Operation Closet Clean Out – Part 2 {and other random stuff}

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Yes we are watching the game, but I don’t really care about the teams. It’s really all about the commercials and Beyonce for me. This weekend was once again relatively productive. This time I worked on B’s closet.


His closet was less intense because all of his clothes are stored in his dresser. I might start hanging up some of his nicer polos/dress shirts, but boys are sooooo much easier when it comes to clothes (and shoes).


However, the kid has a gazillion toys with 100000 parts. I’m pretty sure there’s some kind of rule that as the boy gets older the toys have to have more parts.


Most of my work was spent sorting through old baby clothes that I hadn’t put in bins and throwing about random boxes of old stuff animals, toys, and ruined blankets. I still have no idea why I kept any of this stuff!

IMG_5775 Sadly, the baby’s room is getting worse and not better. IMG_5786

I’m hoping this changes next weekend. The goal is to switch out the furniture! If anything it can’t get worse. In the past week we’ve picked up a few more important baby items – including the infant car seat and a baby monitor.


The infant car seat was a HUGE score – my friend Jamie came across the Britax B-Safe’s at Target marked down to an incredible $47. I’ve been thinking about getting the Chicco Key Fit, but the two seats are very similar and at a more than $100 off I couldn’t pass it up.  She bought two for me (since the price of a 2nd one was LESS than the price of the 2nd base) and as a bonus I got to hang out with her for dinner! Also a decent deal – Target had the Motorola video monitor I’ve been eyeing available for it’s regular price — with a $40 Target Gift Card. Since I can always spend money at Target, it was basically like $40 back. I love a good deal. Thanks Tar-jay!


I think it’s safe to say that I just need a few more baby items and a coming home outfit and we are going to be as ready as we can be! I’m still trying to decide if I need/want a new stroller. We have two (one regular and one sit& stand) and they are still in working condition. The shopping part of me says “YES! BUY A JOGGING STROLLER!” but the practical side of me says “YOU DON’T NEED IT AND YOU WILL NEVER TAKE IT OUT JOGGING!”

Decisions, decisions… (really it’s  more like “money, money”).

We are finishing up the weekend watching the Super Bowl Commericials (well, that’s what the majority of us are doing some are actually watching the game).


And eating Jambalaya.

Shrimp and Kielbasa Super Bowl Jambalaya. Dinner is served!

If only I could drink some beer…guess I’ll have to stick to grapefruit juice.


  1. Cindy says

    Very impressive clean out, and great use of Super Bowl time. You have the boy’s closet described perfectly. How in the world did Jamie find that amazing deal?

  2. says

    We registered for a BOB jogging stroller, even though we don’t expect anyone to buy it (and I’d feel so guilty if someone spent that much $$!). I am told you get a coupon to use on remaining registry items after your shower, so our plan is to put things on there we’ll end up buying ourselves but with a coupon. I’m still debating the stroller b/c they don’t yet make an infant seat adapter for our car seat (they make one for the older model but the one we’re getting is brand new) so I’m not sure at what age I’ll be able to use it, but J says he’ll definitely use it once she is old enough so I think it’ll be worth it. So expensive though!
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    • says

      Yeah – if I decide to get a jogging stroller it will definitely be a BOB! I just know that I actually won’t go running with the stroller. I like to run by myself too much (plus it’s WAY too hot her 85% of the time)! I do know they are GREAT strollers for steering and multi-terrain (like bringing the baby to a baseball game!) which is why I’m contemplating it.

      I wouldn’t worry TOO much about the car seat fitting. Babies can usually transition unto the stroller when they have full head support (general rule of thumb is when they can sit up unassisted) and that’s typically around 6 months. You can always register for a snap-n-go (which are typically $50-60) if you want to use something (that doesn’t involve running!) to put the carseat in. I am a huge fan of babywearing, so I end up using the stroller like 10% of the time during the infant phase — but everyone (and every baby) is different.

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