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Posts Tagged ‘HGP’

Office Week

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

I used Kids Room Week to clean up the sewing room (however little) and I plan to use Guest Room Week to clean up my office. Tidying of the office is seriously needed. I also just learned that #2 son will be home for Thanksgiving, so I will also be making sure that the sewing […]

Freezer Goodies?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The Holiday Grand Plan involves baking treats and putting them into the freezer each week. When it’s time for holiday parties and Christmas gift boxes, you’ve got lots of different kinds of cookies ready. This part of the plan became controversial at my house. #1 son says that cookies which have been in the freezer […]

Labor Day PSD Wrapup

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Okay, I spent the weekend playing games with my family, not sewing, but I still got two pairs of Elle pants completed and three tops up to the handwork. Gray and Dusty Cedar make a very nice SWAP color combination, and I expect to have all of these garments finished by the end of the […]

HGP Begins

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

It’s time to begin the Holiday Grandplan! This week is List Week. We’ll clean our porches and make lists of the gifts we’ll buy or make, the menus for the parties and special meals of the holidays, the cards we’ll send and the sweets we’ll put in the freezer. Gifts to be made is the […]

Fall SWAP 2011

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

No sewing yesterday, which undoes any hope of reaching a garment a week, but not any hope of completing my SWAP eventually. My jaunt lasts only a week, and should be mostly a blue jeans kind of thing, so I’m not really concerned about failing to complete my SWAP in time for the trip. Here’s […]

Holiday Planning

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

After writing here yesterday morning, I baked banana nut muffins and oatmeal raisin muffins and mini quiches while the kids sliced peaches and vegetables. My husband vacuumed the house and #2 son carried heavy things to and from the porch. Since much of the action in the video took place on the porch, we cleaned […]

Master Bedroom Week

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

It’s Master Bedroom Week at the Holiday Grand Plan. I put chili in the freezer for last week and bought extra baking supplies, and we are to put a meal and a batch of goodies in the freezer this week too. I bought a couple of Christmas gifts. I didn’t make final decisions on homemade […]

Handmade Gift Ideas

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

It’s the last day of List Week, and I have listed the foods I need to make and the ingredients for them. I have a few things on the gifts list, but I need to come up with some perfect things to make for people’s holiday gifts. Here’s a list of possibilities. Maybe one will […]

List Week 2010

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Today is the first day of the 2010 Holiday Grand Plan. The HGP is a simple system. You start now, and each week you have assignments for cleaning your house and making holiday preparations. You spend about 15 minutes a day following orders, and when the holidays come (Hallowe’en, Thanksgiving, Christmas…), you have a tidy […]

Garage Week

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

That website is just about finished up. It has taken me 12.5 hours. I’ve quite enjoyed it. I worked for about five hours yesterday, but I also took some time to enjoy the day, and I got cookies into the freezer. It’s garage week on the HGP, and I find it unlikely that I’m going […]

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