January 31, 2013


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January 29, 2013

Grand Prize Voting!

About a week or so ago I told you about winning 2nd Place in an Organizing Challenge.  I was so happy!! 
I won a cool Off the Floor Rack It!  I cannot wait to use it! 

Well, this week is the Grand Prize Week.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from all four weeks are competing for votes to win the Grand Prize.  Would you help me win and go vote for me here?  I am #8!  Thank you so much!!


January 23, 2013

I Won 2nd Place!!!

I am so excited!!! 

A few days ago I posted asking you all to please vote for me because I was participating in an
Even though I did not win 1st place....I won 2nd place!!!  Wahoo!!! 
Man, I was really trying hard, working my friends, calling and texting and emailing trying to get people to vote for me.  My husband and I desparately need a ClosetMaid Closet System in our master closet (the 1st place prize).  But that's okay. 
For getting 2nd place, I did win an Off the Floor Rack-It valued at $100.  Totally Awesome!!! 
And with pink being my favorite color, I picked out Fuschia because they come in ! 
I cannot wait to get this bad boy hung up in my craft room and organize it. 

I will post pictures when I get it all set up, but until then here is a picture from their website.

And if you voted for me, you do not know how much it means to me!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!


January 21, 2013

The ABCs of Me

Melissa over at After We Tied the Knott filled this out on her blog and I thought it was so cool that I would join in the fun!!

A - Available or married? 

B- Book?
Currently I am reading my Sociology book for my college course. 

C- Cake or Pie?

Strawberry Pie. 

D- Drink of Choice?
Diet Coke. 

E- Essential Item?
Sadly... my iPad. I am on all the time. 

F- Favorite Color?

G- Game to play or watch? 
Football. Especially live. Go Titans!!'

H- Hometown?
LaVergne, TN

I- Indulgence?

J- Job?
Account Clerk at the local University. 

K- Kids and names?
Z and T

L- Life is incomplete without?
My family

M- Music group or singer?
Safety Suit

N- Number of siblings?

O- Oranges or apples?

P- Phobias/Fears?
Being trapped. 

Q- Favorite Quote?
"Even a fake smile will make you feel better. It changes your breathing pattern and lowers your brain temperature." Anonymous

R- Reason to Smile?
I am loved.

S- Season?

T- Tattoos?

U- Unknown fact about me?
I would love to open a candy store. 

V- Vegetable you love?

W- Worst habit?
Biting my nails. 

X- X-Rays you've had?
Teeth. Back. Shoulder. 

Y- Your favorite food?

Z- Zodiac?

Your turn!! 


January 18, 2013

Pay It Forward

"2013 Creative-Pay-It-Forward: the first five people to comment below will receive something from me within the calendar year. Your gift will be a surprise and will arrive without warning.
The catch? You must post this invitation on your blog, as well.
Ready? Go!"

So, here is what I would like you to do:

1. Comment below that you would like to receive something from me within the 2013 calendar year.

2. IN YOUR COMMENT, include the name of your blog and that you would like to participate!

3. In order to participate, you must post this in your blog too... remember: Pay it Forward!!

4. Finally, email me your full name and address for mailing your gift. (Don't add it to the comments as I don't want spammers to get-cha!)


Vote for Me!

Hi!  I am asking for your help.  I have entered an Organizing contest and the person that gets the most votes wins.  Guess what they win!!! $250 towards A ClosetMaid Closet System!!!!  I would love to win this and with your help I have a chance.  Just go here and scroll down.  I am #78, "The Closet Under the Stairs".  However, the number could possibly change, so make sure the title is "The Closet Under the Stairs".  Thank you so much for your help.  Have a great day!!!


January 17, 2013

New Year's Organizing Revolution

A Bowl Full of Lemons

I have been following this Organizing challenge for the past three weeks and wanting oh so bad to join, but have procrastinated.  But not this week!  Oh no, when I saw that it was about organizing closets I jumped in!  There is a closet in the hallway that leads from my living room to the master bedroom and the stairs that go up.  My stairs stop half way up and turn, then go the rest of the way up.  The closet in the hallway is under the stairs and with the stairs being the way they are, it makes the closet be an "L" shape.  I have to admit another reason I jumped on organizing this closet was the fact that we had a tornado warning last weekend and we had no where to take cover and it scared me.  
Now on to the pictures!  :)

Here are the before pics.
Please don't judge.

Yeah.  We could not even get our big toe in there, much less try to get in there in case of a tornado.
So sad.

So......I went to work! 
 Pulling stuff out.
Throwing things away.
Putting things where they belong.
Putting things in the donate pile.
I wanted to show you my progress.
This is half way through.

Now, remember when I told you this closet makes an "L" shape?
This picture just above is looking straight back, then it turns to the left.

I kept working.
I realized a lot of these boxes were my scrapbooking things and movies.
I took the scrapbooking boxes to my craft room and I put the movies on our bookshelf.

This is what came out of my hard work...

Drum Roll Please.....

I am so excited!!
Now we have plenty of room in there for when tornados come.
I love seeing side by side pics
so here is a little recap.



No before pic of this because I couldn't get to it for all the stuff.
The box you see there is for emergency things like a flashlight, batteries, whistle, etc.
I am going to add a case of water, pillows and blankets.
Also, I will be adding a backpack for each member of the family with emergency supplies and things to keep them occupied in the case of emergency.

This is the finished product.  What you see in the picture below is
1) too many jackets, but that's my husband's fault, sorry
2) I used a bucket to house all of our gloves
3) I put our suitcases in the back for storage
4) the box next to that is my iRobot
5) and the big white box is my wedding dress
6)  the items to the left are my exercise equipment for my Wii


If you will, please go here and vote for me.
My # at this time is 78.
The title is "The Closet Under the Stairs".

Thank you for stopping by!

January 16, 2013

FitBit One Giveaway

Oh man!!  Some lovely ladies are having a giveaway and boy is it awesome!!!  It is called a FitBit One.  If you are trying to lose weight, maintain weight, get in shape, etc., the FitBit One is for you!  This thing sure is little, but it does oh so much!!!  During the day, it tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, and stairs climbed.  Then at night, it measures your sleep cycle, helps you learn how to sleep better, and even wakes you in the morning.  Like that isn't enough, this bad boy will sync wirelessly to your phone, computer, or tablet.  So, with all that said, head on over to Kristyn'sAmber'sLauren'sHalie's, Melissa's and Natalie's blogs to fill out the rafflecopter for your chance to win!  Good Luck!


January 14, 2013

Bento, Monsters: 400th Post Giveaway

Ming over at Bento, Monsters is celebrating her 400th post.  She is giving away an awesome set of Bento items to a lucky winner!  The items included in her giveaway are: one sandwich box, 2 packs of picks, 1 pack of silicon lace barans, 1 pack of plastic barans, 1 cutter, 1 pack of silicon cups and 1 pack of assorted deco pics.  Her blog is chocked full of Bento pictures that are uh-mazing!!!  So, go on over and check out her blog and enter to win a Bento set.  Good luck!!!


January 11, 2013

Bento, Monsters: CuteZcute Giveaway

Bento, Monsters: CuteZcute Giveaway: BentoUSA has kindly sponsored a set of CuteZcute cutter for this giveaway.  The set includes one outer face cutter, four animal fac...