a cookie?


23 The Mommy September 23, 2008 at 11:03 am

Not cleaning exactly, but I put up a box of peaches. Lots of cutting, peeling, bagging and freezing all morning!


24 The Mommy September 23, 2008 at 11:04 am

Oh, hey…it’s my first tackle too, if you’re handing out cookies lol!


25 Donetta September 23, 2008 at 11:12 am

I will miss our dear Carolyn. Thank you for taking over the task. The new toy center is cute. They are so happy playing together. So sweet.


26 Sharon September 23, 2008 at 1:32 pm

This will be my first tackle. Hope your enjoy reading about my nesting!


27 Lizzie September 23, 2008 at 2:17 pm

wow, what a great accountability partner! i actually cleaned a heck of a lot today. my hubby will be thankful i stumbled upon this :)


28 Amy September 23, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Wow, I’ve so been eyeing that kitchen set. We’re looking for one for the kidlet for Christmas and I so badly wanted to get that one… for me, more than anything, haha.


29 Twisted Cinderella September 23, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Looks like great fun! I finally found some time to do my tackle for this week!


30 Carli September 20, 2009 at 6:15 pm

What a great website you have created…an excellent resource!



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