Monday, July 09, 2007

In other news...

I've been struggling with what to blog about lately, that is why all you have gotten are lots of pictures of our Miss Pris.

But what I have been up to is... DECLUTTERING. Now if you know me, you probably say "what clutter", well if you only knew. It's under the beds, in the closets, hidden away in cabinets. Well I've had enough. I started with getting all my china that Adam and I got as wedding gifts and boxed it all up! Yup, all 12 place settings, silverware, place mats, and all the other goodies boxed up. Since we live in a house without a dining room and since it was taking over a ton of space I boxed it all up and brought it to my parents house. My little brother just moved out so my parents have his HUGE closet...empty. I just didn't think that it would be good to put our beautiful china (that one day I will use) in the attic. After all, we do live in Oklahoma and on those hot summer days it can get up to 140 degrees in the attic. I'm sure my china wouldn't melt or anything, but I wouldn't want anything to happen to it.
I've also been going through and organizing my scrapbooking stuff. All I have to say is I NEVER need to buy any other piece of scrapbooking material. I have more ribbon, paper, stickers, and other goodies that are just sitting in my closet. I didn't get rid of anything, but I just organized it and gave it a new home in big cabinet that use to be our linen closet (which I also downsized). Doesn't it look pretty! I even found a place for my sewing machine. Maybe now since everything is so accessible I might be able to start Gracie's first scrapbook! :) And if you look really closely you can see that all the drawers are labeled... yup... I LOVE my label maker!


And as for under the beds... well this is still a work in progress. I have lots of bags, purses, maternity clothes, and tons of wrapping paper to go through.

If I only had a bigger house with more closets... oh and the messes I could make. Maybe having a smaller house is best since it forces me to keep organized!

8 comments:

Tiffany said...

How fun! You are more than welcome to come by my house sometime to organize with me...I still have ALL of my teaching stuff in the dining room (yes, we do have one but don't use it for what it's made for).

Ladybug said...

Looks great! You can come help me with mine now!! :)

Lu said...

How cool! We've actually been doing the same. I also organized my scrap booking stuff. It feels so good to be cleaned, decluttered and organized!

LaShawn said...

I always said, "It won't be this way when I get a bigger house" Well we got a MUCH bigger house in May and it is already cluttered beyond belief.

You have inspired me!

Vietnam Baby Girl Smith said...

That looks great!! Trust me, after the last couple of weeks...I feel you on the decluttering thing!! We have so much stuff and we had to get rid of some things to make our home look tidy EVERYWHERE for the home study visit :o)

Ohh..I am perfectly fine with pictures of your sweet Gracie too!! She is a cutie! This post was fun too!! The closet looks very organized! Doesn't it make you happy that it is that way? You just wanna open the cabinet and look in each time you walk by :o)

Erin said...

Oh I LOVE my label maker! Of course, the one at the bank was the best!

Good for you for working hard on organizing your home! It always feels so good when you do that!

It looks great! I hope you're doing well!

Ashley said...

I'm not related to Stephanie, but I know her. She's my best friend's older sister! My husband just thinks she's the coolest Mom in the world because of all the stuff she does with them and makes for them. He says that to see if he gets a rise out of me as well. She's really great with her kids and they ARE really cute and sweet!

Janice said...

Lisa, you can go into business doing this kind of stuff!! Look at all these comments wanting you to come over their house and organize! Oh, and you can come over my house too and organize my house. :-)