Thursday, July 14, 2011

Another Update.

 In case you missed it the first hundred times.

2011 TDL

1. purchase mushroom growing supplies and make preparations for logs
2. pot rack for kitchen
3. organize phone and message center in kitchen
4. clean and organize under kitchen sink
5. purchase supplies for maple tapping for next spring
6. new couch for living room and general living room design
7. paint dining room
8. figure out a better situation for shoes/recycling by the front door
9. finish reorganizing and clean dressing room
10. clean windows
11. start and finish handmade gifts for Jenny, Helen, Becky, Melissa, Allison, Carol, Sarah and Pat.
12. new lighting for Iris's room
13. organize and backup iphoto
14. clean out pantry and wipe down shelves and bottles (ANTS!!!)
15. find and purchase vintage ceramic egg holder
16. sort through wardrobe and donate, trash or repurpose
17. learn one new knitting pattern
18. learn one new crochet pattern
19. paint giant urn and candle stick holders
20. finish mending and repurpose projects
21. plant salad greens, tomatoes and kitchen herbs
22. keep blog up to date
23. start etsy shop
24. buy more vintage/secondhand goods and hand make more of our clothing
25. run in at least two 5k's 
26. organize baby's outgrown clothing

# 7 is officially off the list and you can read all about it here.
We are making strides on #9 as well. I have had major light bulbs (idea light bulbs that is) going off in this room. Initially I was going to work with what I had storage wise and continue to use the dining room as my space to sew. But having it all prettied up (the dining room that is) forced me back to the drawing board. Not to mention nugget is on a mission to explore and discover and pull on every cord in this house so the dining room was becoming less appealing in that respect. Anyway, I bought an Expedit book shelf from ikea for nugget's room a while back and thought about getting another for the dressing room. I was going to place it in the center of the room (in place of the storage ottomans I got rid of) so that it could be accessed from all sides. But when I went to the website to research price and possible sales I saw this. Eureka! This solves some much needed storage issues and creates a (if not temporary) workspace for me. To take it a step further and to keep in line with #24 I decided to take a peek around craigslist and JACKPOT! There were soooo many of these expedit bookshelves for sale in every shape and color for half the price. I found the shelf for $50 and the desk for $20. Wait it gets I have this Trofast storage thingy in there now which houses alot of fabric/sewing/block printing materials and is perfect condition. Well I put it out on facebook that I was looking to get rid of it and would sell it for $50. A friend jumped on the offer and it's sold. That means when all is said and done I've only spent $20 and a little sweat equity on what I think is a pretty damned good idea (that's right I said it)!!
You can read more about #9 here.

Just to be clear I was not paid to mention any of these products and never am. I mention them because I like them.

1 comment:

  1. Holla! Pics of the new set up please! I'm so jealous/happy for you :-).