Seven Seconds

From my BBFFJs linky party:  Inspire Me Monday. on Jan.2.

I saw this pic, from Ashley Phipps,

and it intrigued me.

http://simplydesigning.porch.com/7-hours-to-a-decluttered-home.      After I read it, I commented that I knew for sure it would take me more than 7 hours, because I’ve already spent 2 1/2 years de-cluttering, and now I have a house, screened porch, shed and workshop full STILL!!

But, I’m thinking I will print out her printable, follow it, and keep track of my time.  Then when I finish the 7 hours, let her know how far I got.      I could even make it my own 7 hour de-cluttering challenge!!       Of course, I’d link back to her, since it’s all her idea, and printable!

So, not sure which route I’ll go yet.   But definitely will do at least the 7 hours!!     But I better hurry!        Soon Queen Anne will be back at the Paper Purgathon again!  

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And I better be prepared to dive in with her!!       I promised!

So, the “seven” in the title is for 7 hours/7 days.   The “seconds”  is for the more than once, that I’ve de-cluttered!

Authentic Author

I’m so excited to tell you (again)!!    My BBFFJ is a published Author!!        (Just in case you have forgotten in the month since Nov. 26.  But I need to start the New Year right, by bragging on my BBFFJ some more!!))

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Here’s the link to her book on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M4QOD41

Please go check it out, and buy at least 10 copies!!      You’ll be glad you did!!        The perfect gift for all the aspiring e-book authors you know!!

Once they have Janice’s book in hand,     

 

 

 

 

 

 

er, in inbox??, they too can be a successful published author!!

I wrote a review for it, because she graciously let me read it beforehand!! 

But then, Amazon was difficult about it, and wouldn’t let me post it, since I hadn’t bought anything from them.    What’s up with that??      But then I won a gift card, so there!      And still, I can’t publish the review, because it has to be valid debt or credit card purchases.   Then I was really unhappy!!       Especially since I’m sure it would have been my review that would have sold millions of books thereafter!        Of course it would..

Anyway, someday when I grow up, I wanna be just like Janice!

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My BBFFJ, AKA Janice Wald www.mostlyblogging,com

Update:  Amazon finally let me post my review last night! Woo hoo!

Paper Purgathon- Pile, Pete, Pile

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Paper Purgathon

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Paper Purgathon- Palisade

Paper Purgathon- Pal

 

Yeah, I know, pile, Pete, pile no makey sense.     But I couldn’t put Repeat, like I wanted to!   (You know how stringent my BBFFJ is about the alliteration rules!       And since she’s a teacher, I don’t wanna get called into the principal’s office!!)

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And this is only since 11/9/2016

I finished up the pile of receipts on my desk.    FINAALLY!        And it only took 2 tries!      Woo hoo!

As I looked at the receipts, to enter the surveys, about 4 of the fast food ones were expired.   No judging!      It’s Christmas!      (Near enough for fast food excuses, anyway!)      So, those were easy trash decisions.

Now, it looks like this.

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I know, I shouldn’t show the solitaire game I’m playing!

 

Oops, I mean like this.                        slob, humor, neat receipts      Why Melinda, what neat receipts you have!            Thanks so much for noticing!

Then, because Nov. was already over, I just had to trash all the CVS receipts.    You only have until the end of the month to do the surverys.     😦            That’s what ya get for procrastinating!           I wasn’t procrastinating, I had other priorities!          Okay, yeah, I was procrastinating.

But, now it’s really neat!       No receipts!      (The few I kept to brag, blog about later, are in the Palisade.)

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Ah!  Clean again!!      Nice!        (Having flashbacks to the Declutterathon Desk!)

Nap time!!

 

 

Queen Anne’s Day 4: https://minimalistsometimes.com/2016/11/23/out-of-commission/   Poor Queen Anne was felled, but not from a massive paper cut, as I had feared.

Our Other Fellow Sovereigns:
– Viv, at GriefHappens, said she needed to be on this “like an over-sugared kid in a bouncy house”, and is joining with 30 minutes a day.🙂
– Jena, at All Round Better me,  is in for 60 minutes a week.
– Amy, at More time than money, also joining with 60 minutes a week.
– Grace, at The CFO MOM Blog, just told me she is joining, woohoo!                                            – Barb, at Decluttering The Stuff, has gone through some of her papers as well.. but is staying far away from the scanning part (and I don’t blame her..)

