Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Purging kind of day......

It seems as though it's been forever since I last blogged!  The hubby & I had a great little "staycation" in Red Wing, MN on Friday - it was gorgeous & the perfect little getaway!  We stayed at the St James Hotel, which I highly recommend.  I definitely learned my lesson not to judge a book by its cover b/c in all honesty, the pics of the place on the internet didn't make it look all that appealing.  Thankfully I listened to my husband - the place is very cool!  It was built in the 1870's (or somewhere in there) and is gorgeous.  If you ever get a chance - go!!  We brought our bikes & also got a chance to ride along some of the bike trails which follow the river through the bluffs of southern MN, which was fun.  Then we spent the day out & about on Saturday & I somehow even managed to get my husband to willing go to the Mall of America on our way home!  I was shocked!!  Sunday & Monday were filled with lots of time outside, working in our yard, which was fabulous.  We got a small garden planted, as well as some flowers, & laid some sod down where there used to be a rock garden.  It looks so much better!  Hopefully the rabbits & squirrels will stay out of the garden & my flowers..........

Now, I'm working on purging.  My family is doing a garage sale this weekend (in Cromwell, MN in front of "Hair It Is", and I'm trying to get rid of stuff I don't need or use any more.  I'll admit it, I'm a pack rat & have a really hard time getting rid of things I "might" need in the future.  Being as I moved about 10 months ago, I did go through a lot of my stuff then too, but somehow I've managed to acquire more stuff that I don't need!  Usually my motto is if you haven't used it in a year, get rid of it.  But, that's so much easier said than done!!  But, hopefully I'll be able to follow my own rule, get rid of some stuff to someone else who needs some stuff, and maybe make a few bucks!  Which, will inevitably be used to buy more stuff, I'm sure :)  I'm mostly excited about getting to spend another day with some of my family, whom I treasure dearly & can't seem to spend enough time with them.  I'm sure there will be lots of laughter & joking around going on during the garage sale!  Plus, I get to try to sell some of my crafts as well!  I'm hoping & praying they'll sell soon so that I can make more, as I truly enjoy doing it & would love to make a career out of it!  We'll see what God has up his sleeve :) 

So, all that to say, I've been a bit pre-occupied with other things & haven't taken the time to sit down & post anything - hopefully next week will be better!  I hope you have a fabulous day filled with many blessings!

Here are a few things that will available on Saturday for crafts:






I'm linking to the following parties:
http://howtonestforless.com/2012/05/29/just-a-party-with-my-peeps-16/
http://www.fingerprintsonthefridge.com/
http://www.livelaughrowe.com/
http://www.the36thavenue.com/
http://www.yesterdayontuesday.typepad.com/
http://www.somewhatsimple.com/ceiling-medallion-wreath/
http://thriftydecorating-nikkiw.blogspot.com/2012/05/thrifty-thursday-62.html
http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/2012/05/too-cute-tuesday-linky-par-tay-86.html
http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/
http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/05/do-something-crafty-41/
http://www.jaqsstudio.com/
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/2012/05/whatever-goes-wednesday-118.html
http://www.freeprettythingsforyou.com/2012/05/whatever-you-want-wednesday-76/
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/
http://makingtheworldcuter.com/
http://todayscreativeblog.net/diy-craft-projects/
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2012/05/buffalo-check-curtains-for-office.html
http://craftomaniac.blogspot.com/
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/search?q=nifty+thrifty&max-results=20&by-date=true
http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/

2 comments:

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I love everything you make, especially the wreath. Sounds like you had a great time on your little vacation. I too try and get rid of things if I haven't used them in a year , but doesn't always happen! My girl and I are planning a rummage sale too! They are fun but tiring!

Colejo32 said...

I love all of your stuff as well! Hopefully your rummage sale goes well - we had a great turnout for ours - well worth all of the work that went into it! Hope all is well :)