A time to organize

Well, it's official: I cannot resist a bargain. 

I went to the Library and they have a little shelf in the corner with all the books you can purchase for next to nothing. Usually, the books are so old, smelly, and pretty much falling apart that it is not hard to walk away...but sometimes you can find a real gem! Well friends, today was a day for treasures. The lovely ladies at the Library put together a box of old magazines for $.25 each. {{ Score! }} I was super excited, maybe more excited than I should have been...SP's first words when I walked in the door with all these beauties were "Oh no. We just cleaned off the table."  :-)   He knows me so well. 

So now the question is: How do I turn this....

into something functional/organized/pretty? 

I used to have my beautiful inspiration board...

{  I made her out of cardboard and a magenta curtain. Isn't she sassy with the beads?! }

but now she is hanging in the laundry room with the rest of my crafting supplies since I don't have a sewing room right now. So how does a girl keep her ideas straight without an inspiration board?! I'm so lost! 

So in the spirit of crafting, I decided that I had to give one last sigh of despair and find something new to take her place. 

( It's not you, it's me. I just need some time. It will only be for a while, I still love you! )  

So far, this is what I have come up with. 

I found a cute purple binder with lots of colored card stock and I am going to cut out the pictures that I like and categorize them by crafts, recipes, sewing, etc. That way, I can flip through and see all my inspirations and not be so overwhelmed by all I want to do! I found an old photo album with these great self-adhesive pages (I did not like them for my photos, but I think they will work well for this)

 Now, just to make it happen...


  1. Thanks for being a part of the Sassy Sites blog hop! Happy Friday! xoxo

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  2. Yeah thats what Im saying, have you gotten this done yet, just curious. lol. I am the worst, I am telling you girl, I am ALWAYS CLEANING, ORGANIZING, and MAKING TO DO LISTS, lol. and somehow NEVER get anything done.

    I'm lucky enough to have a neighbor and mom, who give me ALL their old magazines, lol. I too have a TON.

    I think the folder idea is perfect, and I want to do one too.

    Bella :)


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