Monday, January 21, 2013

Organizing Your Inspiration {Clueless Chick Style}


Every month I get a stack of magazines and catalogs in the mail and they either: 1. Go straight into the recycle bin or 2. Collect dust on your bookshelf.  I flip through these beautiful magazines, feeling so inspired (sometimes overwhelmed) by the creativity and style, then the phone rings, a baby cries – life happens and I put down the magazine, it makes its way onto a shelf never to be heard from again.

It’s such a shame… there are always so many great recipes, entertaining and decorating ideas, and endless craft and organization tips.  But what usually happens with all of this fabulous inspiration?  It sparks an idea, inspires me to create something fun and new but as soon as I close the magazine the idea begins to fade.  Then, when I actually find the time to work on my next great project I spend an hour searching for a single page on a shelf full of magazines because I can’t remember if it was the June 2012 or the March 2010 issue I was looking for.

To combat this conundrum I came up with this super simple way to organize your inspiration:

Organizing Your Inspiration {Clueless Chick Style}

1.  Find your favorite magazine or catalog 


2.  Tear out your favorite pages (the ones that inspire you to cook, clean or create!)


3.  Organize your pages by category


4.  Store your pages in an accordion folder, file folders, whatever you have handy 
(or one up the Clueless Chick and digitize them!) 


5.  Create!  Here I turned one of my favorite inspirations from the Sept/Oct 2010 issue 
of Semi-Homemade Magazine into one of my most popular favors! 


P.S.  Finding inspiration is the easy part, it's the execution that gets tricky.  So don’t forget to have fun with it!  Forget the pressure of being perfect and put your personal spin on it.


Organizing Your Inspiration {Clueless Chick Style}
1.  Find your favorite magazine or catalog
2.  Tear out your favorite pages (the ones that inspire you to cook, clean or create!)
3.  Organize your pages by category
4.  Store your pages in an accordion folder, file folders, whatever you have handy (or one up the Clueless Chick and digitize them!)
5.  Create!  Turn your favorite Valentine’s Day craft idea into gifts for your girlfriends.
6.  Pin the heck out of your awesome creation!

Now go get inspired!  Don't forget to share your amazing creations with us - your reorganized pantry, yummy cheese cake or homemade play doh

Until next time,
Jennifer
aka Chick #1




1 comment: