September To Do List, August Recap And Some Misc. Bidness

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Can you believe tomorrow is September? Where did the summer go? Here’s what I got done on my August to do list. (In case you’re new to my blog, I keep monthly to do lists and revisit it at the end of each month.)

AUGUST TO DO LIST

1. Toss magazines older than 1 month. [I think I need to give this up. At least for a while. I'm NEVER going to catch up.]

2. Clean the rest of the filters in the house.

3. Organize important documents and papers.

4. Move bookshelf into guest room.

5. Move sideboard to kitchen area.

6. Hang Tord Boontje curtains. [I still can't decide where I want it.]

7. Move striped rug back to the living room.

So I didn’t get to everything but I actually did something not on the list which was to organize my dressing area.

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I even broke out the camera and shot some details.

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And by popular request (and by “popular” I mean like 3 people), here’s a little shoe porn.

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I couldn’t resist the gold heel/silver strap combination.

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And these are now the highest shoes I own.

I decided that I’m not going to tackle any big projects in September and instead do a lot more organizing.  Here’s what I’m hoping to get done.

SEPTEMBER TO DO LIST

1. Organize important documents and papers.

2. Organize pantry. I just can’t seem to keep it neat. Am I the only one?

3. Organize vanity drawers; toss old makeup.

4. Organize master bathroom drawers.

5. Organize travel toiletries. Prepare a set ready to go.

6. Organize office supplies.

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On another note, what do you think of the new banner? For the moment, I’m kind of liking just the simple black text with no images. But I’m also thinking I might like to have something designed. [Anyone interested in volunteering some graphic design services?] FROM THE RIGHT BANK | www.fromtherightbank.com

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And finally in wrapping up August, I’d like to thank Macy at Me Oh My and Trish at Under Lock and Key for blog awards this month. Thank you girls, I really appreciate it!

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36 comments

  1. Jane says:

    I really like the b&w simplicity. There are lots of people who do banners but they seem to be mostly of the found objects style. New rule for you for your to do lists – any one which has not been done for more than three months running should be banished forever. Then you won't feel bad. For example I am sure you are never going to organise your important documents! Tee hee.
    .-= Jane´s last post ..Planes Trains, Automobiles, Circuses and Garish Colours – for a little boy =-.

  2. Congrats on the blog award — you deserve it! The Lanvin heels are stunning. Man-oh-man. And you're such a brave woman to post your monthly to-dos.

    { I volunteer graphic design help! I'd love to do your banner! Really. }
    .-= susie Quillin´s last post ..Pamplemousse =-.

  3. PS~Erin says:

    Inspiring… Need to start doing this!

    I can't seem to keep my pantry organized. Or my frig. Stange, bc it's the same stuff always going in. Not sure why I can't seem to just find it's place and repeat. Hmmm…

    I'd be happy to fiddle around with your banner when/if you want a change. I'm no professional, but I think it's fun. I am liking the simpleness of what you have up though. And I like the little matching signature line below your post. Nice touch! (Wondering how you did that? :-)
    .-= PS~Erin´s last post ..Meal Plan Monday =-.

  4. charlie says:

    Your dressing table is gorgeous. I am crazy in love with your Lanvin shoes and the black one are also stunning. I love the strap across the arch…oh baby! The beauty with shoes is that they do not have to be worn. I have shoes that I take out on occasion and place them on my dressing table and enjoy them that way-is that nuts? I love the simplicity of your new banner, very clean and distinct. I am not a pro though and you should probably seek the advice of a professional cause branding is such an important part of it all.
    .-= charlie´s last post ..Tia Vanhatapio Debut =-.

  5. charlie says:

    Your dressing table is gorgeous. I am crazy in love with your Lanvin shoes and the black one are also stunning. I love the strap across the arch…oh baby! The beauty with shoes is that they do not have to be worn. I have shoes that I take out on occasion and place them on my dressing table and enjoy them that way-is that nuts? I love the simplicity of your new banner, very clean and distinct. I am not a pro though and you should probably seek the advice of a professional cause branding is such an important part of it all. Hope you had an amazing weekend.
    .-= charlie´s last post ..Tia Vanhatapio Debut =-.

  6. ALEK says:

    Thanks for the feedback, everyone! You all are the greatest!

    Jane: I like that new rule! And thanks for the vote of confidence, BTW(!) ;)

    Susie: I'm such a lazy a** that I'd get nothing done otherwise(!)

    Erin: That's so funny! And my fridge could use some work too. I'm glad to hear that I'm not alone. :)

  7. christina E. says:

    Love the shots of your organized 'dressing area'…they look like pictures in a magazine! I too love having an organized dresser-top so I can see my favorite perfumes and lotions. It makes them look even more sumptuous!

  8. Chie says:

    Hmmm… Ur branded? But am loving it!

    Yeah, sure love Ur shoes too but I wonder if I survive my hiking mood. I can't even walk with a 1.5 inch heels, eh?

    Regarding our list? Ahh… 3 more left of mine. My blinds for my cubby house, paint my closet and the stairs. After this? September lists is in the queue.

    Have a nice day!
    .-= Chie´s last post ..Family Party on my SSS #37 =-.

  9. Your dressing table is so pretty! I like to-do lists — all through school I did this, giving myself dates and tasks so that everything would get done. It was mostly effective, although perhaps slightly ambitious at times! I still do this, always in notebooks to keep my thoughts, ideas, and tasks in order.

    I must say, your shoes are sooooo pretty! Wow!

    :) Have a lovely day…
    .-= Sarah Klassen/Haute Design´s last post ..Detail of The Week =-.

  10. OMG! I LOVE your Lanvins! I'm looking for some colorful sandals for my wedding next fall, any ideas? I've been browsing all over, but everything seems to be beige. There's no price limit. Oh, and we found our wedding location, I think you're going to LOVE it! Will post as soon as I have the booking confirmed :)

    Oh, and I love the new banner – very chic!
    .-= Dagny @ Beautiful Living´s last post ..Scandinavian interiors: Is this all you've got, Norway?? (Designers Saturday '09) / Er dette det beste vi har?? =-.

  11. Devon says:

    Your dressing table is so elegant and refined. Love it! What a perfect sanctuary.

    I have a shoe problem as well. My high-end lovelies are all lovingly packaged in their boxes in my closet. They are almost too beautiful to wear, wouldn't you say?

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