Monday, November 30, 2009

Making Your Home Sing Monday

Making your home sing Mondays

Today I'm joining my friend Nan for here mem Making Your Home Sing Monday! She says..."Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). My point with each Monday post is, what are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing?
It can be an attitude or an action. Motivation, our attitude, baking, encouraging our husband or children (if we have either one), organization, cleaning, saving money....the opportunities are endless."

I loved Nan's post today about lists...I am a list maker too! And right now, I have a big list...I have SEVERAL projects, crafts and homemade Christmas gifts that need to get done. I've begun several at one time (bad idea). That's when I get overload syndrome..I just want a piece of chocolate and a good movie, let it all sit and wait....wait for WHAT? I need to get on the ball and do a chip away a little at a time until they are completed...and that SHOULD be before Christmas!

What have a I started? Well, I wanted to "re-do" the guest bedroom, we painted the walls, got new carpet and did some re-arranging...I decided the little vanity desk and mirror needed to be painted a different color to match the new color scheme...vanity awaits my paint and brush...

While I was out looking for "doo-dads" to hang on the wall of the new spare bedroom, I came across this mirror that would look "perfect" in the hall just needed some paint and antiqing, etc...this created a monster of an overhaul in the hall bath which I am currently right in the middle of....wall needs spackling and painting...

I've been mulling over for sometime to move some shelves from the living room to the spare bedroom and change up the look in the living room...needed a chair for the "spot" I the chair cheap (woo-hoo) I need to recover it....

Began a quilt (a LONG time ago) for my Mom, NEED to finish it in time to mail for Christmas....

Started about 7 other Christmas gift projects that NEEEEEEED finishing....

I felt so guilty when I read Nan's post about waiting until the last minute and people who like to work under pressure - that's not me! Why did I wait???? No list.

So, today, I'm going to go through these thigns that need finishing, prioritize them on a list and begin working through them until they are done...hopefully this will streamline my work so I can get things done with no stress, because they are all fun projects and stress just ain't fun!

On top of that, it's December!!!!!! Yee-haw!!!!! And my home will be singing with the first signs of Christmas decorations! I love to decorate for Christmas, it's my favorite! I'll try to put that on my list.. :) At the top!

Have a beautiful Monday!

For more "Making your Home Sing Monday" posts, visit Nan at Moms The Word.


  1. Good luck with all your projects. I hope that they get finished in time.

  2. That is awesome! You are such a DIY person! I love that because I'm totally not! LOL

  3. I made my list too, and was rather surprised by how long it was, lol! I wanted to add Christmas decorating to it but not so sure that I'll get to that. We'll see.

    Hope you get lots done this week and thanks for linking up!

    ~ Nan

  4. Hey, Goober, don't scare me like that! It's not QUITE December yet! I have a $5 coupon that expires today and just for a second I thought I'd missed using it!

    Unfortunately, I am, apparently, one of those people who works better under pressure. My sub-concious calculates how much time I really need to zip through and makes me wait til there's just enough left without a minute to spare. Not a very endearing quality, but I've learned to live with it. 8-}

    Come on up here and take a look at my spare room. (If you dare, lol!) I have a framed print that I want to 'do' it around, but I'm pretty much decor senseless. 8-þ

    Love ya loads, sweet thang!
    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

  5. Oh I am no good with lists! Maybe that's why I always wait till the last minute. I try to change, but somehow I'm always stressing at the last minute. I'm really glad my husband loves me ;)

    Have a great week!
    Hope you get lots done!

  6. I was going to say that you sound like me, but then I remembered that I haven't done ANYTHING yet for Christmas! Not even started! Not even a list! I will get started on a list at least and I know you can get your things done!!