Saturday, April 25, 2009

Blogoversary Give Away

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See her amazing work as well as her generous give away there is over 1100 people already entered and its' open till April 30th.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Clutter to DeClutter a few way to help

Well recently doing a lot of reading and researching on the subject Clutter... Here is a just a few things that have really helped me a lot.

1) Many of us collect Magazines and have oddles of them. Get some page protectors you don't need to save the whole Magazine tear the pages that you just can't give up and put them in a binder. Hobbies, recipes , articles,?
With the rest of the magazine you can offer your lot on freecycle for others to take advantage of or donate them to hospitals , organizations always are looking for donations this way it doesn't go in the trash. Or you can put them in a recycle bin

2.) Drawers Give yourself an assignment take a time frame and take one drawer at a time take the whole drawer out put the stuff that doesn't fit or you will never wear again in a bag keep the bag by the dresser till you are completely done with it.. Fold and organize everything and you will have more room.
There are many places that leave donation bags at your front door for free pick up and there is alway Good Will and Shelters that need clothings and these things Donate instead of throwing it away.

3.) Closet give yourself some time even if your getting ready in the morning and you pass over something you know your not gonna wear it..Keep a trash bag by the closet start taking 5-10 minutes going thru it you will be amazed in just a weeks time what you get rid of and the extra room you have.

4.) Paperwork you can do this while watching t.v. Get a box or bag and start putting the papers in there that you don't need then either take it to a ups store to shred or if you have a shredder then go ahead and shredd them as you pass by the shredder then you dont' jsut have to sit there for hours.

5.) Mail. Find a location one location and when you come back fromt he mail box put your mail there sort thru junk and throw out the rest of it Everyone has a system but if you keep it in one place nothing gets forgotten.

6.) Kitchen Go thru cabinets and keep a box or trash bag in there If you are missing lids and such get rid of the stuff you haven't used in a year i.e bowls , glasses, accessories... A lot of families downsize once the children have left how many bowls and plates does only two people need. Again Shelters is a great place so that some of these people can get back on their feet.

7.) Your trash is always someone elses treasure.. Don't keep broken items if you haven't fixed them in six months most likely your not gonna use it or fix it get rid of it its' taking up space.

8.) Less clutter makes you feel good when you don't have stuff stacked up etc. Shoes got thru because you don't wear them you should keep them.. I know my self I have shoes so cute but they give me blisters and hard to walk in so why do I want these I dont' anymore just last week I did this phase.. of shoes they are cute and in great shape but if your feet are miserable and such why are you keeping them when they aren't worn.. Again Donate them to goodwill and or a shelter etc.

9.) If your a reader.. Trade books with friends this saves money to and or donate them to a library or take them to stores that you leave a book and take a book they have a lot of stores like this in various places of the world. Once you've read for casual reading chances are you are not gonna read it again. Recipes and self help and diet well those are reference books and keep those to go back for future reference it's the easy reading that you don't usually read more than once.

10.) Pantry go thru if you have a can goods maybe know you are allergic or just don't care for it etc. Then go thru in May the post office usually has a drive to help the less fortunate with dry foods and cans go thru the stuff in your pantry and get it ready to donate when the post office has their pick up day or there is many places that have food drives, churches that give to families that are less fortunate there is many things you can do with this. Then organize your pantry so that you know what you have and put the oldest in front and the newest to the back.

11.) Time many of us say we don't have time to do this It's what you make yourself the time to do many don't like to clean and or do this deeper type of declutter and that was the number one answer don't have time.. You can block out 10 minutes in a day or a week even depending how you feel about clutter. You can do these things as you are getting ready for something you can do this during a commercial if your watching t.v. whent he commercial comes on then go thru that drawer during the commercials or go thru the magazines, or anything you want to.

12.) The garage as well Many of us use them for storage but really when you haven't used the item in many years why are we storing them especially if it's a broken item DONATE IT ..

13.) Some of us may never move and some of us may move this helps so much when it does come time to move you've got a lot less to do come move day.

