About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Spring Cleaning

I finally got some of my energy back today, so I tackled some projects that were way overdue. I started going through my kids' clothes to weed out the things that were too small or stained beyond repair. I really hate doing this for some reason, it completely overwhelms me. I guess because there is so much to go through. I got through the majority of it, now I just need to reorganize closets and drawers. I already feel so much better, and I should be able to finish tomorrow. I also need to go through various areas in my house where I tend to stack stuff. After I get through all of the junk, I am going to clean the house top to bottom. Writing it all out is making me tired LOL It will probably take me the rest of the week to finish, but I know when I am done I will feel much better.

Where does all this "stuff" come from? I am not a huge shopper, I really try not to buy things I don't need, but regardless, I am being overrun by "stuff". I think a part of my problem is that I hate throwing things away. I always end up needing something within days of tossing it. Also, I feel I am being wasteful, but instead of just putting it all together and sending it to Goodwill, I feel like I have to sort it out and find the perfect person or charity to give it to. I WAY overthink things ALOT! LOL

Well, enough of that LOL Lookie what I got in the mail yesterday. I ordered these aluminum glasses from The Comfort House last week. My grandmother had some of these, and I loved them when I was a little girl, they make your drinks super cold. Anyway, I have been wanting some and finally did a search and found out that they are making them again. My kids love them, it is nice too, because they are all different colors so everyone remembers which drink is theirs. I only got 6, so not enough for my family LOL Well, I got lucky and won an auction on ebay this morning for some vintage ones. They also come with a pitcher and some bowls. I can't wait to get them!
As you can see in the picture, 3 of the cups already have ice and water in them, you can see the condensation. They couldn't even wait for me to take the pictures LOL

I also got some fabric and patterns from the coop I belong to. I love these Oliver + S patterns, I can't wait to try them out! I also love this Amy Butler Cabo halter, but am trying to figure out a way to make it to where it isn't so low cut.

I love the black print and the brown print. The brown print is bamboo fabric, it is soooo soft.


Trish said...

I need to go through my own closet! I also have three gia-normous bags of kids clothes to "put up". They are all sizes that the boys will grow into, but honestly I don't think they will need that many clothes. I should pare it down.

The fabric and patterns are so cute! I love the brown leaf fabric too and can't wait to see what you do with the squirrel and orangey fabrics.

lera said...

My grandfather had those cups, too. I bought some at a flea market many years ago. I forgot I had them until recently.

Marie said...

What an interesting post...I have never seen or heard of those cups. I might have to give it a try-it would be perfect to use here in Houston with the hot temps.

I've also been wanting to get some of those Oliver & S Patterns-you'll have to tell me how easy it is to sew from those patterns. And those fabrics are so cute. I've heard of bamboo and wanted to give it a try, maybe I will since you said it's super soft! What fabric coop do you belong to?

Lola said...

I have been putting off going through everybody's clothes. I really hate doing it!

I have been wanting to get some of that brown print. I'm glad to hear that it is soft. I keep thinking of it as really stiff!

Tine said...

I love those cups! They are so bright and happy. And the fabrics are yummi!
I was wondering...when you go out, as a family, how do you get around? Do you have a van that seats everyone?

Tine said...

Oh I forgot! You hate cleaning! Hope you get through it alright. I'd come help you, but it's a bit far :-(