Seriously. Someone literally just read my mind.
I was just about to write a new post about my new "project." I always have a project going. Correction: 10+ projects. ha! I came up with my latest one a while back, but this weekend, I was actually motivated to do it. Just ask my mom - I gave her an earful all about it.
The project? I'm starting 2 new binders. Whoa - hold your horses. And not for school. One binder will be my "Decorating/Design" book, and the other will be my "Gift/Craft" book. I love interior design and decorating. How many times have you flipped through a Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Anthropologie, Martha Stewart Living, (you get the idea...) magazine/catalog and thought to yourself, "I love that room!" or piece of furniture, or paint color, or whatever?? I do all the time. The problem is that I either make a mental note (which never works) or stack the magazine under the coffee table to be forgotten and then subsequently thrown away 6 months later. Then...when I actually want to redo a room or piece of furniture, whatever, I am clueless.
Solution: cut out my inspiration ideas and file them by room in pretty, clear sheet protectors in my pretty new decorating/design book! Perfect!
This same idea goes for my craft/gift binder. I am constantly coming across great little gift ideas that are perfect for friends, neighbors, and little "happies." Of course, whenever I need a quick/cute/simple gift idea, I'm once again clueless. I also love little crafty projects, so I'm going to file these things in this binder, too. I'm thinking I'll organize this binder by season/holiday...what do you think??
Anyway...the weird thing is that I honestly planned on writing about this today or tomorrow (before I forgot!), and I found this post TODAY!! FABULOUS! Someone must have read my mind!! They even give you a PDF of pretty labels to print out for your organizing...who could ask for more? [Remember I love labels. So much so that Santa brought me a label-maker for Christmas one year!] Their idea is to organize into file folders, but I can assure you that I do. not. file. Shocker - I know. The label-making, organizing freak can't bring herself to file. I like my binder idea, personally.
Hope this inspires you, too!! Binder or files, whatever floats your boat!
Oh and if you want to make a really simple Family Tree, with just your grandparents, parents, and your family, check out this on Martha Stewart's website. You can download a super-cute pdf for a tree and the labels. Here's the tree and the labels.
Other "projects" I have going...
Most are projects around the house. I made a list of our rooms and what needs to be done in each room - from cleaning to fixin'-up. That way, whenever we do have time to work on a project, we'll know right where to start.
I feel productive already, just from writing about it! ha!