Monday, March 7, 2011

rainbow dishes

This is how my girls have been emptying the dishwasher lately:They insist the dishes must be in rainbow order.

I kinda like it. It makes me smile when I open the cabinets.

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  2. It makes for very pretty cupboards! :-)

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  3. This is going to sound funny, but I used to do that when I would empty the dishwasher for my mom. We had colored cups, and I ALWAYS had to have them in rainbow order! (Same thing with my crayons and markers!) Maybe it's a girl thing?!

    Also, is there a way that I can send you an e-mail/get in touch with you other than leaving comments on your blog because I have a couple questions I'd like to ask you. (My e-mail address is heather_i_johnson@yahoo.com, so send me an e-mail if it's okay with you.) Thanks!

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  4. Shawni,

    I appreciate all your optimism and hope on your blog about families. Congrats on your Mother Award!

    I have a question for you. Technology- all the screens-
    tv's, computers, smart phones, ipads, wii games, etc. are starting to overwhelm me with raising my 5 kids.
    Taking it all away doesn't feel like the right solution.

    What are some of your thoughts or ideas that you implement in your home in regards to screen time?

    I know you are busy, no rush or worries if you can't get to this question.

    Thanks again for all your valiant work on behalf of mothers.

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  5. That's how I like to empty the dishwasher when I do it (only I start with the yellow on top) then my teenager goes through the cupboards later and mixes them all up just to mess with me!

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  6. love it. I have to put them in sets. my husband doesn't indulge me so much when he does the dishwasher. :)

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  7. A little "happy" in the day.

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  8. How beautiful! I'm happy at this point that they will empty and put away dishes without complaint. Can't wait for them to organize a bit too:)

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  9. Love it that they CARE! That would make me happy too!!

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  10. Dear Shawni,
    this is (I think) the first time I write a comment on your blog. I don't know how I found you, but I've been enchaining many blogs for this last year and there you were.
    I was surprised at first because many new bloggers were MOrmons, and I even didn't know what that was!! (don't worry, I do now know thansk to Wikipedia and other sources, also bloggers).
    I really appreciate your positivism about life, about your family and your everyday tasks. I know it's not only the religion, also the personality, and that's something I admire. I'm going through a bad moment now in my life, and sometimes feel confused. I used to be Catholic but in deep reflection found my way out to the world in a new perspective, not including any religion in it. I like to say that I believe in people and people's choices.
    But I sometimes do not believe in my self, that's the biggest mistake!
    anyway, what I really wanted to tell you is that you inspire sometimes. And I just saw these pictures of colorful dishes and glasses and inmediately made me think of a chat I had with my mom: when I have my own home, kitchen stuff will be in many different colors! for me it's a way of happiness in our little own world.
    cheers from Spain!!! :)

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  11. Three cheers for organization! Have they organized the clothes in their closets the same way? (I have.)

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  12. just in time for Spring!!!

    Shawni- I replied to your email regarding the Vision Walk fundraiser. Hope you received it this time!!! Anxious to hear your thoughts, let me know if you didn't get it.

    Ashley

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  13. i wish i had rainbow dishes like that, so i could do that too. sweet!

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  14. we have those same dishes from ikea.
    I always put them in rainbow order! :) haha

    Call it obsessive, but it makes me happy & that's why I do it! :)

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  15. There needs to be a like button for your blogs.

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  16. Yeah for IKEA!! My cupboards look the same:)

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  17. Oh, Shawni, that is hilarious...doesn't it make the job go faster when you can make something look pretty!

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  18. I'm the weird one at our house that puts everything in ROYGBIV. :) And, other holidays when we have red and green plates, or blue and red, or orange and black--- they have to alternate. It is the one and only OCD thing in my world. :)

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  19. That would make me smile too!

    Then again, I smile just about every time I read your blog!

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  20. I have been following your blog for quite some time and I just have to say, you and your family make me SO happy! thank you for sharing your love, your struggles and your life with us!

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  21. I love the rainbow dishes! You know the rainbow motif is also a symbol for the gay community. In reading so many posts about raising children and teaching them to love themselves I wonder how most parents would react should a secret "Rainbow child" of their own decide to "come out of the cabinet" to them? I have watched 2 Christian families go through this. One reacted with horror and their child struggled to 'change' and eventually took his own life being unable to cope. It was made into a movie called "Prayers for Bobby". The other family only showed love. No judgments no demands simply Christ-like love. Today their son remains close to them and their relationship continues to grow and thrive. I ask you parents of today...what would you do?

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  22. How fun! We just picked up those bowls at Ikea last weekend. They are fabulous! I didn't see the plates or I might have picked them up too.
    (I just came over from Mormon Messages.)

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