Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Time Just Ticks Away.....

I am never quite sure where my time goes.  No matter how much time I seem to have, I always have unfinished tasks that seem to loom over me with no end in sight.  I do 12 things, there are 23 more on my list.  I can see from my perpetual list that things are getting done but the list just keeps getting longer.  Then I feel guilty if I stop to read or watch TV or a movie because there are so many things I could be doing that would erase more things off my list.  Don't get me wrong, I still read or watch but I hate feeling like the time was wasted and I could have been doing something productive.  I am working to go through all of the "stuff" I have accumulated but I get so distracted.  I mean, I have pretty phenomenal taste (laugh here) and I have collected some pretty awesome stuff over the years.  On the flip side of that, I am a paper horder.  I collect mounds of paper that I think will come in handy one day...recipes, craft ideas, pictures of cards I like and would like to copy, articles I want to read...you name it and I probably have one or two!  I also have several boxes of magazines that I think I am going to sit down and read.  Of course, those also contain recipes I want to try, craft ideas that look like fun, decorating and home improvement ideas that might make my house look fabulous!  Oh, and let's not forget that magazines can also be used for altered art when you have taken all of the important pages you want to keep out of them.  LOL....and then you have the loose pages that you have to find a home for.  In the end, you are just trapped in a perpetual circle of death by paper.  Okay, that was dramatic.  In the end, I find that even after I purge, I have a ton of paper that I don't really know what to do with...If I put it in that file, am I REALLY going to use it or have I just hidden the paper from eyesight? 

On an unrelated note, I found this plate at a thrift store and it reminds me often of my time dilemma.  Don't you love it???

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tanga's This Contest Really Sucks Dyson Giveaway

So I am in desperate need of a new vacuum cleaner and I really want one that will be AWESOME.  Supposedly Dyson is that vacuum so I am trying to justify spending the money to get one.  Today I received an email from Tanga announcing this new contest where you can WIN a Dyson vacuum and whoever referred you will win one too!  So head on over and enter to win! Good Luck!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Eve Shopping

On New Year's Eve, my husband took me to two of my favorite stores....  First was Joann's.  I was trying to use a bunch of coupons that I had that expired on December 31st but of course, everything I wanted to buy was on sale.  (I honestly think they do that on purpose!)  I ended up with a delicious new paper pack by DCWV.  It's called Tattered Time and I love every single page in the stack (which is almost unheard of for me!)  Half of the pages have gloss on them which I just LOVE!  I also got some SMASH tape and the SMASH paperclips.  I am LOVING the SMASH products!  I also picked up a "Will you be my valentine?" rubber stamp in the dollar bin.  Our second stop was Archivers.  I received a gift card from my friend, Cindy, for my birthday and I saw that I had coupons for Archivers so I thought I would stop in and see what they had.  Archivers has an exclusive bag for your SMASH journal and I thought it was FABULOUS!!  I also got a new SMASH journal, some SMASH clips and the SMASH quotes pack.  All in all, I was thrilled with everything I got and I paid for MOST of it with my gift card!  I already had one SMASH journal which I am using for 2011 and the new one pictured here is for 2012.  Looking forward to a CRAFTY new year!