Monday, December 22, 2008

MAKING A HAPPY HOME MONDAY

Man, sometimes this time of week comes really quickly. I started this blog carnival with a purpose of helping myself...and hopefully inspiring others to join in. I'm just getting so discouraged, to be quite honest. I hear from so many say, "I would like to join in, but I don't have time" or "I don't have any projects."

Well, my question is this......Did you vacuum? Did you clean your kitchen at all? Then take a picture of before and after. That's it! It can be a small job like cleaning the mirror in the hallway. It can be a big job like wiping down your baseboards. The point is this....take a few moments today to do something to make a spot in your home prettier or more functional...but definitely happier.


For my task, I chose wrapping presents.

I'll bet that a lot of you don't see that as a chore or anything like that. For me? I HATE WRAPPING PRESENTS! I really do. As much as I love the holidays, this is the worst part for me, I guess.

Is it because there are too many? No...probably not. We don't have THAT many...as you will see. In fact, if it wasn't for my kids peeking into the bags, I wouldn't wrap at all - I'd use gift bags.

That being said, I almost always wait until the last minute (or near that). I do it with just enough time to make sure that the kids have what I intended for them to have (something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read....;) thanks, Catey!)


This took me about 3 hours. Not because there are so many, but because I dislike it so much. I got SO distracted...several times. I started at 10:00 p.m. and FINALLY had them all under the tree at about 12:50 a.m.



If you would like to join me (and I would love it if you did) just link up with Mr. Linky on the bottom of this post. It's easy.....put your user name in the top space and your site address in the next space. If I can do it....YOU can do it.

Happy Monday, y'all!!




5 comments:

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Yep I see it as a chore and am always doing it so it seems! They look pretty!

erica said...

You took my happy home monday!!!!! I chose wrapping presents!!! And I have pictures this week! ugh! Well, I'll tweak mine then!

Looks good!
erica

LRFK said...

I wrapped all of my presents last night, as well. Sean helped me, but wasn't thrilled about it. We both hate wrapping. My back always hurts afterwards! Doesn't it feel good to have it done though.

Carla said...

Wanna come do mine????? Please???? Feels good to have it done doesn't it? It will probably feel good when I have mine done too:)

Thanks for hosting us today-and
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
(love the 'list' I wish I had that when mine were little)

Catey said...

Yay for getting it done! : ) We usually end up doing it all on Christmas Eve and then stay up way too late doing it..... We decided we'd do better this year and did it last night. Check one more thing of the "too many things to do" list!
Doesn't it feel good to have it done? lol