Sunday, January 18, 2009

I'm making calendar pages

I have an album which holds our family's monthly calendar. I keep the current and following month on my refrigerator to use as our working calendar. I keep the design simple and try to use up my scraps and stash to make these easy to make. Here are some of the pages for 2009.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

tonight's dinner is shrimp & broccoli pasta with a salad. done in 30 minutes. watch out rachel ray!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

Last year I've experienced some big changes. I downsized my home and moved into a smaller space which resulted in an excess of stuff that I need to let go. To help me in my ongoing effort to simplify, I subscribe to several online organizing newsletters. Today, I'm reading a newsletter written by Marcia Garcia in which she has an article entitled, Your Simple, Organized and Carefree Life. In Marcia's article she asks, "What would it be like if your life was simple, organized, and carefree?" That's where I want to be.

Are you planning on setting resolutions for the new year? I think I've given up on setting resolutions. Instead, I'm moving toward focus areas (which are resolutions without specific goals). Here are mine for 2009 (and forward):

  • Reach my ideal weight and stay there.

  • Be more active and maintain it.

  • Eat more healthy foods and drinks.

  • Be happy.

  • Love much, laugh often, and live more.

Here are some for my household:

  • Happy & Loving
  • Supportive
  • Orderly & Tidy
  • Live simply

What are yours?