Tuesday, February 14, 2012

HaPpY Heart ~ HaPpY Home

Just in time for Valentine's Day~I finished this adorable HaPpy Heart Home! It started out as a small Valentine box of candy (only three pieces-but oh, so yummy!). What a fun project! It reminded me how much I enjoy my miniature hobby!

I am sharing how I decorated my small barber cabinet on the kitchen counter. I added a vintage postcard, some mice, miniatures (including miniature candy) and a new mouse holding a red heart on the bottom shelf (a fun find at the new Anthropology store).

The final picture is the gift my dear husband gave me. The other side of the photo charms is a glitter heart. The B&W photo is of Mom and her three daughters in our Easter finery. This will be Mom's gift for Mother's Day (shhhh!). And I LOVE this wedding picture of my husband and I~taken so many years ago although it seems like just a few. I started selling this jewelry line, mainly because of the photo charms. Maybe someday I will make money at it once I get enough in my own collection! Check it out- www.jewelkade.com/leestro
I hope you are enjoying a happy day full of love!

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Nasty Secret....

I have a confession to make. My basement could be on on a hoarders episode.
Scratch that...could have been.
I worked many hours down there this weekend. Our trash haulers will not be happy
~but I am.
After eight humungus bags of trash; one trip to the Habitat for Humanity donation center; another load scheduled to Goodwill today; I can honestly say I can see light at the end of the dark tunnel in the basement.
I am struggling with the question about how much to purge. My husband says kick it all out to the curb....but I am not dead yet!
And I love my creative side! I have great stuff and still hope to create things on my bucket list.
It's not like we are moving....but when I have to head to the store because I can't find the supplies I need for a project and get so frustrated I give up, it is time to get a move on.
And I find it isn't all me! At the end of day one, I had five speakers which we had no idea were down there. But wait~ make that six! A huge bag contains a tent and sleeping bags used when son #2 was on his college waterski team; the floor sweeper we got as a wedding gift (does it still work?!); a television which I loaded in the van~but wait! The television in the cabinets doesn't work, thanks to the cat who used the litter box intermittently (he preferred to back up and release-yuck!). Then there is the treadmill (no small thing) which my husband refuses to get rid of. It is worn out and hasn't been used in over ten years (since we joined a gym). He keeps telling me that it is the least of my worries...but it is the elephant in the room. I am not insisting that he get rid of the huge speakers he made back in college (forty years ago). They haven't been turned on is over twenty years. Perhaps I need to use a different tact after I organize and purge more this week. Or if the snow Gods see fit to blanket the snowmobile trails, he will head out of town and I can make certain things disappear in his absence...hehehe!
Many well meaning friends have saved bubble wrap and small boxes for me-so much that I could open a store!
I really do not want to think about the dead mouse I discovered...that container was not sorted but thrown right into the trash! Bob the cat must have done a job on him!
So onward I go! I refuse to share pictures~yet. Except for my dream workroom. One box at a time!

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