Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and New Year resolutions.

I have loved looking at all the most stunning Christmas pictures this year on blogs so here are just some of mine. Each picture has taken me 5 mins to load very frustrating and several times I have just gave trying to post. Never mind, I will work it out why blogger is so slow but at least I now have a few precious pictures to show you.

At the moment, like most people I know, we are busy spring cleaning and decluttering the house. There is nothing like the start of a new year to get you all inspired and finish off those projects that have lingered for too long! I have set 3 new year resolutions that I truly want to succeed in....

1. To be more organised
I have gone back to work full time this year so its important I still have a beautiful clean house, washing done folded away each night (I have 2 full loads a day hence why its an important chore), kids forms for their school activities signed and homework completed. They are my priorities for the home front. If that can be achieved then the rest will follow .

2. To be a nicer person.
Still working from the inside out...always! Not to get caught up in conversations that drag you down. I have been reading The 7 habits of Highly Effective People. I find this helps me more in my professional life but a classic book and interesting read.

3. To get my act together financially.
I love shopping and buying things but I need to take a step back and look at the real value of money. Yesterday, I spent half a day organising the study and getting all my son's old text books to sell at a second hand textbook shop. Then, I sat down for a good hour with a rubber and rubbed all the answers in pencils out of the books so the next child who bought it could enjoy it. I managed to sell the 6 language books for a total of $25 which in return I bought 2 more 2nd hand books for this year. The satisfaction I had from just a small amount was immeasurable...sometimes, just going back to basics is a lesson in itself.

Hope you enjoy my Christmas Pictures....

Mrs B


Bethany Dirksen said...

I just stumbled across your blog for the first time and thought I would say hello! I looked through a few of your posts and love your style. I like the white christmas tree in your modern home!

I'm a blogger as well, about the world of art, but my history is in interior design and fashion. I love to hear what people are saying! Hope we get to see more of each other in the future.


kexkez said...

Oh Mrs B
I'm not sure how I missed your post. So nice to see you adding a psot to your blog. It's been a long time. Or perhaps I've missed more. Are you all still loving the new house? Not so new now I guess.
I hope you had a lovely Christmas.
Best wishes with your plans to be more organised this year. Working full time you will really want to get everything to a routine.

How is your garden going?
Kerry ( Another Mrs B)

Brillante Interiors said...

Hi Mrs.B and Happy New Year with many new projects and new rewards.
I have followed your house from the very beginning and I am so proud of you!
Can I ask you a favor: I just rebranded my business and my blog which is now "Brillante Interiors". Would you mind to remove my old blog Brillante Home Decor and add the new link:

Many thanks for your support,

Dave said...

Following links from other blogs Ive just found your blog for the first time too. Re your comment about uploading photos, with my own I am using Picasa and Picasa Web Albums to manage my blog photos. Blogger is now integrated with Picasa making it very easy to link photos in to your posts via the add photo feature. If you upload photos from your PC using Picasa to Picasa Web Albums too, you can also easily watermark them with your web address during the upload process.

I look forward to reading your blog.

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