Friday, December 11, 2015

Need of a Fast Christmas Card?

Just a quick share for you today during this hectic, busy season! Have you put off making and sending out your Holiday Cards for this year like I have?

I'm sharing one of my card templates for you to download and use for your own personal cards!

It's a quick download in .png format. Just click on the photo to bring you to the download. You can easily paste your photos in the empty spaces and print them off at home or one of your favorite online printers!

For tutorials on how to use a png file in photoshop here is a link:

Happy Holidays!

Kon Mari

I've finished reading the Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.
I also have it on my audible app, which I'll listen to when I have time to solidify certain concepts in my head.

I love the concept of tidying up just once. Keeping whatever sparks joy, what you absolutely love and discarding the rest.

This makes sense to me although I have not yet started the process in its entirety. I've mastered the folding concept and will fold things using this method when I am folding laundry.

Designating one space for each person in the family. Having your own space makes you feel happy. Everyone needs a sanctuary.

Marie Kondo says to tidy up using a particular method in a particular order. One must pull out everything in one category, put it all into one place before one can start tidying.

Following the right order in which things must be tidied is crucial:
  1. Clothing
  2. Books
  3. Paper
  4. Electricals
  5. Paper
  6. Miscellaneous
I've gone through the clothing and it truly does make a difference and, as funny as it sounds, it absolutely does spark joy.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy Belated Valentine's Day 2015

I came across a layout I made last year and thought it would be appropriate for Valentine's Day. It makes my heart full looking back at this layout.

Three photos, a short note, digital papers and that is all.

If you want to make your own digital layout with your own papers here is the template.

Hope your Valentine's Day and heart were full of love and joy!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

At the change of each season I always go into major cleaning, organizing, purging mode.

This season is no different. In fact, I'm even more motivated to let things go as we are in the midst of a potential move. Our home is huge. We've accumulated so much stuff over the course of 18 years of married life, 3 kids, and 2 different states/homes.

I've been going through all of my scrapbook products in my office first. I want to keep only things that I absolutely love and that I absolutely find useful. Everything else is finding its way to a new home. It feels great.

I've realized that I prefer to keep a much simpler, stream-lined space rather than a cluttered space. I tend to use what I have more if I have less of it. Am I the only one that has been slow to catch on to this concept? It's a real eyeopener for me. I feel lighter without so much stuff. I feel happier. I feel more content.

However, right now, I am in the midst of the whole decluttering, reorganizing, feng shui event going on in my office and in my home so it feels more like a disaster zone right now. I know once I'm through cleaning things out and getting rid of things I do not truly love or use, my surroundings and the energy in my home will feel so much better.

I am trying to not let emotions take hold of letting go of material things. I'm being ruthless when it comes to letting a lot of stuff go. I'm determined to not have to pack a lot of this stuff with me on our next move.

I've read quite a few books on organizing and decluttering and many of these books have added clutter to my bookshelves. I will be letting go of most of these books as well. I've come to the conclusion that I can read all I want on decluttering, but my home will not declutter itself by just reading about it.

So, my organizing motto is, Just Do It.
Throw away. *gasp*
Purge. Purge. Purge.

It feels good people.