sometimes Monday . . .

looks like ironing fabric at 6am because the sewing room will be too hot by noon.

Now that my fabric is ironed, I might be able to get this pattern cut out in a downstairs corner where there is shade outside and a fan.

This heatwave is supposed to cool off tomorrow but not for long so Monday will also look like stocking the fridge with food that won’t require the stove or oven.

Hope your Monday is treating you well.

Three Things Thursday

summer notebooking

I have mentioned that I have a slight  substantial issue with notebooks.  I just cannot seem to pass up a beautiful notebook.  Sigh.  This month I have been in one notebook, a fairly chunky B6 (lower right).  I like the size of the page but the cover is a bit floppy.  I have done well keeping up with the various sections and have probably done more note-keeping this month than I have in the past.  Best of all, I have learned somethings.

  1. I want to keep my planning in one place.  I use a Moleskine planner for work the last three years but I need my work life and my non-work life to be synced up on paper so this year, I will use my Moleskine for all the date-keeping.
  2. I love lists but I am not a bullet-journaler.  I just can’t make it work.  I love looking at pictures on Instagram of bullet journals but I am setting aside the practice for my own notebook.  I love having a weekly list that I can carry around and check off so I will continue with that practice.
  3. I want to journal more about the day-to-day, ordinary life things.  I have done this more in my #onebookjuly notebook and it is a practice I will continue.  I will return to my B6 slim notebook (upper right) for this recordkeeping.  I like the size and the cover and I still have 3 blank inserts so that should hold me for a few more months.  This size is easy enough to carry in my purse too.

Unraveled Wednesday

This week finds me unraveling an old chair. This was one of the chairs from my parent’s dining set. I cannot remember the original color but I do remember my dad recovering them in this brown fabric – at least 40 years ago. I will head to the fabric store for new stuffing, fabric, and trim. Stay tuned! While you wait, visit Kat for more Unraveled stories.

#ttmt

Our tiny person’s mama is home in the summer so our schedules are a bit different but we still get to have plenty of play time. He loves duplo blocks, gears, and cars and his Grampa. Grampa is a good playmate and can do fun things like juggling and magic tricks.

I love to peek in on these #tinytinymoments.