Sunday, October 9, 2016

KonMari Week 15: Kitchen Dishes and Serving Supplies

I did my china cabinet were I store my special occasion dishes and table linens. I didn’t have anything to purge but I did dust and reorganize a few things. I collected everything over the years from thrift stores. Although everything doesn’t match it complements each other with a blue and white floral theme. My china cabinet is my favorite thing in the kitchen and gives me great joy.

I’ll probably get out my granddaughters mini tea set out for her to play with during our Sunday family dinner. Our children are grown 27, 25, 24, and 20 and our grandkids are 4 & 2. We have a big family dinner every 2 weeks on Sunday’s. We celebrate birthdays on the Sunday before the birthday. This Sunday we celebrate mine and I’ll be 44 on Friday. My grandkids are so excited. I’m making meatloaf, herbed potatoes, peas, corn casserole, and no bake pumpkin pie. Our families are why we do what we do.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21


Saturday, October 8, 2016

KonMari: Sentimental

We made progress on a Sentimental! My husband and I worked on our family photo boxes for a couple hours on Saturday. I’m trying to get the photos category finished before June 2017 to celebrate our Silver Anniversary. We had previously organized a box and were able to organize another box into the first one we finished. I used paperboard to create dividers for each year and decorated with stickers but I didn’t cut them to the right size. My husband and I recut the boards and ...rearranged the stickers. We are going to be buying labels to add the boards to write the years on within the next couple weeks. I got a start on labeling the picture too. I'm using one of the boxes to temporarily store the paperboard dividers. We have an empty box now, that will allow us room to work and it will eventually be full once we get everything sorted. We have 18 years worth of digital pictures that I already have nicely organized on my computer that need printed and added to the boxes. I’m praying everything fits into the 6 boxes. LOL

I decide to go minimal work wise. It's enough to organize 40+ years worth of pictures. My husband and I each have a slip-in picture type album of our growing up years, Our photo boxes are working well for us for our family pictures. I don't have to worry about creating any type of books. I cut the paperboard to the size I wanted to fit the boxes and added stickers. It took 3 years to organize the digital pictures. I'll have our printed pictures done within 1 1/2 years of work. I plan to print the digital too.

Our 6 family photo boxes.

The paperboard dividers. It cut the boards and added stickers. Next up labels.

We have one finished photo box minus the dividers.

Our empty box.

It’s not in bad shape but we made no progress on this side of sentimental. I'm hoping to do something with the black notebooks with pictures stuck onto scrapbook paper and the stack of empty decorated scrapbook pages. I'll probably tear them apart and add pictures to the photo boxes.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

KonMari Week 14: Kitchen Cooking/Baking Supplies Part 2

I'm working on the Kitchen Cooking/Baking Supplies during week 14.

My overflow kitchen cooking and baking supplies in the basement. I didn't discard anything but did organize and dust.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

KonMari Week 14: Kitchen Cooking/Baking Supplies Part 1

I'm working on the Kitchen Cooking/Baking Supplies during week 14.

I did my kitchen cooking and baking supplies. I did find 3 things to discard and I organized. I'll do my overflow supplies in the basement in another post once those are finished.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

September 2016 Reading List

The Texas Brides Collection
Serena's Strength by DiAnne Mills
The Reluctant Fugitive by Darlene Mindup
Saving Grace by Kathleen Y'Barbo
An Inconvenient Gamble by Michelle Ule
Angel in Disguise by Darlene Franklin
Reuben's Atonement by Lynette Sowell (Read April 2013)
The Peacemaker by DiAnn Mills (Read April 2013)
Outlaw Sheriff by Kathleen Miller Y'Barbo (Read April 2013) 
A Gamble on Love by Tamela Hancock Murray (Read April 2013)
(The 4 books that I had previously read in April 2013 were in the Brothers of the Outlaw Trail Series.)

Texas Collection by Debra White Smith
Texas Honor
Texas Rose
Texas Lady
Texas Angel