As another year passes quickly by, it reminds me of my goal each year to become more organised around the home.
(Pile of magazines needing culling)
Life seems to overwhelm me sometimes and the clutter around me doesn’t make me feel any better.
(Where to start?? – June 2011) – (Love the look)
(Scrap box before)
This year, I believe, I achieved a lot in the organisation department. Thanks to my friend, Shirley, we got into the sewing room where she introduced me to the plastic box. Not that I didn’t know about them, I just didn’t know where to start with the sorting. She had some great ideas and I am still working on amalgamating all of the stuff into their respective categories.
Each year I start with the idea of disposing of an item a day and this has worked very well. It usually fizzles out, so I have kicked it off again – right now! I have discovered this website “The Organised Housekeeper” and she has the de-cluttering 52 week challenge right HERE, which I am gong to attempt to follow. (Hope it goes better than the TAST challenge LOL). Of course, we have planned trips once again for 2013, so I will have to double up some weeks to achieve the goal.
During the past couple of years I have made some of these embroidered felt pin cushions which I was going to sell at our exhibition. When I showed a friend, she bought the lot and I didn’t get around to making any more. Shirley has gifted me some of her embroidery wool ‘double ups’ and I have made a few more since, and intend to make some more.
This past Sunday was our precious little princess’ 4th birthday. Where did that time go? Of course, being a princess, she wanted a princess party.
The princess and her princess cake her Mummy made.
Princess Lilian with her new Doctor’s set – she loves playing doctors and calls her cubby house her “Goctor’s Office”
Princess Lilian in her tiara.