Sitting on the fence;

– Jen, at The Hidden Hoarder, is hard at work on her front porch, and hasn’t quuuuite decided yet.😉

Sadly,

-Gilly, at Anything but Housework, had to withdraw from the challenge, due to becoming full time care givers for her parents.     We’re here for moral support, Gilly!!

Rave Review

As I’ve mentioned before;  Janice is the author of the wildly successful e-book;   slob, humor, BBFFJ's book

And why is she so successful, you may ask??      Because she follows her own expert advice!!

 

So, of course since she’s my BBFFJ, I eagerly offered to read it, and give a review.      (I’m no dummy!    I’d be first to find out her secrets!!)

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This is the review Marsha referenced, in her article, :How Do I Know Which Blogs Give the Best Advice?”         Marsha has posted her own review of Janice’s book here.

 

PurpleSlobinRecovery Reviews “An Insider’s Guide to Building a Successful Blog: Tips and Tricks from the Creator of Mostly Blogging.”

            Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce premier blogging expert, and my BestBloggingFriendForever, Janice Wald!     Janice, or BBFFJ, as I call her, is a teacher, with a huge heart for helping others reach their full potential.    Not only her students, but everyone in the whole blogosphere!!     And that’s exactly what her new e-book accomplishes!

This e-book is a veritable treasure trove of tried and true wisdom.    Once you’re finished reading this book, you too will know how to build a successful blog, guaranteed!!     (Unless you it read it in your sleep, then the guarantee is null and void.)

In her list of 71 Tested Tips to Help you Blog Better”, she solicited quotes from 71 of her readers.    Even me!!    And I’m as far from an expert, as you can get!    (I didn’t even know what SEO was, until BBFFJ taught me!  )     

 #48. “Comment on others’ blogs.”      And as you might expect, she was the one who taught me that, as well!

This e-book will introduce you to outstanding blogs, and bloggers that are very influential in the field.    Networking is of supreme importance, and you will acquire that skill set.

Seriously, BBFFJ’s e-book is the encyclopedia Britannica for Blogging!      (Oops, I think I just gave away my age there!)     She includes all the wealth of knowledge needed to do exactly as the title says.

Need to know WHERE to promote your blog??     Look no further!    Don’t know WHEN, or HOW to promote your blog?    Never fear!      Janice is here!    (With the answers to ALL your questions.    No, she won’t tell you where Jimmy Hoffa is; it has to be Blogging related!)

This book is a compilation of her posts teaching the ins and outs of blogging.   

  • Knowing when to start a blog.
  • Finding your niche.
  • Finding your voice.
  • How to make, and use excellent graphics.
  • How to post superior content.
  • How to build a blogging community.

And so many other things, you’ll have to read the book to find out!!

You’ll even learn the paramount skill for bloggers:  How to blog, and STILL find time to sleep!!    

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Under “Examples of Blog Brands”, my BBFFJ once again features lil, ole ME!  {And no, I’m not paying her off!  😉 }

“Melinda Mitchell has a self-deprecating online presence. Her persona is funny, creative, and highly critical of herself. She calls her blog Purple Slob in Recovery, and that is her online presence—she is a purple slob. Bear in mind I am not calling Melinda a slob. This is her online name for herself. Her self-deprecating persona continues into her posts. A typical post, “Library Loser,” explains how she loses library books. Her avatar is that of a woman wearing purple, looking distressed.

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She carries this “purple” theme across her social media. Her Facebook name is Purplelinda. Another creative maneuver that makes Melinda a stand-out blogger is her use of alliteration in her headlines. “Dying Dishes” is another one of her posts detailing the filth that covers her dishes. The post asks where dishes that dirty go to die.”

Oh, ok, I forgot for a second there that I was reviewing my BBFFJ’s book.  Enough about me!!     Back to the book!!

Another vital topic is; “87 Free Blogging Tools.”       Everything in the book is pure gold, so have your highlighter at the ready!!

“Currently, there are over 1 billion websites online. In order to make yours stand out and achieve visibility, you need an action plan.”      If your action plan does NOT include devouring this book, you’ll be sorry!      GET IT TODAY!!

