I barely stopped this weekend. I don't know how many of you saw my Instagram pics but I CLEANED out some stuff
This took me ALL day. I put my mitts on boxes I hadn't even seen since we moved here in July of 2009. And I'm betting I didn't even touch them then because I was 7 months pregnant and those bee-atches were heavy!!
Anyway, after a minor coughing fit from the layers of dust, I dug deep and got my crafting/sewing/whatevering desk organized and clean. And I'm SO happy I took the time to do it! :D
I now have an entire box of card-making and scrapping supplies that I need to get rid of. I was thinking of putting it on Craig's List but not sure I would get very much for it. Any other ideas? Does anyone scrapbook anymore?
I wish I still had time but I guess this blog is mostly my scrapbook, at least for now anyway. I still love paper crafting and do make cards so I kept most of the tools and some supplies.
As you may have guessed I also came across a lot of memories and random things as I was cleaning things out. I read a lot of letters/cards/notes for the last time and then tossed them into the recycling box. I saved some too. I couldn't get rid of them all. Going through them did make me a little sad and a lot nostalgic for the written word, ON PAPER. We just don't do that anymore, do we? It's ALL on the interwebs, even our birthday messages to each other.
But, it was also fun to weed through it all and I also found a photo for me from college that you all just MUST see, complete with some sort of smudges there, on the middle right.
Check that 'do, you guys!!
And someone PLEASE shoot those couches, OMG!!!
If I remember correctly, they were free so...
Anyway, this was taken circa 1995 and this was my "skinny" picture. I used to have it on the fridge as something to aspire to when I was heavier. My roommate and I had terrible decorating abilities at the time. I was a Fashion Merchandising major. Can you believe it? Uh...no, Elaine, we cannot.
Anyway, when I showed this picture to The B Man he said, "Mom, I DO NOT. like your hair that way."
OH kid, me neither. But it was the '90's.
Anyway, here's to cleaning out and getting organized in 2012. I moved on to the desk in our kitchen today and it's all nice and neat now too. We'll see how long it lasts (damn school papers...)
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