Friday, February 19, 2016

Poor Molly, she doesn't know what to make of all this. Our son came last night and took the loveseat out of my craft room so there is no place for her to sleep now during the day. I went and got her little bed and brought it in for her. I can't believe the mess I have created in this house! It will be nice when finished though. I am embarrassed to show you today's pictures. I have made one trip to the recycle bin and I have a second one to do today. I have at least 300 magazines I am getting rid of. It is years of Paper Crafts, Creating Keepsakes, lots of Card Creations, even a few Ivy Cottage and Paper Cuts and Ten for Ten or something like that and all the Stamin' Up catalogs and supplements. I had all my Oprah magazines that I gave to my DIL and lots of Woman's Day and Redbook. Many of them I had not read. You get a subscription and then they give you one for another magazine for $6 so you do that too. Please slap me if I get another subscription. I won't throw them away (as you can see). I try to pawn them off or rather give them away to neighbors but no one wants them. So one more trip and it will be made in our wind advisory today. They will probably blow back and smack me in the face. I worked in the garage yesterday and swept and cleaned it out so there would be room to put more stuff in. I will show you the bathtub in the guest bathroom today too. It will crack you up. That's enough chit chat, I need to get busy. I will try to pop in and visit in the evening when I finally wind down. I'm really too old to be doing all this but believe me, there is plenty for the boys to do when they come. Be kind to one another.




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  1. Oh Brenda, I enjoyed this post. Your rooms look like my craft rooms in the basement, and the sewing room up in the attic (only mine are much worse). You're being very productive, and eventually all the mess will be cleared out & you will have lovely spaces in which to decide what you need to be happy. I'm glad you've got some help. I was the same with the magazines (& still could eliminate some craft ones). It's just hard to toss but nobody wanted, so we took to recycle.(even the library would not take!). Don't overdo, and when you get tired - take a break. Big hugs & take care

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  2. I never throw away magazines either!! I don't know why, but it makes me feel guilty!! You are getting so much done!! Good luck with the rest of the purging and reorganizing my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. I use the spare bathroom for storage all the time--isn't that normal?! Take care of yourself, Brenda & don't get too worn out! I know it's all going to be worth it!

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  4. Well, I knew you were one smart cookie, but you're more than that, Brenda, you're a genius for using the bathtub no one uses as a temporary (or perhaps permanent, I mean, it's a thought!) docking place! Once again, I have to say, I am SO proud of you! It may take a while to adjust to the changes, but I put money on you feeling so free and SO creative when this is all done! You will be one happy crafty lady! I hope you didn't get a black eye from those magazines blowing back in your face! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  5. I think we all have been there with the magazines Brenda! lol I hate to throw them away too and always tried giving them away. But like you said, no one wants them. I just don't understand why?! Such a great way to look at magazines without having to buy them. Anyway for that reason, I don't subscribe to them anymore either. I think you are doing great my friend! I'm in awe of all you are getting done. I swear you are the Energizer bunny! You are very smart to use the bathtub as a storage area for a bit. My grandmother did the same thing. lol Her's became permanent though. lol You will love how beautiful and organized your house will be Brenda. Hugs, Brenda

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