14.) If you are looking for items Free Cycle is a great place to see if you are also looking to get rid of any item this is a great place to get rid of it.

15.) Hobbies there is so many different hobbies have a place section corner, room ,space, whatever it may be. When you bring something home make sure it' has a place or create the place for the new item It's much easier that when you come home and do this rather than sticking it in a drawer and forgetting about it and or keeping all the bags for it....

Well anyways there is plenty more and I have to say that a lot of these methods work.. I know that I have a dresser that when I was done I had two completely empty drawers .. My shredding is being done and so many other things.. I'm really feeling good about the magazines, books and other items I've been glad to donate as well I am happy to help others.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

We are four month into the year only 8 to go

We are a quarter of the way done with 2009 it's so hard to beleive and hopefully 2010 is gonna be better for everyone..What a whirlwind the world has been and the economy. I pray for the most benevolent outcome for 2009 for everyone that I know and those in need. 2010 I remember when we were freaking out about the computer for 2000K crash.. now here we are ten years past that.. Just a little rambling today.. I don't have the interenet I'm sharing right now so I posted a whole bunch of stuff and so just the thoughts and such...
Looking forward to a good summer and more weight loss..
Have a good one you all.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sewing I'm just Amazed

I remember when I was young my mom use to make most of mine and my sisters outfits.. Then she kinda stopped sewing and hasn't in many years.. I have always had an interest in making a quilt and I have a fetish for Totes and I love cooking aprons. Last year I was amazed a good friend of mine made these adorable little dresses that hang over a stove for decoration so so cute with fabric and a kitchen towel... There is just so many things people are making these days , journals, totes, purses, wristlets, blankets... I am intrigued and hope that someday I can pick it up and take some lessons I would love to I used to have tons of fabric but when I moved had sold it I love all the varieties of crafts and the things people are inspired these days doing. I hope that some day I'll be able to get into sewing it's been something that I've tried but not been the best at..Crocheting I love it but no matter what it just seems the stuff never comes out and it never straight etc.. but oh well I'll keep trying till I master it.. My aunt just got into sewing and has upgraded her machine 4 times in about 8 months her daughter use to make these adorable little baby quilts with a pillow type roll up so adorable but my cousin has no interest in them she loves to cross stitch and is really good at it.. So many different hobbies.. Anyways I'm just amazed at the sewing and I'm hoping for me to be able to get into sometime in the future.. I just want everyone that I see your blogs projects and so on..that I love it all.. I'm so intrigued.. Happy, sewing, cardmaking, crocheting, knitting, jewerly making, no matter what you do.. I have tried to do beading but need a few more lessons in the future.
Well Happy Crafting ...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Taxes are due today you all

Well if you haven't done those taxes get them done filed and in the mail today is your last day
Waaaaaaaaaaaa it seems like it comes and goes so so fast. Why why why do we have to pay these things.. ugh!!!
I scheduled this post way back in March lol.I have the rest of the year each month at least a few posts all the way thru December so hopefully I have them spread out enough .Hopefully I didn't forget birthdays or anything. I'm so glad for future postings. I did not know for the longest time how to do it but it's very convient especially in November when they do NOPLABMO it's a post a day for the whole month but that's later down the line. So it's been fun doing it. Hopefully my health is restored and I can be posting live
I'm hoping that I went to the post office before today cause it's gonna be a long long line if not.. I'm really gonna try to have done it. I promised I wouldn't wait till the very last day .As I have had my hands quite full the last month or so and so I didn't want to leave my blog not posted to ..

Monday, April 13, 2009

Great Scrappy Supplies for sale

If you Click Here you will find Del has some great scrappy supplies and kits.. I find those easiest to work with cause everything matches and wa la just need pictures and off you go... I know that it expedites the process as well for me anyways.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you all..

May you and your families be blessed with each others company for the day. Enjoy your meals together easter egg hunts and all the fun stuff the day will bring to each family. Everyone has their traditions etc..

