Sunday, December 28, 2008

Pajama Days and Organizing Ways....

I have given myself the gift of "sleep" over the past few days....rising to shower and put on new jammies...and then just piddle around the house....even sneaking a nap in here or there. We have had a wonderful Christmas, but with all the hurry of getting things together the last month or two, I truly needed some down time and this has been it. And now I am ready to get back in the swing of things and have some fun here.

So what do you do about New Years? Are there lists of resolutions that you make?? I have found that in the past, it has never worked for me. But I like to start the New Year off with some sort of plan, for my home, for my business and for myself.

I have already started with home as I have spent the last couple of days going through my closet and pulling those things that don't fit, never fit, and not in this lifetime will I wear....LOL Why do we even have those things in our closet???? How depressing to go through all that 'stuff" when we are trying to get ready to go somewhere??? Years ago, I worked with a shop that taught you to make a wardrobe out of 12 basic pieces....I find that I am going back to that, by making a list of the good things I have and what I need to fill in the blanks.

By clearing all of this out, it is helping me to bring more order as I work through the house, reorganizing cabinets, closets and such....and just getting rid of many things that have just sat too long taking up extra space I don't have to give away.

For my business....I am excited to look to Spring. While, I am still a "prim" gal at heart...I really love doing more of a cottage look for Spring...so I am working on cottage cloths, pillowcases, aprons, some adorable dolls and more to add to my online shop and for upcoming shows. Plus, I think I am going to add a line of linen sprays...as I am such a fragrance addict!

For the blog.....First, I totally forgot to do a drawing for our Christmas Cookie Exchange!!! I am so sorry....
the winner is: Ky!!!!
I will get something ot in the mail to you later this week!!!
Thanks for playing along!!!!

Next: I want to do some sort of book club...once a month on the blog. Maybe posting the book the first week of the month and then hosting the discussion the last week of the month...with a drawing for those that participate. What do you think??? Would it be easier to post 2-3 books at a time??? I would love to know your thoughts on this...

Also, a long time ago, when I had an online group and a women's newspaper...monthly we did a Heartfelt Challenge...just something simple for you to do to brighten the world around you. Nothing difficult or costly....but maybe just something to make you step out of your comfort zone a bit..... And it is not that we don't intend to do some of these things...the challenge just serves as a reminder to do them because we do get so busy and caught up with home and just "life" stuff.

There are many more fun things that I want to do with this blog as well as more creative ideas for home and such.....I even have my own personal "to do" list of creative things to "stretch" me a bit also...starting with a quilt class I am taking in January...I am really excited about that. Plus, would you all be interested in some fun swaps????

Alright...I have rambled on...trying to get back in the blogging groove...OH, and I am trying to figure out this whole "twitter" thing...so fill me in on how you use it and what you love about it.

Hugs to you all!!! I am looking forward to spending an awesome 2009 with you!!
Debbie

7 comments:

  1. I look forward to seeing your new creations.
    I do not make New Years Resolutions.
    As for book clubs, there are a lot of blogs doing them, I am in 2 or 3, but I could always add another book.
    Ditto for the Heartfelt Challenge. One can never do enough, IMO.

    A huge congrats to Ky!

    Your quilt class should be fun.

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  2. Congrats to Ky! She deserves it :o)

    Wow, lots of fun and exciting stuff coming up over here, can't wait! Love all of your ideas and look forward to joining in!

    xoxox Tiff

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  3. Hooray for me LOL Honestly, Deb? I was actually just participating for the fun of it. I didn't even realize there was a prize LOL.

    Well sounds like you have been doing a lot of thinking in your pretty little head during your downtime in your PJs. Isn't it a great feeling when you actually have the time to do it and all of a sudden "life starts to make sense again". I find those moments so inspiring.

    And boy, aren't we readers lucky? Sounds like 2009 is going to be great fun!

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  4. Count me in for the book club!

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  5. Here's to a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  6. I have some resolutions but heck, I would be typin' 'til the cows came home!!

    Wishin' you a happy, healthy and safe New Year!! :> )
    ~Peanut

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  7. Wow! You're starting the New Year off with a bang! I need to go through my clothes too....

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