Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Organization and that peaceful feeling.

I mentioned awhile back that, during this Lenten season, I was going to try my best to get better organized around our home and I suppose I'm doing ok...but not really great.

I did start in full force with the kitchen but sadly, between my busy schedule and little vacation to Maryland, I haven't done too much else.

The only other real organizing I did was for my jewelry-my really expensive, plastic forever 21 jewelry, please don't judge!-which was scattered in too many places:

Needless to say, with it being spread out all over the place, half the stuff I forgot I even had!

I wanted to organize using things I had already and so I found some old picture frames, mesh fabric, craft paper, old perfume bottles (i knew I saved those for a reason) and twine. Other than that, the only other thing I had to buy was little sticks.

Here's the after:

I love being able to go to the cabinet in the bathroom, open the door and see everything all at once!

Anyways, I guess another reason I wasn't as gung-ho about the whole organizing thing, aside from being busy, was that I was in such a sad, not so bright and happy place at the beginning of Lent. And we all know how hard it can be to get your butt into gear when you are feeling down...

However, thankfully and by the grace of God and a special saint (Saint Gerard!), I've been feeling so wonderful lately. Wonderful, hopeful and full of faith in God.

It's been so amazing to feel truly happy again and I'm not crazy in thinking that I will always feel this great, but for now I'm embracing it and thanking God.

I'm really trying to cherish these moments and bottle them up because I know that I will most likely be in a not so great place at some other point and am realizing that i will need to pull from that happiness/hopefulness/faithfulness jar!!

Anyways, although I'm not quite as organized around the home as I would like to be, I feel like my soul and heart and mind are far more organized right now then they were back at the beginning of Lent....and that brings me more comfort than that silly to do list.

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” [Marcel Proust]


Little JoAnn said...


JellyBelly said...

Love it!!!! That reminds me that I have a couple projects that I haven't gotten to yet...

January said...

That is so smart! I love that you're using those perfume bottles as something to put the bracelets around. Genius! The whole thing looks super adorable and crafty.

imusthaveprayedforpatience said...

So glad you're feeling better!

Hebrews 11:1 said...

You are so crafty! I need you at my house. :) Also, so glad you are feeling better.

All in His Perfect Timing said...

I love your organization! What great ideas!!! I would have never thought about craft sticks and perfume bottles.