 

 

Can you tell I love slob, humor, happy! ?        Oh fer Pete’s sake!      WE know you love yourself!       This is about JANICE, not you!!       Not that anybody would know that, with all the references to yourself you crammed into Janice’s review!

Oh, right!     Janice!  

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My BBFFJ, AKA Janice Wald www.mostlyblogging,com

I love Janice, and Janice loves me!       Now go buy her book, and she’ll love you too!

Melinda’s Many Mentions

Lately, I’m just everywhere on the webz!!      What??      You’re not familiar with Melinda’s many mentions??       Let me help ya out there!

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Queen Anne started off a de-cluttering round of “Melinda’s Many Mentions”.

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Back to my BBFFJ.

 

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Challenge

 

(The fact that Judy started the quote challenge, and then I nominated people, and they were obligated to thank me, has nothing to do with this shameless self promotion!)

Marsha, Marshmallow, Marsha

I wanted to name this post “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!”          (Remember The Brady Bunch??)          But then, I decided putting marshmallow in the middle would be more fun!!

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     Sweet lady!!    Sweet treat!!     Sweet lady!!

Marsha wrote about me yesterday!!

  1. PurpleSlobInRecovery.com Melinda is funny and personable. She wrote, “I began blogging, in August, 2014, as a way to hold myself accountable for cleaning up my house, and forcing it to “lose weight”, by de-cluttering.  Little did I know that 8 months later, I would embark on a journey of forcing myself to lose weight as well!!” She lost a lot of weight and gained a lot of confidence because of blogging. “

 

This is part of a review of my BBFFJs new book; Insider’s Guide to Building a Successful Blog.

 

Thanks, Marsha!!       Looks like I might have to print up more T-shirts!

Jenerous Janice

In her article

Microsoft Will Make You Get More Blogging Done in Less Time

 

 

my BBFFJ  has featured me once again!!     (See why she’s my BestBloggingFriendForever???)

 

  • “You can send what you’ve stored in your OneDrive with other people. Blogger Melinda Mitchell is reviewing my ebook. Since the book hasn’t been uploaded to Amazon yet, she sent me her review directly. I received the review she put in her OneDrive in my email.”

 

Janice jenerously gives credit where credit is due.  I wrote a review for her new e-book, then she featured me on her blog.    AGAIN!!     (Yes, I do realize generously is misspelled.)

We are such best buds!!       We’re in a mutual admiration society of our very own!        I need to print us up some T-shirts, or something!!      

slob, humor, society  slob, humor, society     The purple for me, the blue for her.     DUH!!

  And make us Co-Presidents!

slob, humor, society    slob, humor, society  I know it’s a different purple.  I couldn’t decide which one I liked best!

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WOW! Willow!

WOW!!   Just wow!   Willow re-blogged me again!!    AND, she said I was funny!!!!  https://willowscottling.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/willow-wonders-witnessed/

She and I have formed our own private circle of love!   This is how my BBFFJ and I became BBFFs, by re-blogging each other, and featuring each other.   Bloggy friends are so supportive!    I’m so glad I found my niche, here on the blogosphere!!

 

 

Now, I have my BBFFJ, {I’ve mentioned Janice so many times lately, I think I’m gonna start charging her per!    NOT!!    It just means I have more cred in my BBFFJ account!}my college BFF Joyous, my Ethel BFF (Claremary), and now I am adding Willow.    What will her BFF name be??    BBFFW??    Best Blogging Friend Forever Willow.    That sounds about right!!  

 WAIT!!    You can’t have 2 best blogging friends!

Why not??    Who made up the rule that you can only have 1 best friend anyways??

Umm, well, not me, but it just can’t be!!

Ok, well, then Willow will be my 2nd best blogging friend forever.

NO!!  NO!!    What are we, in KG???

Well, if you will remember, I did teach Kg for several years….

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Fun, fun, fun ALL the day long! (NOT!!)

 

 

 

 

 

{groan}

Fine.    May I call Willow my BFFW??   Pretty please, with a cherry on top?

Let me mull it over….  

I’ve made my decision.     Willow will now, and forever more be called your Blogging Friend Forever Willow, BFFW for short.

Thank you.

Ok Willow, I got it figgered out!!    You can come over and play now!   I got the blankie fort all ready!   I ‘membered how you like tiny spaces!!

