Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday- Innerself

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

This weeks Tackle Tuesday can not be captured through pictures. It can't be done by cleaning the house or reorganizing the closet. I know that the focus of Tackle it Tuesday on 5 minutes for mom is taking on those household projects and sharing the finished piece here. But this week my Tackle it Tuesday is personal. I am tackling me. I have decided that I have been running on empty for weeks: finishing order after order with my business, finalizing details with the Girls Night In and then hosting it, taking care of the girls, keeping up the house, spring cleaning, homework, and now designing new diaper cakes and towel cakes. (I am going to give you a sneak peek here of two new towel cakes before they even hit the website just to show that I have been tackling that to do) I need to take a time out each day for me. I need to regroup, to relax and to let go of the stress of the day, refuel and save some energy to tackle the next day. I owe that to Monkey, I owe that to Peanut, to my family, to my customers and gosh darn it to myself. So here is to renewing oneself. I think once I do that I can finally tackle my long to do list. Here's what is on that list: (pictures to come next week to get back into the real theme of Tackle it Tuesday)

finishing up the laundry
organizing the hall closet
going through the girls' winter clothes, pulling out the summer clothes
finishing the new diaper cakes and posting to site
mailing out wholesale information, booking appointments with local retailers
updating my blog
uploading all new towel cake line
mailing off cakes
finalizing location for charity silent auction this fall
following up with leads
setting up details for next Girls Night In
preparing house to be on the market
register for summer and fall classes
read a book ( I have a stack to the ceiling of fantastic books that I am just waiting for some time to curl up with and read!)
finding more sites to host product reviews
sell old car
book trip to Disneyland

Ok I won't keep going with my list, I think you get the idea. So what is it you are tackling? Whether it be personal, or cleaning or just a project you have wanted to finish for a long tme (scrapbooking, making holiday cards, etc) leave a comment and share it with me. I would love to hear about it. Then I can head over and visit your blog as well. And make sure to visit 5 minutes for mom for all the other great Tackle it Tuesday stories! Don't forget to check out our many contests going on right now and enter to win!

Have a wonderful week!



Anonymous said...

Enjoy renewing yourself...and good luck with that list! The cakes look awesome.

The Apron Queen said...

Oh girl! You are tackling the most important thing of all... your sanity! Stop by & see how I tackled my sanity! I'm still trying to get all the sand out of my shorts! :D

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Colleen said...

I say your tackle is as legit and important as any other! Who gives a crap WHAT your cabinets, or sink or playroom look like if you don't have your sanity? Kudos to you for recognizing that need!

Kelly said...

I know you'll feel better after taking a little "me-time."
Those towel cakes sure are beeyoutiful! Great tackles!

KC said...

I think your takle is a very imporant one..

Beckaboo said...

Wow! I am tired after reading your list....

Blessings, Beckie :O)

Karen said...

Have a great day and enjoy it. Happy TT.

Lisa Knight said...

Important tackle!!! I am also a "flylady" girl so baby steps is my motto (ok, I WANT it to be...)

My Tackle

jientje said...

That's right, you have to take care of yourself, and take some time off, it's much more important than a kitchen sink!

Niki said...

Your cakes are cute!

I make diaper cakes too.


Anonymous said...

Cute towel cakes! Hope you find some time for yourself today. You have a huge list to tackle! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Anonymous said...

your towel cakes are beautiful! But I totally understand your tackle.. I need to work on that this week because I'm past empty!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Anna said...

It's important to take time out for yourself so that you don't get burnt out. By the way, the diaper cakes are adorable!

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Hey! I love your blog, I have added your logo to my site - www.lifeofacupcake.blogspot.com ... and if you must know - my five minutes for me is being spent reading your blog! Hooray! Soon... I will be back at the cleaning... hoo-ray...