‪#‎40bagsin40days‬ = Decrapifying My Life

Woo! it’s been a busy few weeks around here. We’ve had a stomach bug, a few snow storms and lots of days off school.  As a matter of fact today is day 2 this week of for snow days.  So I decided it was a good day to have my son help me clean out his dresser drawers.  They tend to get out of hand fast.  I recently heard of this great new organizing event. #40bagsin40days in which for the next 40 days you clean out one cabinet, one drawer one something and discard or donate one bag of trash or goods you can no longer use.  It can be a garbage bag or a grocery bag but the entire idea is to declutter or as some say decrapify your life.  As our house will be going on the market in a few weeks this is perfect for me right now.

I don’t know about anyone else but I have things I’ve never used and wonder if I ever will.  I look at things and think. Oh yeah, I’ll use that “When we get a bigger house”.  I put it back in the cabinet and find it again the next time I get the organizing bug and continue to trick myself into keeping it once more.

I neglected to do a before picture mostly because I wasn’t thinking of blogging this however after getting started I find this is a great piece to share with everyone.  So here is the “after” box of only 2 drawers from E’s dresser and he’s currently wearing a “oh man I forgot I even had this shirt” shirt!

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Monogram Mason Jar

This great new Monogram Mason Jar is one of my favorite pieces.  Living in the South monograms and Mason Jars are part of daily life. I love them!  

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We carry four different sizes in all of our products but 18 inch is by far the most popular in all our designs. It’s cut from 1/4 Inch board and painted with a light blue paint across the body.  We add a touch of silver glitter to the letter to make it pop. Who doesn’t love sparkle?

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We paint the “lid” silver and also put glitter on it to ensure we have a lovely shine on this great door hanger.

In the photographs are of an 18 inch and it’s perfect for a free-standing pieces or stand alone door hangers. 12 Inch makes a perfect add-on for a wreath. You can find this sweet piece here. Stay Tuned today we are going rustic and bringing out some great products from re-purposed wood. 

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Welcome!

Hello! I am very excited about this blog.  I’ve tried blogging in the past and just couldn’t keep myself motivated to blog about “random” things. What was the point and who besides my own family would find it interesting?  It wasn’t until recently when I thought about starting a blog for my business that I caught the spark! Now I understand that drive to post and create that bloggers talk about! I am looking forward to sharing my love of all things Etsy with you within this blog.  If you are a buyer or a seller I hope you will find lots of valuable information here. In the next few weeks you will see product reviews, interviews with other Etsy Shop owners and a few how to’s from some super talented artisans!

Have a Craftastic Day!

Jamie

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