So first off, the overwhelmed. I think I have hit or am hitting a wall in the whole organizing challenge. I have gotten quite a bit accomplished but with that all this extra stuff is taking over my home and I feel like some days I am just moving the crap around.
Picture a garage filled with stuff, stuff too keep, stuff to go through, stuff to give away, stuff to sell, stuff that will fit no where else. Picture a living room with a pile of things to inventory for taxes and then to donate, 6 containers of Christmas decorations completely organized but waiting to go into garage when there is space. Picture a play area full of toys, and a couple of huge bins full of more toys to give away that hubby would like to look at before they go out the door.
Picture me curled up in the corner rocking back and forth. ;-)
I just need to get some of this crap out of here so I can breathe. So no posts about organizing for a little while longer until I get my crap together...haha! But I will show a picture of the progress I am making on my craft area aka "lady cave", another reason there is less room in the garage.
The before-kinda (it was actually worse but I didn't take a pic):
Sewing and craft tables minus sewing machine...
Craft books :-D...
I still have a ton to do. And then when I start using the space I'm sure I will tweak it some more.
Now I'm going to show you a picture of the garage as you walk in and then a view from the "lady cave".
WARNING: Not for the faint of heart
I'm actually quite embarrassed but this is how much I love you guys! I think this may be the worst it's ever been.
Now on to happier things. Vintage treasures. I had this urge last weekend to go to Goodwill. Just wanted to see if I could find anything. I tend to have pretty good luck at this particular Goodwill. It's the same one where I found my chair and pyrex set. So off I went to Goodwill sans kiddos. :-)
Here's what I found:
Now I have no clue what is vintage (if any at all) but I just love the look of milk glass so I was thrilled.
My other vintage treasure was a surprise package from my mom. Here's what she sent me:
Vintage linens from her stash :-D and Christmas ornaments we had on our tree growing up! Thanks so much Mom!!
Okay and lastly, why I ♥ the mailman:
New books! I only flipped through the craft ones so far and I had to take some pics.
Look at this adorable bird motif...will probably end up on some tea towels for my kitchen!
And these are birds for Easter from Scandinavian Stitches. I think they would be adorable in my girls room.
I took more pics of the books but I figured this post was long enough. Can't wait to take a closer look at all these books tonight but first more