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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

January 2, 2009

Organizing Roundup! Yippeeee!

I want to encourage you to join in on the organizing fun! Over @ http://orgjunkie.com/ there is a group where women volunteer...no one is forced to actually organize their homes because they WANT to! I love looking at the before and afters....maybe if I look hard enough I can figure out what to do with things in my home.
This first picture is a file I recovered to keep my house payment stubs in, yesterday I did a tutorial on covering file folders to make them pretty so that I would WANT to file! Be sure to scroll down and take a quick look.

Next I recovered an oatmeal canister...I'm not done with it, but I am going to keep extra computer cords in it, also a pen and pencil holder. My living room has a lot of red and white quilts in it so the red and white check is a little bit of a them going on.

Here is the first mess in the living room, this cabinet that I found in a consignment store houses printers, files and whatever my kids shove in there! The white basket holds printer paper, and photo paper, etc.

This is my coffee table from Christmas, the quilt below was handmade by my grandmother and aunt. The applique is all done by hand.
I have no computer desk so this is a make do...with a sofa table and files underneath...
I cleared the clutter off the couches-ipods, computer cords, phone plug ins, ear phones...anything with a cord, you name it, it was on my couch!
Next I cleared out the cabinet, completely emptied it out...wow...
I can't believe this picture doesn't show the surface-It is COMPLETELY CLEANED OFF and my picture doesn't show the after...I'm such a knucklehead!
Anyhow, thanks so much for stopping by, there is more organizing to be done and I'm ready for the next organizing round up!


Darlene said...

Great job already doing all that organizing. I want to tackle one of my kitchen cabinets that has had stuff just thrown in it. I am not quite as ambitious as you though! I will get around to it!

Janene said...

Debbie~You are really a "go getter"
I need you to come over to my home and help me organize my basement!
Drop me a line when you are ready! LOL

Robin Beck said...

I think a lot of us blogging women think alike! My mom called me this morning and said, "What are you doing?" I told her, "organizing!" She replied, " you are always organizing!"

Maybe some day everything will actually be in it's place and stay there! NAHHHHHHH!

I'm back from a little break from blogging. I wanted to come right over and say thank you for your comments and prayers for our Granddaughter. She is quite the little miracle. We were so busy we didn't get Newpaper articles from the day she was born but I am going to order the newspapers from the date she was born and a few days after like you suggested! Thanks so much Debbie!
Have a blessed new year,

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie - of course I LOVE your red gingham! What cute ideas you have! I love to visit you!!! Come visit me and see my latest project! Hugs, Patti

Neabear said...

You are inspiring me! I so need to get organized too. It is a mess here and driving me crazy. Congrats on getting started.

Traci @ The Bakery said...

Wow! Great job!! I've got to get busy on my closet....ewwwwwww.

Anonymous said...


I've been doing the same thing...organizing. Not with the flair that you have for it though. I think your files are so pretty and I may try some of your ideas.

Great job!