Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I Want to Post, What do I Post? Kind of Post!

As I was taking down the Christmas trees, I got struck with the declutter, pitch-it bug. It's a disease I get at least once, twice, three times a year. :)
I mean after all, what better time to go through ones Christmas decor, especially Christmas tree decor that hasn't been used in a decade. No since in stopping with Christmas. Might as well work my way through the whole house. Look out Mr. Z and kids!! They shutter when I'm "sick". They go into protection mode with all their stuff.  "You can't get rid of that! MOM, are you going to give our toys away again?!" It's a traumatic moment. I've learned that I do some of this stuff undercover. Wait till they are at school/work and use black garbage bags. They will never know :) 

I try to make $$ with the things I'm pretty confident will sale fast. I don't hang onto anything else. Cause when I clean and declutter I want it gone YESTERDAY :) There are group pages on Facebook where you can list your stuff. They are Buy-Sell-Trade pages. There are several of these pages for my area. I sold the above horse the day I listed it. An easy $5.00! Don't waste your time with craigslist. Just an FYI :)

One of the things that can make my family shutter is not only do I pitch, I rearrange the entire room. After all, one can't clean thoroughly unless they move all the furniture and clean where they had been sitting. And there is no way I'm going to do all that work just to put the stuff back in the same spot. That's boring! My over-active imagination says "lets see what we can do with this and this and this..." you get the idea.
Last week the master bedroom was the target for my January cleaning fest. I wasn't sure how I'd like it but hey, I can always have the fun of changing it back another day :)

This week it has been the little Miss's room. Not much rearranging in here except to rearrange it into a bag and out the door. 
Today I had to take a break at my house while I went and cleaned at the farm. I never want to come home and clean after I've been there. 
But tomorrow is another day :) My worst nightmare is down the hall and across from the kid's/guest bathroom. I'm dragging my feet with that room (horror face). I'll get there, however, the attic and basement have more appeal :)

So that's been my life lately. Next week it will be counting thousands of Boxtop labels, literally. 

Until next time, have a good night and stay warm!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Winter Scenes Around Blueberry Lane

by: Emily Dickinson

I counted till they danced so
Their slippers leaped the town
And then I took a pencil
To note the rebels down.
And then they grew so jolly
I did resign the prig.
And ten of my once stately ten toes
Are marshalled for a jig!

Hello All!!
Since I haven't posted all year :) I figured I better get a move on. Haven't really had much to say. But then again, things have been a bit busy with the holidays. Going here and there, people coming, and then the back to school rush. Yesterday after supper I entered
into slow-down, lets take life easy mode. It's the 'me' mode. I hate all the rush. I feel like I never get anything accomplished except frazzled nerves.

This morning we woke up to a white world. I must admit, if it has to be cold and winter, snow might as well cover the brown drab. Don't mistake! I much prefer flowers blooming in my gardens...
After picking up the kids from school I took down the outside Christmas lights. Since I was already dressed for the elements I walked around and took a few snaps so I'd have something to blog about :) So here you have it, a few wintery scenes around Blueberry Lane.

My garden, peacefully sleeping. It might be winter but that doesn't stop me from dreaming and exploring Pinterest for ideas for this spot :)

The fire-pit's wood pile that needs staking.

If you look close enough you will see the ladder stand I shot my deer from. 
The view from up there is great.

It really is beautiful!

But this is my preferred method when looking at the snow :)
From inside, near the fire. Ah, yes! This is more like it :)

I got this amazing "toy" for Christmas. It is a cutting machine. Now I can make my own stencils, I'll never have to cut out letters for the bulletin board ever again, and any vinyl decals I want.
This was my first project. Letters for January's bulletin board. Wow! What a breeze. I've already designed a coffee stencil but haven't cut it yet. Can't wait to see how it works :) My mind has been going full speed thinking of all I can do with this machine. I'm sure you will be seeing lots of projects being blogged about :)

This is how I used my cut out letters.

Well that's it for this round. Have a good night, stay safe and warm.
Your's Truly :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...