spring organization

Seriously, I just love organizing things. Over the weekend Veto picked me up this cute vintage-looking dresser for the back hallway. It's a great stashing place for candles, candle holders and other odds-and-ends. I love its distressed look.

I keep magazine cutouts organized, too. When I see something I like, I pull it out and place it in my little sorting tray. Eventually, the cutouts end up in my binders:

I struggled with a springtime flu for the past few days. Only this afternoon was I up to doing much, and I sorted the winters' worth of magazine clippings into their rightful binders:

I try to make little notes right on the pages, lest I forget why I cut them out in the first place. That's happened more than once. Now that all my ideas are organized, it's time to actually get some of them underway.

I wrote my art history final on Monday night. I loved taking that class. I went into the final with something like a 98 percent average. Do you remember the episode of Gilmore Girls when Rory went to her final exam and just stared at her paper? That's what I did. I came home and the flu hit me hard a couple of hours later. I didn't even attempt the final essay question. I think I was sweating and I remember the girl behind me kicking the back of my chair over and over. Then it occured to me, "I don't need to take this class. I'm taking this for fun. I'm not having fun right now. I had fun all semester, but the fun stopped about two hours ago." And then I left. And that was that. Someday, I'll tell you about the architectural shift between Romanesque to Gothic design, if you really want to know.

8 comments:

Sarah and Jack said...

I only wish my magazine clippings were that organized.

I spent an hour yesterday digging for a page that I swore I tore out on an herbal allergy remedy, only to never find it again. And I need that medicine! LOL

Melissa said...

That is so sweet! What would you charge to come make my magazine clippings, recipes and other papers look so pretty?

Emily said...

Your magazine clipping binders are so pretty it almost makes me want to go through my years of Real Simple Magazine and do the same. I've been meaning to do that for a long time. We're getting ready to move and it would be nice to take them to the recycler rather than the new place...hmm.....

Anonymous said...

Wow - love your binders. How inspiring to get at it, and finally do what I have been meaning to do for years - my big pile of pages certainly needs organizing! Thanks for the ideas....love your blog..Dena

MJ said...

Hope you are feeling better from your flu. I think my students must have felt similarly following their exam: maybe they had the flu too?

I'm not going to show my file folders of decorating ideas. They just aren't as pretty as yours! But they work...

Pepper said...

Buddy,
How the heck do you find the time for all this? Do you ever sleep?????

Junie Moon said...

I love how you've organized your clippings. I have binders in which I store mine as well but they are certainly not as pretty as the binders you're using.

I'm so sorry you're ill and hope all that resolves soon.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I'm sorry about your final! But look on the bright side, that's the cutest vintage chest EVER!