While we’re on the subject of “Awakening” I’d like to take a moment to highlight one of the main components of living a life with eyes wide open: organization. As a mother (and chronic organization freak) I know that one sure way to allow me to focus my creativity and energy and imagination is to methodically go through my house and organize things. Seriously, you should try it. If you find yourself feeling unfocused or muddled or weary, choose one small area of your space (one drawer in your dresser, for example) and go through it, organizing and labeling and clearing out as necessary. You will find yourself exhaling. Promise.
Let’s focus on my favorite part of the process: labeling. Hilary Chandler started kidecals with a dream. Literally. She dreamt about a removable wall decal to decorate her child’s nursery with so that it would be easily changeable and damage free. Necessity brought about the name decals (to help from the innumerable items lost by her children at school) and these labels soon expanded into allergy labels, luggage labels, party labels, cooking labels. They are dishwasher proof, washing machine proof, even weather proof. My personal favorites are pictured above and I’m wondering if labeling my furniture with mustaches is going too far. You think?