- Why write a father’s day post… here’s the one: Tim Challies Father’s Day post: Such a Father.
- Since we are all about puppets at the moment: These printables from Picklebums are too cute… Five Little Ducks and Five Green Frogs
- Whip Up is just packed with amazing lists totally to love, here’s 80 Things Your Kids Love to Do.
- Want to see the cutest little surprise from Brichopas Toys. You have to scroll down for the surprise!!!
- I am loving Let the Children Play… Create a natural playscape in your own backyard… part 1; part2; and part 3. We need to revive our garden… if we ever get back near it… serious SERIOUS winter and all that!!! Clearly dying for a little bit of Spring… optimistic I know!!!
- You have to love these wooden toys on Handmade Charlotte… I wonder what my kids would make given the chance…
- This link is for hood #1, who is taking cardboard art to a new level!!! Ikat bag has a fabulous how to do everything cardboard post.
- This week on http://orgjunkie.com/2011/06/52-weeks-24-finish-what-you-start.html
- The weather has been tragic and indoorish all week… So we settled in for a fun sort and got all our comics in order, sorted the cards, the timelines everything and made a list of the topics for each issue – how brilliant is that. I liked this project, the kids liked this project – clearly we are all getting better at sorting and liking to find things just where they belong.
- The father person got stuck in and mended about a million little things, none of them were even on our list!!! This is good… things I hadn’t even thought of fixing are getting repaired!!!
- Most of our big projects on the 52 weeks list are done. I am left with little things to sort – a box of photos here and some old diaries there… it is kind of nice to work on these things in the middle of winter!!! I am slowly but surely whittling away the last little projects and need to figure out a maintenance plan.
- I never imagined how much time decluttering my computer would be. I thought it would take a week tops!!! How many weeks later and I am still religiously deleting 500 photos a day and seriously I don’t feel like I am making a dent!!! This week I started deleting emails and ancient bookmarks as well… Oh boy a real lesson in deal with stuff on a daily basis. The lesson is learnt but the vast task still awaits!!!
- Major declutter of accumulated stuff on all the surfaces and in the kids rooms… Wonderful!!! It didn’t take long because nothing has been left lying around for two long – there is some truth in keeping these tasks under control after all!!!
- Of all the things to declutter I am in need of a bit of a lifestyle organize!!! Bedtime has been brought back an hour or two and no-one is any the wiser… it is pitch dark and little people that have been going to bed too late for quite a while now are finding themselves tucked up and fast a sleep a whole lot earlier… I am working on this myself!!! And have gone to bed a couple of nights instead of blogging. Oh Wow, how invincible I feel the next day conquering vast tracts of school and home and stuff!!! So trying to make it a habit… certainly blogging needs to be a little bit less of a time drain – but then the more I sleep the quicker I work – so there is a balance and I am going to find it!!!
- I need to rewrite and refigure my 52 weeks list – Most projects on our original list are actually done. The big project the garage is not getting done and now that it is raining I just can’t face it – the river runs through it!!! I know, I know, why buy a house at the bottom of the mountain that has a river running through the garage all winter… well that’s because you buy the house 2 weeks before the winter rains come deluging down and you have no idea what is headed your way!!! I need some garage motivation seriously!!! Every time I get in there I sort and revamp heaps of stuff – it is very rewarding because anything you tackle is an achievable project on its own. It is just getting me there and started…
- Okay this is a question – I will be surprised if even one of you has a solution… but here is the question: What do people do with all their remote controls? Ours line our bookshelves and after having sorted and decluttered our bookshelves it is a bit disheartening to see them littered with remotes and game controllers – where do people keep them. I wanted to toss them all in a box or a basket and there was an audible gasp of horror… what if they should bump each other and knock someone’s settings… what if!!! So I need an idea for remotes and game consoles and a basket won’t do because they may not touch each other. Lining a bookshelf isn’t working for me – so any ideas you have would be good ideas!!!
And the se7en+1th Thing… back to my regular decluttering:
We had a week of winter fun and I was able to sneak a whole lot of tasks in without calling it decluttering!!! I have been feeling a little but like decluttering is a terminal condition… and after twenty-four weeks I was read to call it a day. As soon as you look at one spot another spot loses control and the repetition and refining, sigh. Certain hotspots just keep coming up. But I was so encouraged when I stepped into the boys room to chat and decided to clean a shelf and one thing led to another and another… two hours later I emerged… disheartening – no!!! Because when I did that earlier in the year it took close to a week to sort through each kid’s stuff and now it was at the most fifteen minutes per child… “do you love it or not?” So you can have four boys sharing a room, and their lego collection, all together and maintain a semblance of sanity… It can be done!!!
Here we go se7en things we sorted this week… or intend to sort:
And the se7en + 1th thing…
That’s us!!! Have a great week!!!