Friday, October 22, 2010

Pick Me Up

I haven't been myself for the past week. I've felt unusually down and was experiencing a huge lack of motivation. I blame it on a heavy dose of homesickness and hormones. It's so strange what happens when I see vibrant beach pictures of my hometown that people post on facebook. Half of me gets lost in sweet memories of home and my spirits are lifted, then I realize how far away I am and immediately I feel like someone is squeezing my heart with a death grip. Am I being a bit dramatic? Well... yeah, but again I blame it on the hormones. Today I decided it was time to pick myself up and dust myself off. Homesickness and hormones be damned, I need to get out of this funk!

My cure for the blues = organizing! I can't explain exactly what happens to me when I start cleaning and sorting through piles of junk. It's like a breath of fresh air. I start sifting through that stack of clothes that's been sitting in the corner of my bedroom or the junk mail that's overflowing on the entry table and it just makes me feel good. I get lost in it and it takes my mind away from negative thoughts.

As I organize, I daydream of creating magazine-worthy rooms in my house. You know the closets lined with neatly spaced bins and baskets or the walls covered in a collage of frames that are placed just so? Yeah, that's what I aim for. My biggest problem is my urge to do everything at once. I get ridiculously gung ho and start working on five projects. One minute I am re-spooling my massive ribbon collection, the next I find myself measuring out paper to line my bathroom shelves! I don't know if I can ever get myself to focus on one project at a time, but I'm working on it.

Before picture... Eek!

Not all of my ribbon, but there are 39 re-spooled vs. 16 original (to give you an idea of how much space it saves)!

Now imagine a candy jar full of pink ribbon... swoon!

The ribbon project is my number one priority at the moment (okay, along with organizing my entire craft room). I found a system that is absolutely GENIUS at Capture the Moment and am in loooooooooooove! It's practical AND pretty. I'm envious of her ribbon collection. My supply is meager compared to hers. Psh, the fact that I thought mine was "massive" is laughable! Don't even get me started on her craft room! That would be one of the magazine-worthy rooms dancing around in my head when I organize my craft room. A girl can dream, right?!


  1. What a GREAT idea for storing Ribbon!!

  2. Hey, love, that ribbon looks so pretty:) You keep dreamin' about your ideal craft room and I'll keep dreamin' about us winning the lotto and we'll get there sooner or later! ;)

  3. Thanks, ladies! The lady I got the storage idea from has the most incredible craft room!

    Susan, I think we'll get there faster if you win the lotto and pay for my dream craft room. What are BFFs for?! ;D