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It's the end of week two of the H+H plan over at Magical Holiday Home. The focus: organizing activities and setting up a creativity area.
This week many of us have been decluttering our creative spaces to make room for craft projects, writing lists, planning holiday meals, signing and addressing Christmas cards, wrapping gifts, everything. The two areas where I do most of my creating, planning and whatnot are at my dining room table or at my desk in the guest bedroom. I tackled my desk area a few weeks ago. Let me tell you, my desk area was a job and a half. PAPER!!! That's all I'm going to say about that. I know you know what I'm talking about. But it's all good now. I can actually see my desk lol.
I do have several craft projects I will be working on - all decorations, no homemade gifts this year. However, I have not been to the stores to pick up supplies needed. Mainly because I have been focusing on fall projects that I am currently working on. My goal is to have the supplies by the end of this month. By then all of my fall projects will be completed and I can begin focusing on my Christmas projects. I have to have them done before Thanksgiving weekend, which is when I start putting up my Christmas decorations.
In addition to creating a nice work area, we're working on our seasonal calendars. There's parties, family photo sessions, travel arrangements, maintenance schedules, school plays/concerts coming up. Having all of that on a seasonal calendar is perfect to avoid missing something very important or worst, double booking. My seasonal calendar has been done for weeks. I just update as needed. And as for traveling, I never travel during any holiday and I don't have any family coming in town. Besides the majority of my family members live nearby.
Lastly it's time to get that shopping list together. My list is tucked in my purse and I've already started picking up stocking stuffers. I've also started my holiday layaway at Walmart. I have a three page list so the sooner I started the better. My list has everything from craft supplies, to gift ideas, to baking supplies. Some of the ladies at MHH are almost done all of their gift shopping. They were lucky enough to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones throughout the year. Very impressive. Wish I could be that good.