Sunday, January 26, 2014
I love home tours and before-and-afters, and I have both in the works here, but just haven't had the time to finish them up and post them. I decided that in the meantime, I would start a new feature on my blog - Corners of My Home. Each Sunday, I will post a photo (or several) of a little part of my house that I find beautiful, inspiring, or is just making me happy.
If there is anyone still reading this blog, feel free to join in! In the comments section, leave a link to your corner. I would love a peek into your home!
Above is a shot in my kitchen by the sink. The planter on the left was made by a local ceramics artist, and I got it at a craft fair a few years ago. If I find a link for it online, I'll add it here. The second planter I spray painted red (there's a lot of red going on in my kitchen). And finally, the dish soap is in a Ball jar, with a lid and soap dispenser that I purchased from Midwest Finds on Etsy. I actually have three of them throughout the house - two are just the lid and pump that I put on jars I already had, but one is a vintage jar I purchased from them. I really love Midwest Finds! The whole kitchen looks prettier now that I'm not using a plastic dispenser that the soap came in. :)
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Hello, and happy 2014! I cannot believe that it has been close to a year and a half since the last time I blogged here. I will be back to explain that absence soon - it involves starting two(!) of my own businesses - but in the meantime I wanted to share this simple craft project with you.
Make your own book of goals for 2014! You will need:
- a sketchbook
- kraft paper
- paper cutter (optional)
- washi tape
- eraser (not shown)
- Trace the cover of your sketchbook.
- Cut around your tracing.
- Cut exactly on your line with a paper cutter (if you're not using one, skip this step and just cut carefully with scissors).
- Adhere the paper to the cover of your sketchbook.
5. Draw your design and words, first with pencil, then trace with your pen.
6. Add tabs with washi tape. I have four categories that I wanted to use, so I counted the pages equally and cut four long strips of washi tape. I folded each piece of washi tape in half, around the first page in each section.
7. Label your tabs, and the inside pages if you'd like to. I divided my goals into four categories: home, bookstore, photography, and personal.
8. Start listing your goals!
The first goal that I wrote down under "Personal" is to blog more here. That should be easy - with this post I've already blogged more than I did in 2013! ;)
I love having my goals written out like this, especially for the bigger things. I can get bogged down in the day-to-day to-do lists, and not make enough time for some of the other things I want to accomplish. Having those goals written down makes me more likely to spend time on them. I made this book on Sunday, and have already started on a number of my "Home" goals!
Do you have new year's goals or resolutions? How do you keep track of them?
All photos taken with my iPhone and edited with A Beautiful Mess App.