Monday, July 30, 2007

This and That...

Hello everyone! I'm back with "before" and "after" pictures of two of my organizing projects. Here is a reminder of what the cupboard in the schoolroom looked like...


All cleaned up! It's not a huge change, but it's nice to be able to find things again! Did you know that ribbon, staples, glue and thumbtacks shouldn't be in the same drawer? ;0)


Here is the small table in Phillip's office that held our science supplies...


Now it's a little painting/drawing corner. I put up a few art pictures too...


We mostly use watercolor paints and watercolor pencils. The girls and Benjamin are good about not getting paint everywhere so they are usually working on their "masterpieces" every afternoon.


More supplies in a basket...


Hopefully I'll get to the bookshelves later this week. For now I wanted to talk about "Show and Tell Friday" for a minute.


When I first came up with the idea back on April 15, 07, I never imagined that it would be so much fun and that so many of you would join in! I really appreciate you taking the time to share your special things with us and also for visiting the other participants and leaving such nice comments. Show and Tell Friday wouldn't be what it is without you, so consider this a long overdue *thank you* for making it so much fun!

Also, in the past I have put Mr. Linky up at 12:00am Central time. Starting this coming Friday, I'm going to put it up at 12:00am Eastern time. That way I can go to bed a little earlier. :0)


One more thing! I wanted to tell you about a Homeschool Open House that my friend Tiany at Less Of Me and More Of Him is having starting August 1st.


I haven't shared much about how we homeschool, so I thought this would be a perfect way to give you a peek into our days. Tiany has all the details about how to join in (there are lots of door prizes too!) so be sure to visit her. You can get all the details about joining in HERE.

Ok, that's all from me, I've jabbered on long enough. ;0) Hope you all are having a great week so far!

22 comments:

Susie said...

You did a great job organizing those areas Kelly!
You also deserve a huge thanks for the Show N Tell Fridays. Everyone is so friendly and always has fun and interesting things to share. It was (and is) a great idea!
xo

Kim said...

Great job Kelley. Thank you for hosting Show and Tell. It is a lot of fun.

Connie W said...

You've kept your hands busy at work making things all neat and tidy, ready for school to begin. I'm not fond of cleaning house in the true meaning of the word but I do love to organize and it gives such satisfaction to see the changes. You have the touch and can make anything look wonderful! I enjoyed seeing the photos.

Penless Thoughts said...

Thank You for Show & Tell. You know how much I appreciate it. As far as I'm concerned it is the greatest weekly event offered. Get that extra hour sleep Kelli !!! You deserve it :o)
Susan

dot said...

Good job Kelli!

Amber said...

Everything looks great...my husband is going to add a couple of shelves for all our books we are getting! I can't wait.

I wanted to say also that I enjoy Show and Tell Fridays so much! It is one day I always look forward too!

Jennifer said...

Doesn't organizing make you feel so great afterward? Like you really accomplished something, I love it! (although I'm bad about doing it ;o) heehee)

Show and Tell's are fun! Thanks for hosting, such a GREAT idea :o)
Sleep is important, and I'm partial to Eastern Time since I'm in NC!

Paula said...

Kelli,
Looks great! If you're like me, everything has a place - even in the closets! Thanks for starting the Show and Tell Fridays. I've just recently joined, but it is fun!
Paula

Storybook Woods said...

Look wonderful Kelli, you are inspiring me to get moving and clean. xoxoxo Clarice

Tiany said...

Thanks so much for spreading the word!

You have done a great job with the organizing, you are getting me motivated to get some stuff done around here too! :-) Well im off to run a few errands this morning! Have a great day, see ya tomorrow!

Barbara H. said...

I love your art corner! And the organization is great -- I know it always feels so good to get things like that done. I can just imagine the hazards of having tacks and staples in the same drawer as other things. :-)

I wanted to thank you, too, for Show and Tell. Not only do I really enjoy it in itself, but I've met some truly wonderful and gracious people whom I have really enjoyed getting to know.

Morning Glory said...

Good job!

I thoroughly enjoy your Friday Show and Tell and love participating when I can get it together.

Cathy said...

You did a great job organizing, Kelli. All you young ladies who do homeschooling are very smart. And you have really started a good thing with your Show N Tell Fridays. :-)

Momma Roar said...

What a great feeling to be organized again! I can imagine how good you're feeling - I'm still working at getting our "school" together!

diana said...

looks like you did a great job organizing. it does feel good afterwards, doesn't it?

i hope i've thanked you before but i'll do it again here. i really apreciate show & tell friday. i've really enjoyed seeing what others share. it's more of a challenge for me to come up with something, but i've risen to the occasion. thanks again.

Phillip Winn said...

I still vote for Greenwich Mean Time, which would mean getting to bed at a reasonable hour. 11pm is still late. :-)

Also, April 15? Wow, I didn't realize it had been that long!

Gena said...

Wow, you're fast! It all looks so good. I'm still in the planning stages - today was errands, errands, errands.

Lynne said...

Your "befores" look like my "afters"! (hee hee) I need to do some serious organizing here.

And a big thank you for hosting "Show and Tell Friday". I really look forward to it every week.

Jane said...

I plan on starting on our school room this week. Thanks for the encouraging post. It looks great! When are you planning on starting you school? I think we are going to start here on the 20th of August. UG - that's 2 weeks away!!!

Karla said...

Your organization looks great, Kelly! :-)

Sharon Kay said...

Wow....school supplies on the shelfs at the store and you getting every thing together and ready makes us all realize just how fast this summer is going. And all you are doing is looking good.....

Myrna said...

Great job with the organization. Now that you are finished, would you like to come take care of some shelves for me!

Thank you for Show and Tell. I really enjoy both the showing and the visiting. It is a fun way to get to know other bloggers.zohqk