Finish It Friday + 2 Announcements

posted by Aby on February 15, 2013 21 Comments

If you’re new to my blog, Finish It Friday is a weekly event here at simplify 101 designed to help you have more fun and get more done. Go here to find out more about Finish It Friday.  Also, in the post below I mention a couple of my goals. I’m doing a 13 goals in 2013 challenge this year, and you are invited to participate. Go here to learn more about the 13 Goals in 2013 Challenge

Happy Friday! It’s that time again—time to organize our plans for the weekend ahead! I’m going to share what I know for sure at this point…and then, I might add some things later. It’s been a really full week…and I haven’t had much time to think about the weekend yet. But, I wanted to get the thread set up so you can share your weekend plans. Are you ready? Let’s do this!

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  • Run 6-1/2 miles. This will bring me to ten for the week…which means I’ll still be two behind from last week. So I’ll see if I can do even more. Wish me luck! (Goal #1: Run 500 miles in 2013.) Update:  4 miles done so far!
  • Project Life. Download and print photos for the last two weeks. (Goal #3.) I downloaded and edited the photos, and uploaded them for printing. I want to add some other photos from 2012 before I complete my order. I’m calling it a check. ;)
  • Knit. Check!
  • Dinner out with Jay. We are going to our favorite restaurant for a late Valentine’s Day celebration. Looking forward to it! Check!

Done

  • simplify 101 project. I’ll be working on my new workshop, The FUNdamentals of Getting Organized, some more this weekend. I’m excited to see it coming together and hope to have it ready for enrollment very soon! Hooray! Check! Almost ready to open for enrollment. 
  • Meal plan and grocery shop. Check! (Thanks to Jay for shopping.)
  • Laundry. Check!
  • Mop. I’m oddly excited about the new mop head I picked up at the Container Store yesterday. Yes, I went to my version of the “candy store” on Valentine’s Day. (Very apropos, wouldn’t you say?) Check – though the new mop headed didn’t fit on the old mop. Grrr…
  • Hand-wash two shirts. Check!

Alright…that’s it so far. I’m sure I’ll add more as the weekend progresses. What’s on your to-do list this weekend? Please share your to-do list in the comments and remember to share your progress in the comments of this thread.

Have a great weekend! 

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Try it for freeP.S. Before I sign off for the weekend, I have two quick announcements. First…if you’ve been on the fence about signing up for my Organize Your Creative Space online workshop, good news: we’re offering a free sample of the first lesson. Go here to get in on the free sample of Organize Your Creative Space…but hurry. You must complete the sign up process before Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 5:00 PM US CST.

Second, while at The Container Store I discovered they’re having an awesome sale on office products right now. If you’re currently working on organizing your office or paper clutter, you’ll want to check out the great deals on fun stuff like file folders, drawer organizers, and other fun stuff to make your office organized and inspiring. Happy shopping.

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  • February 15, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    My list is a continuation of last week (which I never got to update here anyway) LOL

    Finish It:
    Laundry
    Empty this week’s In Basket
    Finish weeks 50, 51, and 52 of PL 2012
    Order pics for PL
    Order small prints for PL
    Mail Baby congrats card
    FB a cousin for another cousin’s address
    Dust
    Pay Bills

    FUN:
    Read
    VD Dinner date with hubby
    Project Snowman down – spring time up
    combined with game time with the kids
    Scrap boys sketch pads
    Menu plan
    Elliptical workout
    Family walk
    Watch a movie

    February 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Sounds like a fun list of things to keep you busy this weekend. Enjoy!

    February 16, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    My list is a continuation of last week (which I never got to update here anyway) LOL

    Finish It:
    Laundry – DONE
    Empty this week’s In Basket
    Finish weeks 50, 51, and 52 of PL 2012 – DONE
    Order pics for PL – DONE
    Order small prints for PL – DOING NOW
    Mail Baby congrats card
    FB a cousin for another cousin’s address
    Dust
    Pay Bills – DONE

    FUN:
    Read – DONE but want to do more
    VD Dinner date with hubby – DONE
    Project Snowman down – spring time up
    combined with game time with the kids
    Scrap boys sketch pads
    Menu plan
    Elliptical workout – DONE
    Family walk
    Watch a movie – DONE

    February 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    week’s in basket done –

    walk postponed due to weather –
    FB for address done – dusting done
    project snowman down and spring up – done
    Game time with the kids done times 2! Not bad for a weekend!!

    • February 15, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      Gosh I thought your announcement was about the FUNdamentals of Organization! I’m looking forward to that.

      FUN
      -Go to Museum on Sunday for Free Day
      -Project Life (hoping my snapfish order comes Saturday so I can really project life)
      -photograph project life
      -blog
      -begin planning EPIC joint 1st & 3rd birthday party with a Pirate theme (calling this fun since it involves Pinterest)
      DONE
      -run church powerpoint
      -meal plan and grocery shop
      -mail sympathy cards
      -wrap & mail baby shower package

      February 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      Hi, Alissa,

      Thanks for your enthusiasm about The FUNdamentals of Getting Organized. We hope to have it ready for enrollment before the end of the weekend.

