Friday, September 7, 2012

31 Days to Lovely Little Spaces

Besides having a passion for organizing and interior design, the purpose of starting a blog was to learn something new. 

The writing flows easily enough, which is a good indication to me that I have picked the right topic. But there's a lot of technical stuff I am learning how to do. For one thing, you can't very well have a blog about design without making it look nice. And without readers there's very little point to sharing what I know here.

So I am learning how to make graphics and trying to increase traffic to the site by connecting with other bloggers. 

Enter "31 Days to Lovely Little Spaces". It's my take on this year's challenge from The Nesting Place to write about one topic daily for the entire month of October.

My project "31 Days to Lovely Little Spaces" was inspired by this photo from the reader space on IHeart Organizing. Isn't it just lovely?!? Definitely check out the post to see the before photo and all of the detail shots.

Luckily for me (eyeroll), I have LOTS of cabinets, closets, and drawers that need a makeover. Some things need just a little tweak to get them right and others (like my linen closet) could use a major overhaul. In "31 Days to Lovely Little Spaces" I will tackle all these nagging tasks and share my progress with you.
But how??? How in the world am I going to get all these projects done (31 of them, remember?), write a post daily, and live the full and busy life I already have? The answer, as always, is in a book. ;)
I have been wanting to read the ebook What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--And Your Life for a few months. And since school started this week, I have been thinking more than ever about how to  effectively use the early morning hours. But it wasn't until I read the Happiest Mom's interview with Laura Vanderkam this week that it all clicked. 
The Happiest Mom and Laura Vanderkam had teamed up for a giveaway of the ebook and a personal consultation to transform a reader's morning. All you had to do was answer the question "What would your perfect morning look like?" 
But I really had no clue. Without a purpose for getting up early, I'm going to stay in my cozy bed next to my big lovey for as long as possible. But while on vacation last week, I had popped out of bed one morning. A nonprofit group had asked me to write an article about organizing. Having to get the article done on a deadline--and not wanting to lose any sightseeing time with big lovey--was all the motivation I needed to get up early and get it done.

So perhaps "31 Days to Lovely Little Spaces" is possible! Stay tuned...

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