Month: September 2007

Tackle it Tuesday – My Bedroom


When I first got married, there were two things I swore I’d never allow into my bedroom. The first was a television and second was a computer. Well, fast forward 6-1/2 years and 3 kids later…we have not only a computer in our bedroom, but it’s also our home office! Our house has three bedrooms, and has only 1400 square feet of living space…so the most logical and convenient place for us to have our home office was on the side of our bedroom!

I moved things around and made it work as best as possible, but there are days, weeks, even months that go by where I am overwhelmed with clutter and excess junk I have no clue where to put. So here’s my tackle for today (and probably the rest of this week:




Feel free to pray for me now, y’all. It’s bad. I know. But now you see what I’m up against, why I have trouble blogging. It’s hard to think in this mess.

For more Tackle It Tuesday projects, or to add your own, visit 5 Minutes for Mom and link up!

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Reuniting with my Past…

My mom recently sent me a few items from home (Homer, Alaska) that I had been “saving for my kids”. What a neat surprise to open the box and find my old coin collection and my old sheet music collections! I collected for the pleasure – not for the money, so most of my coins were in terrible shape, but as a child, I found them so interesting. Currency from all over the world – Canada, Japan, Russia, Hong Kong, Mexico…once my brother sent me my first coin, I was hooked. And the sheet music was given to me by my stepdad – it was stored in an old garage in Fairbanks, Alaska. When he and my mom found it, they knew it was right up my alley. I probably have about 200 songs now and I am considering framing some of the more interesting sheets to do a gallery on one of my walls.

A sampling of the coins from my box:

My daugher has been positively astounded that I used to collect anything at all…especially anything that would interest her. I guess she just sees me as plain old “mom” who doesn’t make time for that kind of thing anymore.

What did you collect as a kid?

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Filed under: Where do they find the time?

Apparently, I don’t love my readers enough to: 1)carry a camera with me everywhere I go, and 2)to do food tutorials. I am not too lazy, however, to show you what others have done. Here’s a sampling of what I saw today:

1. Bacon Mat @ Serious Eats.

2. How to Chop an Onion at Gluten Free Girl (Is anyone else distracted by the chef’s dirty fingernails? Eww.)

3. The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe EVER at Shelteriffic.

4. DIY Pumpkin Tea Lights at Pink of Perfection. (See? Not everything is food centered – although, technically, pumpkin is a food, I suppose.)

5. And my personal favorite – Bacon Salt. Blogged here and here and photographed here. Has anyone ever used this? Seriously?

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You Might Be A Scrapbooker if…


I saw these cute tees on zazzle.com:

You might be a scrapbooker if …

10. Your baby’s first word is “Cheese”.

9. You’ve ever staged a photograph just so you can use that cute new embellishment you just got.

8. You see your family more through the pictures you scrap than in real life.

7. You’ve never sewn a piece of clothing in your life, but you buy a mini sewing machine just to sew on your scrapbook pages.

6. You’re disappointed when you get gift certificates to your favorite clothing store instead of the scrapbook store.

5. You buy your child a new outfit just to match the new patterned paper you just bought.

4. Your family can’t find a place to eat because the table is full of scrapbooking supplies.

3. Your 4-year-old knows the difference between a brad and an eyelet.

2. You evaluate how good a family outing is by the number of scrapbook pages you can create from it.

1. Your husband asks you in the morning “Who is Bazzill? You were talking in your sleep last night … Is it another man?”

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