Saturday, May 15, 2010

angels don't like it when you cuss.

organizing for me is like skiing. only because i hate them both. if there was a description of hell in the bible that was maybe forgotten, it would include these two items(in first book of opinions). of course, ask my sister audrey and she would tell you the act of organizing is a glorious gift from angels. to that i say, why would angels want you to file paper after paper and go through drawers for hours instead of having a crafternoon? and then cuss? i don't think angels want you to cuss, audrey.
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anyway, the good thing about organization is that it looks much prettier than what i had going on. which was complete chaos(lila helped create the mess, i swear). and dirty. and i found a granola bar in the drawer clearly from 1998. and we didn't even own that desk in 1998. ya, i know.

so i put up some amy butler fabric for the curtains. no, i didn't not sew them. i folded the edges over and ironed them, as i am afraid of a sewing machine( i need to learn). i put baskets on the table for printer paper and various folders. booya, players.
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and then i hung a hook with some string so i could hang invites, announcements and speeding tickets that i need to pay. that's right, i got a speeding ticket. 38 in a 25. but really 38 is pretty slow, if you think about it.
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i like this area now. and since it's right off the kitchen, and i can't close it off, i need to keep up with it and not let food items get tucked away in the drawers. although i like helping the needy, i don't think "starving ants" are a group i want to be focusing my efforts towards.
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14 comments:

  1. it looks awesome.
    and you seriously need to learn how to sew it is my favorite hobby that i don't have time for. (i don't have time for any of my hobbies right now...my second favorite hobby it sleeping) maybe i will leave my sewing machine with you when i leave so you have to sew and think about me...

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  2. Nice job! Love the "N"! Cute idea!

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  3. i'm with audrey...organizing is glorious. your nook looks adorable. see, don't you just feel all tingly inside when you open that drawer?

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  4. job well done. and yes, you do need to learn to sew. it blows my mind that as crafty as you are you don't know how to sew. if i can learn to sew anyone can learn to sew. just try it. and even if angels don't necessarily like it when you cuss, i'm sure they'll understand.
    love, jenn

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  5. haha, "starving ants" ~ you are too funny!

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  6. I'm impressed, as I hate organizing as well!

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  7. It looks GREAT! Lovin' the orange curtains!

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  8. Look at your sunny little niche. :) I love the curtain clip things! If you want me to hem the edges for you I can totally do that (just in case the folding and ironing doesn't last forever. :) ) We're working on our computer/craft/play area too and then I might post some pics! (I'm totally bummed though that I didn't get before pics.)

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  9. Have you seen the new Real Simple mag this month? There are organizing tips for left-brained and right-brained people. As a right-brainer...It totally inspired me and saved me on years of therapy from living with a type-A, left-brained mom. I may have to blog about it....

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  10. i received it in the middle of my desk organization and felt encouraged! ha. i am actually doing a craft from there right this minute. wierd that you brought it up! we should be BFF's. and you should move back. ha.

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  11. Good for you! That is a charming spot--like you, I can't close off my work space so I have to keep it pretty neat.
    No food is a good rule, too. No ants is a benefit.

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  12. Awesome! I a "organzing" everything right now.. it's kind of a problem. And..Allie I am a "Type A" mom and have TWO right brained daughters.. I am so reading your blog post about this subject :). I know for a f.a.c.t my daugther lex hates my tidy syndrome....

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  13. oh girl. you and i are cut from the same cloth--one that was folded and not sewn. great idea. if you would have made it to my house the other night you would have seen that my desk in a "nook" looks exactly like your before picture. maybe this weekend i'll find time for a crafternoon!

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  14. I love everything about it! Of course, I'm partial to the curtains, but that drawer is pretty nice too!

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