Full credit to Pip from Meet Me At Mike, who is the mastermind behind it all. This is something I have done since I started blogging and will continue this year. You can read my previous Taking Stock posts HERE. In a nutshell, it's simply taking a step back and 'taking stock' of what's currently happening in our lives. I am going to dedicate the last Sunday of every month to a Taking Stock post, instead of a 'Currently' post.
Here's what's been happening in the month of JANUARY...
Making: changes to my home. Clearing out the clutter, once and for all!
|Use an over-the-door hanger to store your necklaces and bracelets!|
Drinking: water! Lots of water
Reading: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo - I have read it once and now I am re-reading it as I work my way through the method. Ooh and I am loving this months 'Your Home & Garden' magazine - it has some great organisation tips.
|Hanging out at the park while our house was getting flea bombed.|
Playing: with kids outside - sand play, water play, bubbles, messy play - it's been FUN! Ooh check out my Guest post on Always Made With Love - Summer Snow. I will be sharing more fun Kids ideas, recipes, and activities from next week. They will be on the blog on Fridays, so watch this space or simply Subscribe to my blog
|Recipe: Soapy Flake Foam|
Wishing: the weather would make up it's mind, one day it's boiling hot, the next it's miserable.
Enjoying: family time! We have been to MOTAT, Kelly Tarlton's Sea Aquarium and Kai Iwi Lakes.
|Kids had fun building huts in the lounge on a rainy day last week.|
Considering: getting my daughter to make us waffles for breakfast every weekend. So good.
Loving: our new deck! We pretty much replaced the old one, and plan to extend next Summer.
|Our new deck! Love it!|
Buying: a new uniform, stationery and lunch box for my daughter who starts Intermediate next week!
|Loving our new Sistema Bento Box (Lunch boxes)|
Hoping: to finish the KonMari method in 3 months, but will accept it if it takes me longer - the Sentimental category is going to be hard.
Marvelling: at Miss B's Paris bedroom - I was a guest over on The Builder's Wife earlier this month and shared my daughter's room. It's so lovely.
Cringing: school drop off and pick up! Fingers crossed we survive it!
Needing: some alone time...it's long overdue
|How cute is this little matching set I got for my nephew! Made by JedRose|
Smelling: like marshmallows. I was given a lovely marshmallow scented Hand & Body Wash for my birthday.
Wearing: shorts and singlets - it's so hot & humid here
Following: my favourite YouTubers A Young Mum (Janine) and Lisa Stevens
Noticing: my home is slowly getting more organised - "it doesn't happen over night...but it does happen"
Thinking: of taking my kids to Kiwi Yo tomorrow for a 'last day of the school holidays' treat!
Sorting: out Clothes, Books and Paper! Thanks to the KonMari Method, and it feels great.
|The Paper category was HARD!|
Coveting: a clutter-free & peaceful home
Disliking: feeling overwhelmed, anxious and depressed. It's been a month of ups and downs.
Opening: a lot of containers and purging a lot of my stuff - feels great!
Giggling: at the facials and sounds my son makes - I can't believe he is going to be two in 5 weeks.
Snacking: on Shapes crackers...they are so good
Helping: my partner build our new deck
Hearing: my son blow kisses to everyone, it's so cute.
|I found this gorgeous photo on my phone - Kids taking selfies - Love them|
Now it's YOUR turn...
Tell me, what's happening in YOUR world? How was January for you? Have you read 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up'? Are you and your kids ready for 'back to school'? Have you done any DIY around your home lately? Let me know...