Pip revolutionized my life today by introducing me to the Next button in Google Reader… read her instructions and enjoy! I was totally overwhelmed by all the blogs I subscribe to in my reader, and will often just return to my 10 – 15 oldest and dearest because looking at everything is just too much. But now I have started a-fresh. I haven’t gone the whole hog and deleted everything like Pip has done, but I have marked everything as “read”, and will enjoy hitting “next” from now on to flick through the most recent updates from all of my 236 favourite blogs (I can’t bear to delete a single one!). I have found so much inspiration in just one day using this new method. I am hoping this sense of being all sorted will last.

I have started thinking about decorating for Christmas (this year I am thinking of embracing the Southern Hemisphere Summer a bit more and decorate with a kind of Midsummer-fairy-woodland theme… though I may run out of energy, as is my way, and just cut out a million paper snowflakes again. They do look pretty). There is lots to be found to start me thinking and scribbling lists. Top to bottom: Mouse House and Family¬†from Pottery Barn Kids, vintage wall art on etsy (sadly sold!) via How About Orange, a super cute mushroom ornament found on Sew, Mama, Sew, Heidi’s gorgeous card houses (she has the link to the templates on the bhg site) and lastly (and so cool) is a detail from Michelle’s beautiful Solstice calendar. Such an inspiration!