The Big List 2.12.23

Old shoes, new socks.

Welcome! My name is Kara. You can learn more about me and why I write this blog here.

Here is the week I hope to have:

  • 14th – Valentine’s Day / listen to Elvis’ “I Can’t Help Falling in Love” ❤️
  • 15th – Disney’s Cinderella (1950)
  • 16th – Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
  • 17th – Random Acts of Kindness day

First things first …

  • What is essential?
  • Do I need help?
  • Where can I compromise?

To Do / Enjoy / Remember:

  • NO FRIDAY FEBRUARY – for many years now we have taken Fridays off from homeschool during the month of February
  • This is a pay day week for us:
    • Budget x Paycheck
    • ATM, cash envelope stuffing
    • Christmas 2023 savings
  • Purchase garden supplies
  • Organize seed packets
  • Make/purchase freezer meals ahead of the business of the rest of the month
  • Bake and decorate Valentine’s cookies
  • Bake thumbprint cookies with fig jam
  • Convert one of the the kitchen cupboards into a plant supplies cupboard
  • Wipe out the cutlery drawer
  • Declutter each bathroom
  • Deep clean each bathroom
  • Declutter the linen closet
  • Do we need more sheets? Towels? Blankets? Washcloths? Linen storage?
  • Stock up on bathroom basics:
    • Toilet paper
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Bodywash
    • Handsoaps
    • Toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste
  • Change the letterboard
  • Update screensaver on the Roku I use family photos and switch this out weekly

I plan to put up my feet and knit along to:

My current influences:

  • Martha Stewart’s monthly calendars from her magazine (no longer in print). 
  • Alison May’s Brocante Home website and online community as well as her seasonal home books.

Thank you for how kind you’ve been to this little blog of lists.

I am approaching blogging differently this time around. No pressure on me and no pressure on you. Just a basic but (I hope) truly helpful little website. Thanks for reading!

My word for 2023