Good afternoon! We are busy getting ready for school to start again. Noah put on his school shoes on Sunday to wear to church and said they hurt. So, we are off to buy new shoes (again) for school. Growing boy!
Doing daily organizing and getting things back in order. Yesterday I worked on my craft room, getting rid of things I don't use, simplifying my shelves, getting inspired again by things I love to see in there. This first photo is just an old silver fabric jewelry box filled with decorative berry stems, dresden and paper embellishments, velvet leaves, and some decorative stick pins. I took several photos of things on my shelves today since I didn't have a whole lot to blog. (more photos below)
Other random things...
1. Still doing great with the eating healthy and ok with getting myself moving. I have a whole week's worth of healthy recipes to try and I'll post reviews and recipes here as we go.
2. Christmas List. Yes, crazy, I know. But I'm promising myself to do things differently this year. I want to spread out the spending and gift purchases/creating. I'm going to make a master list of names for 2009 Christmas gifts. Then I'll divide those names into 10 months, beginning with February. (Feb-Nov) Each month we'll either purchase or I'll start making a gift for the people on that month's list. Wrap, put in gift closet with a post-it note, and be done. I really, really want to do it this way this year. We'll see..
3. I have thoughts of doing my own E-zine full of little projects. What that means is I would create 10-15 seasonal projects and create product lists, photos, and detailed instructions for each. Anyone who purchases my E-zine would receive each project detail via email so you can create the projects yourself at home with your own supplies. Not sure on details....but would definitely have a vintage/antique feel to them. Seasonal home decor? Definitely some glitter, vintage postcards, buttons, and lace involved. Again....we'll see.... :)
Here are the rest of the photos I took today. Click on any photo to see it larger.
Stacked seam binding and satin ribbon
Corkboard on my wall with inspirational ads and photos.
This will get filled up as the year goes along.
Basket of vintage postcards, photos, cabinet cards, and old papers.
Pincushion is from Etsy. Love note is from Noah. :)
Biscuit jar full of lace. I just buy the laces by the yard or collect them while junking.
Antique printer's tray with miscellaneous buttons and embellishments,
organized by color.
Have a blessed day!
LOVE this quote....something I need to remember on a daily basis:
"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." ~Life's Little Instruction Book, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.