Monday, January 30, 2012

The twinadoes do GOMA

 That duck got a really good stickering

 So exciting!

 Tapping away furiously. Serious button-presser, this kid.

And not a surface left un-stuck!

2012 is the year ... get a few things done!

2011 was busy. Really really busy.Work busy. immie&ollie kept growing, my PR consulting continued, and I launched a brand new national magazine with a friend and now business partner.

In 2012, I want to get some things done for our home that I've been wanting to do for some time:

  1. Bedhead! We're getting one. It will be upholstered and beautiful. I'm pinning like crazy to my pinterest board.
  2. Bedroom walls. They will be painted. A cloudy / dusky / grey-ish blue. I might even stencil a pattern on the wall behind our bedhead. Lattice? Chevron? Not sure exactly what just yet, but it will be subtle.
  3. Dining room. The walls will be overhauled. I can't decide between wallpaper and paint, but we're getting some drama in there.
  4. Enrolling the boys in school. I cannot believe we haven't done this. They are nearly 2.5 and we haven't put their names down on a single list. We haven't been able to resolve where we'd like to send them, and because there are two of them, it's quite an expensive endeavour to put their names down at lots of schools. Some charge $450 (that's $900 right there. For ONE school waiting list. Bam! Just like that.) But at this rate we'll be home-schooling them, so we'd better sort it out.
  5. The five year plan. I've probably spent the past 5 years coming up with all sorts of dreams for the future. If I'd nailed them down and started working towards them, I'd be well on my way to something now. So, a five year plan will be the start. 
5 projects will do. That's plenty for the year. If I can achieve these things, alongside keeping everyday life ticking over, I will be a happy woman.

My daily happiness project is awesome too. So far, I've enjoyed brewing a pot of tea and drinking it slowly by a window in the rain, hung fairy lights everywhere, worn a full length tutu, had a long luxurious bath with a glass of champagne, had a pedicure, snuggled my babies for way longer than they wanted to be snuggled - similarly, husband, and lots of other tiny little things that I normally wouldn't pay much attention to.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My happiness project

I have decided to start my own personal happiness project. 

It's not that I'm not happy; far from it in fact. I am - on the whole - a really happy, cheerful person. I'm well aware of how blessed my life is, and how lucky I am.

But hey, who couldn't do with a bit more happiness in their lives? I want to reflect at the end of each day and have something to smile at. I want to make memories. And on those bad days we all occasionally have, I want something that puts it all into perspective.

So, today I decided that I'm going to consciously do one thing every day that makes me happy.

Big or small, inconsequential or important, it doesn't matter.

Just something that makes me smile :)

This is something that made me smile today. Votives, wrapped in doilies and twine. On their first practice run for our tenth wedding anniversary party next weekend. I love them. I'm happy.