      Good luck with your to-do list this weekend! I did a joint birthday party once – it was fun. :)

      Aby

      February 18, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Ok, we went to the museum, which was extra fun as it was a special Luci & Mommy date as the baby stayed home. Much more doable since the museum was crowded and I didn’t have to deal with stroller.

      My project life print order came on Friday so I put photos in, but have finish up work to do, I did some photographing of project life.

      I blogged some videos

      I did not do much on the birthday party
      I ran church powerpoint and I grocery shopped but didn’t really meal plan. I mailed both cards and packages. So I feel pretty good about what I accomplished.

      • February 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

        Thanks so much for the free sample lesson! I’m off to read it now.

        February 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm

        Thanks, Melissa! Hope you enjoy it. :)

        • February 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm

          I had a blast participating last week! And got all my goals accomplished…soooo…I’m back and have added an extra goal to each list. Fingers crossed for another great weekend! : )

          Fun
          * Attend my nephew’s 5th b-day party.
          * Read 3 chapters in my book.
          * Finish DH’s Valentine coupon book.
          * Catch up on labeling DD’s class party & field trip photos.

          Done
          * Laundry – Towels & Sheets
          * Food – Meal Plan & Grocery Shop
          * Pack away Valentine’s Day stuff.
          * Sort & Store 18 Month Girl Clothes

          February 15, 2013 at 8:07 pm

          Welcome back Cindy! Hope you have a great weekend!

          February 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm

          Fun
          * Attend my nephew’s 5th b-day party. – DONE! : )
          * Read 3 chapters in my book. – DONE! : )
          * Finish DH’s Valentine coupon book. – DONE! : )
          * Catch up on labeling DD’s class party & field trip photos. – DONE! : )

          Done
          * Laundry – Towels & Sheets – DONE! : )
          * Food – Meal Plan & Grocery Shop – DONE! : )
          * Pack away Valentine’s Day stuff. – DONE! : )
          * Sort & Store 18 Month Girl Clothes – DONE! : )

          Got everything accomplished, but had to stay up a little later last night to fit it all in! I ended up helping set-up for my nephew’s birthday party, which was extra time I hadn’t expected. Also…not only got my DD’s preschool pictures done, but also got 200 other photos off the camera, labeled, and backed-up! And…I stored both my boy & girl 18 month clothes (I have 2 year old twins). So hooray for getting extra stuff done! : )

          February 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm

          Hooray indeed Cindy! Sounds like a great weekend. :)

          • February 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm

            Finish

            *Printing photos for Proj Life

            *Working on Proj Life albums with my nieces – we’re having a “working fun” session

            *Making two scrapbook layouts – taking Organizing Your Creative Space and doing this will give me some clues about how I create and how I could better organize my stuff

            Done

            *Post Office – weather permitting – to mail about 5 packages

            and I’m happy to say that I did it all from last week ‘s list. I am amazed!

            Cheers~

            February 15, 2013 at 8:08 pm

            Oh I love that third one – it’s a nice two for one – doing some creative projects in support of your organizing goals. Yay! Can’t wait to hear how that goes.

            Congrats on last week’s progress, too.

            Aby

            • February 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm

              I want to know what you’re knitting, Aby! I was driving in Illinois today and you popped into my mind and I wondered whether you were doing much knitting. Do tell!

              February 15, 2013 at 8:09 pm

              Hi, Janine,

              I’ll give you three guesses and the first two don’t count – LOL. (It’s a scarf. Probably the same scarf I was knitting back when you taught me how to knit hearts.) Such a slow, sporadic knitter I am. ;)

              Thanks for thinking of me on your drive today.

              Aby

              • February 15, 2013 at 8:40 pm

                This weekend is all about fun! Huge family get together from all over the state!

                February 16, 2013 at 11:39 am

                That sounds fun Shanon! Hope you have a great weekend!

                • February 15, 2013 at 9:18 pm

                  Happy Friday! My kids are off next week for mid-winter break so this is a busy weekend of getting things ready for vacation. :)

                  FINISH:

                  *Laundry
                  *Change bed linens
                  *Clean kitchen
                  *Grocery list + shopping
                  *Charge electronic devices, pack games + DVDs for long car trip
                  *Car wash
                  *Pack clothes
                  *Pack skiing clothes + accessories
                  *Run 13.1 miles – probably going to break it into a long am run + a short pm one
                  *pay a couple of bills

                  FUN:
                  *Family pizza + movie night
                  *DD’s basketball game
                  *Lunch or dinner out on Saturday as a family
                  *Reading – hoping to finish my book this weekend :)

                  February 16, 2013 at 11:39 am

                  Have a great weekend Keri!