Friday, 13 January 2012

'Operation: Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed' #1

The New Year is traditionally the time for resolutions, fresh starts and positive intentions - and although I don't exactly hold with the idea of the New Years Resolution (go on, admit it, how many of you have already broken yours?)  - this January, both me and the OH have decided to instigate 
'Operation: Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed'
'Running Fox' Image from Ping Prints on Folksy
Rather than any specific weight loss or fitness goals we have both decided we would like to generate more energy and enthusiasm for everything we do and stop putting off things we don't want to do
(and if we happen to lose weight, get fit, get organised, or get rich that'll just be an added bonus!) 

So, I hear you ask - what does 'Operation: Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed' involve?

Well... I guess you could say we are taking the step-by-step approach, and not committing to anything too large, too soon! 

The OH has decided to join a gym and has gone as far as buying two new pairs of shorts...

We have reorganised the kitchen so that I don't have to chance a saucepan avalanche every time I open a cupboard...

I have sorted out my wardrobe and identified a bag full of items that I never wear, ready to Ebay...

I have changed the default printer to the one that is actually plugged in - rather than the one that was removed 3 months ago!

I have finally cleared the kitchen table of the craft equipment that has been there since it started getting busy back in October last year - so that we can sit down and eat at the table again!

Each task was a tiny little thing - but each one has already gone some way to improving our quality of life. OK, so we have a long way to go - the OH has to actually book an induction at a gym, and I have to pluck up the courage to open the door to my craft room and once and for all get it organised, but we are moving in the right direction at least! So, to help keep us moving I have collected together some bright and cheerful, inspirational and motivational Folksy Friday Finds...

To remind us to send our thank-you notes...
Thank you card by Elli Moody
To remind us to eat our fruit and veg...
Veg Basket Cake Topper by DelightfullyDecorated

To remind us to book our holidays...
Holiday Cushion by Fabric Nation
To remind us to stay in touch with friends and family...
Family Tree Print by PhotoFairytales
To remind us to stand up for what we feel is important...
Laugh as much as you chose Hand drawn Poster by Chatty Nora
 And to remind us that even in suburbia you can relax...
Suburban Dream Handmade Lampshade by HouseofChintz
So, a long way still to go on 'Operation: Bright Eyed Bushy Tailed', but we're getting there!

But... how about you? How are your resolutions coming along?

What would be on your 'Operation: Bright Eyed Bushy Tailed' task list?


  1. What a fantastic post - and a brilliant resolution for the new year! You have inspired me: I will be tackling my own saucepan avalanche and smothered dining table this very weekend!! (Oh, and big thank you for mentioning my Family Tree print too by the way!). Sarah x

  2. Oh I love your post, and what a very sensible approach. A little bit at a time is a great way to do it then you have lots of opportunities to feel pleased with yourself! My favourite here is the Blackpool holiday cushion - very cheery. Shaz x

  3. Love it, it`s brilliant. I don`t make resolutions any more. I generally resolve though to try and be a better person all round, which covers most stuff.
    Lovely selection of items.


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