Friday, 8 October 2010

Getting there....

It has been quite hectic and manic around here this last week. I finally faced my
attics, and to my surprise I was able to sort the endless amount of boxes and chaos
in three and a half days! I keep going upstairs to have another look, can not believe
I did it. One of the side attics is now empty and ready to be made into a bedroom
for my oldest daughter, and the other one, well, what can I say? It is a bit full. 
But it feels so good. Now there is a large Memories-Treasure box for each of
my children. First toys, first outfits, hospital arm bands etc

Another huge task I simply had to do was sort the thousands of files on my computer,
and try to make sense of the photos that were all mixed up. About 6 years
of photos I would say. I have to catch up and have these printed professionally.
I am creating photo albums for my children, for when they are grown up. 
These will be going into their Treasure boxes, too. 
Of course I must have some of these photos put on canvas, and I know all the
right walls to hang them :)  As I am typing this, I am uploading 761 photos to an
online digital photo printing place in the UK. I think it might take a while *laughs*

Next week I will be painting the stair well, the hall way, and the two landings.
Nope, not much to do at all. 

I am skipping putting in the new wooden floor in the living room, and converting
the garage to the new year. It was all becoming too much. Sometimes I just expect way
too much of myself. And Christmas is around the corner. Much more interesting...

... oh and talking about Christmas, I will post soon about the Christmas Swap. 
Thank you all so much for your emails and comments!

Have a lovely weekend!



  1. I remember these photos from when you were Nua Rua on Flickr ... many happy memories :)
    I'm so proud of you, for all that you've already achieved, and for all the file cleaning, the decluttering, for all that you've been doing for your children. They are proud of you too, even though they may not say it outloud (or thinking it yet) They will thank you, later. xoxoxo

  2. Aww - what beautiful photos.

    Decluttering/sorting can be so theraputic. I can't believe how much you've got done.

    I need to get a much larger memory box for Violet, as stuff is spilling out of the one I'm currently using. She wonder why the hell I kept half the stuff when she's older :0)


  3. You have such incredible beautyful children. Ans you are a talented photographer.

  4. I took on the "attic challenge" just a few weeks ago. Doesn't it feel so good to have it done!?! Would love to have a master bedroom/studio up there but there is a lot to do first including electric and insulation. It may never happen, but at least it's clean and organized up there now.
    Good luck with the rest of your to-do list. :)

  5. good luck dear Anna!! I think having yourself cloned is in order!, you get to do only the enjoyable things, and your clone, well all the stuff that isn't as much fun of course!! tee hee! I love your photos so much. Sebastian is getting soooo big, so so cute!! Mikayla is so beautiful! she is so grown up too!! Good luck with your projects, and thank you for the lovely post card, you made my day!!

    xoxo Rena

  6. Love when I clean and de-clutter a room or even several drawers you keep going back in surprise and wonderment thinking why haven't I done this sooner ?

    Also... the Printed Tapes I order from you went to Japan and were a huge hit !

    cheers, parsnip

  7. Oh I wish I had an attic to clutter up...
    I have all these things which need storing for a while, yet can't find a place for them to reside so I don't have to look at them....
    How blissfully happy and content your cherubs look. Have a great week..xoxoAmanda

  8. Eek! The sorting out the photographs task. Fills me with dread. In a way, I think it's a shame they all go straight on to the computer nowadays. Up until the girls were about 10 or 11, I have lots of 'hold in the hand' photos of them - albeit stuffed in various albums and boxes around the place - but now they are all in files on the computer which just isn't the same. Also, I think you are more ruthless with digital photos - it's easy just to press 'delete' if they aren't quite perfect but often, these are the ones that make you laugh or are more interesting when you look at them years later. Sorry, just me harking back to the old days of 5 or 6 years ago.

  9. Owwwwwwww so much to do !
    What beautiful children you have , such inpiration .
    have a wonderful weekend,

  10. Dear Anna , seems to me you went from one job to the other .... Busy busy always busy......
    Are there moments with coffee/tea involved ?
    Doing nothing and staring in the blue sky ?
    I once made little "lucifer"boxes for a busy friend . With quiet moments .
    I do love so much the books of TOON TELLEGEN !
    Have a happy weekend overthere !

  11. Two years ago i bought boxes for storing the first things of my children. They are still empty....

  12. Goodness me, I am worn out just reading your blog post! It is amazing how fab it feels when you get organised with 'stuff' isn't it - very cleansing for the soul.

  13. You make me feel like cleaning and sorting out my sewing room and office, then I could scrapbook again!!! I love your photos, you surely need to get them together for your children, what a wonderful memory!!!!
    Margaret B

  14. You've certainly been busy, Anna! I'm sure you're going to have one elated daughter when her room is finished! Great hearing what you're doing.

  15. What beautiful children you have!

  16. Dearest Anna, wow you have been sooo busy! Im really happy that you got so much done. :) {becoz im looking forward to your shop re-opening hehe} Can't wait to see what you create for your christmas swap ~ excited! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

  17. Does make me feel good that its not only me that has to organize those boxes of photographs! ;-)
    My father who is 79 is in the process of making computerized albums for each one of us :-)Am looking forward to it!


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