Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Organize your Stuff: Week 1 (round 4): Space Audit (part 1)

It is that time again…to begin at the beginning (...waiting for Vacini...Princess Bride reference.  If you have not seen it, you live with Patrick Starr and the guys from the GEICO adds under a rock...however it is playing out there somewhere on cable and is totally DVR'able if you have not.) with the space audit. When we began this blog, the space audit was a monumental and life changing event.  It started our hostile takeover of the dining room, which at this point will take NATO airstrikes and then some to get us to leave!

However, do not be alarmed if choirs of angels…or even lesser seraphim do not sing for you. It is a chance at an Ah-ha! Moment, but not necessary. (Link to my ah-ha moment here).

This is a 29 week…or 29 Step Organizational process first put forth by Zen Master Wookiemouse (blog here) on the Two Peas in a Bucket message board for scrapbookers. We have been working at this for two rounds now, but since PA Me is one of our more dominant inner personalities, we do have 3 kids with schedules (and a Girl Friday that likes to "help"), and the Creative Me is always messy, this continues to be a work in progress.

The task for this week is not to clean anything (PA Me and the Inner Hoarder are cheering loudly, and OCD Me is glaring). That does not mean that one does not have to tidy up their nursery… er scrap space (cancel the flying nanny and un-cue the music…No Mary Poppins needed here!), but rather there is no prescribed cleaning.

This week is all about creating. Unleash your Creative Me, and find out what is and is not working in that scrap space! Here is our layout for this week:

Yes, the Illusive Middle Child still has no front teeth.

Normally, we have cards on Tuesday, and a layout at the end of the week, but since a layout is required at the beginning to figure things out (and we were in Portland with no internet and missed our DT call for cards), you are treated to a layout instead!

What we learned:

Love our scrap caddie of essential stuff.
Love our cardstock organization… patterned paper needs tweaking.
Buttons need to be addressed.
Ribbons and fibers are fine.
We are still in denial over memorabilia.
Storage under the desk needs work.
We need/want more Iris containers and stock in the company!

See you at the end of the week with some cards! The POW pinky swears to it!


Sarah Rice said...

Your layout is super cute!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

great layout!

Shell said...

Oh organisation... the bane of scrapbookers LOL - I know I do it continuously!

Cute layout - which reminds me I need to scrap our St Pats day photos!

Tammy said...

Cute photo! Love that you put them up against the wall and then photographed them individually. Awesome layout. I need Iris stock too! :)

Jingle said...

Very cute layout!

Pam W. said...

Love the layout! So cute..I want to scrap lift this one.

Hello, I'm Vicki said...

ooh very cute layout - did you use stamps on it? the papers are lovely xxx

Kathy said...

Cute, cute layout!

Becky said...

Love the layout! Can't wait for memorabilia week...Bwahahahaha!

Teka Cochonneau said...

Such a cute layout. Love the missing two front teeth. My nephew is the same way at the moment.

Tracy said...

Cute layout.
I did the Wookiemouse challenge last year, but on some area's I did a condensed version, lol.
I need a bigger room for this year though, lol.

Anita S. said...

Hi and thanks for hopping over to my blog! Your LO is too cute! My kiddos are not dunking their rings in their mouth - they had just fished them out of the bottom of their glasses. They are just holding in their mouths for the pic's :)

Have a great day!