Jan 9, 2012


So we in week number two, and I'm feeling like I should document my own little bucket list for 2012. I recently read a quote from the lovely and talented Ms. Julia Roberts in my Life and Style Magazine (don't judge me) that I felt really encompassed my goals for this year).

1. To be the most productive and fulfilled I can be (paraphrased). - Julia Roberts
2.  Relentlessly pursuing my passions (being the best wife, mom, creative).
3.  Less talk more action.
4.  I really only have the four, but five just seems like a better number..
5. Staying organized in my thoughts and pursuits.

Speaking of that last one. Do you have that friend whose house seems to ALWAYS be spotless?! Even if if they have been at work all day and you just pop in unannounced? Well I do. And so in an effort to be like her (and Martha Stewart) when I grow up, I started getting into the habit of completing these basic daily tasks which have helped me stay a little less overwhelmed and keep chaos at bay.

7 Things to Do Every Day:
Make the Bed .. a crisply made bed makes the whole room seem more orderly
Manage Clutter.. whenever you leave a room quickly glance to make sure everything is as it should be.
Sort the Mail... Take a few minutes to open read, and sort mail as soon as you bring it inside. 
Clean as You Cook ... wash them, or put them in the dish washer as you prepare a meal.. 
Wipe Up Spills While They're Fresh..almost anything is faster and easier to remove if you attend to it immediately.
Sweep the Kitchen Floor... once you've finished washing up after dinner sweep the floor. 
A Load a Day  You'll fold this while watching your favorite show before bed. This will keep you from having to do 7 loads on the weekend, like I've been doing for the last 3 years. 

As I typed this out, I realized this also means, you will never sit down. At the very least you'll sleep very well because you will be exhausted from being in constant motion.  For Martha's printable list click here.

An example of my increased productivity so far was my effort New Year Cards out in a timely fashion.. Not so successful.. So guess what, Valentines Day cards are in progress!! Here are a couple of photos from my attempt to make cards to welcome 2012..

  Yes that's a double chin..  Also, looking like chocolate June Cleaver is not really the look I was going for.. 
Must keep it sexy.  
Maybe I'll have to add that one to the list. 

 I know I sneaked that one in. We are super excited! Its a boy:-) tee hee...

I 'm pretty sure my belly has been this big the entire time.


Rhoda Mina said...

Hi Nicole, I had no idea!! I thought it was all a joke on FB. :) Congratulations to you and the family! When are you due?

bunnie said...

thanks rhoda!! well.. someoone did accidentally "out" me on fb. she didnt even know i was expecting and at that time we werent telling anyone:) we are due in april!!

Maria Pinkelton said...

Geesh, I am not alone. When I posted similar goals on my FB page a friend said that I should turn to speed pills to help me along. NOT AN OPTION. Good luck and I hope you have a great 2012!!


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