Sunday, September 28, 2014

Holiday Planning 2014 - WEEK 5

Time to get the public/common areas of the house spruced up!

Week 5Living Room/Stairs/Entry/Halls/Family RoomHouse Room Week:


Living Room



Upstairs Hall

Downstairs Hall

Family Room

Zone 5 & 1 – Living Room/Stairs/Halls/Family Room:

Reorganize Cabinet Space in Bookshelves

Reorganize Books on Bookshelves
Scrub Entry RoomArea Floor
Reorganize Linen Closet Drawers

Reorganize Family Room Shelving

Reorganize Bookshelf by Food Storage Room



Plan Holiday Décor (Form)

Inventory Holiday Decorations (Form)

Décor Declutter (Storage Form)

Decorate for Fall

Schedule Houseguests & visits with family!

Schedule any houseguest stays/family visits

Make guest “pamper basket”

Hold Scheduling Session

Type Recipes in Cookbook

Decide on Halloween Costumes

Going somewhere for the holidays?
Plan Family Advent Celebrations

Double one meal and freeze half for the holidays.

Set up Christmas gift-wrapping center.

Divide Budget List in 1/3 to BUY gifts & supplies & time to buy.

Create an Email Christmas Card List

Purchase Address Labels for Christmas Cards

Purchase Christmas Cards Qty _____

Purchase Christmas Stamps Qty _____

Print Address Labels

Put labels on envelopes

Begin signing Christmas Cards & File to add photos, etc.

Time to pick Holiday Letterhead!

Purchase Christmas Letter Paper

Write Family Christmas Letter

Print Family Christmas Letter

Wrap and label packages. Get shipping boxes if needed.

Sign Christmas Cards.

Pick apples at (?) to bottle.

Plan Mom Pampering Session(s)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Holiday Planning 2014 WEEK 3

So much to do, better start here!

Holiday Planning - Week 3- Main Bathroom & Office - Focus: Me & Mine

September 15 - 21


Upstairs Bathroom

Downstairs Bathroom

Stacia's Desk

Jordan's Desk


Reorganize Downstairs Wall Cupboard in Bathroom

Reorganize Hall Medicine Closet

Reorganize Stacia's Desk

Reorganize Jordan's Desk

Clean Desktops

Clean Desk Shelves

Clean Out Desk Files

Clean Underneath Desks


Seasonal Spruce Up  (Form)

Double One Meal & Freeze Half for the Holidays

Setup Christmas Gift Wrapping Center

Buy Supplies to Make Handcrafted Gifts

Sort Supplies for Each Gift So They Are Ready To Work On

Buy Camera Batteries & Charge All Batteries

Buy Camcorder Tapes & Charge Battery

Purchase Mailing Labels

Update Mailing List

Print Address labels
Purchase, Order, or Print Christmas Cards &/or Letters

Plan Mom Pampering Sessions(s)

Set up a Gift Closet/Boxes Area(s)

Choose New Christmas Cookie Recipes to try & type in Cookbook

Make copies of recipes and place them in the Christmas Notebook.

Print poop gifts.


Halloween        Pumpkin     Candy Corn or Mini-pumpkins
Thanksgiving   Turkey         Raisinets, Malt Balls, Reeses Bites, Milk Duds  
Christmas         Reindeer      Junior Mints, Raisinets, Malt Balls, Milk Duds
                          Snowman    White Chocolate Covered Candy, Marshmallows
Valentines        Cupid           Something Red, Junior Mints?
St. Patrick’s     Leprechaun  Junior Mints, Gold Coins, Something Green

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Holiday Planning 2014 WEEK 2

Well to have the holiday I would love to have I better get moving on a few things, this is my week 2 plan, hoping I can get some help with some of this from my dear daughters, especially the one that likes to bake a lot!

September 7- 13

Holiday Planning - WEEK 2 - Kitchen (Cupboards) - Calendar & Creativity

Kitchen Upper Cupboards on Sink Wall

Kitchen Lower Cupboards on Sink Wall
Kitchen Upper Cupboards Snack Bar

Kitchen Lower Cupboards Snack Bar
Remove all Counter Clutter & Bleach Counters
Reorganize Cupboards

Reorganize Drawers

Reorganize China Cabinet

Reorganize China Shelving

Reorganize Cupboard of Bookshelf

Reorganize Mini Bookshelf of Everybody's Stuff

Create a Seasonal Calendar
Plan Holiday Travel

Hold Scheduling Session

Start Tear Files

Update Shopping Lists

Inventory Craft Supplies, Unfinished Projects, & Ready to Use Projects

Begin Gift to Make Lists

Buy Extra Sugar, Shortening, Baking Chocolate, Candy Sprinkles, Etc.

Discuss Gift Responsibilities with Family & Note Them on the Gift Pages.

