I may be MIA for a few days while I finish “Operation Project Cleanup.” This is the time where we go through our house and especially all of my kids’ stuff and make piles – give away, throw away, keep, etc…
This year is especially difficult since we also are having to do this task with our stuff and theirs.
I am converting what was my home studio into a home office (since I rarely take studio photos and have been set up in our family room for the past two years as an office). So now I will have a desk in that room and can sit in a chair versus a couch while I work on my computer and while training people. Bet you had no idea I was on a sofa. Did you?
Anyway, my husband’s “office” will become the girls’ second room. My twins still want to share a bedroom. We always told them (starting around 4 yrs old) that at 7 they could have their own rooms. They will be 7 in December – this happened way faster than I thought it would.
They decided they did want two rooms, but want one to share for sleeping and another for “stuff.” So we have ordered them each a pretty white desk and their room is getting painted. This is their birthday present. Ok, so I did order them a few things from American Girl too. But this is their main gift.
This weekend is our deadline as their room is getting painted this week and the desks are coming. We need to get out of what is to be “their room.”
I did have to make a deal with them. The bookshelves that house photo albums of their life (all 7 years) need to stay in there. I have no other place to put them. I use those cheap albums from Michaels Arts and Crafts, where they self stick, fit 2-3 pictures to a page, and have 100 double sided pages (so 200 sides) to each album. Why am I telling you this?
1st person to guess how many albums I have filled from their birth through August 2008 (which is the last time I ordered prints) gets $20 off an action set at my store.
******* CONTEST NOW OVER – after almost 3 days and 67 guesses, nobody guessed correctly here. The answer is 40 ********
I am heading upstairs to count them right now, so I will know the answer. Thanks for playing along. Off to clean more. Oh, and I forgot to mention, if you have kids that no longer play with their American Girl doll and/or accessories and doll clothes, let me know. Maybe we can make some trades Actions for AG stuff.Previous Post: Loved the photography & photoshop tips – the winner of the Tracy Joy Camera Bag is…
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