happy friday / rubber stamps:

March 11, 2011

vintage stamp holder
This is where I keep my stamps.
I'll probably need a bigger stamp rack soon ;)

stamps, coming soon!
I am really wanting to get these stamps photographed and list them for sale! It's just a matter of making the time which I don't feel like I ever have enough of.

Happy Friday to you! I don't really have any links saved up for you this week but what are your weekend plans? This weekend I am going to look for stuff for the collection trade. I'll probably also (hopefully) do some cleaning and photograph items for a new shop, we'll see. It seems like whenever I make a list of goals, nothing gets done. So I'm trying not to make too big of a list ;) But then when I don't have a list, things don't get done anyway because I'm so scattered and all over the place with so many thoughts in my head, I can't get organized! Ah, will I ever find a middle-ground? Do you have any tips on getting motivated? organized? managing your time? I'd love to hear them.

I hope you a have fun/relaxing/wonderful weekend, friends! xo, danni

35 hello's:

  1. i usually don't plan too much ahead. actually i like to wake up in the morning and think of only one thing i have to do, and then i do it :)
    i am not good with planning lol ;)
    happy friday!

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  2. I heart the stamps! So I always put something really really easy on my list. For example, "brush my teeth". That way I have something to cross off right away. Once I get started crossing items off my list I don't want to stop. So I guess crossing things off is my motivation. I just have to get it started by cheating a bit ;o)

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  3. I love your stamps. :) I hope that this tusnami (sp?) is not going to hit where you are. Good luck with it all, friend. Praying for you all - who live along the coast. -dez

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  4. Love those stamps! I find it hard to believe that you're unorganized, with how successful your blog is! :) I am in the same boat as you with the list or no list. Haha. I say, write down the few main things that you want done....prioritizing seems to work wonders. I hope that helps! :)

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  5. I'm not really the best when it comes to time management either, but I try to make lists too (that don't always get done). But I try to prioritize and think, "What absolutely has to get done today?" And then I do those. If I have leftover time, I do the other stuff. If not, then I'll tackle it tomorrow. I'm not always very motivated to do things, but I also really don't like the feeling of things piling up, so I try to do them before it gets to that point! :) Let's help each other stay on top of things! ;)
    See you soon!! xo.

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  6. I try to make a list of things I need to do the next day before I go to sleep. That way I sleep better knowing all my thoughts, worries,etc are out of my head and on paper. And then I try to tackle as many of them as possible the next day. But I don't worry if they aren't all accomplished. I know that they are on my list and will eventually get completed. I think it's important about not beating yourself up about to-do lists ;)

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  7. Inspiration comes from doing not thinking.

    Dive in.

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  8. My only advice is to set small goals. That way it's easier to get them done and they don't feel like such big tasks. I find it motivating!

    Good luck!

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  9. Such pretty stamps! I can't wait for the one I ordered earlier this week to arrive, thanks to your deal. :) I'm obsessed with Teux Deux - it's a to-do list website and app that sync. You can set to-dos for future dates, and if you don't check them off that day they roll over. Plus you can see what you've checked off in the past. It spares me the 45 pieces of paper I used to carry around! :)

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  10. Those stamps are lovely!!

    One thing that definitely motivates me to clean & organize is watching an episode (or two!) of Hoarders. I can't really even watch an episode all the way through without getting antsy for cleaning.

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  11. The only way I get organised is if I plan to go out! So, if I have two hours to spare, I have a spurt of energy and get things done. But, if I have nowhere to go, I end up sitting on the sofa doing nothing (like right now.) Also, I love counting! My aim is to tidy/declutter 50 items a day at the minute. (I have a lot of things to sort out! Today's total so far = none...)

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  12. love it but, totally swooning here over that pillow with the doily on it!!! love, love, love!

    http://melody-mae.blogspot.com/2011/03/hello-friday.html

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  13. I was just telling my husband yesteday that I want to be more organized so I can be more efficient. I think that setting time limits is first. Knowing I HAVE TO get things done before a certain amount of time somehow allows for more creativity.

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  14. Happy Friday! Those stamps are so cool!

