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Since Jord is due with baby girl #3 in a month, she’s been fervently
throwing things away reorganizing for the last several months and doesn’t really need a whole week of reorganizational goodness (though, the power of nesting means she might still be joining us- haha!).
However, my life needs an organizational kick in the tail. And, for whatever reason, there’s nothing like the start of a new year to stir up my Having-Things-Just-So OCDness. Last year, we hosted an “i heart new year’s” challenge. And since I’ll be scrubbing and tossing and filing all week, we thought we’d get y’all in on the action again this year!
Here’s how it works. We’ll provide a week’s worth of organizational challenges. You join us for some (or all!) of the challenges. We all share our organizational and creative goodness.
And to sweeten the deal, this year there are prizes!
A 2011 planner by Justseeds and Eberhardt Press from Ms. Valerie Park Distro
Your choice between three single month calendars or a yearly planner (like the one shown) from ncharshaf.
The fabulous Bloom, Paisley Bird and Heart Planners by PlanIt Planners (they’re giving away all three!).
This gorgeous 2011 Weekly Planner by Lily Jane Stationary.
To win one of these lovelies–
1- Join us for one of the daily challenges and leave a comment on this post saying so. If you join us for all seven days, leave seven comments and get seven chances to win!
2- Link up your daily progress and leave a comment on this post saying so (each link provides an additional entry!). Again, if you link up for all seven days, leave seven (more) comments for seven more chances to win!
3- Favorite Lily Jane Stationary, PlanIt Planners, ncharshaf or Ms. Valerie Park Distro and leave a comment on this post saying so.
Here are the daily challenges:
Day 1 (January 2nd)- Organize A Spot. Choose one area that is crying out for your organizational skill and go to town. Does your fabric need a system? Do you have a ‘catch-all’ room or closet that could use some attention? I will be reorganizing a wall of shelves in my craft room. And I’m darn excited about it.
Day 2 (January 3rd)- Find/Make Some Creative Inspiration. True confession- I have a pile of ‘inspiration’ sitting in a pile on a table in the corner of my craft room. There are photographs, fabric swatches, magazine clippings, a world map, even a couple of souvenir-y memorabilia. They aren’t so inspiring sitting in a pile on a table. My goal? Make this fabulousness visible so it can serve it’s inspirational purpose!
Day 3 (January 4th)- Scrub. Be honest- what needs a good cleaning in your life? The baseboards of your craft room? The fronts of your cabinets? Your window wells or heating grates? Get a bucket and some warm soapy water and scrub, friends, scrub!
Day 4 (January 5th)- Make Something! Anything! Favorite day, hands down. Put some of those newly organized supplies to good use!
Day 5 (January 6th)– Daydream With all of 2011 (well, almost all of it) still to come, what do you want to do or see or make this year?
Day 6 (January 7th)- Make a Plan Put all of yesterday’s dreaming to good use and make a 2011 Bucket List. How will you make your grand ideas happen this year? Oh, and this is key- print out and hang your plan where you’ll see it often!
Day 7 (January 8th): Overflow or Rest- Could you use an extra day for more organizing, scrubbing, planning, etc.? This is the day to tie up those loose ends. Then meet us back here and show off a little.
We’ll keep the I Heart New Years linky open all week– as you finish a daily challenge or make something fabulous, add your links! We can’t wait to see your new year’s-y goodness!