Jap playing under the door! So cute!

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Native American Sweetheart – Part I

This afternoon, a very dear friend came to me, with this beautiful girl in her arms. She asked me if I would paint this for her. I have to admit, I am honored that she wants me to paint it for her. I had about 28 ideas swirl around in my mind, just standing there talking to her about the piece, and admiring its beauty. So, keep your eyes peeled, I am going grocery shopping tonight with the hubby, tonight after he gets off of work; and I will be getting the extra paints and brushes then.

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What ideas do you have? I want to hear them! Be sure to keep you eyes here, for the latest updates! ~ Ami

The Best Junk Drawer Organizers

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Am I the only one who feels a slow, warming sensation begin to work its way through my body when I look at impeccably organized drawers? The junk drawer in my kitchen doesn’t look like this, but oh how I wish it would. It’ll come as no surprise that the drawers above are from Martha Stewart, but I was pleased to realized her secret: modular units instead of all-in-one drawer organizers. Yes!

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Small modular units in different sizes are so much more adaptable than one big organizer block with pre-assigned areas. Get the sizes you need, and don’t worry about fitting that all-in-one organizer into your drawer.

5 Great Modular Drawer Organizers
• Silver Mesh Drawer Organizers, $1.69 – $4.19 at The Container Store
• PP Boxes, $2.75 – $.625 at Muji
• Modular Drawer Organizers, $29.95 – $36.95 from Williams-Sonoma
• OXO Interlocking Modular Drawer Organizers, $3.00 – $10.00 at Sur La Table
• Modular Bamboo Drawer Organizer Trays, $3.99 – $6.99

A Huge Mound of Packing Tape

I am sitting here, on the couch, what is left of our green micro Swede couch, what is not in storage, already, that is. I am staring at a Huge Mound of packing tape to my right, as I am surrounded by plastic and cardboard boxes, alike.  I have my blue book, here with me, also, so that I can number, label, and know what is being packed in what box; sometimes I hate my organization skills, sometimes. Ugh… I just finished the 2 loads of dishes, lunch is in the microwave, and I am to pack what I can, till my Husband gets home from work, late tonight. . . Right after I finish re-working my 3 month calendars, and writing a terrified that I have been putting off. Have a great Saturday!! Goal up some sun, on the 1st day of fall, for me!!  Oh, I have a wreath to make, and post the tutorial here, too! ~Ami