Friday, May 14, 2010

Finish It Friday: Join Me!

I stumbled across the concept of "Finish It Friday" on this blog, and I immediately fell in love with it! It looks like they haven't really kept up with it, though, so I'm starting it up again here on Call Me Kristin.

I had a bit of an epiphany this morning. I woke up and thought, "wow! I'm so glad it's Friday. The weekend is almost here and I'll have time to really work on my goals!" Then, I realized I didn't even know what my goals were anymore. It occurred to me that I haven't really been progressing toward much of anything lately, and that's a recipe for some serious creative block not to mention self-pity. [Sorry, C, for the self-pity breakdown Wednesday night. My bad.]

I've decided I'm slightly addicted to the internet. [Phew. I said it. It's out there for the world to see!] In an attempt to fix that, I'm only going to be updating this blog on Monday through Friday [unless a catch up the blog on our real lives post is on my Finish It Friday list.] I'm going to use the rest of that time to go into super productive mode. That way on Sunday night I don't go into an intense bout of depression because the weekend is gone and I have no idea where it went.

Here's the lowdown:

Your Finish It Friday project can be any of the following:

  • Any incomplete craft project. I.e.  half-finished scrapbook pages, quilt tops, etc.

  • An organizing project that never got finished. Pick an eye-sore that bugs you every time you walk by [*cough* on top of our piano *cough*], organize your magazines by topic, clean out a closet and get a box together for a garage sale or goodwill, etc.

  • A nearly complete home decor project. Finally get pictures IN the frames! Put the finishing touches on those pillows, find the candles you need to finish the dining room table, etc.

  • A simple item on your to-do list. You know, the ones you put off just because they seem annoying and tend to stress you out way more than they're worth? Yep. Write the thank you note! Send the gas bill! Call your landlady to get the disposal fixed...again. [o wait, that's just me.]

  • Basically, any little project or to-do that has been incomplete to the point of annoying that you can finish up by the end of the weekend!

Here's my Finish It Friday list:

  1. Make Almond Milk Yogurt [link to recipe on my inspirations tab]

  2. Pictures in the frames in the kitchen

  3. Quilt this bad boy. Haven't touched it for almost a year. Here's to finishing!

To play along with Finish It Friday, simply:

  1. Choose a project. It seriously doesn't have to be a big deal. It could be as simple as trying that new recipe you've been meaning to make, or sweeping the porch.

  2. Post your plan in the comments.

  3. Complete your to-do by the end of the weekend. That’s right, simply check this item off your list before you go to bed on Sunday (and be sure to let me know you did it in the comments section!)!

  4. Enjoy the power of completion!

Sound like fun? I can’t wait to hear what you finish this weekend!


  1. I really want to see how your crockpot yogurt turns out.. Crazy !

  2. I ... need to do my sticker inventory for my store. I have been putting it off, and therefore my store sales have been lagging because I haven't been following my inventory between the web store and eBay. I am counting my stickers this weekend, giving my sticker store a new look and starting to re list everything. It is a BIG job, but I have just finished the 'new look' this morning and I expect to have the inventory counted this weekend and the listings started:)