Thursday, February 28, 2008

Getting back in the mode......

Of cleaning! I had a bad few days and didn't work on my organizing but I'm ready to get back to it. My sis is beating the socks off of me! She's on a roll! I think the only way I can get Brooke's room to be easy to keep clean is to organize toys in more totes, label, and put part of them in the garage. When she's in the mood to play with something I can just bring in that tote! We'll see how it works. :-) I even got my friend, Darlene, on the ball. She took pics of before and after to show me. It looked pretty awesome. Lisa...............She is an organizing queen and her house always looks awesome. Well, unless I'm there scrapbooking. LOLOLOL When I grow up I'll have a clean house like her! Bwahahahaha!

Well, I'm gonna share a few sb pages. The first one is one that Lisa likes. I paperpieced an Uno card because I couldn't find anything at the sb store for Uno.

The next one I paper pieced the Phase 10 card as a border.
And this page is my baby boy when he was a Tiger Cub in Boy Scouts. My baby is now 17 and 6'5". :-)
Wow, I wish someone could give me a swift kick and get me going! I have all these ideas I want to do to get organized and I just don't know where to start. Maybe I'll check out some more oganizing blogs to get me jump started. I hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Scrapbooking and More Organizing

Scrapping fun!

I had a great time over the weekend scrapbooking with friends. My best friend from kindergarten, and another friend from kindergarten got together and we had so much fun. Well, except for the times when I kept having stickers from a prickly pear removed from my hands!!! Did you know that when you buy a prickly pear at the grocery to eat that there are still stickers on there? Big time!?!?!?!?! I got like 15-20! No fun at all! It felt like we were kids again. We went to the scrapbook store and then to Miejer and bought so much junk food and drinks it was unreal. I got quite a few pages done and tried my hand at paper piecing an Uno card and it turned out pretty cute. I'll try to scan some tomorrow.
Now....................I found another organizing blog and they had a challenge . You were to pick an area to clean and I needed to move this scrap stuff to my scrap room so this is what I chose to do. I was a day late but decided to do it anyway today! Here are the pics....


After! I got so motivated that
I took everything but the fake old time radio off the piano and cleaned it and also on the buffet. I feel pretty good about what I got accomplished today and hope I can feel like doing more tomorrow!!!!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

I'm on my way..............

Well, I started on my organizing yesterday. I may drive my family crazy! lol I started at my computer desk which seems to be a community drop off for things. Here is a picture while I was in the middle of working on it.

....Pretty scary, huh? Here is after..............I still have more out in the open than I'd like but if I put things in drawers they are "out of sight, out of mind" and I have to keep the Girl Scout $ envie out, chapstick, hand sanitizer, and of course my drink, but I have it on a coaster!!! I worked on one of my cabinets and a drawer in the kitchen. I am scrapping all night tonight with friends (well, as long as I last with out a nap) so I'll be organizing some of that to take with me tonight. My sister thinks I should take a pic of my desk every week to make sure it stays this way! lol She might be right!!! I plan to take down all my snowman stuff next week, go through 2 totes of stuff that just need going through, lol, and work on organizing my kitchen more. I don't want to overwhelm myself. :-) I want to hit my bedroom and DD7 bedroom next.
Well, and my scrap/craft area. You know, it's not like anyone really cares about my organizing but if I put it on this blog it'll help me stick to it! :-) And that's ok! Now, if I'm gonna get anything done today I better quit goofing off on the computer and get to it~ Have a wonderful weekend!~ I plan to!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I have found a blog that I truly like!!!! It's on organizing your home and I really want to do this.
Our house has been such a mess with all the addition and remodeling. Chris has been working in the garage and put in cabinets and built a workbench, so...... that got stuff off of the front porch so I can now organize my craft/scrap area. I remember the days when my housework was done by 1 pm and I could sit and do whatever I wanted..........Those were the days! lol
Now, that I'm feeling better I want to really try to follow some of these ideas! I have already made a chore list for the kids and they are doing great! It sure helps me. Anyway, I'm gonna put the website to the right for anyone that would like to check this blog out. Lisa is so organized that I should just hire her, but.........I'm not sure she could take some of the messes she'd find! lol It just might do her in and I need her! I am inspired and I think I'll take pics of before and after to share. My sis is working on organizing her house so maybe we can spur each other on.
I did get some scrapbooking done last night. I want to finish Holiday World so I can start on something else for our big crop Friday night!!!!!! Two more pages and HW is done! Woo Hoo!
Something crazy to leave you with...............We have new kitchen cabinets and we have handles on these. Well, for some reason the other day when I went to open the silverware drawer my fingers slid all the way down to the knuckles on my hand. I could get all of my fingers loose except for my middle finger. I tried and tried. Fortunately, My junk drawer is two drawers under that and I was able to get a screwdriver and loosen the handle so I could get my finger out! Leave it to me, as my sister would say!
Have a great day!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Well, people that know me know that I have fibromyalgia, bursitis, and arthritis. You never know when it will knock me for a loop. I have been noticing that high stress times, overdoing on things, rainy weather, and below zero weather tend to be factors of high pain. Anyway, I am just thankful that it isn't something worse as I thought before I was diagnosed. At least I can live with this and be with my family! I did find a really neat site on fibro today and I'll post it on the right side of my blog.

Yesterday, I made a pen holder from paper towel and a toilet paper roll. A girl on the scrapbooking discussion message board told about her making one so................I tried it! It turned out pretty cute even tho I'm not the best at altering things. Here are a few pics!

It's so good to feel like doing something again. I did one scrapbook page yesterday and actually FELT like doing some housework!

A friend of mine said life with me is never dull........Well, yesterday I was so cold so I opened the wood stove door, pulled a chair up, and sat reading a devotion book. I scooted a log I had put in with my foot slipper caught on fire! You should have seen how fast I got that slipper off. lol It went right out and is only missing some of the fuzzy in the front! Then I'm going to make a cup of coffee, the microwave beeps and I get the cup out. It's completely empty! I forgot to put the water in. Go figure.

Anyway, I'm wanting to try to do some cleaning on the porch where my scrap area is so I better get busy while I have Chris here to help me! Have a great evening!