Monday, September 30, 2013

31 Days of writing: The Home Edition

I was cruising Facebook and found that a friend had joined Nester's 31 Day challenge. I decided to join because I need to get back into the habit of writing, I also want to focus on organizing my home, and I will document each project I do. I desperately need to transform our house into a home; and unfortunately there are no fairies that will take care of that! If only someone with a magic wand would come and transform our house.... This project will probably take longer than October, but I want to get a good start on it. I hope that getting everything in order will create a sense of serenity and productivity in our house. Right now there is often a sense of chaos and feeling overwhelmed. This month will consist of mishmash of home d├ęcor ideas, cleaning, organizing, meal planning, and probably some crafting. What good are my home themed Pinterest boards if I never do anything with them? Nothing! They are just taking up virtual space! Just so you know I am a novice at all of this homemaking stuff. I work, I volunteer, I am participating in a professional development cohort. All of that translates into being busy. Unfortunately I use "busy" as an excuse to procrastinate more. I am making this house transformation a priority because I want my family to have a place where we can recharge our batteries, not walk into our home and feel instantly more stressed out. I hope you join me as I venture into the world of part-time homemaking. The goal is to find out what works best for my family, which means there will be a lot of trial and error. If you are joining me on this journey and it doesn't work for you exactly the same way it does for us, tweak it! Every family has a different journey. If you are joining the 31 Day challenge let me know what you are going to be focusing on. I will continue to update this post to share links to a new post. Just click on "Day X" to be brought to that post. Day 2 Day 3Day 4Days 5/6