Monday, March 31, 2008

Anne with an E

Good morning! I'm feeling very positive about things today, almost like I can accomplish anything. As my favorite heroine, Anne Shirley, says "Today is fresh with no mistakes in it" or something like that.

I think I'm also coming off the scrapbooking high from this weekend. I made 12 pages, which is a huge amount of scrapping. Most of the time, crops are social rather than something you actually get work done at. Think of the old time quilting bees, but less productive.

Oh and I finally organized that pesky scrapbooking closet. I was rather surprised and my husband slightly appalled at the volume of supplies I had accumulated! I had no idea I actually had that much paper. I did fill up an entire box of supplies to give away! I am resisting the temptation to hold on to the supplies for the scrapbook store's garage sale next month. If I sold supplies at the garage sale, I'd earn store credits. Now, as much as I love scrapbooking supplies, this is contrary to my new mindset. I need to use up what I have before I buy more! So the box of supplies will go to someone from Freecycle.

This morning affords me fresh new challenges. I'm going to really organize the kitchen and pantry today. Maybe even clean out the fridge!

Here's a positive confession: My spices are baking supplies are organized and have been for quite some time! My kitchen space is limited. My best place for storing spices is that pesky cabinet above the stove. Problem is, I'm short. I couldn't reach all the way to the back and dragging a chair over to find my cumin was getting to be a pain in the toosh. I ended up buying two small square plastic "mini milk crate" style boxes from the dollar store. In one, I store my baking needs (baking powder, cinnamon, food coloring, etc) and in the other my spices! I even labeled them (go ahead, ooohhh and ahhh). I just have to stand on my tip toes and pull down one neatly labeled box.

This is proof I'm not totally lost at this homemaking stuff. Good ideas do come and I just need confidence that I can do this!

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