Saturday, August 29, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like.......

You thought I was going to say Christmas, didn't you?  Well, it is less than four months away BUT, even though I have started on my Christmas projects and am gathering ideas for my Christmas cards, I am thinking more along the lines that ....it's beginning to look a lot like clear skies are in the forecast!!  :-)

I was able to look out my window to the west and barely make out Mt Jefferson, this morning which on any clear day, I can see quite well....but for the past two weeks, I have not been able to see it at all!  It's sitting there in a haze of smoke but at least, today, I can make it out!!!  YEAH!!!

So, since I have pretty much been staying inside our house, I have been getting myself organized and ready for ....yep, Christmas.  You just knew it was coming, right?  C'mon admit it!

I joined a Yahoogroup a month or two ago, called "Christmas Clutter Countdown".  Now, if you are a total organized person....you will LOVE this group.  I have to say I am organized but I don't like tons and tons of journaling or keeping lots of 'records'.....so I am just using some of their ideas and suggestions to fit ME.  I am pretty excited as I am farther along in this organizing and de-cluttering program than I would have been even a year ago.

This week, guess what....we are working in the Craft Room.  Well, for those that have kids, they are working on their child's bedrooms.  But, if you don't have kids, then you just pick another room.   My craft room seems to be in a continuous state of 'revamping' and 'reorganizing'.  So, here we go again!  I want it clean and organized so I can mess it up again with Christmas projects.  :-)
This is my office desk and it always seems to be a mess.  Sigh, even a tape gun on the desktop because I was following a Youtube video.

And, my craft desk.  I try to clean it up after every project but...well, you know how that goes.

I have another little table to the right of the craft table (behind the chair) that serves as my cutting area and it's stacked with card stock that I failed to put away after I was finished with the project I was working on and other stuff that needs to be put away.
So, now, before I start another project, I am going to go put everything away. Then, I am once again going to cull out things I haven't used in a long time.  The only problem with that is, the minute I 'cull' something out, I find a use for it or a craft project that NEEDS that thing I culled.

Like coasters.  I almost got rid of a bunch of cardboard coasters I had purchased years ago to do some cute projects and hadn't used in a long time.  But, at the last minute, I hung onto them and I am so glad I did because I found an adorable coaster calendar idea online and bought the calendar, to do them.  I'll share when I finish them.

I am off to start my organizing and culling!!  Be back tomorrow!

Have a fantastic day!!!

Char








2 comments:

  1. Your room looks like mine when I'm stamping. Lots of luck on de-cluttering. Can't wait to see the calendar.

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    1. De cluttering and organizing seem to be an ongoing theme for me in my stamp room!! I'll share the calendar soon. Just don't want to spoil the surprise for those receiving it for Christmas.

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