Jan 26

Pick One Spot: Winners!

2010 at 4:26 pm   |   by Janelle Bradshaw Filed under Homemaking

I get the huge honor of announcing the winners of our “Pick One Spot” contest. That’s right, I said “winners.” After pouring over your many entries, we were finally able to narrow it down to two. So it’s a tie, but don’t worry, y’all won’t have to split the prize! You will each get $100 to the home store of your choice.

Our first winner is Janie Grange. Woohoo, Janie! You are gonna love reading Janie’s story because what started out as “pick one spot” actually became “pick two spots” while she wasn’t looking. But Janie triumphed over both! Way to go, Janie. E-mail us so that we can get you your prize.

I would like to tell you what happened today when my friend Viv Bates and I picked one spot in my house to clean up! My basement bedroom has become the catch all room and since Christmas has been an absolute disaster. So today Viv came over and we decided to tackle this room together. My older two were at school but at the house we still had Gavin (2), Milena (4), and Carson (2). They were playing together very nicely. They were playing with baby dolls and having a great time giggling and talking. So we decided it was okay to leave them playing while we went down to clean! Mean while we worked extremely hard and managed to get the entire room organized and spotless! We were so proud of ourselves- feeling pretty good about our accomplishment! As we were taking things out to the car for consignment and putting other things where they belonged, Viv worked her way up to my bedroom where she came upon a BIG surprise! She yelled to me Janie get up here with your camera right away! I went running up to my room and was shocked at the sight I saw. My once very tidy room was covered with everything from my loft - couch cushions, pillows, blankets, every movie, every magazine (there were lots), wii equipment, baskets, toys, you name it, it was there! We couldn’t do anything but actually laugh at what had happened while we neglected the kids to organize and try to win a contest! We obviously spoke sternly with those little rascals and had them help (somewhat) with cleaning it all up! So instead of tidying up one disaster of a room we got to clean up two disasters in one day. Hope you have fun looking at our pictures of BOTH spots that we cleaned! By the way Viv and I are a great organizing team if anyone needs any help! We obviously get lots of experience picking up after our kids!

Basement Bedroom Before

Basement Bedroom Before

Basement Bedroom Before

Basement Bedroom After

Basement Bedroom After

Basement Bedroom After

My bedroom after the kids wrecked it!

My bedroom after the kids wrecked it!

My bedroom after the kids wrecked it!

My bedroom after the kids wrecked it!

The kids delighting in their mess!

Little rascals!

My bedroom after we cleaned up their mess!

My bedroom after we cleaned up their mess!

My bedroom after we cleaned up their mess!

And our second winners are sisters Bronte and Cosette Gamache. These teens tackled their “secret room” together and well, let’s just say the before and after pictures really do appear to be different rooms. Well done, girls, I have a few “secret rooms” that could use your professional skills if you are so inspired. E-mail us to collect your prize.

My sister and I would like to enter your Pick One Spot contest. My sister (Cosette) and I (Brontë) successfully cleaned out and organized our secret room. Well, it really isn’t a secret room. It’s a small out-of-the-way hallway (of sorts) that runs between the boys room and the girls room and we keep all of our toys in there. With 5 kids, a lot of toys, and a lot of visitors you can only imagine the mess. This contest was the perfect motivation to clean the room. So we did. 3 hours and 4 garbage bags later we have a clean secret room! After all that hard work, my siblings got a long talkin’ to about keeping this place clean and putting toys away instead of in the middle of the floor—believe me there will be trouble if there is one thing out of place!