Meet Free Monday #16

7 April: A Day at HQ

I hope you enjoyed last week's planning inspiration - it was so lovely. Here we go again - Monday is here and April is already flying by! The weekend was over so quickly. On Friday eve Daniel and I spent the evening at home - we cooked and watched a movie. On Saturday I headed to I heart Market, followed by the Durban Blogger Meet-up. It was a lovely event and the goodie bags were HUGE and full of incredible things including a Le Creuset cappuccino set! On Saturday night we went to a party at our friend's house - we ate delicious burgers, enjoyed some wine and had plenty of laughs. Yesterday, I needed to sleep in which was bliss. In the afternoon we enjoyed a braai with my family - another delicious meal, followed by relaxing and chatting. 

The Working Week in Review / Last Week:
I spent a lot of time out the office last week which was disruptive, but necessary. I didn't feel as productive as I should have. I finished off twenty tape measure corsages for Fashion Nanny's Fashion Camp, as well as a giveaway. I also managed to get a host of thank you notes and gifts done which went out to workshop sponsors. Looking back at my planner it seems I abandoned it a bit, as I rushed around - I look forward to getting all in order this week.

The Working Week:
I really need to have a solid, positive week full of constructive office time. I have a few days scheduled in the office so I can get on top of admin etc. I'm hosting the Trinkets and Treasures Thrift Sale on Saturday and have to finish off some final admin and prep the items I want to sell. Please come to the event on Saturday and please spread the word. Either than that we need to make headway on quite a few projects including some blog makeovers, client newsletters, social media updates and workshop planning.

Things I'm excited about this week:
The Thrift Sale of course - it's exciting, but I also feel slightly anxious as I hope the marketing and sharing pays off.

What will challenge me this week?
To not get stressed. I'm quite a calm person or so I get told, but I can get anxious too just like everyone else. I like to keep a tab on it and to remind myself that I am in fact in charge rather than being weighed down by stress (definitely a challenge).

Personal Thoughts:
I'm excited to be heading back to yoga tonight as our regular instructor had to take some time off. I feel that yoga was helping me to be calm and focused so I hope to gain that feeling once again. This week my main personal goal is health. I often mention this one, but it's something that takes constant work. I have a few personal projects that I'm working on - one is finding a way to organise my accessories, toiletries and make-up. I have asked Daniel to design a cupboard for me so that I can have a dedicated space to house these things - now for him to find the time to do it.

I would really love to hear from you - any challenges or projects on your list?

This week's photo features:
Printed Shopping Bag: Gift
Tape: 100% at Gateway
Small Scissors: From a random sewing kit
Ampersand: Typo
Bokkies: iKhaya and Adams Books
Small Post-it Notes: Lisa & Jo
Babushka Doll Print is from a stamp set - it shows the prints. / Cape Arts & Crafts.


  1. Tana Goosen4/08/2014

    Yoga have such a calming effect on one! Wish I could join the Thrift Sale, best of luck with it! My project currently is to finish crocheting the knee blankie for my daughter before winter really sets in!

  2. Sorry for my late reply to your MFM comment. The sale went well which was really awesome. Oh - so nice to be able to crochet... something I still need to learn. Hope the project is going well. x


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