Thursday, December 1, 2016

Day 1: Preparing for Christmas

I'm preparing for Christmas by tackling my Clothing.

I tidied up my closet since I did have a few things out of place. It took 2 minutes. My husband hung the mirror I got at the Antique store a month ago and moved my bird picture over.
























I put my Christmas pin on my coat and sewed 2 buttons on. I need a new hat, the one I have doesn’t match as well since it was for my old coat.
























I picked my event outfit for the season. If it’s too cold for leggings, I can wear dress pants with my sweater dress. I paid $5 at a thrift store for the sweater dress in September since I didn’t have any winter dresses. I got the handmade necklace at the County Living Fair in October.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November 2016 Reading List



















Stoney Ridge Seasons by Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Keeper
The Haven
The Lesson

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

KonMari Week 21: Furniture

I have a big farmhouse kitchen. I love my china cabinet. I bought the table about 5 yrs. ago so there would be enough seating for our young adult children with spouses. I would like to have a stand that would work for the cages of both my bird Buttercup and my hamster Chewie. I’ll have to keep looking in the thrift stores. I’ve thought of discarding the freestanding cabinet, although it matches the kitchen cabinets. I could move the stuff into the butler’s pantry cabinet. My family isn’t onboard with that idea; traditionally it’s our dessert counter. I won’t be discarding any of our kitchen furniture. This room needs painted, the carpet removed, and the woodwork refinished.












Tuesday, November 22, 2016

KonMari Week 21: Furniture

I love my master bedroom. The china cabinet and the couch are my favorite pieces of furniture in the room. We bought the dresser used about 23 yrs. ago. It’s in great shape but it needs painted or refinished. My husband votes to refinish but I vote to paint since it’s the easier option. I think I’ll make the dresser one of my projects next Summer. I’m not discarding any of our master bedroom furniture.






Friday, November 18, 2016

KonMari Week 20: Pets

Pets were a fun category to do. I didn’t discard anything. I did reorganize their things and place most of their extra supplies on a white shelf in the basement.


My teddy bear hamsters cage in the kitchen.



















My teddy bear hamster Chewie. I got him in September.




















My birds cage in the kitchen.
 























My bird buttercup is 3 years old. My other bird passed away earlier this year.



















My bird food and dog supplies under the kitchen sink.



















My granddog Penny who has lived with us the past 2 years. She's 7 years old.




















The dog bed in the laundry room.



















The 2nd dog bed and toys in the living room.



















The extra dog supplies tote.



















The extra hamster cage, bird food, hamster supplies, and the dog supplies tote.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The dog food dish and dog food storage in the laundry room.
 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

KonMari Week 20: Personal Collections

I'm sharing the subcategory of car, computer, home repairs stored in our shed. This shed used to have so much but we have been reducing the amount of things for the last 3 yrs. I’m happy to have this stuff done before winter. We did a big sort and discard in the spring so I just organized and put things away this time. My husband and I bought a camper on November 1st and are renovating it. We are using the shed over the winter to stores our supplies. The wood items leaning on the table and shelf are stuff that was removed from the camper.