Plans for the year and a new look

January 20, 2014 · 19 comments

Happy New Year!

Better late than never eh?  I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year? We pretty much hibernated for the whole of the holidays, but had a nice family time.  What did you all get up to?

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So it’s a new year and finally a new look Violet Posy from me! I wasn’t as brave as Yvestown and wiped my whole archive, I’m too much of a digital hoarder for that! But I had a look at my Stats and I realised that most of you are coming in from iPads, tablets and phones so I’ve made over the site so it’s easier for you to read on mobile devices, whilst still *fingers crossed* looking good on computers too.

I love, love, love the little hydrangea in my logo. It came from the very talented Angie Makes  as did the social buttons. I am a little bit obsessed with her cute images, I need the flower pots from her site too – just gorgeous!  It’s quite nice when you spend your days making websites to be inspired by someone else’s art and not have to make everything yourself. Cheating I know but they were too cute not to resist.

What else has been going on? I’ve been drawing up a list of jobs to do this month, inspired by Apartment Therapy’s ‘Cure’ so here’s what’s on the list. I’m hoping that if I publicly shame myself then I won’t procrastinate and they’ll get done. Here they are in no particular order:

  • Book cull to charity
  • Old Clothes cull – I really don’t need/or fit into a Christmas party dress from 1998
  • Finish painting the hallway.
  • DVD’s….we have too many and their storage is taking over the dining room. Need to find a better solution.
  • Sort out the Office
  • Post Christmas Toy Clear out.

The book one is half done, I’ve had Mr VP sort out some old geeky Java books (poor Oxfam I’m sure they didn’t want them but I suppose they can sell them on?). I’m hoping a couple of half hours here and there over the next couple of weeks will take care of all these little jobs, rather me trying to ignore them.

Do you guys have some small jobs, around the house that you’ve been ignoring too? Would love to know I’m not the only one!

 

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Jen aka The Mad House January 20, 2014 at 6:44 pm

I adore the new look. It is very you. I have made £500 by decluttering this January. I am really pleased!

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Liz January 20, 2014 at 6:46 pm

£500!! Blimey, ok that’s me motivated now :) So pleased you like the new look xx
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Jaime Oliver January 20, 2014 at 6:49 pm

beautiful image Liz its so pretty :-) i need a mass sort out of the house and little jobs soon .. although i fear it maybe christmas by the time i get it done! lol
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Liz January 21, 2014 at 8:58 am

It might be Christmas before I do it too Jaime! That’s why I need public shaming ;)
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Angie January 20, 2014 at 11:52 pm

Liz,

Ahhh! What lovely use of my little clip art. Thanks for the link and your kind words. :)

~Angie

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Liz January 21, 2014 at 8:59 am

Angie, your images are an inspiration! Thank you so much for making my blog pretty x
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Patricia January 21, 2014 at 1:34 am

Love the new look, but everything you do is gorgeous and fab. :)

Question re book donations, though: don’t libraries take book donations there? Or is that not a thing?

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Liz January 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

I don’t think it is bizzarely, they don’t advertise that they take donated books and I’ve not heard of anyone saying they’ve donated to the library. Mostly it’s charity shops, but I’ll pop in and ask x
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Debs January 21, 2014 at 4:06 am

Love the new look

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Debs January 21, 2014 at 4:09 am

How strange …..wrote a whole load of things and I was cut off to love the new look??

I do I do ! But had more to say ! Gorgeous layout !
Well don’t you for new year new you ! Xxxxx

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Liz January 21, 2014 at 9:03 am

How weird!! Mmmm might be a glitch I need to check for? New theme and all that! Thanks so much Debs, really sweet of you to say so xx
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Marylin January 21, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Love the new space honey, and seeing you blogging! :D
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Liz January 21, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Thank you Marylin! I promise to try and blog more in 2014, last year was shocking :)

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Jean January 21, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Love the new look, the hydrangea is gorgeous. I’m also attempting a sort-out and have started on the study. Lots more to do though. X
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Liz January 23, 2014 at 10:49 am

Well done you for starting on the study, ours is like a bombsite. OH took down a shelf so he could get a massive computer screen in and forgot that all the stuff on the shelf needed to go somewhere *palmface*. Hope yours goes more quickly than ours :)
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Angela @Little Apple Tree January 22, 2014 at 10:59 pm

Love the new look, Liz! Very clean and fresh.

We have a load of little jobs to do, I seem to be doing something every day whether it’s decluttering or taking stuff to the skip…it feels like nothing changes. I should probably focus my energies on one particular spot for maximum effect (and to feel like I’ve accomplished something)!
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Liz January 23, 2014 at 10:51 am

That’s how I feel too, I just feel like I’m taking stuff to the tip/charity and then other stuff fills it’s place. I think maybe if I blitz one room and then lock my family out it’ll make a difference :)
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Marianne January 23, 2014 at 4:44 am

I didn’t make any resolutions for the new year! There are things that need to be done anyway ;-) After we had our bath room in (over a year ago) I decided to clear out the attic. I have done half so far LOL
I love the the clean look of your blog! I will check it out on my iPhone later today. Oh yes I never told you this, but your blog has been my number one referrer to my blog for a long time. Thank you for that!

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Liz January 23, 2014 at 10:52 am

Well done you for clearing out the attic that’s always such a hard job! I’m so pleased my readers are coming over to your blog! it’s awesome and I love it, so I’m glad they do too x
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