There is much to do with the kiddos during our toasty (and dusty) Arizona summer… swimming, kids movie fun and of course finishing craft projects! This is also the final week to register for our Upcoming Firm Foundation Workshop this Wednesday, July the 20th 6:30pm co-sponsored by the ever so creative Coley Arnold of Ellens’ Era offering vintage pieces and Anthropolopgie inspired headbands. Let us wrap loose ends, be empowered and pretty together! Enjoy my latest Teachable Tip on a simple Craft Memory Book for your little one. Until we gather again, remember – Happy Days Come Thru Organized Ways!
Desire a Firm Foundation for Your Family Household? Grab a girlfriend and go…
Do you run your daily schedule or does it run you? Desire to have a P.L.A.N. for your family in becoming more organized but never seems to happen? Want to be more organized but don’t know how? Have no fears ladies a workshop awaits you! The doors will be opened to my personal abode at 9206 N. 103rd Place Scottsdale 85258. Be a “nosey guest” and open any medicine cabinet, drawer and closet. Grab a girlfriend and be inspired together for the Creating a Firm Foundation – We Must Have a P.L.A.N. Workshop and Exclusive Home Tour this Wednesday, July 20th at 6:30pm: Mix Mingle and Tour… 7:15: Workshop Begins…and 8:45: Wrap Up and Q & A.
Va – Va Vintage! – Our co-sponsor will be Ellens’ Era offering vintage pieces and Anthropolopgie inspired headbands. Take a quick peek at her sweet shop www.etsy.com/shop/ellensera.com. Much goodies and giveaways await you for this fun girls night out. How many days are letting pass by? View complete registration info now available via Event Brite http://wurthorganizing.eventbrite.com/and testimony below.
“What an amazing night at the workshop. You were wonderful. I could see you gave us everything you have in your arsenal against disorder. Last night I came home so inspired. I went to my guest bathroom and organized the medicine cabinet which was a mess. It took 10 minutes. This morning before starting to work I organized the bottom cabinet in the same bathroom. Another 10 minutes. You were right. Forgive me for taking so long to get how organizing doesn’t need to take a lot of time. I can’t wait for you to come work with me at home.
Today’s Teachable Tip:
Child’s Craft Memory Book
This project was FOREVER on my to do list. I’m proud to declare it finally complete!. This project officially wrapped up in the “wee hours” of the morning. The enjoyment of sharing it with my children is what pushed me to finish! Hope it brings the same joy for you and your family as you flip thru the pages seeing your child’s work over the years:
Project Items Required:
- (1) Large 3-ring binder
- (200) Crystal Clear Light Weight Protective Sleeves – 3-Hole Punched
- (1) Pad of Multi-Colored Construction Paper – Cut sheets into 8×11 to fit sleeves
- (1) Sharp Craft Scissors and (1) Large Craft Cutting Board (Is Extra Helpful too)
- (1) Reel of Double Stick Tape
- Gather all your child’s crafts in one large plastic bin
- Sort crafts by years if you so desire
- Grab upright bags with handles (or bins) marking them in large print the year of the child
- Purge and sort with your child selecting their MOST favorite crafts. Lay out 5 at a time and have them select that one putting it asside
- Ask them WHY they like that one the best. Document their response in their words on the front of the craft. Ex: “That is a picture of a really super fast roller coaster I want to go on someday”
- Mentally fast forward 20 years taking the current craft volume time (x) the numbers of years to still collect items for memory. If your answer is WOW then you must begin purging NOW!
- Purge privately: You are not a bad parent for not keeping it all! Instead you are a wonderful parent creating a project like this for everyone to cherish!
- Assemble, cut and double stick the crafts into the protective sleeves using construction paper to create fun layered looks
- Oversized or three dimentional crafts – Take a picture of your child holding the craft with all their oversized crafts around him…is fun to do even in the grass! Print off that image onto a 8×11 sheet and then place that into a sleeve. Reduces volume!
- Set a goal to complete 10 sleeves a day then place into book: 10 sleeves x10 days is 200 images saved in a sleeve for you can double-side it!
- Now grab your projects and GO!
- Didn’t make it past Step 1? Call me and I’ll get it done :0)