It’s the official first full week of 2013 and I’m already feeling lighter having spent part of my weekend purging. I started with my magazines. I love my mags and the fact that they are a daily use for work has led to a slight hoarding problem. But this is finally the year I let go. Of course, I will still keep a library of past mags, but I’m majorly downsizing and swear to be diligent about removing old issues when new issues arrive. Plus, I will be getting an awesome workout loading up the trunk of my car with magazines to be recycled…I think it will take me at least twenty trips up and down the stairs.
The beginning of a new year always motivates me to let go of things, organize and minimalize (not a real word but makes sense, no?). And so I bring you the work of my designer friend Joanna Laajisto. I met Joanna years ago when she was still working in Cali and I have enjoyed seeing her talent flourish back in her hometown of Helsinki, Finland. Her designs are minimal and modern in true Finnish style and they have motivated me to keep a less cluttered environment. Next up, the shoe closet.
Images via here
It’s taken me a few days to get back into the swing of things, but I am ready to take on 2013. No new years resolutions, just ongoing goals and lists, but there are two importants things that I want to always keep in mind moving forward…be better and do better. I feel like if I keep these very simple mantras in mind, I’ll get to where I’m trying to go and I’ll enjoy the road there as well. Happy weekend!
I had grand ideas of the cutest family Christmas photo which would include my very last craft for the season, but alas the crazy pups would not coordinate and this was the only photo that was of use. Greta’s wearing a no sew doggie bow tie and the tutorial can be found here. I have no idea where Chloe was at this point, but she wasn’t having it. Merry Merry everyone!!
These are so easy to make and can totally be customized to your party’s theme, although I really do love this gold!
-Decorative duct tape
Let’s do this:
Step 1- Cut parchment paper to 5″x12″ piece
Step 2/3- Fold parchment piece in half and tape on either open side of folded paper
Step 4- Cut off excess tape along open end of pouch