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a RAK, a couple of books & a squid?

March 4, 2008 Sarah Coggins

Oops! Look what I missed over the weekend – on Friday, KarenSue named me as the winner of her RAK. I logged onto 2ps this morning & had a message from her with the good news. How cool! Thanks, KarenSue!! 🙂

I wasn’t terribly good about blogging or commenting this past weekend. Thus how I missed my RAK win. While I was a little consumed with the picture moulding ledge, it didn’t take too much time. In between waiting on paint or filler to dry, I worked on 2 other projects.

First, I checked out a couple of books from the library on home organization. I’m on a weird clean, reorganize, do-it-yourself kick right now and figure I better go along for the ride while it lasts so we can knock a few things off the to-do list.

The first book is Real Simple: The Organized Home. Lots of pretty pictures with ideas. I loved flipping through it, but was disappointed in one respect. It has a list of stores in the back where they purchased products, but no direct listing match to the page as they normally do in the magazine. So, the photo boxes I loved on one page – who knows where they might have come from. In fairness, this book was published almost 2 years ago so it’s highly possible some or most of the items are no longer available, but it would have been nice to have that info. That aside, the book does have some really nice, inspiring photos and tips.

The other book I checked out is Everything Organize Your Home Book. No photos – just a few black & white sketches – but LOTS and LOTS of information. Very easy read. I’ve been devouring this book and getting some good ideas.

The second little project I worked on over the weekend was playing on I happened to stumble across the site last week and it caught my attention. The general idea is that everyone is an expert on something. You can set up a free page (pardon me, a “lens” is what they call it) or more on whatever subject(s) your expertise lies in. I set up two (hmm… I’m beginning to notice a weird 2 theme in this post): & Yes, clearly I need to get back to scrapping so that I won’t have so much free time on my hands. 😉

  • jp March 3, 2008 at 11:11 pm
    Oh, my! That Squidoo site is pretty interesting. I see that I could easily get sucked right into that! :-) Good luck with your organization projects. I've been working away at that for awhile now with some modest success!
  • toners March 3, 2008 at 11:11 pm
    Oooh, I will have to check these links out :) I've looked at that RS book in B&N before and didn't think it was worth the money when there are so many other books out there on the subject. And congrats on winning the RAK!
  • Kathleen Summers March 4, 2008 at 2:09 am
    Heh heh, that's funny about needing to get back to scrapping so you don't have all that free time, lol. I'd better not click on the Squidoo link or I will get myself in trouble - I have WAY too much to do right now, and not even enough time to scrap!

    Great to visit your blog again!

  • :: gingerkitty :: March 4, 2008 at 8:06 am
    congrats on the rak
  • Ryzmomplus2 March 4, 2008 at 11:36 am
    Oh my what an informative post. I must check out that organize book because I'm always looking for more ways to organize and squidoo has me intrigued! Looks like you've been keeping quite busy!
  • Linda March 4, 2008 at 12:21 pm
    I've been bad blogger this weekend too, lots to catch up on. Good luck with your organizing projects. The lenses you made look pretty cool.
  • Jen Sue Wild March 4, 2008 at 6:38 pm
    Congrats on wining the RAK.
    I will have to go and check out some of these links.. Or maybe I shouldn't.. LOL
  • Gabrielle March 4, 2008 at 7:17 pm
    Congrats on the RAK!

    Great idea to check out organizational books at the library.
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