Sunday, 3 May 2009

Confessions of a listaholic

As a have mentioned before a couple of times I love to write lists, the only problem is that I don't always finish them, I always seem to get a bit sidetracked along the way. Now do you see this folder -

I know it is not too pretty at the moment, I have to spend some time on prettying it up like Rachael did with her journals. This book is the ultimate list, my renovating projects folder, the folder is divided up into rooms and in each section I have a list of jobs to either finish or start, as well as some pretty pictures that I have found while looking on the Internet for inspiration.

I made this folder a couple of months ago and although I have finished and crossed out a couple of projects there is still so much to do. I have decided that I will tackle the list by doing one project or room a week, so each Sunday night I will decide what project I am going to do for the next week and I will do a short post about it including a before photo, then when the project is finished I will post again and show you all the finished product, that way if I don't get the project finished in a week the whole of blogland will know about it. Nothing like a bit of shame to get one motivated.

So here is this weeks project - The Laundry

Man I can't believe that I am showing you all this mess.

During the Easter school holidays my boys helped me to paint 5 rooms, they wanted guitar hero for their wii and I wanted some painting done so a deal was made, they did all the roller work while I did all the cutting in. The laundry was one of those rooms, but we were not able to completely finish it as there was a very large fridge in here and I needed Paul to remove it so that I could finish the painting. So now with the fridge gone I have no excuse. I will show you a photo of the finished laundry as soon as I have finished. Until then...........

Cheers and Best Wishes,


Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Linda! WOW! Your lists are MUCH more organised than mine! Mine usually change so quickly and often that they don't even make the written stage! Tee! Hee! Hee! I do have a few photos of reno ideas on my pin boards, though to inspire me - of course, they also often side-track me from DOING what is on my list ...! :0) Can't wait to see your before and after photos!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Siobhan said...

Hi Linda!

You made me laugh about the boys wanting guitar hero...things they will do for Wii! lol.

Deb said...

Hi Linda
I love your new header photo - I will have to send your link to my daughter who bakes amazing cupcakes (her nickname is cupKate :-}) We bought her a cupcake holder similar to yours - but yours is fabulous!
Great post! I'm a list maker too :-)

Ragged Roses said...

Good luck with your laundry, really looking forward to seeing it


Your header is beautiful and simply wonderful eye candy!

Wishing you a very special Happy Mother's Day weekend!

Love and blessings,

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Linda
I make lists then loose them, I need a list to remember where my list is

Glad your parcel arrived safely, looking forward to seeing what you did with it

Happy Mother's Day!

A Romantic Porch said...

Linda, Your idea notebook is such a great idea! I LOVE it. Have fun with this week's project. xo rachel

Unknown said...

Hi Linda! Thank you so much for your kind comment son my blog post :) You are so sweet!

I love being organized so I know just what you mean, lol!!


Rue said...

Hi Linda :)

I can't wait to see what it looks like! You do NOT want to see my laundry if you think yours is bad LOL


Natasha Burns said...

Linda you have some great ideas in there. Good luck with the laundry! I need to take a leaf out of your book!