A month of….

March 3, 2015

A month of house 1 In February I was planning on doing a little something every day around the house to make it look better in the hope that would help with my usual February blues. I wasn’t all together successful, and looking back I think that I perhaps managed something every couple of days.

a month of houseI didn’t achieve everything I wanted but I did clear off a few areas and make some bits of our home work better for us. I bought much needed greenery into our house and have definitely found that I love having plants around. I have never had any luck at keeping them alive so I am starting small with cut flowers, bulbs and succulents.

a month of house1

I have managed to keep the surfaces that I cleared mostly clutter free which is great. Even just one or two places in each room really helps with the feeling that I am drowning under the clutter. I am very proud of those little oases of calm.

There are still some problem areas though that I am struggling with. Anyone got nay recommendations of what to do with the reams and reams of ‘pictures’ that the kids draw? We have the best on the fridge, I keep the special ones but every day there are half finished pictures that I get told off for moving from the table, and that they ask for again.

And now March is here. February didn’t seem as bad as other years. My new ‘habit’ in March is going to be walking every day. I will Instagram my daily walking pictures and I am hoping to do at least 10,000 steps a day all month. Three days in and my legs are aching but I am loving walking. Can’t wait to walk into Spring (cue montage…)

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  • Reply Elizabeth Rebecca March 3, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    What a lovely idea to improve your home 🙂

    Lizzie Dripping

  • Reply D March 5, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Re the pictures your lovely children are creating….can you make them a ring binder or an art folder? Maybe using page protector sleeves so they can slip things in and out of it, and not have to punch holes. Or string a clothes line type thing (IKEA makes a wire curtain “rod” that is great) for things to be quickly clipped up or pulled off? I also buy a shallow plastic box just large enough for the paper size most common, and pop into it anything saveable, and mark it with the year. At some point I intend to go thru and cull it all down to what matters enough to keep, but it collects the child’s school papers, field trip forms, art, birthday cards, etc. Just a couple of ideas that have worked around here. I love your little succulant pot!

    • Reply Kelly March 11, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      Thanks for all the great ideas. I think I will get them a box each to start with that they can put the bits they like the most in.

  • Reply katie March 8, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I know what you mean about those little spots of calm – makes such a difference. No idea if this would be of interest, but we bought something like this for my cousin thinking it would be a good idea for storing and displaying the pictures their little boy draws!

    It was something like that anyway!

    • Reply Kelly March 11, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Oh that is cool. I like those a lot. Thanks for the link.

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