Monday, January 20, 2014

Little Big Moments #9

Hey everyone! Are you ready to think back to last year? I hope so...
Download Pages 18 & 19 for FREE!
Page 18
Title: Give Thanks

Page 19
Title: Bookworm
Theme/Prompt: Record some of your favorite book to read

I hope you all have fun while going "back in time" to create your Thanksgiving page!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Clean 2014!

One of my New Year's resolutions is to clean up my house! A new year means its time to replace my old cleaning chart with a new 2014 chart. This cleaning chart helps me keep track of tasks that don't have to be done very frequently (in my household). I came up with this system because I kept asking myself, "Did I clean the fish tank this month?" or "When am I supposed to change the water filter?"
So here is my old cleaning chart:
and here is my new cleaning chart:
Ok, let me explain a few things...
  • This chart works for my household, you can change the tasks and frequency to fit your household. Once I have completed the task for the month or time period I mark an "X" in that month's column. 
  • Deep cleaning/ shampooing the carpet I try to do once a month. 
  • Cleaning Pablo's tank is also once a month. 
  • I used to wash the linens once a week but now I try to wash them every two weeks.
  • I always forget to check the fire alarm/smoke detector so I added that to the chart. Notice the little battery in March's block? That is my reminder to change the battery. I know that fire prevention month is October but I chose to put my reminder in the month of March since it's (usually) not a busy month. 
  • Cleaning/organizing my desk and deep cleaning the fridge are both done every-other month. I used to deep clean the fridge every week but I switched to every-other month because my fridge doesn't really get that dirty. My fiance words: "Why are you cleaning our fridge this is already clean?!"
  • The windows & fans get cleaned quarterly along with the patio & garage. 
  • My year is broken into 4 quarters: December-February, March-May, June-August, September-November. This is because I felt too stressed to clump all the busy holiday months into one quarter. Got this idea from the fiscal year ;)
  • My washer and dryer gets deep cleaned twice a year.
  • I change my Brita water pitcher filter every 4 months. The instructions say to change the filter approximately every 2 months but here in Hawaii the water is fairly clean so I don't change it as often. (Plus it saves some money.)
And...for continuity I my wanted my chart to match the labels in my pantry cabinets since I post it up on the inside of my cabinet door! 

Feel free to use my cleaning schedule template or customize your very own by using the blank template:

 I wish you all Good Luck with reaching your New Year's resolutions!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy 2014!

Hi Everyone!
I know that I have been MIA for awhile but I'm back!
I'm sorry the holidays kept me so busy! Now that the new year has started I hope to be back on a regular blogging and posting schedule.
Let's see where we left off... ahh yes, Thanksgiving. I actually designed a Little Big Moments page for Thanksgiving but I just haven't had the time to put it together and blog it. :(
Please let me know if any of you are interested in Little Big Moments pages for the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years). If none of you are interested in FREE holiday pages than I will go ahead and skip them. I just figured that since I had already done a Halloween page that it would be weird not to have pages for the other holidays. I'm also not sure if any of you have saved items or pictures to "smash" from these occasions. It's pretty impossible too back in time to obtain these! LOL
Leave a comment below to tell me what you guys think!

Hope all of you are having an awesome start to 2014!
I have a feeling many great  things are to come!