January 20, 2009

101 Projects...

In starting this blog I am hoping to accomplish many things. One of those things being a way to release ideas that are constantly at the back of my head. I have always heard the best way to get something off of your mind is to write it down or make a list. I guess I am hoping this might be that same therapy.

It always seems there are unfinished project's that keep coming back to nag at me. I really am a person that functions on order and organization. When I can see that the house is a mess, or I cannot see the top of my desk, I literally start falling apart. I strive to work hard and maintain (as much as you can with 5 kids) order! I have always been this way since I can remember. There is a flair I have that really sum's it up for me: "I have CDO-it's like OCD but all the letters are in alphabetical order...like they should be." I really can relate to this. I have accepted it, I just need everyone else to. :)

So as I was saying earlier, there are always unfinished projects...or even for that matter, projects at the start,only still in my head. So my hope is for the New Year, I can finish at least 100 of the 101 projects that need to get done. O.k. maybe 101 is exaggerating a little, but I am pretty sure that there are at least 50. As I stop to reflect why I have that many projects, I know the reality is I would not be happy if there was not a project to do. I create this unnecessary stress for myself, but I also thrive on it. I now can list for you some of the reasons that these projects are not done.

1. Time
2. Energy
3. Kids (did I mention I have 4 boys that can move at the speed of lightning!)
4. Life...I guess that speaks for itself and probably one everyone can relate to.

So even as I type this,*sigh*...I will share a project that I am embarrassed to type being that today is January 20th and Christmas was December 25th. Almost a month ago and I still have my tree and my house all adorned in Christmas decorations! I think this is the longest I have ever had all of it up. I don't know if it is the procrastinator coming out, or I just haven't let it be a priority. Goal today, take down and put away anything that sparkles, smells like evergreen or resembles a pine cone. With having that done I can breathe a little sigh of relief and I will cross 1 of the 101 projects off my list. That now leaves a 100.

Down comes my birds and feathers tree...

And all the beautiful ornaments...

Will be excited to see it all come back next Christmas!

Breathing a sigh of relief...

January 18, 2009

A New Year a New Adventure...

I have started this blog as a way to show all my creations for Whimsy by Victoria, but also my love of design in so many other areas. For those that know me well, they often tell me they wish they could get inside my head to see the vision I see. I wish that at times they could too. Being a creative person and sharing designs and ideas with others makes me incredibly happy! Seeing the smile on their faces knowing that I put it there, is a great feeling. Our world around us is filled with so much beauty, color and patterns and it truly is my inspiration! I hope by starting this blog I can share my ideas and designs with those I know and new friends I wish to make. Everyone really does need a little "Whimsy" in their lives!

January 7, 2009

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January 3, 2009

Contact Me

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You can contact me by e-mail at whimsybyvictoria@comcast.net
Thank you,

Victoria Hayden
Whimsy by Victoria

January 2, 2009


January 1, 2009

About Me...

Hi, I am Victoria!

Welcome to my blog.

I have a love for beautiful design....

 I am a daughter of our Heavenly Father, Wife to Mr. Wonderful, Mother to 5 Amazing children and Designer of my creative whimsy. I enjoy sharing my thoughts and ideas with all of you. Grateful for all my blessings...

I invite you to come along on this journey with me... 

"Everyone needs a little Whimsy in their lives!"