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Tuesday, June 3, 2008


YELLLLLLLLLL!!!! I've been organizing this room for weeks - no probably months!!!! I just can't seem to get it right. Every time I do something and go back in a few days later I see where I should make changes. I'm sure this is a complaint unique to ME!! No one ever has this problem, right???!!! Hah.

So Love Bunny and I went to Home Depot and WM yesterday and today and I found a couple of magazines on organizing!!!!!!! Can you believe that?!?! My prayer was answered. I haven't set down to read it yet as I've been painting a shelf and a frame for a picture. Read below the pix of each one............

Magazine I found and intend to read as soon as I get off of this computer.....

This is a little picture I intend to frame also, just have to FIND one to fit it.

Pause for digression here....... I received these little blue tags, blue seam binding and fringe in the mail from Nan at Linens and Laurel and I believe in helping sweet chicks who are trying to make their websites profitable. So go and visit her and I'm sure she'll sell you whatever you want!! :-) I'd never seen colored tags before (I don't get out much because I'm always on this computer!!! Oooops, sorry, Max, didn't mean it. Max is the name of my computer. I do love ya, Max!!!) Anyway when the package arrived and I opened it up the fringe looked kinda funny but when I pulled it out of the package I was fabulously delighted!! It is the cutest fringe I think I've ever had. Fuchsia and soft and just "different."

This is picture I framed with an old ugly dark wood frame and decided it needed a little pizzazzing up so I painted it white. Much much better. Ooooh, did I mention what these actually are???? Well, they are calendar pictures. YESSSSSSSSS!!!! Pay for a calendar for the year and you get 12 free pictures to frame! Can't beat that. I've been doing it for about 20 years. You can scan them and adjust the sizes you need if the pix are too big for a frame you might have around the house. The only problem and it's no BIG problem is you have to get the calendars at the end of the year just as they come out because the pretty ones go so fast. I'll buy ones with romantic cottages, doors, roses - just anything I want to frame. Might as well have gorgeous calendars to use and look at through the year than those ugly old things companies give out!

Now, here is what the shelves looked like when I walked out of that room about an hour ago!!! I'm sure the mischievous "organizing fairies" will be about their business tonight and don't expect it to look like this tomorrow. Those are the nastiest little fairies. Know what I mean???!!! Just re-arrange everything during the night or when you aren't really looking! Then you go back in and have to "re-do" EVERYTHING!!!! But, of course, as you can see, I'm really not done. Still more folding and packing into boxes for Love Bunny to put up in the garage attic. I'll bet he'll be just thrilled, don't you??!???!!! Hah Yeah, wanna bet?!!?! *Sigh*..............


  1. It is looking much better !! :) :)

  2. Connie, you read the magazines and then let us all know how to organize! LOL . Seriously, looks like good reading.

  3. Be sure to read up all the details and secrets on organizing than come FIX MY STUDIO please.

  4. I saw that magazine in the store the other day. I REALLY wanted it. But, I have several organizing books and magazines...somewhere in this mess.

  5. I feel your pain, organization is not my strength, and how ia anyone supposed to store fabric so it stays neat and is easily accesible? If you find the answer to that, please let me know:>)

  6. Connie, you have so much pretty fabric! Let us know how the magazine is! I need it too!

    xo heather

  7. Keep on going Connie..I am goodies are in heaps in a back bedroom right now...but I am making slow progress like you!

    Be sure to take a peek at my blog...I have given you an award...if you have already received this..sorry for the duplicate...but I do love your blog!


  8. You are getting there, my friend. If I showed you my sewing room you'd freak out! Most of my fabrics are on bolts so it's a lot easier to find store.

    If you are like me, once you get it looking good, you won't want to go in there and work 'cause you'll mess it up. LOL

    Aunt May's Cottage

  9. Hey there!

    Love your blog; looks terrific!! Now if I could not only GET organized but STAY organized. That's the secret!

  10. I wish someone would come fold and organize all of my fabric. Better yet, I wish it would stay organized once I get it that way.
    Thanks for all of your sweet comments on my blog Connie. You always make me smile!

  11. Wow look at all that amazing fabric! I hear you with the organising, I try and try and I am never satisfied I got it right!

  12. Hi Connie :)

    You are so sweet to come by! What was your name on RMS? Some of those people are crazier than a hoot owl over there LOL I would love to exchange links with you :)

    Have a beautiful day!

  13. You are doing a great job Miss Connie! Organizing is tough work! They outta give out medals for it.
    It is a big undertaking!
    We used to move every 2-3 years so I never had to go in and re-organize
    an area after a while. In the last 2 years, I have HAD to! We have been here for 6 years now and I have had to re-do the garage, the storage room and everywhere in between. I am constantly re-doing the drawers and
    cabinets and pantry. How DO they get so mixed up? I think they contents have parties after hours and re-arrange themselves just to annoy me!

    Have a great weekend dear heart!


  14. Connie i am terrible at keeping my office organised. Try as i might it always ends up looking like a cyclone came through it. Now a book on organising may be just the thing i need... LOL.

    I cant get over all that fabric! Ohmygosh its like fabric heaven in there!



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