Nony Need

I’ve talked about Nony, (Dana White) and my love

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LOVE!

for her several times.  I even wrote a post, (or 2, maybe 3?) about her and how she’s inspired and helped me.

So, after writing  Reminiscing, I told her.

Your comment on the post Stopping in the Middle of a Whole House Decluttering Project has a new reply

Here is your comment:

I wrote about you on my blog today.
https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/reminiscing-rememberances/
You are seriously why people can now come to my door pretty much any time, and be able to find a place to sit! And use the facilities without me screaming: NO! Don’t go in there!
Finding you saved my life, homemaking wise.
I can never thank you enough.

Melinda —— 2016-01-28 19:55:39

ugly green iron chair

Ugly green, but it’s a place to sit!

(And it’s empty, available to actually sit in!!!!)
Here is her answer:
Oh Melinda! Thank you so much for sharing this. You have been through so much and come so far!

Dana White —— 2016-01-28 21:15:16

 

See why I love her??   She is a sweet, truly Christian woman, who gives herself to serve others.   We need more Nonys in this world!!

Nother Nicole Night

(Actually it was a day, but that didn’t alliterate, so it couldn’t stay!!  Y’all know how much I ❤ my alliteration!!)

Y’all, I am BLOWN AWAY!!  Nicole is not only nice, she’s AH.MAY.ZING!!!!!

She is an organizer extraordinaire!!   Just wait till you see the pix!  You won’t believe it’s the same house!

messy kitchen counter

See my secret shame?? That blue!! In MY house!!

Cluttered, no shock there!  But, I’ve lived here 10 days, and the kitchen is still the “B” word!  {Blue}

messy, messy recliner

How could I be so disrespectful??

 

horrible tablescape

Not a good look for a table scape!

 

clutched couch

Poor, cluttered couch!

uncluttered kitchen counter

Clutter-be gone!!

 

 

{Oopsie, forgot to take after pic of recliner.  Cie la vie!  Trust me, it was completely empty!!}

uncluttered table

Wow! Lookie there! There WAS a table under there!

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Decorated, even!
[Halloween clearance candy 17 cents @!!]

uncluttered couch

Clean, uncluttered couch!

 

Nicole Ramer is my Cleaning, Organizing BFF!!

If you live in Central Florida, HIRE HER!!  And tell her PurpleSlob sent ya.  (Maybe I’ll get a discount!!)

 

 

 

 

More amazingness to come…..

 

 

 

 

 

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Easy?? Easy for You to Say

Nony, from a SlobComesClean, always says, “Start with the Easy Stuff”.

But, what’s the “Easy Stuff”??

Stella from Purfylle answered that very well.  Please go read her post, AFTER you finish mine!

I was already planning this post, when I saw hers.  So, I asked her for permission to share.

She lists 5 categories of stuff that are easy to start with, with 6 sub-categories of #5.

Here’s how I’m doing with that.

 I sat sulkily on my sofa, (read bed), staring at stuff.  I wanted to do SOmething, but what?  There wasn’t any trash (that I could see from my seat).  But, did I get up and go see for sure??  Nope, that would require actually moving.  And I just wanted to sit, and sulk, and stare at the stuff.  

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Built-in Dresser

Okay, this is a cheat pic, from before I moved in.  Sheesh, you guys are so hard on me!

My nice 8 drawer dresser sits empty, while a mountain of junk nice stuff sits on top.  That ain’t right, y’all.

But, it’s my truth.  I wanna be a recovered slob, but I’m far from it yet.  

If I would just get up, and pick 1 thing, and put it away, I’d probably be motivated to do another, then another.

Alas, we may never know, since I chose to come over here to Sweet Friend’s house and blog about it, rather than actually, ya know, do it.   sigh

Love/Hate Challenge

Beautiful Himali, from decodinghappyness has nominated me for a challenge.

                                      Love – Hate !

Read here: love-hate

  • List 10 things that you love.
  • List 10 things that you hate.
  • Nominate fellow bloggers to take the challenge.

