I started The Organised Housewife on the 1st August 2010, it’s our 8th Blogiversary today and I am sooo excited.
For those that are new to the blog, I’m Kat aka The Organised Housewife, a mother of three young teens (twins plus one). I began blogging years ago as a way to share my tips and tricks to keeping a happy and organised home. With three kids under two at one stage of my life, I simply had to get a handle on home organisation and very quickly – for mine and my husband’s sanity.
I share daily tips, recipes, hints and ideas to help and inspire this community to enjoy the journey they are living with their family while easily keeping a tidy and organised home. I absolutely enjoy being about to share my tips and ideas via my blog as there was one stage in my life I was laying on my bed, 3 kids under 2 playing happily, but yet I was crying, every day just felt like groundhog day. I found my way through it and I want to empower those that are feeling the same to gain back the control, to have a home you enjoy spending time in. Create calm to replace the chaos.
I’ll be the first to admit that I love a chart, a checklist or a planner to help bring even more calm and organisation into the home. Over the years I have created many organisational printables selling them in my shop, most as instant digital downloads.
Every home and family are unique and there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to life. All my tips can easily be adapted to suit your individual circumstances.
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I went to a business boot camp on the weekend. I have to tell you it was absolutely amazing and in the few short days I was there I felt like I came out of it with loads more clarity and vision. As I mentioned, I absolutely love writing this blog, but I feel I could do so much more. But what? I’m a bit unsure, I feel like I am stuck in my bubble of writing (because I love it and love sharing with you), but I know I can do more. I would love to do more how-to videos, I have been asked to write a book (not sure when as I don’t have much spare time) but that would be awesome, I would like to do in person workshops with you all, I would like to make my own range of products. There are possibilities. I have just recently hired additional support so I have 2 lovely ladies working in my home office with me. We are going to make things happen!!
Anyway, back to my story, at the bootcamp we were asked to write a list of the 20 things we are grateful for and I thought I would share them with you, being it’s our ‘eighth’ birthday. See what I did there… grateful, eighth… gr8ful!!
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
- My husband – for his constant support and love
- My kids – for the amazing children they are and the
- My parents – without them there would be no me
- My friends – for always listening to me and their encouragement
- My two new assistants – for their enthusiasm and helping me achieve my business vision
- My new mentor – for helping me gain the courage to step outside of my comfort zone
- My community – your simple kindness and continuous support (see a little gift below I have for you)
- My business – giving me the ability to choose my own work hours
- My pets – their unconditional love
- My health – I can never take this for granted, as well as the health of my family
- My hands – so I can type and share all my tips with you
- My courage – I am slowly overcoming my fear of public speaking
- My home – my space to relax and spend time with my family
- My car – so we can go on road trips to see our extended family
- My sense of smell – I enjoy all the benefits of my essential oils
- My life – for the experiences of the past and future and the opportunities it holds
- Music – it uplifts my soul
- Coffee – Caramel Latte makes my toes tingle!
- Routines – they give me the energy and mindset to not get overwhelmed with day to day life
- Food – the ability to feed my family and that we don’t go hungry
Ooh it’s really hard to stop at 20, I am grateful for so much more than this. I’d love to hear from you, please share in the comments below.