Yesterday was our last day of Project 14 - Christmas Edition. I have really enjoyed this round of the Project - it’s such an amazing community, and full credit goes to Leanne from @organisingthe4ofus, who is the brains and beauty behind the Project! As most of you know, lately I have been fine-tuning areas of my home. First I decluttered it (KonMari), then organised it, finding solutions that work for our family, and making areas functional (Project 14)...now I’m creating spaces that spark joy 💫 and that look good. When I started this decluttering/organising journey, I had to answer the question: What do you want your home to look and feel like? I wanted a home that was calm, light, clean, tidy, and organised. I am probably close to 90% there and it’s such a good feeling. Oh by the way, if you are interested in joining Project 14 in 2019, (I highly recommend it), be sure to follow Leanne over at @organisingthe4ofus! I will also share details here x so watch this space. During the Project, there were Christmas tasks - I didn’t get a chance to complete all of these, so that’s what I’m doing over the next week or two. I plan to get all of the Christmas tasks done before the end of the month so I can enjoy December with my family and not feel stressed or overwhelmed. Today I set our budget, and purchased a new tree. 🎄👌🏼 What do you want your home to look and feel like?
|| LAUNDRY || Order has been restored in the laundry today! I can finally see the floor 👏🏻 ✔️Washing is up to date ✔️ Everything now has a home - if it doesn’t, it’s out the door (I’m being ruthless today) ✔️ Linen cupboard tidied 💲Buy new netting for laundry How many loads of washing have you done today? I’m on my 4th 😱 (clothes + towels + bedding)
SNEAK PEEK Today we had the lovely Billie from @billie_axon_photography visit our Playcentre to take photos of our tamariki/children. Marcus wanted to get a photo with his Monster Trucks 🙄😂 I absolutely love my photos and our centre members were very happy with theirs too - we also had a Christmas theme photo too - Christmas cards/presents sorted 👌🏼😍 Billie will be taking our family photos in a few weeks and I can’t wait! I love our family photos x Are you planning on getting family photos done this year?
How gorgeous is this Kiwiana Advent Calendar from @thewarehousenz? I love that it represents our Kiwi Christmas and it has Te Reo Māori too 😍 I will be putting a Christmas activity and a little treat for the kids, in each of the pockets, leading up to Christmas. Cost: $12 Size: 80cm x 50cm Material: Felt Do you have/use an Advent Calendar in your home?
INSTAGRAM vs REALITY I was chatting to my friend on FaceTime earlier and I showed her what I did in my Office - decluttered and cleaned my desk area - Looking oh so pretty - then I turned to my right and exposed the REALITY that doesn’t always make it to Social Media! 🙊😂 The ‘still to do’ pile! My home is far from perfect, and every now and again I will show the reality of my decluttering/organising journey trust me - it’s not always pretty! Now I’m going to spend 15 minutes tackling this massive pile of ‘stuff’ and will sort it into categories - teacher resources, playcentre, personal. Wish me luck! Have you got a pile of stuff that needs sorting? Start the timer - you’ve got this!
Spent the afternoon tidying, decluttering and organising the toys. This is one half of the playroom, the other half is my office/desk area (that’s a job for tomorrow!) Now is a good time to go through the kids toys and purge/donate any they no longer play with, only keeping the toys they love. We are all about Monster Trucks in our house at the moment, however every now and again the trucks, trains, and blocks come out too. Are your kids toys taking over the house?
|| N O V E M B E R || It’s my birthday month! (Yay!) And probably one of the busiest months of the year for me. I have extra days relieving for work and Playcentre, plus something on every weekend this month. My biggest goal this month is getting the outdoors sorted once and for all! I’ve been procrastinating on this task as it’s quite a jungle out there 🙈 With the weather getting warmer, I would like to have a BBQ dinner or dine outside for my birthday - thankfully my birthday is at the end of the month, so I have a bit of time 😂 I have also booked our Family Photos 👨🏻👩🏻👧🏻👦🏻 - We have been getting them done every year since 2014 👏🏻 What are your goals this month?