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Day Three: Schedule It (Christmas Prep Series)

Day Three: Schedule It (Christmas Prep Series)

Welcome to Day Two of our Christmas Prep Week! (read more about all the details here)  Here is where you take your list and sit down with your calendar. Start by filing in the dates you already have (maybe with pencil) Then go through each of these and add them in. You can be as rigid or flexible as you want but putting them on an actually calendar helps us know how much time we really have so we can fill it wisely   Bonus Tip: I actually like to print out a blank calendar to work with as I put...

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Day Two: Gather (Christmas Prep Week)

Day Two: Gather (Christmas Prep Week)

Welcome to Day Two of our Christmas Prep Week! (read more about all the details here)  No one wants to run out for one more roll of wrapping paper or stick of butter in the middle of the Christmas craziness so today we'll start stocking up on all the things now and you’ll save time and money later.  (I'm not suggesting you go buy all this stuff today, but just add it in here and there as you do your normal shopping to make life easier)    1. Supplies:  Tape: when you’re in target, throw extra tape in the cart. A few...

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One Room Challenge: Week Three

One Room Challenge: Week Three

Layers are where things start to get fun on our One Week Challenge! I’ve had curtains in here for quite awhile but when we tested some leftover blackouts from a client job (they were rejects that I tested before I returned them. It’s a job perk!) we knew we needed blackouts in here so a curtain upgrade was in order. It was actually the one thing Robb requested for this space. So when my favorite white panels went on sale (my clients know these are such a steal. Ask me if you want more info) I grabbed them… even before...

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Day One: List Day (Christmas Prep Series)

Day One: List Day (Christmas Prep Series)

Welcome to Day One of our Christmas Prep Week! (read more about all the details here)  Grab a cup of good strong coffee, some paper and your favorite  pen and sit down for a little brainstorming session for one. All you’re doing is making a few lists. You may not finish them today, but starting the process, helps your brain begin to anticipate these things and clears up that space for things that matter. This may seem early and excessive but know it’s an investment in your future. These simple lists will give you so much time back later.  ...

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Christmas Prep Series...

Christmas Prep Series...

Let’s be honest. Christmas is the most magical time of year…. but it is also the most stressful. No matter how hard we try to focus on the real spirit of Christmas, the little things can be so loud and stressful that they cancel out everything that is good and holy . We can’t avoid all the holi-drama but I believe there are a few things we can do early that will make take a ton of the stress out of it and allow us to savor the season.  Yes, it is only October and I am not suggesting you...

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