Also if you can pray for a family that was struck with horrible news all in the same week last week. The Mom has skin cancer and will be operated on very soon and the daughter will need prayers to as she has an illness as well they diagonosed her with. Hopefully it will all turn out for the best it's been one trajedy lately it seems after another they've had some real events. Please say an extra prayer that things will be ok for them.

personal prayer
Dear Jesus,
I pray for you and everyone in heaven,

. Im thankful for what I have and what I will receive in the future. I thank you for the people in my life, the things that I have, love that I give and receive, and giving me the chance to love and forgive one another. I thank you for my health, so I can live to be a better person everyday, I thank you for my legs, so I can walk on your beautiful earth, I thank you for my eyes, so I can see the beautiful things in life, and I thank you for letting me be me. Please bless those in need and bless those that are suffering, that they can be healed by death or medicine You are our leader, our savior. our God. You sacrificed your life for us and asked for nothing in return Amen

May God Bless you all.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Healing Prayer

Lord, You invite all who are burdened to come to You. Allow your healing hand to heal me. Touch my soul with Your compassion for others. Touch my heart with Your courage and infinite love for all. Touch my mind with Your wisdom, that my mouth may always proclaim Your praise. Teach me to reach out to You in my need, and help me to lead others to You by my example. Most loving Heart of Jesus, bring me health in body and spirit that I may serve You with all my strength. Touch gently this life which You have created, now and forever. Amen

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Lil Ray & It's Good Friday

Today is Lil Ray's birthday so a big Happy Birthday and hope he has a great day.. It's birthday number 13 a great age. Have a wonderful day whatever you get to do..

It's Good Friday today all...

Lord, look upon me with eyes of mercy, may your healing hand rest upon me, may your lifegiving powers flow into every cell of my body and into the depths of my soul, cleansing, purifying, restoring me to wholeness and strength for service in your Kingdom. Amen.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Wonderful to have a Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel please watch over all those in need of your guidance. Help us in our time of need.
Forgive us of all sins please continue to watch over us.
I know that you hear the prayers that have been sent by all of us and continue to do what you can to help heal us all.
I will continue to pray for all in need. Thanks again for watching over us. Amen

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Scrapping coast to Coast

Look for an exciting month long Crop coming soon in May at the
message board. There is many talented fun loving ladies there. Perhaps you just need inspiration there is a wonderful gallery loaded with creativity maybe you just want to come play the games or make new friends. Monthly challenges are given it's all in fun..
Everyone of the members puts a lot of hard work into the site They don't sell kits or anything basically they challenge you to use your items that you have.. We all have tend to have a lot of it busting out the seams. So prepare your scrappy mojo start pulling out the stuff you've wanted to do and get ready for some fun... Also this month it's not to late to enter any of the challenges as well. Have some scrappy fun.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Scrapbooking Kits for Sale

Click here Del has some great Scrapbooking kits for sale some have sold they are great prices some deals to hard to pass up... Keep checking she has plenty for sale....I love a good sale especially a scrappy sale
Del has a great touch with kits wonderful eye She is gonna be putting them up little at a time so be sure to keep checking back at her blog.

Happy Sunday

Saturday, April 04, 2009

So far away

I miss ya Baby Girl and Love you...

Friday, April 03, 2009

Moving Again omg this poor kid ......