Buy Extra Scotch Tape, Ribbons, Gift Tags

Double One Meal & Freeze Half for the Holidays.
Find &/or Buy Christmas Cards
Plan Decorations for tree (Gold & White with Disney Decos)
Divide Gift Needs into 3 lists. Buy 1 list each month for the next 3 months.
Develop ideas for gifts, decorations (See Christmas Notebook, Magazines, & Books) See Pinterest!
Week              Dates                              Focus Area                                      Zone
Week 1   Sept 1 - Sept 7       House Exterior & Entry/List Week           1
Week 2   Sept 8 - Sept 14     Kitchen (Cupboards)                                          2
Week 3   Sept 15 - Sept 21   Main Bathroom & Office                          3
Week 4   Sept 22 - Sept 28   Master Bedroom & Bath                           4
Week 5   Sept 29 - Oct 5      Living Room/Stairs/Halls/Family Room       5 & 1
Week 6   Oct 6 - Oct 12       Kitchen, Pantry, & Freezer                        2
Week 7   Oct 13 - Oct 19     Bathrooms & Hall Closets                         3
Week 8   Oct 20 - Oct 26     Boys Bedrooms                                                   4
                                                Week 1 - Get Organized
Week 9   Oct 27 - Nov 2    Living Room & Halloween Deco Final   5 & 1
                                               Week 2 - Reality Check
Week 10   Nov 3 - Nov 9    Un-decorate/Kitchen (Thanksgiving Prep)        2
                                                Week 3 - Gifts & Giving
Week 11   Nov 10 - Nov 16  Bathrooms & Stairway                              3
                                                Week 4 - Get Cooking
Week 12   Nov 7- Nov 23  All Bedrooms                                                         4
                                               Week 5 - Decorate
Week 13   Nov 24 - Nov 30 Living Room, Family Room                                5
                                               Week 6 - Celebrate - Thanksgiving Week
Week 14   Dec 1 - Dec 7     Entry, Stairs, & Hallways                            1
Week 15   Dec 8 - Dec 14   Kitchen                                                                  2
Week 16   Dec 15 - Dec 21 Bathroom & Desk                                        3
Week 17   Dec 22 - Dec 28 Master Bedroom & Kids Rooms                 4
Week 18   Dec 29 - Jan 4    Entry/Living Room/Stairs/Halls/Fm Rm       5 & 1
Week 19   Jan 5 - Jan 11    Kitchen & Store All Items                         2

Monday, September 1, 2014

Holiday Planning 2014 WEEK 1

If I am going to achieve this... I need to do this weeks list & every following week, time to get moving!

Anything that has a line through the step to take is something I have finished, I'll have to update soon when I have a little more accomplished, got to love catch-up!

September 1 - 6

Holiday Planning - Week 1 - Entry- Focus Planning & Paperwork


House Walkway

Exterior Entry

Interior Entry


Clean Windows & Screens

Clean Window Sills

Clean Outside Entrance Area & Walkway



Setup a Holiday Planning Center

Setup a Holiday Savings

Print Houseworks Holiday Plan Forms

Master Gift List (Form)

Holiday Budget ( Form)

Family Values Worksheet (Form)

Holiday Traditions  (Form)

Chore Checklist  (Form)

Room-by-Room Decor  (Form)

Weekly Checklist  (Form)

Individual Room Pages on HGP Cleaning Checklist  (Form)

Weekly Planner 1  (Form)

Weekly Planner 2  (Form)

Christmas Card List (Form)

Calendars (Form)

Get Organized Week  (Form)

Reality Check Week  (Form)

Gifts 'n Giving Week  (Form)

Get Cooking Week  (Form)

Decorate Week, Celebrate Week (Form)

This Years Christmas Countdown Calendar  (Form)

Kids/family Gifts (Form)

School & Church Gifts - Teachers & Kids Friends


Shopping List

Christmas Card List

Decide How Many Cards to Buy

Set Dates for Parties/Entertaining

Make a Planning Section For Parties (Made Halloween Notebook & Thanksgiving Notebook)

Fill in Calendar Dates in Day Planner & On the Family Calendar

Buy Canning Jars for Gifts in a Jar (Buy after bottling season, still bottling)

Baked Goods for Sharing/Gift. Decide how much to make & divide It


Cookies Needed

Cakes Needed

Candy Needed


_____ Flour                  _____Baking Powder             _____Choc Chips
_____ Sugar                 _____ Baking Soda                 _____ Mint Chips
_____ Cocoa                 _____ Shortening                   _____ White Chips
_____ Butter                 _____ Butter Shortening        _____ Mini M&M's
_____ Veg Oil               _____ Baking Spray               _____  Color Chips
_____ Eggs                   _____ Brown Sugar                _____ Dark Chocolate
_____ Vanilla               _____ Powder Sugar               _____ White Chocolate
_____ Lemon Ext         _____ Peanut Butter               _____ Sucker Sticks
_____ Almond Ext       _____ Cooking Spray              _____ Sucker Bags
_____ Mint Ext            _____ Peppermint Ext             _____ Peppermint Ext