Saturday, 16 February 2013

Hey, thanks for stopping by!

To all of you who have taken time to look visit my blog very recently, thanks so much! I just love knowing you are seeing what I am getting up to  here at Chez Houghton!

My boys broke up for half term yesterday so I have been arranging play dates, thinking of activities to keep them happy and checking  which extra curriculas are still on over the holidays, like Beavers and Judo - may be a few less taxi trips for me and hubby!

I use this great planner from Netmums to help organise our days.

Sometimes we don't stick to it completely, but at least it gives us a bit of an idea of what we can do, as this site gives lots of hints for days out, and in, over the school break.

I hope you find it useful and I am always keen to hear about ways you organise yourself and your brood! I am a bit of a fan, to say the least, of blogs and websites about home organisation. Here are a few links but some are included for inspiration here on my blog listings.

Organized Junkie

I Heart Organizing

 A Bowl Full Of Lemons

I hope you find some inspiration here.

Look forward to you stopping by again soon. Louise.xx 

Friday, 15 February 2013

Calling all bloggers! 

Just thought I would share this link from a wonderful blog called Sew Many Ways. 

If you are relatively new to blogging and are always looking for hints and tips to improve your posts, and maybe just the look of your blog, you cannot fail to get some really great advice from this page on Karen's blog.

Stop by when you have five minutes, I promise you will be hooked.

See you next time!x

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

A little early but what the heck!

I know that according to my countdown to Spring we still have 34 days to go, but what with the snow today I thought this may cheer me up. 

I love a wreath at any time of the year, and especially like this one. I originally made it a couple of years ago and it now goes on my front door each Spring/Easter. 

Can't wait to hang it really soon!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Oh how exciting - my recipe is a feature!

Just got the link from the  wonderful Cafe Primrose and I am featured as guest with a recipe!
This is a really quick post as I am desperate to share with people. Sooo chuffed!

Do you keep a journal?

I do. I have been looking back at is this morning and seeing about decorating some more of the pages. I try to have half a dozen done in advance so that I don't waste my journalling time on that and I can concentrate on the fun part.

If you keep a journal is it an artistic journal, a place for life thoughts, ideas for a project ? I would love to hear about your journals, see some photos of them and tell me, how do you decide on your entries? 

I use the pin in the dictionary method sometimes and just see what comes to my mind from a random subject - it can often trigger different thoughts and maybe an idea for a future entry. Then, on other occasions something may have taken place to give you the urge to write. 

This happened to me on Sunday. I have recently submitted a couple of pieces to possibly be included in blogs and websites I follow. I really enjoyed the writing and spent time making sure it was humorous and fun to read but also informative. This made me think I should do more actual writing, hence today's post being a little less show and tell.

Hope you have enjoyed today's post. xx