Tag Archives: gnome

Days 183 and 184: The organizing gnome

9 Jul

One of my 29 before 30 goals was to seriously reduce my amount of stuff (and thereby become more organized).  Now that I’ve got a summer free, this has become a priority….so….here it is!   The first edition of

(dah da da daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah)

Marissa’s Organized Home!

This week we will take a look at my closet.  Here is a “before” pic.


My closet was stuffed full of clothes that I DIDN’T EVEN WEAR!!!!!  Believe it or not, I had things in there from college!  Why??????  I kept wearing the same things over and over because THEY WERE ALL I COULD FIND!!!  It was a nightmare.  Not only could I not see what I had, but removing items from the rack was difficult because they were so squished in there.  Shirts would fall off the hangers all the time and end up in the abyss.  Something had to be done.

Out came the donation bags and my favorite closet organizing tool ever……

Slim Velvet Hangers!

It’s amazing how much of a difference hangers make.  Not only do my clothes not fall off of these, but they take up so much less space!

Ready for the reveal?

a streamlined closet

the bottom

I only did the one side of the closet, but I’m pretty pleased with the results.  I donated 5 bags of clothes!

During all this organizing, I did have some crafty time.  My next swap is another dotee swap.  My partner expressed an interest in gnomes.  Well…..how could I deny her?


Isn’t he cute?  And sooooo happy!



Day 36: Marissa and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

12 Feb

Yep…you read that right.  Today was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.  I kinda wish my troubles were limited to eating lima beans and wearing train pjs, but no…I’m an adult and things are much bigger than that.  Just like Alexander, I have dreams of moving somewhere else where all this nastiness and stupidity can’t happen.  Too bad no such place exists.  😦

If there was ever a day where I needed a giggle, this is it.  I needed something so funny…so ridiculous..so downright weird that I couldn’t help but crack a smile.  So I made finger puppets!

Live long and prosper!

Yup….they’re gnomes.  We love gnomes around here, especially of the garden variety.  Scott and I actually went to see Gnomeo and Juliet last night and LOVED IT!!!!!  I just couldn’t help myself.  Tell me that picture didn’t elicit at least a chuckle?!

Herbert shaved before the group pic, but I like the beard better.