Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What are you doing to prepare for Fall

So as I was browsing one of my favorite new site, Magical Holiday Home, someone posted their Fall To Do list. I started thinking about everything I needed to do to get ready. My plan is to start decorating Labor Day weekend. Here are a few things I will be doing in the upcoming weeks to get ready.
  • Take inventory of my Fall decorations and determine if I will be adding or changing anything this year.
  • Gather all my Fall candles and make sure I have enough for every room.
  • Do an overall house cleaning. I try to go by The Fly Lady's Basic Plan.
  • Start testing new fall recipes. I love baking with pumpkin! I have a few recipes I can't wait to try out. I'll make sure to post them if they're good.
  • Stock up on baking ingredients.
  • Reorganize my pantry.
  • Bring out all my favorite holiday dish towels. I'm obsessed with dish towels.
  • Start putting together an overall plan for the entire Holiday season.
The most important thing I want to do this year is stay stress free. I'm thinking I will keep a rolling to do list. I like to hand write everything. There is something so empowering about crossing something off a list. There are so many great resources on the internet to help you prepare for the Holidays. Here are a few that have really helped me.


Be sure to also check out the other wonderful blogs on my sidebar. Everyone shares their creative ideas.
How are you getting ready?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Great Ideas for the Holidays

I wanted to share on of my favorite things that starts September 24: Better Homes and Gardens' 100 Days of Holidays Newsletter. Once you sign up, you receive great craft and recipe ideas by email. There are slideshows and "how to" videos. Its a great way to stay motivated and creative during the Holidays! Follow the link below to sign up, its free.