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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 5, 2010

CRYING, BLUBBERING, ORGANIZING....you name it I'm doing it!

Here I am a few years ago....

Yes I am a farmer's wife....I didn't know how much of a farmer's wife I would be....some information was witheld from me before I married him almost 30 years ago. He was handsome and I was moved by his funny but mature disposition....the smile got me every time!

The first time home visiting his parents I put on my designer jeans only to find myself shoveling manure onto a garden we would be planting that afternoon....They of course were laughing hysterically at the window....

My makeup dripping, jeans torn, cute little boots smelling to high heaven..

It was the beginning of a true love affair....(Mad + Love = Madly in love)

He of course loved buying farm animals to build up 'HIS FARM'...The animals of course loved chasing me...especially the rams...that's another story!

I hope that you are doing good! My little poopsie just left this morning, my little Whitney Rose....I found myself starting to cry a couple times at the airport....I thought this would get easier after the initial departure in August for college....but alas I did a little blubbering and blowing of the nose. Yes it was embarassing, but what can I say...I'm a mama!Mr. Farmer was a little weepy too...

So what better time to start a new organization plan, keeping myself so busy that I drop into bed at night! If your busy with a new project you usually don't have time for crying and the sniffles!

Seriously...I'm in full blown cleaning/organizing mode! Walls, floors, light fixtures....I feel DRIVEN!

I need a few baskets or containers, but farmer hubby threatened to make me plant a field of cabbage if I bought any more organizing tubs...without organizing.

He made an 'ugly' comment to me, I'm still not over....something about buying all the organizing tubs and gadgets but never organizing.

I then said to him...."Do you want to look at all the unfinished projects in your barn?"

The nerve....He looked shocked! Oh yes I've looked in the barn!

I laid down the shovel and other farm tools in a loving manner.......after chasing him through the barn....and told him "things were different this time" To which he made a humph sounding comment.

Even the roosters and chickens wondered what in the world was going on!

Mr. Farmer better watch his farm tools....he may find them hidden in the sheep pen...in the muddy yucky part....know what I mean?
Nothing like sewing to clear my mind! So I found a tutorial to make these cute storage containers out of sturdy fabric and interfacing! I love it. I will use fabric that is a little more country or shabby chic!

The amazing tutorial can be found here. You will love this site...look around there are many interesting things to make...they all looked easy!

Thanks for coming by!


Birgit said...

What a sweet and funny post, Debbie! Thanks for a good laugh this dark and dreary winter afternoon.
I totally understand the blubbering part. I'll be doing plenty of that when my son leaves for college in the fall. It's got me thinking about it already.
Blessings to you~ Birgit

Leslie said...

I loved the photos that you added to your post! lol They just heped to make the post :)

I know what you are talking about, though. The hubby makes comments like that to me, too and I mention the shed and get told pretty much where to go! lol I have the whole house to care for, he has a little shed! Yes, I have my messy areas in the house but I try to hide those messy areas. I mean at least when someone walks in my house they don't see those places...just open the shed door and it's pretty obvious it's not organized! lol

I LOVE that tutorial! That might be something I could really use. Aften has this cute double door pantry in her room, painted white, that houses so much of her stuff. I need boxes to organize but nothing is really cute like I want it OR I refuse to pay the price. I could make my own and they would be the EXACT size, color and design I want! Thanks for sharing!


Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Awww - I blubbered back when my young uns left the nest too. It gets better!

LOL - I loved the rest of the story - too cute!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

You are funny--great pictures and great job on the storage bags!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

You crack me up, Debbie. Here's hoping the organizing bug does the trick....

Lisa said...

I am maddly running around and organizing my home today. The Christmas got put away and is organized different this time and I only forgot 2 items!! Oopps! 3 just saw another one! Enjoy your organizing! I wish I could sew. I have so much fabric I could make almost anything! I'm planning new curtains now!
Hugs, Lisa

Heidi said...

Hi Debbie, You have just made my day with this post!....I have had a somewhat "feeling sorry for myself day" & after reading your post, think I feel a bit better!!! :)....I love your blog!!..So country, so pretty!....Enjoy your week!...Your friend, Heidi XO

GranthamLynn said...

You crack me up. I get when they leave. God knows me best. Our daughter and son in love lived in our apartment behind our house the first six months. Then moved and we hardly heard from them or saw them. So I got a dog! Wonderful cure for me!
I came over today to invite you over to check out my newest idea. Trade Days on Tuesday. I have a post up telling all about it. Come over and check it out maybe we can trade!
Have a great week.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG those are the cutest little things. I'm gonna have to make me some of them. Thanks for sharing Debbie.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Too cute Debbie! Loved the pictures that you posted to go along with it!

I have to get in gear and start organizing too!


Darlene said...

Morning Debbie,

I LOVE this post and story. Too funny!! I think your bins are going to be adorable and will hide any clutter you need them to.

Mr. Farmer better get his barn projects done if he is going to keep up with you!!!

I bet it is always sad when your young ones leave to go back to college. No matter what they will always be your babies!!!♥

Ramona said...

Debbie, Debbie, Debbie my Friend ~

This is a darling post...too funny. I do the same thing...buy tubs and then don't get around to organizing...but this year is different...can you feel it in the air...I am really in the mood to downsize, organize and toss away...all the STUFF! And your good attitude about it makes it much easier and motivates me.

I am thinking of you missing your daugher...I wish I could tell you that it gets easier...it just makes our hearts grow larger and then they hurt more...right?! Gotta love us Moms!

Have a great day...by the way, you win post of the day...this was a great one!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Faded Charm said...

Good luck with all your organizing. Maybe you will rub off on me so I can get somethings done around here. Great post!


Miss Gracie's House said...

How funny and how *easy* it is too see *everyone else's* mess...enjoyed my visit...hearing about your children going to college and your parents moving in...sweet.

Marigene said...

Debbie, thanks for the giggle on this gloomy, snowy day...I loved the picture of your "surprised farmer"!

Simple Home said...

Your little story had me laughing and I loved the photos that went along with it. My oldest two went back to college yesterday, and it seems kind of quiet around here now (well, as quiet as it can be with 4 kids still here). You're a blessing!

K-Sue said...

This is hilarious! I LOVE the pictures accompanying the story. I'm going to check up on that tutorial, too. I hope you post pics of your containers when you finish them.

Anonymous said...

AHHH... I love your blog, thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Your post was adorable!

Angie said...

Cute and funny post! You are inspiring me to get more organized too!

Darlene said...

Hi Debbie,

I stopped back by to tell you I am complaining like your children are in this frigid cold weather!! In Southern Oklahoma (where I am) it gets cold but only for one or two days then it usually warms back up. I feel like since Christmas Eve (when we got the blizzard and all of the snow), I just can't get warmed up. Layers upon layers of clothes and the wind just roars right through them! Earlier it was actually 21 degrees outside but with the wind chill felt like -1....BRRRRR. That is just TOO cold for me!

Darlene said...

My minus is on a different line. That would be -1 degrees.

Anonymous said...


This was the funniest blog I've read in a long time. We must have the same vibe going because I'm trying to organize tool.

Hugs, Gretchen

GuitarMore said...
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GuitarMore said...

Clever story and cool photos! I am complimented you used my photo of the old barn. www.GuitarMore.com


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