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Just enough room for my BFFW, and me!

 

Willow Wonders

My friend, Momma, posted  “Willows-got-questions.”    When I commented on it, she challenged me to answer them too.

So, here goes.   Willow wonders:

1.Does jet-lag affect you?

BIG time!!   Usually I recover by the 3rd day.   Hopefully, I didn’t have to leave on the 2nd day!

2.Are you afraid to walk alone at night?

Nope!   Never have been!    By myself, that is!   I would not be so brave, if I had to take my grand kids with me!

3.How did it make you feel the first time you ever held a baby in your arms — yours or someone else’s?

At almost 3, I picked up my newborn brother, walked across the room, and sat down in my little rocking chair.   My heart nearly burst with love for him.   And awe that he was real, not just a doll!

4.Do you fold your undergarments and socks?

Mercy, NO!!   The only time my undies have been folded, (since I left my Mama’s house) is when DD1 “kon-maried” me.  

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Kon-maried!!

 

I was paying her to fold my clothes, and put them away, so of course she took the L O N G way home!

5.Is there a specific place where you go to think? where is it and why there?

Not on purpose, but apparently it’s bed.   When I’m trying to go to sleep, I always think of great blog posts, clever retorts to conversations days ago….

6.How many houseplants do you have? How are they faring? 

Um, I’m on the National “Do NOT Let Her Have Houseplants” List, so I have none.    And believe me, they’re ALL much better off!

7.Do you have a garden — flower or vegetable? 

Yes!  I’m allowed to have outside plants, per my probation.    And since God waters them, I’m happy to say I haven’t killed a one!  Yet!    (Although, the Jasmine’s neck is on the chopping block…)

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Purple Flower

8.How many hats do you own? Do you wear them all?

Virtual??  Or physical??

Physical hats, I have 1 purple knitted winter hat.  Sure!   I wear it during the 8.7 hours of winter here!   (when I can find it, that is.)

9.Does your best friend call you their best friend?

Depends on which best friend you mean??   My Blogging Best Friend Forever Janice, Better known as BBFFJ, certainly calls me her BBFF, too.  

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My BBFFJ, AKA Janice Wald  from www.mostlyblogging.com

My BF from college, we still call each other “twin”.   Much closer even than BF!   

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My college BFF, Joyous and our kids

But I don’t have a dog.

10.Do you struggle to finish a bad book or do you set it aside forever? 

I have struggled thru a few.  And once or twice, I have even *gasp* set them aside forever.   But, they have to be REALLY horrible before I would go to such an extreme measure with a book!

11.Have you ever been in a food fight?

AS in, who gets the last piece of chicken??   Many times!!

12.Have you ever brought a stray animal home?

Do boyfriends count??   Lol   No, I hated animals, until I fell in love with my Emily, when I was in my 30s.    She was a tiny 8 week old Cock-apoo.

13.Can a well-written book make you care about their characters enough to cry for them?

Of course!   They’re real people too!

14.How do you deliver bad news?

From behind a catcher’s mask!    Just kidding.   I had to tell my 2 nieces their dad died, and I just hugged them tight, and gently said it.   Then kept hugging them, as long as they wanted to be held.

15.In general, how do you feel when you come home from a long vacation?

So thrilled to be home, I say “I’m never leaving home again!”   Then, I go jump in bed, because I’m so tired.

 

Willow has many, MANY more questions!    (40 more, to be precise)    But, I think this is enough for today!

Thanks, Momma and Willow!

more mess, I mean memes

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I HAVE to get a franchise on one of these!!

 

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Sorta like me- ALL the things!!

 

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You go , girl!

 

Hmmm, so far it looks like this week’s theme is ALL.   Let’s see if I can keep THAT ball in the air??

drying

Haha!  Score 1 more all for me!   (Oh wait!  Did I use this one before??   Whatever, laundry dread is always funny!)

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Lol, me too!

Oops, I lost the “all” theme there.  Oh well, extra fries are worth it!

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sigh, this one is so true, it’s not EVEN funny!

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Haha! I’m surprised it even got written down!

 

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sigh of satisfaction

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This one is dedicated to my BBFFJ, and Ethel. I love y’all!

 

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What???? On no!! How old am I then??

 

No, really!  How old am I again??   I’m so confused!!

Hope you got your laugh on!