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Organizing the Nest Survey, Part 8 ~ Arts, Crafts & Hobbies

Organizing the Nest Survey, Part 7 ~ Seasonal Planning


Well, it's the weekend at last ... and I hope it brings you a little rest and relaxation. :) Too often we try to squeeze in all kinds of activity over the weekend - the should do's and could do's - and find ourselves anything but refreshed come Monday morning ...

But that's a topic for a future post!

Getting back to our survey, today's question is about seasonal planning, which as many of you know is a bit of an obsession of mine! And by "seasonal planning" what I mean is thinking ahead about activities and celebrations, observances and special foods ... those experiences that connect our family with the season at hand. Familiar traditions belonging to either nature or faith, or maybe both.


1. Do you plan ahead for seasonal fun and tradition?

2. Where do you write down these ideas?

3. Where/how do you store resources for seasonal planning (ideas, print-outs, magazine clippings, craft & baking items, etc.)?

4. What are some of your favorite seasonal planning resources?

5. What season do you look forward to most?


I'm looking forward to hearing your responses! When looking for ways to enhance our yearly rhythm, I find planning ahead to be most invaluable. I can get a little lost in it, actually. ;) Holidays are wonderful, but often it's the "every days and little ways" that are best of all ... when we weave small yet meaningful moments into our family year, it brings such joy and makes the very best kind of memories.


Now if you'd like to revisit previous survey comments (to read through or add your own), please click on the following links:

1. to-do lists (daily and someday)

2. family food

3. calendars

4. file folders and paper management

5. family finances

6. homeschooling

(Remember - each time you comment your name is entered in the contest!)


My friends, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by ... I'll see you here again very soon!


p.s. I thought I shoud mention, tomorrow is National Chocolate Cake Day! It also happens to be Bill's mom's birthday ... and even though we can't be together tomorrow, we'll bake a chocolate cake in her honor. A crockpot cake perhaps, with fresh whipped cream on top ... Perfect for a cold winter Sunday. :)