Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ain’t that a Kick in the Pants

I received a lovely email a little over a week ago about wanting to feature one of my previous de-hoarding posts.  I felt honored, of course.  So many thanks to Cassity from Remodelholics.  Amazing sight for gleaning DIY ideas.


She kindly featured my Nightmare Sweet Dreams Room!

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It really got me to thinking about how much I’ve accomplished over the past year.  The post is nearly a year old (hence the beautiful autumn leaves outside).  It was such a breakthrough in my recovery. 

And one year later…

It’s even better. 

I guess I should prove it by posting pictures right?

Alas, my camera battery is dead and I really wanted to give a shout out to Cassity.

But until all the pending pictures come out, please rest assured that my bedroom has been clutter-free every day since the original post.  That means…

Are you sitting down Mom???

FawnDear made her bed every day for nearly a whole year!

I know… Incredible right.

Probably made my bed more in the past year than in the previous Forty(cough)ish previous years put together. 

See I’m not hopeless.

And as for the kick in the pants.

Sadly the recovering hoarding has been in a bit of a rut lately.  Other than painting the trim on the outside of the home (which is only 2 hours away from completion), things have drastically slowed down.  Well, 2 painting hours away once the rain stops.

I’m trying to figure out how to motive myself to finish.  I’m so close to being done.  Only three rooms left, including one you can’t even walk through. 

On the bright side – I haven’t slid back.  Just stuck in a rut.  But shout out’s like Cassidy’s help remind me of where I’ve been, where I’m at, and where I’m going.  I’ll get there.  One lousy garbage bag at a time.




Richins Family said...

You did a great job on that room. I am glad someone has reminded you of all the hard work you and your entire family have put into your home. I can't wait to see all the pictures. Let that be your motivation to finish. We are waiting. No pressure though. We love you.

Catherine said...

I just came to your blog from Remodelaholic and read through some of your old posts since last year. What a difference! Congratulations! I hope you find that motivation again and keep posting :)

Suburban Correspondent said...

The important thing is not sliding back. Better that you've had a year to concentrate on maintaining what you've achieved than to move forward too quickly!

Sara said...

You have come such a long way, and Suburban Corr. is right---maintainance is important rather than backsliding. I guess that one room is full of stuff that has been put there while cleaning everything else, and it represents decisions that haven't been made yet? Maybe just 15 minutes a day in that room?

You can do it, babe! You've done an amazing job!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

This sounds a lot like losing those last 15 pounds--really hard work, but you've come so far! And you're staying the course!

PTK Designs said...

Wow - I found you through Remodelaholic. And I went back and read through over a year's worth of posts. And I see me in your blog. You have inspired me to seek help. Fibromyalgia has worsened my depression and I find myself overwhelmed. Next week I will make a phone call and seek therapy for my depression. Obviously, I need more than the meds I am on. Thank you so much for your courage to put yourself out there. I look forward to seeing the final product!!

Toni said...

I love you my Dear Friend, your doing amazing things, I hope you know and realize that, give yourself credit, we tend to be hardest on ourselves. ((hugs))

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Connie said...

Hello- I am trying to find out about a post made on a blog called Fairy Child Heirlooms that linked to you as their host for the weekend. She said they went to a mermaid exhibit in Las Vegas and I was hoping to find out where it was as I'd like to contact them about the images there. Would you please respond and let me know where it was held if you know? I contacted Fairy Child Heirlooms about a week ago and did not get a response.

fawndear said...

Connie, you never left me with contact info.

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Anonymous said...

FawnDear, where have you gone? I ran into your blog site a couple years ago looking for fairy wing ideas, and have looked through all of your recipes and craft ideas over and over again... I have discovered something mysteriously comforting and therapeutic for myself, as a struggling mother, in all of your posts and updates. Since your last post in October of 2011 I have periodically checked in to see if you have returned... and over a year later I see that you have not yet returned. Not that having six children and the forty-million jobs that go with it are not enough to keep you occupied, but I have to admit that I have come to your site in times of my own hardship to help me to remember the joys of being a mother and to inspire me to keep going forward. I just thought I would post this, and let you know that even if it wasn't your intention, your beautiful ideas and words are reaching people, and I hope very sincerely that your not having been on to update recently is indicative of so many wonderful things happening for you that you simply do not have the time to blog. Thank you for all the inspiration you have so accidentally given me in the past, and hope very much to hear more about your journeys some time very soon.


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