Holiday Grand Plan - Week Eight & a Giveaway!

>> Sunday, October 18, 2009

Winner announced at the end of the post!


Photo from jmtimages' photostream on flickr


Last week wasn't a great week.  I didn't get much accomplished on my list chore wise.  I've come to the realization I've not been using my time wisely.  This week I am going to work harder at that.  I'm sure if I can get that under control I would get a lot more accomplished.  I did, however, get the Halloween decorations out and mostly up.  Just have a few more things to put up later today.  The baby was very excited about the decorating and really wanted to help with everything.  It was really cute.  I can only imagine how he's going to react to Christmas decorating.  I'm sure it's going to be a lot of fun!

I'm hoping that next Saturday we can head out to get some pictures taken with the pumpkin people and get our pumpkins for Halloween.  Probably should get the rest of the Halloween costumes dealt with as well.  This week I need to plan our All Hallow's Eve dinner, I want to make caramel corn too.

The Holiday Grand Plan site says that this week is kitchen week.  So if you are following along with the web site you'll need to check out the chores for the kitchen there.  I will be doing the FlyLady zone plan for my cleaning and this week for me it is the master bedroom and bub's room.

My goals for the week are:

*Holiday Prep*
  1. Make one batch of Holiday Goodies.
  2. Make one extra meal for freezer again labeled HOLIDAY MEAL.
  3. Buy two canned food items from menus (get 2 of each item, one to use and one to donate to food drive).
  4. Buy 1/8th of TO BUY gifts. Save all receipts, note return policy before buying. Ask for gift boxes.
  5. Wrap and label packages. If needing to ship, get some shipping boxes now and store packages in them.
  6. Work at least 1 hour a day on homemade gifts.
*Checkpoint Week! Evaluate Your Progress:*
  1. If unable to find an item for a person on list contact them or their family for ideas.
  2. If a homemade gift is not going well, set it aside for after Christmas and decide on another gift.
  3. Buy pumpkin for Halloween.
  4. Review costume plans with children.
*Chores - FlyLady zone 4, for me that is the master bedroom & Bub's room*

1. Master Bedroom
    - Clean ceiling fan
    - Wash bedding & pillows
    - Vacuum & flip mattress
    - Straighten drawers & closet
    - Dust furniture
    - Sweep & mop

2. Bub's Room
    - Wash walls
    - Clean ceiling fan
    - Wash curtains & blinds
    - Clean windows, windowsills & screens
    - Wash bedding & pillows
    - Vacuum & flip mattress
    - Straighten drawers & closet
    - Straighten bookcase
    - Dust furniture
    - Sweep & mop

 So that is my plan for this week, we'll see how much gets accomplished with my new goal of using my time wisely.  Hopefully I'll have lots of good things to report next week.


Are you doing the Holiday Grand Plan or are you doing another plan to get ready for Christmas?  I believe FlyLady's Christmas plan starts this week if you are wanting to get started now on your holiday preparations. If you're doing a plan already, how are you coming along with your goals?

Oh I almost forgot!  This is my 100th post and well, knowing how I sometimes don't post for awhile, this is pretty exciting for me.  So I thought I would do a little holiday giveaway to celebrate.

 I'm going to offer a set of 4 handmade Christmas cards inside a folder to one of my lucky readers.

You can choose this one or


You can choose this one. :)
To win all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and next Sunday (October 25) I will pick a winner with the help of random.org.  Go get commenting! :)


The winner of the card set is:   
TopHat said...
Oh right! Christmas is coming and I need to do cards! Thanks for the reminder! Maybe I'll win some and get a head start! :)

Congratulations!  I hope that you enjoy the cards. :)

12 comments:

TopHat October 19, 2009 at 9:37 AM  

Oh right! Christmas is coming and I need to do cards! Thanks for the reminder! Maybe I'll win some and get a head start! :)

Heather October 19, 2009 at 9:38 AM  

The Happy Holidays Cards are so cute!

Cara October 19, 2009 at 7:27 PM  

Wow! You are going to be a very busy lady this week. I'm following the Holiday Grand Plan (and Flylady) too, but you are certainly more on top of things than I am. I need to get crackin'.

Love the toddler menu too!

Amy Brown,  October 22, 2009 at 4:13 PM  

One of these days I'm going to show up just to eat at your house! You always have such versatile menu plans. I'm constantly fishing around the kitchen at the last minute!

Your family is lucky to have you!

Ave October 23, 2009 at 12:55 PM  

I love the "Happy Holidays! cards. They are so gorgeous.

avetaar(at)gmail(dot)com

Chris and Sarah October 23, 2009 at 9:05 PM  

I would love to be entered in your drawing.



arewethereyetla5[at]verizon[dot]net

lanky October 23, 2009 at 10:40 PM  

Wow what a big list you have! I don't dare make my own.
Thanks for the fun giveaway!

lankylegslass(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lee P October 23, 2009 at 10:58 PM  

I love these cards,they are adorable! Thank you for this nice giveaway.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

zup October 24, 2009 at 5:03 AM  

Woo-hoo..Thts some list!! I hope you manage to do it all : )..The holiday greetings are simply gorgeous..I'd love to win some : )
zupzui(at)gmail(dot)com

Janette October 24, 2009 at 8:34 AM  

I really need to get cracking on my holiday prep. I have everything done for Halloween and Thanksgiving is going to be really easy this year (catering!), but Christmas is another story...

Anne J October 24, 2009 at 10:22 AM  

Wow you are so organized. I still can't believe Halloween is almost here, we don't even have pumpkins. I'm checking out the Holiday grand plan site, because I need a plan.

pippirose October 24, 2009 at 12:58 PM  

The Greeting cards are just gorgeous!
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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