Thursday, 11 October 2007

Santa Claus is coming to town....

Okay, not for a little while, but there's only 75 more days to go you know, but who's counting? Well, these guys are for one.


I've been on a bit of a home organisation trip recently (which probably explains the total lack of blogging action! Lets not talk about the promise to blog daily in September shall we?) which was inspired by a fellow BW buddy. I'm revising my Flylady routines and have been putting together a Household note book (inspired by the Organizedhome.com website).


The household notebook is a work in progress (but I do have NO laundry waiting to be done, and a clean living room, kitchen and bathroom, along with a 4 week menu plan) but as part of this organisation trip I made a promise to myself that I would be organised for this Christmas and not be my usually unorganised panic shopping self.


So, that led me from organizedhome to organizedchristmas where I was inspired by this lovely offering on the Stampspaperscissors blog and decided to make a Christmas Planner/notebook to house all those Christmas planning moments (and the all important present list ;)).


Here's the front:

20_Finished-planner_outside




and the inside:

19_Finished-Planner_Inside




The planner has a notepad for shopping lists (going to be lots of those!), a spiral bound notebook for gift ideas (so I can write down those flashes of inspiration of what to buy everyone and not instantly forget them like I usually do), a handmade folded notebook for menu planning and recipes (for all those Christmas cookie and cupcake moments :)), a festive envelope to hold the gift receipts (just incase I need to return everything and so they don't get lost in the dank dark depths of my handbag) and an organiser with the Christmas countdown calender and some of the printable pages/forms from the organised Christmas site.


If you want to know how I made this, then you can check out the destruction's here.


Now all I need to do is actually use it as something other than a coaster or a doorstop and I'll be on a winner.


Are you feeling festive yet????


*Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.......*


TTFN

3 comments:

kim & co. said...

Love it! I have a Christmas binder, but I may have to do something cute now--you've inspired me.

I like to make stuff! said...

Mine's been in excel for ages - this is much prettier. And I admit I made all my cards in August! When I first saw this though, I must admit it looked like it had taken so much time it reminded me of that episode in RD where Rimmer spent so long making his revision timetable he didn't actually have time to revise lol.

Marie said...

LOL - it only took me one evening and an hour yesterday afternoon... so not quite as bad as Rimmer ;)

love M