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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Oops I forgot!!

I hope every one's New Year is off to a good start!! Mine is so far. I've been getting each room in our house back in order and ORGANIZED is my word for this yr. I want to be more organized w/my time, so making my house more organized and de-cluttered will make my time more organized and less wasted, hopefully. Actually I want to be more organized in all areas of my life this yr.

So, for instance, I have begun a weekly meal plan. I have tried this many times before in the past, but this yr. I'm hoping I can stick to it each wk. Only going to the grocery store once a wk., knowing what meals will be fixed for that wk. and buying only those items that I need for those meals. No more running to the store every time I don't have an ingredient or whatever.

No more wondering what to fix for dinner each night. I just look at my list that is hung on the refrigerator door every morning and plan for it early in the day. It has made my evenings go so much smoother.

That is just one area in my life, but there are many more areas I want to instill. I have always actually LOVED being organized, but for some reason last yr. was anything but that, esp. over the holidays recently. So hopefully I'm back on track to stay! We'll see how it progresses and throughout the course of the yr. I will be sharing other areas of my life as well.

Now on to the title of this post~ on my last post a few days ago, I forgot to show you what I was RAK'd with from Stitchin Sweet Sue recently. She sent me a cute little package containing a small piece of cr. st. fabric that I had mentioned I wanted to try and some homespun fabric, but included some goodies along w/it, plus a sweet little card. Want to know what was in the sweetly wrapped tissue paper? Scroll down to the next pic. :))This cute little tissue cover she made.....thanks again Sue~how thoughtful of you!

The other things I forgot to show was what I sent to Wendy for our gingerbread swap. Last post I showed you what all she sent me, but this is what I sent to her. I forgot to take a group pic of all the items together, so I'll show ya individually.

A stitchery panel...

A wool gingerbread towel....A little wooly pillow....A gingerbread man......I tried to make an ornament look like the ones Valerie made, but used a different ginger pattern.
And this sweet resin angel, because two of her children have 'Angelman Syndrome'.

I'd love to hear what your 'word' is for this yr. or if you have any goals/resolutions that you want to try, so just mention it in your comment.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I finally got my sewing mo~jo back yesterday and made several things, but if you want to know what they are, you're just gonna have to stop by next time. (Hint~some of them are pictured on this post). Can you guess what they are??? I know, I'm such a tease, LOL.

See ya next time and happy stitching!


cucki said...

Hello dear,lovely sent and received gifts..everything is so sweet..
Happy sewing
Hugs cucki xx

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I love all your goodies you got. I love gingerbread men, they are too darn cute!

Great idea to do a menu for the week, so I am GOING TO DO THE SAME THING, thank you for the great idea!


Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I am drooling on the keyboard, looking at all those gingers!...lol...I don't usually make resolutions, but this year, decided on some things I want to do. We'll see how it goes. :) I hope you have a great new year!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Sherry said...

I plan my meals that way. It works for me. One small tip is that I do have a couple of meals I can substitute in. I have migraines so sometimes I might not feel like making what I planned. I just move that meal to the next week (I already have the ingredients so I won't have to buy it the next week) and fall back to maybe a soup and sandwich or breakfast for dinner or even just a frozen lasagne that can be popped in the oven without much effort for me. So maybe keep something on hand for those just in case times!

Peggy Lee said...

When I had kids in the house made a weekly meal plan. I gave them the chance to pick one meal a week that they wanted. I don't do that now with just the two of us.

Love all the sent/received gifties! So cute!

I guess I don't have a "word". That would require too much thought and I'm short on that. ;o)

Wendy said...

Hi Miss Tanya :)
Love the meal planning organisation ... need to look at doing that myself so that I avoid the dreaded ... "Mum, whats for dinner?" Lol!
Loved all my Ginger gifties , sooo glad we were able to share gifts :)
Big Hugs and Big Thankyoooou's
Love Wendy x

Catherine said...

Great goodies! Good luck with the organization!

Shirlee said...

Very nice things! I like all the gingerbreads ... especially the little woolie pillow : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Angie Berry said...

With 3 kids at home I have to be organized or my life would be one big mess. And the times that I'm not organized... I just blame it on my kids, lol.

Sounds like you have a good plan in place. Now the hard part is sticking to it but I know you can do it!

Cute ginger goodies. How on earth do you package all that up and send it to someone else? Don't you just want to keep it all?! Hehe

Wishing you a productive week of crafting~

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Hi Tanya,
Your whole idea for meal planning sounds wonderful. I really need to think about doing something like this. I follow a vegan diet and Mike and Kayleigh don't so I have to make two meals. Dinner time has been a real drag for me for the past 7 years.

What a wonderful gingerbread swap!