Saturday, March 31, 2012

Make-Up Table

One of my goals for this year was to get ORGANIZED.  I know it will be a daily/monthly challenge.  When I think about the things I need to organize, I feel like everything is just a mess!  But really, I just don’t seem to have the time to keep everything in the correct place.  I don’t know what to call it, my hubby says “Lazy”, I say HaHa.

Anyway, I was feeling bad that hubby had to work on Saturday, so I thought I would surprise him and actually get something “small” done without telling him first.
Somehow, we end up sharing my make-up table, he sits there to shave his head and trim his beard. I think he also leaves a mess, but as you can tell, I do my own fair share.  I mean how am I supposed to find anything?

OK, so here is the before (don’t judge me to harshly)
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I know it is HORRIBLE, 1st off, I took everything out of the drawers and threw away all of the old stuff & trash (how it ends up here, I don’t know).

I bought these drawer organizers @ TJ Maxx for 2.99/each – how can you beat that price and the square containers from Dollar Tree set of 3.


Then I went back and put back the items that I kept.  What a difference it makes.


And I know that once you put everything where it belongs, things look BETTER!


I’m going to TRY to keep this clean.  I did clean out 1 drawer for Hubby to keep his “stuff” in.  I think this will be a mutual effort.

What have you organized lately?


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

And the Winner is……

Everyone probably knows that I actually started this blog because of an organizing challenge…..


In order to join this challenge, you had to have a blog, so this is where it all started.  Well, the challenge was over in February, but Laura - Organizing Junkie has so many people join, it took her awhile to judge everyone.

The funny thing is I actually had a dream last night that she finally chose a winner, but when I got up there was any mention yet, but tonight there was.

Guess what????? I GOT 3RD PLACE

I can’t believe it – I’m still in shock.  Well, we had so much fun (haha) that we are actually going to do more rooms in our house and so you will be seeing more pictures of the De Cluttering throughout the year.  I have had fun doing this blog so, I’m just going to keep it up. 

I hope you like what you see and find.

Have a great day, Michelle

Sunflower Arrangement

I’m sure I have stated many times how much I LOVE Dollar Tree & Thrifty Shopping.  I won’t buy anything at full price, I mean I will either wait until I have a coupon, it’s on sale, or find it somewhere else where it is cheaper.  (You can call me cheap, I’m fine with that)
I was thinking the other day that I needed some more color in my office and since I just happened to be at Dollar Tree, I thought “Why Not.”
So here’s what I got:
You might have some of these items already, but I have my son’s faithful cat as my helper.
I pushed down 2 squares of the green Styrofoam into the bottom of the pail
Then I put hot glue on the bottom of each stem and placed about the container.  I put the tall “grass” in the back.  (The cat wanted to eat it)


Then stand back and admire your work Smile
Have a great day,


Monday, March 26, 2012

Table Saver

I have a guest/craft room in my house, BUT I have been using it to “store” my craft items.  We are going to turn the room into a craft/office room this year and turn our small TV room into a guest room.  So until that happens, I have been crafting on the dining room table.  I tend to make a MESS whenever I start crafting.  So the other day when I was at JoAnn’s I was looking through the remnant section and happen to find this “Tablecloth” material (I know there is a name for it but I can’t seem to remember right now, LOL).  Well, everything was 1/2 off,  oh yea!  So I got this piece for a whopping $2.50.  You can’t beat that, and when I’m finished with a project I can just pick it up and dump the trash in the trashcan.

I keep my cutting board underneath so if I need to cut anything I already have it with me.


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Liebster Award

I went out of town this weekend – so no Internet….withdrawal central!  When we got home and I was checking out my emails I was in total SHOCK when I read a message I rec’d from Kristen@Gratefullbelly, she gave me the Liebster AwardShe has an awesome blog with some amazing food recipes and I highly encourage you to go right over and check it out!


Thank you for the award!!!
Here are the rules:
-Thank the person who gave you the award and link to their blog.
-Choose 3-5 blogs with less than 200 followers to pass it on to.
-Display the Liebster Award somewhere on your blog.

I'm passing this award on to:

Go visit these great blogs and meet some new friends.  This has been so much fun – thanks to everyone that visits Smile


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Cleaning

I'm linking up my PROJECT GARAGE to Spring Cleaning Challenge over at I Dream of Cleaning.  Hop over and visit her site with lots of good information.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Easter Wreath

I wanted to make a wreath for Easter, but my crafting is still a work in progress.  I saw this idea on Pinterest, and I thought I could make this.  I used a wreath form instead of cutting cardboard.


I probably should have used a smaller wreath form (now I know).  I actually had to go back to the store and get some more eggs.  I used a total of 4 bags of large eggs & 2 bags of small bags.  I got them at Dollar Tree along with the rolls of ribbon.  The pink material (flannel) I picked up @ JoAnn for $2.50/yd on sale.

I think traced around the form, plus some extra to cover the back and sides of the form


I used a wooden skewer to help push the grass in between the eggs so I wouldn’t burn my fingers (lol, I still did)

I made sure I put eggs on the inside and outside along with the grass.  I did leave an opening at the top for my bow.
Hope you like my wreath, let me know what you think.  If you make one, please send me a picture of yours.
Thanks, Michelle

I'm linking to the following:

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Busy Weekend

I was busy crafting all weekend, and I  have some burned fingers to show, lol.  I will get the pictures and tutorials up tonight (I hope) so you can enjoy.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Rain, Rain…..and a son missing his SAT test..

You know you have those times that you think, “I really should show you where you need to go”, that was what I was thinking last night as I explained to my son exactly how to get to UTA to take his SAT test that was scheduled for this morning.  He needed to be there by 7:45 am.  In hindsight, I probably should have written down the instructions for him, but after explaining the directions to him, he said OK……Forward to this morning, I heard him get up & leave (good, now I can go back to sleep, It’s my day off), but @ 8:20, he comes walking into my bedroom.  Guess what – He COULDN’T find the college.  Now, I’m thinking to myself, you should have followed your “GUT” feeling.  We then discussed my directions AGAIN, and he says “I never saw that road”.  Fine, get in the car & let’s see where you went wrong.  Remember, I’m supposed to be sleeping, so now I get in the car with my PJ’s still on!!!!
When I made one of the turns, he says “Oh, I didn’t turn here”…..I said “Did you even listen to my directions?”  I know what you thinking…..I should strangle him now, LOL.  Well to make a long story short, he now knows how to get there for the next test and now I’m fully awake…time for donuts.
I decided since I’m up lets go by the house, I will get dressed and go to the movies….We saw John Carter – I thought it was pretty good, despite what the critics say….I mean it’s just a movie people, get real.  We had his GF with us and I didn’t feel like going home to clean, so shopping we went. Smile
Needless to say, with the rain coming down, the house never got clean today, I finished a book and just chilled, the house can wait till tomorrow.
What did you get done today?  Hope you enjoyed your day!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Container Organization

A great organizing blogger, Jenny from Organizing Homelife, is doing a great give away.  I had never heard about this container website, but now since she has mentioned it, I think it will be someplace I will be visiting often, haha.

I want to do some type of “Project” today, but I’m not sure what…decisions, decisions.  I think I will be spending “time” on Pinterst to get some ideas.  Smile whatever I decide to do, I will post an update & pictures.

What are your plans for today?