1.01.2007

The New Year

I have been thinking all day about what I should write in my New Year's post. Unfortunately, nothing came to mind. I know that What's her name and Suzanne both did a "year in review" and I thought about that, but realized that I did nothing during January, February and April of last year. There went that idea. Then I thought about my New Year's resolutions, but I thought you really didn't want to read about something that I am going to not even remember next week. So instead of all of that mumbo jumbo, you get to read my ramblings.

I started out my day organizing. I really wanted to start this year off right. I cleaned out almost every cabinet in my kitchen. I de-junked. I have a bulk toilet paper box in my kitchen full of stuff waiting to be donated. It is such a cleansing feeling. Santa left me a label-maker in my stocking. Everything in my house now has a label, whether or not it needs it.

I cleaned out my car today and I found some items in the trunk that I had forgotten about. Four years ago I started a Santa collection. It has been slow going, I only had seven. I want to collect enough to surround my fireplace. I have been looking for mostly old-fashioned Santas'...the more beat up, the better, however I didn't want broken ones. I had a night to myself last week and I went to some thrift stores. I hit the vintage jackpot. I found some vintage-type fabric to make the girls some aprons. The fabric will look so cute with some ric-rac. I also found a hat box for M's room. It was the perfect size for her Polly Pockets. I also found a Bessie Pease Gutzman print "The Lullaby". I am going to paint and distress the frame and hang it in her room. I walked down the Christmas isle and found a Santa forest. I bought six Santas at $.50 a piece!!! I have also been increasing our book supply. I found a copy of Little Women and Island of the Blue Dolphins...both childhood favorites of mine. So I moved all of these from the trunk of my car and now I am replacing the junk I just got rid of. I guess that is the way it goes.






That's all you get tonight.

17 comments:

Julie said...

Yeah! Your first comment for the new year. I love your new blog look. What great finds! You'll have to be sure and post pictures of the finished aprons.
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I still have my Island of the Blue Dolphins copy in a bin in storage. Good times. Sounds like you got some great stuff. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Love the new look!! Happy 2007!

Sketchy said...

Loved Islands of the Blue Dolphins!!! Cannot get my daughter to look at it twice. ::this is me pouting::

Look at you, good mommy, making aprons for your girls!

Happy 2007!

Anonymous said...

I love your new blog look, but you probably know that I'm partial to flowers! ;)

I love both of those books you mentioned and what great finds for your collection! Happy New Year! :)

Anonymous said...

Great books for your collection. Happy New Year!

Dawn said...

What great finds! Thanks for coming to visit. I really don't watch the news either, mostly get stuff as I skim through the newspaper. If you haven't heard, I don't think I'll disillusion you with details.

Dawn said...

I just found your comment on my anniversary post - made me feel really good! I hope you do, too!

Anonymous said...

STEPHANIE!! I wondered where you went. :) Glad you are back. Seems like Blogger was giving many grief for a couple months with commenting.

HAPPY 2007!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes that is certainly how it goes. I started dejunking New Year's Eve and the past couple days... lots to donate and it feel so good to feel cleansed as you say. Ahhhh.

itybtyfrog said...

Way to go starting to organize already! I got a label maker for Christmas too. I haven't had much time to use it yet thought. What fun thrift store finds. I love finding good things cheap!

itybtyfrog said...

Oh, and I love your new header and picture!

utmommy said...

Cute blog!! I've never read Island of the Blue Dolphins, how lame am I? Maybe I'll have to get it.

I definitly think we should start a support group. I need all the support I can get. It's so frustrating that I have that much to lose. Oh well.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Mmmm, fun. I love going thrift shopping... and I love purging through my stuff too. Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

How fun! I too love the new look.

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love the Island of the Blue Dolphins. I read it to my son when he was still my bump!

Nettie said...

I LOVE Bessie Pease Guttman! TOTAL score on that one!