EAT THAT FROG…

GOOD MORNING MY FRIENDS,

I HOPE YOU ALL ARE WELL.

Last night I’ve started the biggest job I could ever schedule for myself in my craft studio… This had to be done for so long but it’s been one of those jobs on which I was really procrastinating…


I BEEN KEEP SAYING TO MYSELF ALL SORTS OF EXCUSES BUT REALITY IS THAT I NEED TO FACE IT!! I REALLY DO!


This is so overdue and I need it more than anything else. For the past few weeks maybe even the last few months there’s been a significant change in my crafting journey. I literally feel like I’ve been swapped from an old crapy car into a brand new Porsche and now from going 5 mph, all of the sudden I’m on the full speed… I’ve been blessed with so many opportunities and started so many projects that I feel like I need to finally face my biggest issue in order to be able to move forward and to be able to deliver to all of these opportunities on the professional level as they all deserve it.

Some time ago I read a wonderful book called “Eat that Frog”, which was written by Brian Tracy. This is basically about facing your biggest, most important and usually most unwanted task first thing in the morning so the rest of your day will feel like a piece of cake.


You will ask what is my frog then???

Well as much as I do not want to admit it, it is the mess in my studio. And I know at this point things are so bad that this frog has become a giant toad!


For the past months, I’ve been trying to use every single second I had, whenever my son was sleeping or playing with his dad to create and craft leaving this tedious job of cleaning for another day and then without even noticing days become weeks, weeks become months and so on… Partially because as I’ve mentioned I’m a mum and most of my days are filled with time spent with my little favourite person in the world❤️ so whenever I have a minute to work in my studio I tend to choose actual creating over cleaning and organizing.


Stuff started to pilling up and in order to avoid this visual clutter most of them ended thrown in random drawers, wherever I had a little bit of space I quickly filled it up with clutter.


This is not a sustainable way at all!!!


But it was never my plan though… I just filled one of my drawers with random junk, leftover papers and whatever was on my desk at that point… so I could quickly sit down to crafting and create something before my son’s nap time will be over.


And then…. without me even realising it, all my drawers and shelves started filling with random goodies, which weren’t supposed to be there! it is like gaining a little weight… oh I’m not worrying, after all, it is just a pound or two… not a biggie! And one day you wake up two stone heavier (but that’s another frog I need to eat and I need to deal with it ASAP🙈)

The gauntlet has been thrown, so to speak. My beloved husband agreed to help me and from this Monday coming he took a week holiday from work to stay home with our son so I could finally reorganise my space to make it up to the professional level that I need it to be.


So what am I doing here? should I not be going over that stuff from one on my junky drawers? Well… I probably should. But I also know if I won’t take that 30 minutes to write this post and make myself accountable in front of you my friends, I may not complete my job and once this week will finish I will be in exactly the same position as I am today.

This is a real disaster! I feel like I’m starting to spinning around, as finding misplaced tools, ink pads or stamp sets takes way too much of my time and really stress me out. This is why I’ve decided to say to myself: “STOP MARTA!!! You can’t do what you do now…”


My plan is to use this week to clean up all my drawers and make sure all my items are having a home, dedicated space where they will be put back once no longer in use. I will try to document my progress and that way make myself accountable for completing this job, as I’ve already tried this several times without success. The last time it was just three months ago when we were moving houses and you would think why did you not do it back then? After all, that was a perfect opportunity to go over my stuff while packing…


Well, I really had a great start and took that time to sort my paper collections, which I’m happily reporting, that I’m managing to still keep in order after 3 months time. But then we had to give the keys to our house much quicker than we thought so to speed things up with removal, I ended up wrapping up all my drawers with kitchen foil and drove them from one place to another with all the clutter inside… and as much embarrassed is to admit few of them are still intact since the day we moved into the new house.


And here I will stop this post. I just finished my cup of coffee and time to get some work done! I hope you won’t find this blog post too long or too boring.

Lastly I will just quickly share with you my latest creation I’ve made to shout out about this fabulous deal at Craft Stash:

I hope you will enjoy my cards and if you would like to check this sale here is a link to it.

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❤️ Thank you so very much for visiting my blog. I’m wishing you all a fabulous day. ❤️

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ STAY BESSED. HUGS. MARTA ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

5 thoughts on “EAT THAT FROG…

  1. I hear you Marta! I have tried this task too, many times. But it never quite seems to get finished and although I make progress, I then go shopping and buy more crafty goodies! So I also collect empty boxes (mainly delivery boxes to be truthful) and new goodies go into those. Most of which I have never even used!
    So, I have piles of boxes that look fairly neat, but it is just hiding the problem. Good luck with your task. From personal experience I will predict that you will find items that you had forgotten you possessed! 💕 Clare x

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    • I don’t know how many drawers you have but perhaps if you label the drawers first then empty them one at a time and only put things in the drawer that should be there. X

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      • Thank you so much for fabulous idea, I do have a part of my drawers signed but I think I wasn’t sure how to organise to others so the ended with odd mess inside😝 thank you for visiting my blog and wishing you a wonderful day 🙏❤️

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    • THANK YOU SO MUCH PAM
      I’M SO HAPPY YOU ENJOYING MY CRAFTY SPACE, BUT PLEASE DO NOT FEEL UPSET FOR NOT HAVING AS MUCH. I HAD A HUGE BLESSING IN MY LIVE AS HUGE PART OF MY STUDIO I ACTUALLY GOT AS GIFT WHEN A LOVELY LADY WAS CLOSING DOWN HER LOCAL CRAFT STORE AS SHE WAS GOING ON RETIREMENT, SO I HAD THAT INCREDIBLE LUCK🥰
      THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE AND SUPPORTING ME ALL THIS TIME❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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