My normal process for Week in Review posts starts with going through my photos and planner and putting it together. This week I was so focused on getting stuff done that I didn’t take very many pictures. Luckily, I have a lot of notes to refer to. And some video.
This stuffed animal taxidermy is technically not from this past week, but I didn’t blog about it last week and I really think it deserves a mention. This is my new obsession. I will make one of these this year. It’s already in the planner.
This little darling hung in the restroom at the warehouse where I attended my first ever crafty Meet-Up. It was my first Meet-Up ever, so I have zero frame of reference, but it was not what I expected. I couldn’t talk anyone into going with me so I had to go alone No big deal, but the two girls who ended up sharing my table weren’t very talkative and I am. So the three of us crafted in relative silence until they left finished up without saying goodbye. It was not nearly as fun as the Social Sketch hosted by Courtney Cerruti and the Pooping Rabbit I attended in San Francisco in November.
I was kind of stoked with my project though.
Then, on Tuesday I checked every item on my to-do list. What an awesome feeling. That doesn’t happen every day. It didn’t happen today, I know that.
This happened. If you don’t know who Mark Montano is, what’s wrong with you? Just kidding. If you do know who Mark Montano is, and you also know that he is my crafty hero, then you know how much this means to me. And I got the shot of it. Bonus.
This week, I did a bunch of cleaning and a ton of crafting. It was so wonderful after such a long stretch of “admin” duties. I have a whole new series of images for some fresh and super sassy new bracelets. And I practiced making some tutorial videos. Here’s a sneak peek into my ‘studio’.
I am sure that the key to my productive week has been using my planner. Not just using it, but getting in a routine of writing in it and referring to it. I am pretty good about writing in my planner every night. I can’t even sleep if I don’t have a list for the next day, because I will just keep thinking of what needs to be done, over and over. So the list was a habit. Working the plan was another story. I get distracted fairly easily so it is not uncommon for me to work all day and yet cross nothing off of the list. The past couple of weeks, I have been vigilant about consulting the list.
Only do stuff that is on the list. And it really helped.
Speaking of planners, my friend Cara created a delightful series of videos which help you get the very most from your planner. These three adorable tutorials will show you how to create a planner that is uniquely yours. After all, the best planner system is the one that helps you get stuff done.
Please click here to check out her charming video series!
If you still haven’t checked out my goal-fulfillment system, please give it a try and let me know what you think.