April is here and it's flying by

My poor daughter had to move once again but I'm hoping this is for a while it seems she got a great deal on a cute little house by work not more than five minutes how about that one that's great. So she will at least save on gas which is a big killer for her. She is looking to pick up something part-time in the summer to help get her back on her feet as well. She will have a roommate so that's great the people are even putting in a refrigerator for them I was so relieved. I know she has bedroom stuff but it's gonna take time for the rest of it her roommate has items to so I'm sure that at least there is a roof over her head that's all she cares about right now she is happy about that.
There isn't a lot that goes on in April beside the big kick in the gut of our taxes being due.. Ugh. I have a lot of Spring cleaning to do I am gonna yes get rid of more stuff meaning paperwork, dust collectors , old clothes, shoes(why if they give me blisters am I saving them cause they are cute) magazines, I mean it was not to long ago we moved and so basically I need to gut that type of stuff our closet was completely packed head to toe so I'm hoping that it won't be I'm gonna go thru some pictures to throw out ones that are no good, clear that type of stuff so no more lugging that stuff around. Two people only need so many bowls, plates etc.. I have this salad cutter thing that we bought at a fair so many years ago because they made it so beleiveable how easy it was to use only to find out that it was not and then the clean up.. It's pretty sharp etc.. so out that goes to I seen it taking up room in the cabinet the other day. I want to lighten the load As we are in very small quarters which is fine but I really would just like to have what we use and need. I've learned a lot thru the years of having to much it finally has come to a head.
anything that doesn't fit is going to unless it's a small size then yes I will keep it cause I'm on a downward spiral for a change for weight so I will need smaller clothes yes indeed I will The bigger ones well I won't need those because I'm not gonna grow back into them.

Well hopefully you will get the spring bug to get some of your unwanted things out I'm finding this method of 20 minutes is making a difference it doesn't seem like it but after a week I've noticed a huge difference. I read that if you just see one thing take it out with you to the trash on the way to work and that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Taking it day by day

Life for me is day by day right now.. I haven't been able really to talk on the phone and etc I am overwhelmed and have lots to figure out and such.In March decided to pack up my scrap stuff it's one thing that thouroughly gives me joy in the world and therapy but at the same time I am overwhelmed with life and don't have the time patience or mojo to get it done. So unless I have some miracle happening to me by the time I posted this in March and now won't be seeing to much scrap pictures from me at all.. I do have a lot of scheduled posting for the rest of the year.. You just never know what tomorrow brings so at least till the end of the year I have hi-lighted a few things.I wish I could have had a open garage sale with some of it lol.. but oh well that is not the way it is.. Hopefully I can someday soon get back to what I love doing.. Although I have way to much paper I hope that somehow I will still be able to use it.. Omg do I have paper.. sinful sinful ... I'm trying to be optimistic about the whole outcome of it all but right now that's very hard..I want to thank you for calls and such If I haven't gotten back to you it's just very hard right now for me to do many things as simple as a phone call.. Anyways... won't be much scrappiness going on for a bit... I wish I was closer to all you scrappy girls so you can come and get the paper I know you would put it to good use hopefully it will keep good in storing it. ?Well anyways I hope all finds you well and that you keep me and my family in all your Prayers.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

April Fool's Day and Happy April

Well I won't be on any type of internet today at all that virus is pretty scarry but I hope it's just a hoax and that nothing happen to anyone.
Another month already April showers bring May Flowers which will be here before I can even imagine.
Actually I won't on to much internet at all.. We are down to one computer with internet access and I am getting some organizing and things done... I have some pictures to weed thru I'm lugging them around and some dont' make sense they are not clear or anything so why do I have them. So I will be sitting trying to do that every little bit of time and throwing the ones out that not focus or make sense etc.. I probably have 1000 photos that are no good but you hate to throw them out.. The ones that are just old and faded I' will keep it's all I have from the 110 days and the disc and so on this is just pictures that maybe I'm thinking that won't be scrapped or like I said there is just a black shot of nothing or so blurry what ya gonna use it for.?
Anyways... like I said I posted till the end of the year I will come on live here and there but for now
I'm needing to focus on just me , DH and work it's all I should be focusing on.. So the internet consumes a lot of my time it's addiction like my scrapbooking...was...
I've been really good Ice tea is not daily anymore at all it's occasion and a treat. Coffee I'm 10 days now with no coffee it will be a treat I'm making a lot of changes in my life I want to finish concentrating on my weight as well. As I said DH has lost 60lbs and still on his way down. I am working on it with him...
I'm trying also take 20 minutes a day to get something done in the house a drawer , a piece of the closet, paperwork , something I think this will help a lot to.. It's amazing when you look and say why am I keeping this etc.
So for now especially with the prank virus Im not willing to take that chance to be on the internet and get wiped out dont' need that stress so and today I have month end quarter and so many things going on its' riduculous.