Hello my friends.  I do love fresh starts and new beginnings and I am so excited to be starting a brand new year with all its possibilities still waiting to unfold.  I have just today put the last of my Christmas totes back into the attic and am busily reorganizing three rooms in our home (yes, three...all at the same time) hoping to give a little breathing space to our small cottage.

I don't know about you but I tend to use our spare room (aka the grandboys room) as a dumping
ground collecting area for everything and anything in the month of December.  Well, that piper has to be paid eventually, and that is what the first week of January found me doing.

While I was at it I decided to move my craft room across the hall upstairs (from the small bedroom to the larger one) so that my husband could finally use the spare room for his music room.  This is where I ask the age old question, "What was I thinking?"  Now I have three messes going at once and am feeling extremely overwhelmed and unmotivated.

I have started to see good progress in the grandboys room which is a good thing because they will be staying with me this weekend.  Nothing like a little motivation to get you moving.  As for my craft room relocation...not so much of an end in sight there, but I am feeling the desire to create so I know it will get into high gear soon...at least that what I keep telling my husband.

Enough rambling for me.  How is your new year going?  Has the organizational bug hit you yet?  I posted a new youtube video earlier in the week showing how I cleaned and organized the living room post Christmas.  I will link it below in case you'd like to take a look.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I hope to be back soon with a craft room reveal.

xo, Patty


  1. LOL... I am feeling the same way.. Got too many jobs going at the same time.. But really
    trying to make room in our little cottage.. smile
    Happy New years.. and best wishes on your changing rooms.. Will be great to get into craft room.. have fun.

  2. Our office/craft room is where everything seems to get thrown. Hubby can’t deal with clutter too long though so it doesn’t get too out of hand before I tackle it. We’re flying off to Nebraska on Saturday for a late Christmas with our daughter and hr family and then I have lots of plans for when we get back. Have a great weekend with your boys.

  3. Patty,

    I eagerly await your craft room reveal. Unfortunately, imy craft room is the room that ends up as a collecting area, so I’ve been working on getting it back in order. Happy New Year!


  4. Those pitchers are so beautiful.. where did you find them?

  5. I spent most of December organizing everything in my life. When I was a child, my Mom would always tell us to sort and organize our rooms before our birthdays and Christmas, to make room for our new toys. So this year, I decided to try some pre-Christmas organizing. It was kind of an over-whelming project, but I'm so happy with the end result.


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