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  15. I'm kind of in the same boat. I found a link to this challenge that I'm currently partaking in. Even on day one of doing the challenge, I feel more motivated and less overwhelmed.
    http://laracasey.com/blog/2011/03/02/the-challenge/comment-page-3/

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  16. I used to follow Flylady.com You get an email every day that has you clean, organize, etc. only one area each day. Pretty cool. She is on Facebook too, which is where I follow her now so that my emails aren't all clogged up :)

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  17. awesome stamp rack! did ya make it yourself? or purchased it? either way, very cool. as for tips on getting motivated/managing time, i think waking up with a purpose really helps. you see, i have a 8-5 job, so i obviously can't do a lot of my errands during the week, so i make sure that i utilize my two days off wisely! my boyfriend goes CRAZY because i'm always on the go and tells me to just relax! for me, it's just taking advantage of the little time i have doing the things i think NEED to get done :)

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  18. With that tiny pillow below the stamp rack, the stamps look huge in comparison!

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  19. yippie! i hope one of those stamps are for me! ;)

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  20. i am definitely a planner person, but i know many who aren't. post-it's are always an easy and great tool to use for remembering things. but not simply for just to-do's but to encourage me with quotes and verses from the Bible.

    i also have the to do list from knock knock, but organize.com has an assortment (http://bit.ly/hn2nyP). it's great to have on hand or in your purse.

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  21. I have the hardest time organizing and not overwhelm myself with To Do lists. I've recently been reading It's Hard to Make a Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys: The Seven-Step Path to Becoming Truly Organized by Marilyn Paul. I highly recommend it!

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  22. yess please!! i need to buy some of your stamps danni, heheeh!! :) i know they will soo be a hit girl!!!

    it's soo hard for me to be organized too when i have a million and one things i want to accomplish every day! i really do need a better system... i guess i just prioritize by importance and deadlines?? good luck danni!!

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  23. I like to make three lists (this sounds like more work, but it's extremely helpful): a list for things to do at my computer (blog, emails, research), a list for things around the house (laundry, cooking, cleaning), and a list of things outside the house (grocery shopping, post office, bank) etc. Then I pick a list based on how I'm feeling - if I'm lazy and want to stay in, I'll pick one of the first two lists. If I'm motivated and want to get out of the house, I'll grab the last list. Usually, by the end of the day I will have a done a few things from each list and I feel much more accomplished than if I had been using a much longer, combined list.

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  24. I am sure like many people will write.. making lists is REALLY effective. A TO DO list is great because I get a satisfaction from crossing things off the list, which motivates me more to complete things.

    I'd imagine you're a VERY busy lady. A white board even with to do items, and ideas, and inspirations isnt a bad idea either. If you're very visual it helps to get things under control and you can SEE whats on your plate. What to tackle next based on priority. :)

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  25. Love love love these stamps!!! Dream to buy one...

    Leisurely sunday! :)


    www.everydayemotion.blogspot.com

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  26. Stamps are so simple, yet so pretty! I can see why you're inspired by them! Hope your weekend is great so far!

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  27. I hear you Danni! I have learned not to make too long of a list, so I can focus on a few things at a time. I hope you had a productive and restful weekend.
    I absolutely LOVE these stamps. They are such fun and personal designs.
    :) Anna

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  28. What about listening to some good music while you organize yourself? I can assure you it helps a lot!

    Love from Spain!

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  29. I find that I need to work really hard at my lists. I keep one notebook...seperate from my diary to make a new list each week. I divide it into This week (current) and things that will take longer, finally I add goals to the bottom of the list to which I don't allocate a time line, but use it to remind myself of what I want. Each week I start the list again on a new clean page of the notebook. I transfer undone things and look at why they aren't done yet.
    Good luck with all you have to do! x

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  30. post-it notes. I use them at work and home. Stick them on the wall in front of your workspace or on the fridge or anywhere in plain sight. I'm scatterbrained without a list, but incapable of consistently using a planner, yet this works for me. Plus you can get really cute ones without spending much at all :)

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  31. Very cute!! I tend to write everything on pretty post-it notes. Not the average blah sticky yellow ones... but really pretty ones in fun shapes. lol :)

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  32. I'm living on the advice that you will never be able to do everything you want to do, but you will always have time for the things you MOST want to do.

    This makes me feel relieved because I realize that I actually am getting things done- the things I most want to- and there will always be a huge list of more things I'd love to do but don't have time for because I enjoy life and am interested in a lot of things.

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  33. I am a person who never has enough time, so it will be quite odd if I give any advise :) I have a new rule this year though - try to do things as soon as possible because the more I think about them the more I procrastinate :)

    By the way I once saw a short video on Ted.com where they said if you have goals you shouldn't share them with others before you make them happen. Because the moment you share them and people start congratulating you or saying how wonderful this is, you start to feel like you have already done the job and no longer feel the need to actually work:) It sounds strange but I do find it to be true :)

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