Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Blog Log

There are two things about me that you may not know.

FIRST, I am a goal-setter. I firmly believe that if I don’t set goals, I won’t accomplish much. It has long been my custom to set annual goals during the week between Christmas and New Years. Last year, one of the goals I set for myself was to try my best to be selected to serve on a design team. Woo Hoo!!! It happened and I am thrilled!!! In fact, I’ve been asked to serve on more than one design team! How cool is that!?!?!?

SECOND, I am an organizer. I like to have things neat and orderly. I function best when I make out a To Do list and strategize things that need to be accomplished. My husband would even tell you I am a bit obsessive about this organizing trait, but I think it’s just because he’s jealous that he’s not organized. LOL!

Why, you might ask, am I sharing these two traits with you? I did so in order to share with you the simple little altered item I made for myself.

When I learned that I would be juggling more than one design team schedule, I knew I would need to keep abreast of what needed to be posted on my blog on specific days, so I went in search of a small calendar to keep at my computer station for logging such things. I found the perfect solution at our local Dollar General store and it only cost fifty cents. It is a pocket calendar with a clear plastic sleeve. Not only did this calendar serve my purpose, but the clear sleeve allowed me to alter the cover to make it blog-worthy.

While my Blog Log is a very simple design, I think it would make a great project with more details including stamped images and embellishments. In fact, I wish I’d thought of this idea earlier (instead of two days before Christmas) because I think it would have been a good idea for Christmas gifts, too. Oh, well, maybe I can do that next year.

And speaking of next year…. one of my goals for next year is to try my best to get a card published in a magazine. Wish me luck!


karen said...

great idea! wish i was as organized!

Maria Matter said...

omgosh Jeanette, we were obviously separated at birth!!!! lol I love this idea!
We are going to have fun designing together!
take care!
Blessings, Maria