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So, here goes:

LOVES:

  1.  Jesus/God/Holy Spirit  (They’re the same, 3 persons in 1 Godhead.)
  2. My husband, DH
  3. My 2 daughters, DD1, DD2
  4. My grand baby, Pudding Pop
  5. Mamafirst established
  6. My family; nuclear,first established , this established, and extended
  7. PURPLE!!!  (Y’all knew that one was coming, right??)
  8. Losing weight
  9. The Bible
  10. Blogging, my new addiction

Hates:  Hmmmm, this is harder.

  1.  Bad grammar, especially in a love letter.  In 8th grade, I red-lined all my boyfriend’s love letters, and sent them back for editing!  Yes, I really did!  The gall!
  2. Long hair, on me.  I whack it off every chance I get.  When my girls were in Elementary school, I even shaved my head, much to their chagrin, and Mama’s horror!
  3. Shaving my legs.  Enough said.
  4. Abortion.  This is serious, I just couldn’t be all funny, without speaking up for the unborn.  They are precious little lives, no matter what stage of gestation.
  5. Frustation!  I’m not the most techie person in the world, so I get upset when I can’t just do what I want to do!  Why don’t I have a computer I can just speak to, and it instantly does my bidding????  WHY????
  6. Not having a sarcasm font.  I’ve asked for it enough times.  Someone should have invented this already!!
  7. Green. Yuck!
  8. Sushi.  Just the thought of it makes me queasy.  Believe me, I’ve eaten my share of stuff, so let me slide, okay?  Thanks!
  9. Running out of ice… and since I live alone, this would be the fault of ?????
  10. When I don’t get a nap.  So does everyone around me hate when this happens!!  (Can you say Grumpy?  I thought you could.)

Okay, so there’s that, then.  Onto the nominations.  And the awards go to:

Claremary

Janice

Susie

James

Robyn

oh my heartsie girl WW

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Beautifully Creative Inspired

Strawberry Scribblings

And wrote!  And if you want to read what she wrote, start here:

First Day.

How long ago did you guess that Strawberry Girl was me?

Thank you sweet friend for the editorial comment.

Thank you sweet friend for the editorial comment.

I have gone thru many things in my life, that’s true.  But they have all contributed to making me who I am today.

And I like that person- me.

I like me. Matter of fact, I loooove me. Kiss, kiss

I like me. Matter of fact, I loooove me. Kiss, kiss

Air kisses

Air kisses

Strawberry Girl- Purple Slob in Recovery- Melinda.

ME

Sticking out my tongue at sweet friend, not at you!

Sticking out my tongue at sweet friend, not at you! The background is my writing cave, here at sweet friend’s house.

Now you know the rest of the story.

(and oh yeah, I do have a strawberry mark.   These things HURT!!)

Strawberry tat

Strawberry tat

This one was a selfie.

Photography credit: Sweet friend’s web cam, for the top three pix.

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totally terrific tuesday

Toss Toaster?

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Wha???

Are you crazy?  Tossing the toaster is just over the line!

Back up, there, Benny.  Hold your horses, Holly.

If I toss the toaster, as was suggested on an organizing blog,  www.blog.builddirect.com,  whatever will I make toast with?

What’s that?  I don’t have bread now that I’m GF? Ummmmm, but what if I have a guest who wants toast, and brought their own bread?? Hmm, what say you then?

Oh, okay, fine.  I’ll toss the toaster.

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1 more thing gone, 12 million to go.

Master Bath Counter, Rinse, Repeat

Remember the horrible state of my master bath counter?

bathroom counter

How could you have forgotten??

Well, I made the Herculean effort of throwing away the Big Gulp. (gasp!)

I know, I actually did something in there! Shocked myself!

Then My sweet DH. decluttered, pushed the few remaining items to the end, and scrubbed the counter, and the sink.

Now it looks like this:

bathroom counter

How could that be???  I swear it was all clean, I saw it!!

Let me go back in there, and see what I can do.

(grunt, huff, puff, slam, bam, sweat beads dropping)

Ok, there.

clean counter

See??? I told you it was clean!!