Thursday, July 31, 2008

My Decorating Theme - Modern Day Toys R Us

I've been receiving several home decor magazines, thanks to watching commercials at AdPerk. I love to visit Mrs. Wilt at the Sparrows Nest and see her beautiful decorating ideas. I love Crystal's Making Your Home a Haven series and I love the idea of Kendra's Minimizing Mondays. In fact, I love them so much, maybe someday I'll join in. But for now I have a confession. My home decorating style is what I like to call "Modern Day Toys-R-Us." On top of that I am a homeschooler, a crafter, and a self-proclaimed, packrat. And I almost always think of other uses for most everything.

If that's not bad enough, my husband is the same personality and so are my kids. Do you see a pattern here? When I do get into one of those rare moods when I feel like decluttering, it's always met with resistance from my hubby or kids, or sometimes both. I've decided it's just not worth it!

Here's an example, one time I took a carload to Goodwill, Shayla had not played with her gloworm for months, if not years. She seen it in a photo - had to have it. I explained that we gave it away. She wouldn't let it drop. She cried real tears. Now, I know what you're thinking, but I assure you it wasn't even a favorite toy! Anyway, her daddy went right out to the store and bought her another. Another time, I painstakingly went through the toys, snuck them into the attic. Guess who was in the attic with Daddy getting the Christmas decorations down, Shayla. She seen the toys and they ended up back in her toybox.

Don't worry I have more than a path throughout my entire house, it's just that every drawer is full, every closet, and every empty surface.

Oh well, maybe someday the kids will grow up and leave the nest, then I'll have time to decorate. Somehow I doubt this as I write it, but one can dream.

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