miscellaneous monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday!  Don’t you just LOVE all the colors of spring???  I’m in heaven!  We recently took a trip to St George in southern Utah – also known as Utah’s Dixie because it’s so warm there.  Their flowers bloom probably a good month or more before ours do, so it was fantastic to visit there and do some shooting.  It snowed here just a couple of days ago!

In other miscellany:

I’ve been doing a ton of genealogy research on my husband’s lines in preparation of being an “Ancestral Tourist” next week.  We are heading to Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec where his  people are from.  I haven’t previously done much research in Canada, but have found good success.  My research tip of the day, is to check out BMS2000.org.

What I’ve been reading:


I’m working through Youngblood Hawke which is on my 12 Classics Book Challenge  but it’s such a beast, I’ve had to put it down to get Dragonwyck read for book club, and The Darkling Bride read before it was due back to the library (my friend is a friend of the author and recommended it, so I wanted to get it read before the library gave me a fine! :o).  So I’ll get back to Youngblood Hawke now. Wish me luck in finishing it before I have another reading deadline! :o)

I finished up my Organizing Challenge!  AND happy day! Guess what I found that I though I’d lost forever?  My notebook where, years ago, I had written down a few “cute” little things my boys would say. Yay! Sadly however, I didn’t keep up on writing down what my youngest son said.  He really got left out!  I probably took less photos of him too.  Oh, the woes of a youngest child!

So, that’s it for today’s miscellaneous items.  Have a great day and go ahead…try to do something NEW today!






another NEW challenge




So far, I’m enjoying my “Classics Reading Challenge“.  3 out of 12 are done…in the books, as they say. This challenge gives me the boost to read things I normally wouldn’t pick up.  It’s exactly why I love belonging to my book club group.  Having others pick a book, and having the opportunity to read it, digest it, discuss it, is just one of those things I really enjoy.


BUT…on to the announcement of my next NEW challenge! I recently read a blog that had a series called “30 days of…”  and I figured I could try a NEW challenge for the next 30 days.  So, I’ve decided to de-junk or organize something different for the next 30 days.  There’s something about writing my challenges here on this blog.  It somehow puts it out in the universe and then I’M COMMITTED!!! I HAVE to do it!!!! My only problem is what to do if I’m out of town?????  I’ve decided I just have to make it up by catching up.  As long as I’ve de-junked 30 spaces, I will have succeeded at the challenge. I’m planning on traveling next week, so I got a jump on my first two items.  Since I’m starting this mid-month, I’m calling this my “40 days of…”

Here’s my list:

  1. De-junk/Organize the middle drawer in the computer room bathroom {done}

2. De-junk/Organize the bottom drawer in the computer room bathroom {done}

3. De-junk/Organize the “manuals” accordion file {done}

4. De-junk/Organize the spice envelope container {done}

5. De-junk/Organize one shelf of linen closet {done}

6. De-junk/Organize the lazy susan in pantry {done}

7. De-junk/Organize the lazy susan in kitchen{done}

8. De-junk/Organize the bread drawer {done}

9. De-junk/Organize the dish cloths drawer {done}

10. De-junk/Organize your nail polish {done}

11. De-junk/Organize top shelf above microwave{done}

12. De-junk/Organize bottom shelf above microwave{done}

13. De-junk/Organize top drawer of small file cabinet{done}

14. De-junk/Organize bottom drawer of small file cabinet{done}

15. De-junk/Organize middle shelf of master bathroom {done}

16. De-junk/Organize top shelf of master bedroom {done}

17. De-junk/Organize middle shelf of master bedroom {done}

18. De-junk/Organize bottom shelf of master bedroom {done}

19. De-junk/Organize top drawer of night stand{done}

20. De-junk/Organize bottom drawer of night stand{done}

21. De-junk/Organize under hall bathroom sink {done}

22. De-junk/Organize under computer room bathroom sink {done}

23. De-junk/Organize mudroom hooks {done}

24. De-junk/Organize mudroom cubbies {done}

25. De-junk/Organize one shelf in south storage room {done}

26. De-junk/Organize one shelf in north storage room {done}

27. De-junk/Organize scripture basket{done}

28. De-junk/Organize left drawer in black side table {done}

29. De-junk/Organize middle drawer in black side table {done}

30. De-junk/Organize right drawer in black side table {done}

31. De-junk/Organize recipe binder{done}

32. De-junk/Organize shelf under printer {done}

33. De-junk/Organize middle console of car{done}

34. De-junk/Organize gift bag/wrapping paper stash {done}

35. De-junk/Organize floral craft stash {done}

36. De-junk/Organize top shelf of paper closet{done}

37. De-junk/Organize FHE packets {done}

38. De-junk/Organize canned goods {done}

39. De-junk/Organize bottom of top section of pull-out kitchen shelfs{done}

40. De-junk/Organize veggie bins {done}


Happy Friday!  Have a great day and do or challenge yourself with something NEW!






a great NEW find…museum putty


OK!…Why haven’t I known about museum putty before now???? It’s an organizer’s best friend and I’m so sad that I’ve been without it in my life (until recently)!

I like organizing my drawers with plastic dividers…but they frequently slide around inside the drawer as I open and close the drawer. Well NO MORE! Yeah!

I have no affiliation with this company…but apparently, this sticky stuff was made to keep ancient pottery on a museum shelf during an earthquake.  So, I think it will definitely keep my drawer organizers neat and tidy! I’m so glad I found out about it! Now I’m going to go re-organize ALL my drawers.

Have a great day! Do, learn, OR FIND something NEW!