Welcome to this week's Motivated Monday.
I can't believe I didn't get one post written since last Monday.
I guess it was a week of taking down the trees and all the ancillary decorations and packing them away while seperating out what I am ready to let go of and want to take to the consignment store next fall. It doesn't sound like much but it is always a two day deal at least.
Then there was the trip to the oral surgeon so our youngest could have wisdom teeth pulled. I was then something between Florence Nightingale and Nurse Ratched for the next twenty four.
Next it was a trip up to Galena to retrieve a chair that I want to sell back here at home and a whirlwind trip into Chicago on an Ikea run with the hubs and the toothless wonder son.
I do have plans for next week though.
By posting my intentions here on the blog I am hoping I will be more likely to feel like I am accountable to get this in the completed column.
So this week I hope to write about
1. My favorite organizational ideas for January
2. How to pack for a trip... or how I do it at least. :0
3. The update plan and the progress in our library
4. A painted mirror project.
Okay, so now it's out there. Let's see how well I do.
You, my faithful readers, have done much better and have been very creative it seems.
I throughly enjoying reading about all that you have done or have plans to do or just seeing images of things that you thought were inspiring enough to share.
Last week you didn't let me down. There were so many great posts. I'm sure you didn't have time to visit them all but these are a few that shouldn't be missed...
Kelli and The Turquoise Piano shared her favorite projects from 2011 in a recap post. I have always loved her vibrant blue piano but this great Craig's list redo was new to me. Did you miss it too? Be sure and stop by to see all of her inspiring up-scaled pieces by clicking here.
I thought that this Monster Spray submitted by Easy Peasy Grandma was genius, especially if you know of some younger ones that are afraid of the dark and or monsters.
I think she should market this and we could all say that we knew her when. :0 To read all about her idea click here.
You all know how much I love a paint revival story and I thought this one was particularly great. Not only is Sarah over at Adventures in Fami-ly a creative blogger but she also has a whimsical writing style that I throughly enjoyed.
To read all about the life story of this well appointed side table be sure and stop by Adventures in Fami-ly
Another furniture update was linked up by Making it Homey. If you have ever wondered about using paint on fabric you will want to check out her post on these painted fabric chair cushions using a stencil. To make it even more tempting she is offering a stencil give away. Gotta love that.
Then there were some rather unusal posts this week that I thought were worth highlighting. I think we can all relate to dropping a favorite powder blush, bronzer, or eyeshadow and discovering that it is now in crumbles. I thought it was great that Jessica at Oceanside Daydreams shared with us how to fix them up with just a bit of rubbing alcohol.
Thanks Jessica. Good to know.
This time of year we are all trying to make our homes look fresh, uncluttered, and inviting after taking down all of our Holiday flair. I think what Carol-Anne did over at
with just a change out of the wall art is incredible. It just took that room to a whole new level of cheerfulness. Just one wall hanging. I'm impressed.
Then there was Lori over at
with her cane rocker turned jewelry organizer.
Bet you never saw that one coming.
Seriously inspired don't you agree?
It was a great week to be inspired.