Workplace Wednesday

Its about being REAL….

This is the state of one of my work tables in my studio this week.

Sorting of piles of unfinished projects and some materials for NEW projects.

Workplace Wednesday Table

Every Other Wednesday,  I’ll share a glimpse into my studio. I’d love it if you’d share a peek at yours too. Feel free to link up below.

(Please link directly to your blog post or Instagram photo). If you’re sharing on Instagram use the hashtag #workplacewednesday.

Using a Chronodex

Do YOU know where your time goes?

While resting lately, I have been thinking more and more about being accountable for my time (mostly to myself). YES, I write things in my planner and check them off but….

There comes times like the past month where I haven’t felt much like anything and the To Do list was totally ignored. Which if you are unwell, is OK. Now that I am starting to feel a 100% better, there are many things that have to be done and caught up.

I happened to come across a series of videos on Planners, then, it morphed into Chronodex usage. I found this video on You Tube – Carie Harding was showing how she used a Chronodex. 

I don’t know where I’ve been, but I had never heard of a Chronodex before and the idea intrigued me.  I looked at all the links Carie has on her video and the one that spoke to me was the Kate Smith one HERE.I like it because it shows the 2 different circles of time (AM & PM) and separated by that little space that you can fit anything into or just use for a separator.

I saved the image where it is blank and then re-sized it when I inserted it onto my Page document. I printed the cChronodexhronodex so its roughly 2 inches and then I am able to cut, then glued to my planner pages.

This week is my first week to fully use it and I will post in a couple weeks, how it is working out for me.

Have YOU ever used one to track your time?

If so, I’d love to hear how you found it useful or not.

Wordless Wednesday

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Bloglovin’

YES, I still LOVE reading blogs!

I have all kinds of blogs on my feed – business, crafts, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. Bloglovin

I tried numerous options after Google Reader decided to stop their service and am happy with Bloglovin.‘ You can read either on your computer or use their app for iPhone or iPad (might also be available for andriod, not sure as I don’t use those).

Blogs are not only inspiration but they allow me to see the trends out in the internet.

I know many use Pinterest for that, I like reading the blogs and always have since I began blogging back in 2004. There are people I have followed on their blogs for 10 years – I’ve seen their children grow up before my eyes, seen them through many phases of their lives, their art careers, etc.I follow many of the same on Social Media, but its their blogs that I get the most joy from.

Reading why they picked that colour or the story behind that photograph they took. When I have more than a few minutes, I will comment, but on Bloglovin, I’m able to like and maybe go back later to comment.

Commenting on blogs is how I have come to know those people more….(hint, hint).

There are some people who think blogging is dead – I highly disagree. Blogging is where the “Rest of the Story” is (to quote Paul Harvey, old radio personality). Photos on instagram doesn’t tell the whole story….

If you see someone online anywhere on the internet, check to see if they have a blog – visit, subscribe to their feed and get to know them!

Wordless Wednesday

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