Last Weeks Goals
You can view last weeks goals in full here…
1. I did redo 5 pins for Pinterest including the ones for Bread Machine Hamburger Buns, No Bake Christmas, Beany Tomato (not really 100% happy with this one but the recipe just does not look as great as it tastes) Simple Chocolate Truffles (which I ended up eating most of when a chocolate craving hit) Christmas Crunch, How To Save Money On Soccer Gear, and Preparing Meat For Quick Meals. So that is 6 pins, meaning I overshot this goal.
2. I did make a up a craft that has been swimming in my head. Minus the coat hanger I made this wreath entirely out of yard sale purchases (although the bow ribbon might have been from an after Christmas sale). The total cost of this wreath is under $5. The supplies came from 3 different yard sales over 3 different yard sale seasons. I store my bargain craft supply finds in totes in a hall closet. When I am in the mood to craft I create from what I have. Come back tomorrow for details of how I made my wreath.
3. Sadly my “All I Want For Christmas Is An Organized Home” room did not get done this week. I was suppose to get the family room done, and I did get half way finished, but mid week my husband came down with a horrible cold. In his illness he became a permanent resident of that room’s new comfy couch for over 48 hours and I felt it rude to clean around his resting TV watching body. My plan is to try and double up and do 2 rooms this week so all 3 rooms that we decorate are done before we get the Christmas decor out on Thursday.
This Weeks Goals
1. Redo 5 more posts for pinterest.
2. Finish deep cleaning the family room ( I have 2 more walls to wash, the entertainment area to dust, and curtains to clean) by Tuesday
3. Deep clean areas of the dining room by Thursday morning so we can decorate. Our families tradition is to decorate on Thanksgiving morning, go over to great friends in the afternoon for a huge feast, and then in the evening we grab a live tree if the weather is nice and decorate that so we can end the day admiring it.
This is a lot of deep cleaning for me in one week. So I am going to have to cut back in a few other areas, but I know it will be worth it. I love looking at clean decorated home over the holidays.
3 pictures from our week
All week long I share photos on Instagram so be sure to follow me there.
I am in love with this Vanilla & Cinnamon Black Tea from Trader Joe’s. I have had a huge mug of it most afternoons since I bought it just over a week ago.
When I am writing in our master bedroom and my husband is not home to keep an eye on the children, I like to write with the door open. That way I feel like the children know that I am always available if they need me. It never fails that our dog sneaks in as I am typing to look out the window. I think she loves all the things she can see from our second floor room.
I am a yarn snob when it comes to what I will make my dishcloths out of. I will only use Bernat Handicrafter cotton. I think it is softer than other cottons out there. Funny story but at one point in time I could only find this yarn in Canada so when ever we went to visit I would bring an empty hockey bag (this was in the day before baggage fees) and fill it full of cotton yarn. You should have seen the bag handler’s faces when they opened it up one time to inspect it at the boarder and found nothing but balls and balls of yarn. Thankfully now I can find it at Joann’s especially at the bigger stores in larger centers. This is my stash from my last trip to Joann’s it will last me about 2 months of knitting a bit here and there on the go.
A post to check out
My “How To Catch Up On Your Photos Without Breaking The Bank” post was so popular that I thought I would give people some ideas of how to take advantage of photo deals to make Christmas gifts. Since writing “8 Thrifty Christmas Gifts Created From Photo Deals” I discovered one more idea you might want to check out.
3 things tossed this week
Inspired by The Clutter Busting Challenge I decided to toss, sell or give away three things each week and post a picture of it here for accountability.
My 13 year old son has decided he wants to build his own gaming computer. My husband and I are encouraging him to go for it. We think he will learn so many valuable skills from creating his own. We will be buying some of the components he needs as Christmas gifts but he needs to raise the money himself for the rest. He does earn some money doing chores for us around the house but I also encouraged him to go through his belongings and sell things he no longer uses. He quickly decided to sell his Skylander collection. I posted then on a local Facebook buy and sell group for him and sold it 5 days later. Don’t let unused things collect dust, cash in on their value and use the money to grow your current passions.
Want to become better at setting realistic goals and breaking them down into manageable pieces? I recommend Crystal Paine’s ebook 21 Days To A More Disciplined Life.