Resolutions 2012: Two Organized Closets

I’m checking in on my New Year Resolutions for 2012. I’ve finished another couple of the resolutions on my list! I cleaned out Nicholas’ closet and the hall closet. The catalyst was going through the boys’ clothes to send to a friend in Dallas who is gathering items for the tornado victims. I’m glad that I was able to help in a tiny way. And clean closets as a bonus!

Here is my list of New Year Resolutions:

  1. Nicholas’ closet,
  2. Our closet,
  3. My scrapbooking area,
  4. Kitchen pantry,
  5. Laundry area,
  6. Hall closet,
  7. Storage unit,
  8. Linen closet,
  9. Email (I have more than 700 unopened emails sitting in my inbox),
  10. Finances,
  11. Calendars (editorial and exercise),
  12. Chore chart, and
  13. Photos

How are you doing? Have you made much progress on your goals and resolutions for the year?

Photographic Evidence of Clean Closets

 

 

 

Let the Resolutions Begin!

I’m feeling crazy this week, so I’m making all kinds of New Year’s Resolutions for 2012. Most of them revolve around organization or being organized. I haven’t fleshed them all out, but here are the basics:

Organize:

  1. Nicholas’ closet,
  2. Our closet,
  3. My scrapbooking area,
  4. Kitchen pantry,
  5. Laundry area,
  6. Hall closet,
  7. Storage unit,
  8. Linen closet,
  9. Email (I have more than 700 unopened emails sitting in my inbox),
  10. Finances,
  11. Calendars (editorial and exercise),
  12. Chore chart, and
  13. Photos

Here’s what I want to accomplish: donating clothing items to my local hospital, donating phones to my local shelter, knowing the medicine we have in our cabinet (and getting rid of old stuff), committing to exercising, not having any overdraft charges, be move-out ready or downsize to a smaller storage unit, back-up photos for 2011, back-up photos monthly, set up kids’ doctors appointments for the year, quickly scrapbook T’s first year, and feel more relaxed.

Are you making resolutions for 2012? Feel like sharing?

Gift Recommendation: Canvas Press

I don’t do a gift guide or anything like that for the holidays, but I can’t wait to show y’all this awesome canvas we got from Canvas Print. Any of their products would be the perfect gift for new parents, grandparents, or yourself. I was lucky enough to win my canvas through a contest on Rachel’s blog, A Southern Fairytale. I’m also lucky enough to have my talented friend, Heather, humor me and take pictures of my boys.

In addition to just how awesome the canvas turned out, the process was super easy with clear and detailed instructions for uploading and working with your photo. Canvas Print created and shipped my canvas so quickly I couldn’t believe when I got it just a week after ordering. Also? They are a Texas-based company, with fantastic customer service.

I ordered a single 16″x20″ canvas with 1.5″ depth. I also like some of the examples on their site of a cluster of canvases, but for now I just ordered the one. It was around $110 before shipping. I’m going to tell you now that the photos I took of the canvas in no way do the colors justice. The canvas, in real life, has the most vibrant gorgeous tones.

In a nutshell, y’all should go to your computers and buy one of these right now! There is still plenty of time to order for Christmas or Hanukkah. Or just because.