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CAMP declutter: Bookcase Styling

I can’t believe that we are 10 weeks into 2017, how can that be? I am very excited to share with you this week’s CAMP declutter project, it’s a big one! Last week, I started cleaning up the far left corner of my foyer that often becomes a dumping ground. After I put all my envelopes and mail supplies into the old yellow box, I got busy cleaning up the bookcases.     I spent a day or two purging books and rearranging them, they had been loosely organized by color, and now they are organized by subject matter. I’ve culled these shelves about 5 times in the last 12 months, each time I get rid of a little more. A year ago, I started sorting out all the homeschool books from years past. Unfortunately, I added other books and board games, keeping the shelves jammed full. Why were there so many books on the shelves? Like I said, I had to do that a few times, slowly getting rid or storing sentimental books. As …

CAMP declutter: Catching Up

I haven’t forgotten my 2017 challenge, CAMP declutter, I’ve just fallen behind in showing my progress. Week 6: Super Simple Tea Station I tidied up this part of the kitchen counter twice in February. I replaced the chrome canisters with a few mismatched Bell Jars, which was nice, but not great. So I grabbed up 3 Fido Jars at the Crate and Barrel when I was in Arlington. We don’t have a lot of counter space, so we just keep the tea out and ready. The kids and I drink tea a few times a day, so it get’s the honor countertop time. Don only drinks coffee (at home) on the weekends, so he has a coffee tray that lives on top of the fridge. I’ll trick out his coffee tray soon. Week 7: Aidan’s Mess and a new chair UG! I can’t tell you how happy that I’ve been since I cleaned up this messy spot right off the foyer. This is my youngest’s dumping and storage area, trust me when I tell you …

My Woman’s March on Washington Journey Quilt

Did you attend the Woman’s March on Washington? I so, I need your help. I am working on an art quilt that represents the individual paths that 470,00 woman, men, and children walked on January 21st in D.C. at the Woman’s March. I plan to stitch your footsteps into a large quilted map of the Mall and the surrounding area. I would love to incorporate your journey into my fiber art piece for Threads of Resistance. I would like to know the streets that you walked on Saturday, January 21st. Start with the Metro that you got off at, or where your bus dropped you off. Then retrace your steps. How far did you get? Where did you go? Could you see the stage? Hear the jumbotrons? I would also like to know a little bit about you so I can remember your story as I stitch your path. – Where do you live? – Why did you go to the Woman’s March? – What was your favorite poster slogan(s)? Please leave a comment below, …