House Project List

Did you know there is actually never a time where the list of things you need to get done around your house is empty? In fact, my seems to be growing. I have three months leave coming up at the end of the year (are you sick of me mentioning that yet? TOO BAD), and I want to spend some time getting things done around the house. I know you all like lists as much as I do, so I thought I’d share with you my current house project list. Here it is:

Front + Back Yard
Plant honeysuckle and start training it against the front fence
Re-spray the honeysuckle pot for re-use
Plant a small lime tree in the old honeysuckle pot
Weed the entire garden
Lay down new mulch in the front and back garden beds
Buy a BBQ
Buy an outdoor setting
Set up a shade sail over the outdoor setting
Plant more herbs
Put tall flowering plants outside the study window
Clean the front door
Replace the back door mat
Buy & install an outdoor light fitting

House
Buy paint
Paint the entire interior of the house
Buy and hang a mirror in the master bedroom
Re-organize the walk in robe
Re-organize under bed storage
Purge clothes
Purge jewelery collection
Re-organize bathroom cupboard
Deep clean the glass wall in the shower
Deep clean the bathroom & laundry air vents
Hang shelf in laundry room
Purge makeup collection
Purge beauty product collection
Take all unwanted books to the book exchange
Create a gift card storage solution
Re-organize the study cupboard
Re-organize the linen press
Hang plastic bag holder (and possibly an iron holder) in the linen press
Re-organize the small hutch
Re-organize the tall hutch
Deep clean the shower
Purge everything in the fridge and pantry
Have light fittings installed
Donate unwanted cat beds and scratching post to the cat haven
Buy + hang a suitable print for the living area
Buy a tall storage solution for the living area
Sort through and donate all unwanted DVDs and games
Organize the cable and electronics drawer

That’s all I can really think of right now. I’m hoping to dedicate a set amount of time every day to working on these projects, so hopefully I can make a big dent in this list before my holiday wraps up at the end of the year. I’ll be sure to keep you posted on my progress. If there is anything in particular that you’d like me to do a blog post feature on, let me know. Oh, and wish me luck!

Christmas To-Do List

I like lists, ok? Give me a break. I’ve written up a list of all of the fun Christmas themed things I want to try and do this year, and I decided to share it with you all. Those that know me well know that I am a big fan of Christmas. My birthday is in early November, and after that it’s all systems go for Christmas planning. There are always many things I want to do over the holiday period, and a few of them fall by the wayside. I wrote this list to keep track of what I want to do, and to try and make sure I get as many of them crossed off as possible.

– Buy a new Christmas Tree & Decorations
– Buy Christmas lights
– Buy matching wrapping paper
– Put up the Christmas Tree
– View the Christmas lights in the city
– Make gingerbread lattes
– Make gingerbread cookies
– Make my favourite Christmas shortbread cookies
– Try one of the Christmas cocktail recipes from the Donna Hay magazine
– Christmas Dinner / Secret Santa with my girlfriends
– Christmas Dinner / Secret Santa with the family
– Host Christmas Day breakfast
– Christmas Day lunch with the family
– Watch Home Alone
– Watch Elf
– Watch The Santa Clause
– Watch The Polar Express
– Watch Die Hard
– Write and send/hand out Christmas cards

I do love me some Christmas movies. What’s on your Christmas to-do list for this year?