Wednesday, March 21, 2007

i'm pretty sure...

...that it's safe to say i am a pack rat! exhibit a:

totally innocent looking stack of hatboxes...

upon further inspection they are each crammed full of stuff!

this is YEARS of stuff, people! the other day when i was home sick i started looking in drawers and what not and i felt overwhelmed by the amount of things that i keep for NO apparent reason. so it's my goal this week to clean out these 3 hatboxes. typical things found in these boxes: pretty much every single card i've gotten since about 1992, calendars (like i need to know what i was doing in 1995), wedding invitations, wedding shower invitations, baby shower invitations, movie ticket stubs, play ticket stubs/playbills, etc., etc., etc. WHY do i do this?? it's a sickness i tell you. i should finish up this purge friday nite...the results will be posted then.

answers to some house tour questions: we aren't really sure what type of wood the cabinets are; the house was built around 1985 and the houses in our little 'neighborhood' are all based on actual houses in williamsburg, va; the kitchen took 2 coats of blue paint and all the paint downstairs is laura ashley paints from lowes, sometimes the cats DO look at their artwork (funny i know), i get inspiration from magazines and tv shows and other peoples houses - i rip stuff out of magazines all the time and keep it in files; save for putting down the hardwood floors and installing the slate backsplash and granite countertops in the kitchen the husband and my father did all remodeling/redecorating work. if i can i will scan in the 'before' pictures (they are all pre-digital camera) cause they will amaze you...pink striped wallpaper is all i'm gonna say...

happy day!

~k

2 comments:

Magnolia Sun said...

I like your hat boxes. Because we move around every couple of years we are pretty good about throwing things out. I open the mail over the trash can!

Pam said...

I kept stuff like that too. I've been slowly purging things but I have to do it in phases. I get so overwhelmed by it all.