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My New Erin Condren

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Loving Thirty-One Products

I just got my new totes from Thirty-One warehouse sale.  This is what I did to my closet.

I like Thirty-One so much that I'm having a party on January 19th at 8 pm.

Local friends I'm having a Thirty-One party at my house.

If you can't make it or live far away and want to place an order you can do so online at the links below.

Event Home:

Event Shopping:

Hope to see my local friends.

Please let me know if you are attending and/or if you placed an order on line.

Thank you and happy shopping.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Purging Games

It's been a while since I read my google reader. I read many blogs but my favorite blog is I'm an Organizing Junkie. I can always go to Laura's blog and find something to do in my house to get my life more in order. Her post about organizing her games motivated me to purge my game closet today.

Our games were migrating to different rooms. The bulk of the games are stored in my guest bathroom closet. Then the other games were stored in my laundry room along with other art supplies and things. This is what the bathroom closet looked like before.

I took everything out! I collected all the games from the laundry room and my daughter Victoria helped me purge. Most of our problem was most games were missing pieces and if you are missing pieces the games are useless. So with that said our donation pile wasn't much. These are the games we are donating to the school.

Two 1/2 bags full of games that were missing pieces are going into the trash.

This is what the game closet looks like now. I put the older games on the top. All other games are in the middle so they can reach them. We like to play games a lot. Victoria is posing with the finished photo since she helped me with the purging process.

What are our favorite games?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Laundry Room - Entry Way from Garage

Wow, it's been a while since I updated this blog. I'm starting to be pulled to flylady again. She's been mentioned again from some internet friends recently this week. Yes, clutter can always be a problem that I seem to struggle with on a daily basis. Today I tackled the laundry room entry way. The shoes were such a problem. I couldn't find a way to contain them. Victoria and I found a solution I think. I had this laundry basket in my laundry room which was being used for toys but we tackled that last week and donated and purged a lot of that so I was left with this empty basket in my laundry room. We had so many shoes between the 3 that it filled up the entire basket. Now, if only I can get them to put their shoes in it without putting them all over the floor for us to trip on or for Daisy to take and chew up.

Blue paper unknown Designer
Yellow paper unknown Designer
Warm summer Nights flower by ibdd
Yellow stitches from Melanie by CJoz
Blue stitches from warm summer nights by ibdd
font: the blue cabin and Vani

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Craft Room Today

Last month I won a 2 hour consultation with a professional organizer Donna Yanoshik. You can view her website here. She came by this month and in those 2 hours she managed to make my room usable again.

This is what you see when you open up my door.



She rotated my sewing desk and added my light. Removed the paper storage unit above iris carts which we gave to the kids for their school projects.

My desk I can now see the counter tops.

My computer area is now usable again. Do still need to purge the paper stackable racks.

My books were donated to the library. My sizzex, light table, cutting boards are all stored here.

My closet closed. The table in the middle of the room is for the kids to create.

When you open the right door of the closet you will see all my Stampin' Up punches hanging on the door.

Inside the rest of the closet you will see my Stampin' Up papers, embellishments and stuff that I kept for the kids to use while making cards and other crafts.

Craft Room Progress

Wow it's been a while since I have posted. I actually forgot I had this blog. You see, I tend to go back and with the fly lady program. Whenever I feel overwhelmed I turn to it. Back in October I started to tackle my craft room. Didn't get very far but I did manage to retrieve my sewing machine so I could now sew again. I used to quilt. Never made any clothing before but did attempt to make 2 dresses for the girls for easter. My mom was amazed that I made them. It didn't take me very long either. I used fabrics from my quilting time. The only thing I had to buy was elastic thread for like $3. It took me only about 2 hours to make each one. You can get the pattern here.

Anyway, my craft room was still a total disaster area. In January, I sent out a shout out for help through the MOMS Club. I needed someone to come in and help me purge. A great friend came by one afternoon and we tackled this mess while the kids were in school. Of course, we didn't get very far and had so much more to accomplish.

This is what we were dealing with. I'm embarrassed to show you but you need to see this in order to appreciate what it now looks like. I had papers, books, rubber stamps you name it all scattered across counter tops and floors.

My closet looked like this.

My desk! Where in the world is the counter top?

My completed scrapbooks, computer desk

Rubber stamps. I managed to purge a lot and sold some at splitcoast. Still need to upload some to ebay.

This is what you saw when you opened up the door.

Purged all those rubber stamps on the floor. Gave some to school, sold some and kept some.

My ribbons on to top of my sewing area. Under more rubber stamps needing purging.

My goal was to have a nice looking room for where I can sew, make cards, use my computer and yes invite the kids in to create as well.

This is what I donated to the kids school. It's filled with punches, papers, stickers, craft supplies.

Have to go feed the kids. Will post another Craft Room entry later today to show you what the room now looks like.