Spring Cleaning and Project Break

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

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I have several Spring projects I would like to accomplish in the next few weeks, so I will be taking a break from blogging and reading blogs too:) I will be back in a week or two. I will let you know where to find me on E-bay when I get everything listed (this is just one of the many projects).

Oh and Happy Birthday to my sweet and very special friend, Diana! You mean so much to me.

37 comments:

  1. Good luck with all your spring projects. I've been "spring cleaning" all week (until 3am the other night :^(). It's hard to find the time, but it feels great when it is done. Have fun and see you soon!

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  2. You are so good about taking breaks when you need them!
    (although I'm gonna miss you terribly! sniff)

    Good luck with your projects, sweetie!

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  3. Oh my goodness, you are doing projects, Shana's not posting much, and "Life With Us" is on vacation! What's a waiting mom to do? ( : I'll miss you all! L,Dale

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  4. Enjoy your time getting your projects done!

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  5. Good luck... send me some motivation. :)

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  6. Hope you get a lot of check marks on your to-do list and feel a great sense of accomplishment as a result.

    Enjoy the season~
    Lisa

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  7. As always, we will anxiously await your next post! We are spring cleaning here too!

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  8. You and the post pic are inspiration to work on the pantry. What else is there to do while waiting for your return? Miss you already! Happy projects!

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  9. Best of luck with all of your Spring cleaning projects!!! I really need to do that too....but it will have to wait for at least a couple of weeks while I recuperate. ughhh!!!
    I'll miss reading about the peanuts...and your sweet family...but I'll b here when you return!!!
    Hugs to you sweet friend!!

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  10. Take all the time you need - and "see" ya soon :D

    Ladybug hugs,
    ;D

    BTW - Love the pic!

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  11. Enjoy your project time... I need to do this too! Take care Kim!

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  12. I got your message!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I will email you and call later. We are off to BNA for the weekend!
    Hugs,
    Me

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  13. Kim the Shabby Shoppe is having a birthday and everything is on sale and they have the perfect new kit called Twirl for these pictures. Rainboots and umbrella stickers. It's so CUTE! I immediately thought of these pictures.

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  14. Perhaps I should follow your lead, take a break, and get YOUR project done. I promise, I am almost there.

    Let us know about the eBay treasures.

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  15. Oh, I am going to miss you!

    Lisa W.

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  16. Good luck getting everything done that you need to.
    Enjoy your time!

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  17. I need to do that also. Hope you accomplish everything you need to do!

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  18. See you when you come back!! Happy Cleaning :)

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  19. Hope you are able to get ALL those projects tackled! And I look forward to your return, you'll be missed :)
    I admire your discipline... I certainly NEED to take a break!

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  20. Hope you get everything done!

    I don't blame you for not being able to part with those clothes. You don't want to be years down the road wishing you had kept them. You could even use some for her quilt if you wanted. Don't feel bad about not listing them.

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  21. Enjoy your time off! BTW I could not part with any of Katie's clothes either. She just came to us with so little that I just couldn't give away things that she had worn. They are all tucked away in storage and she can decide what to do with them when she gets older. My grandmother made a quilt for me from my baby and toddler clothes and gave it to me on my 16th birthday. It is one of the most cherished gifts I have ever received.
    Take care!
    Kim and Katiebug

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  22. Kim, you will be so glad that you followed your "stomach" and didn't sell the clothes! You would have regretted it and all of us mommy's understand!!!

    ~Lynn

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  23. Hello! I read your blog regularly and think that you have a wonderful family! I think you are totally great for saving those precious clothes. My daughter, Emma, is one, and I am going to save a lot of her special outfits so that she can give them to her daughter!

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  24. I completely understand!! Those outfits hold special memories! I saw a "Memory Quilt" in a Martha Stewart magazine that I thought was a great idea. It was a quilt of all the special outfits of a little girl. I am saving Em's clothes for a quilt one day. Maybe I'll be ready to cut them up for a quilt when she is off to college! (or I'll save them for her little girl!) Take Care, Casey

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  25. You have blocked the comments on your "I am so Sorry" post, so I will leave you a note here. I wanted to say do NOT be sorry that you cannot part with these clothes! You mentioned that you were selling them on eBay, then you changed your mind. That is okay! The first thing that came to my mind was that you cannot part with them because you want another daughter. Maybe you haven't even let yourself think about it, but the desire may be there. Don't ignore it! If you search your heart, what do you find? I am not trying to tell you what your heart feels, but sometimes there are underlying reasons to why we do things. Just a though, I hope you don't feel bad, you have no reason to!

    Take care,
    Tessa

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  26. When I purchased my first home, my mother surprised me with a beautiful quilt made from many of my younger day clothes. It is hanging on my staircase wall & I love it. :-)
    Terri (daisybox)

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  27. I never said a word, but wondered how you could part with the beautiful clothing so lovingly picked out for Kate. They will last until some of your children have children. Many of the things I had for Hillary are now being handed down to Hannah and Emma 18 years later. I can't tell you how special it is to see them in those same, sweet outfits. Hillary loves seeing them in her clothes and Hannah loves knowing they were once her big sister's.

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  28. It is obvious these clothes are VERY special to you. Save them and have a quilt made of them when she is older. One for her and one for you.

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  29. Kim! You are a little angel to come visit me when you are supposed to be on break! I can't tell you how much it meant to me. The wait has never been harder than when it is so close.
    I think you are adorable to keep the clothes after all. (Think grandchildren!) haha I will be thinking about you while you are getting these projects done!!

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  30. Oh, Kim.... you have your comments off for the post about Kate's clothes....
    I feel so bad that you are feeling bad.... there truly isn't any need to apologize or feel bad my friend.
    I think it is so sweet..... When you look at each little dress, each little sweater I am certain you think of the special moments shared with your precious daughter when she was wearing it.
    That makes them priceless and if you do not NEED to sell them.... then you shouldn't. No need to feel bad. I am certain everyone understands. I also undertand how it is easier to part with something that is special to you when it is given as a gift of love to be shared with someone special... I know those who receive some of Kate's lovely outfits will be thrilled and will appreciate them for what they are.... special little gifts of love...
    Big Hug my friend.... you are just too sweet for words.

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  31. Just to let you know, I am 21 and though my mom is not usually a sentimental person, she still has many of my baby and little girl clothes. Hopefully, one day my brother and I can bring home a daughter in the same outfit I came home from the hospital in!! You should not feel badly at all!!

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  32. Kim,

    Oh my goodness - I DO NOT blame you AT ALL!!!!! I still have certain things that belonged to the boys :) Please, please, please don't beat yourself up over it!! They really mean something to you right now & that is all that matters. I love the idea that Tessa's Mom had for making a quilt out of some of her "old" clothes. How neat!! Enjoy your break, still!!!! Take Care!!

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  33. Hey Miss Kimber! I hope you are enjoying your break and getting a lot done! I understand about the clothes~ I don't think I could part with them either. :)

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  34. Kim, don't feel bad about your clothes- I am the same way with Sophie Lu's things. If there were a homeless child on the street, I would buy him/her all the clothes they needed- but I could never part with Sophie's precious things. I even have a hard time boxing up the clothes that don't fit her any more (I have to get Edilia to do it while I'm not here)! Also, I think Kate and Sophie will love to have these precious clothes when they get older!

    Hugs, Shana :)

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  35. Please don't feel bad about not selling Kate's outgrown clothes. My daughter Kate is 27 and I still have some of the things she wore when I was little. Because my mother saved a few of my dressed, Kate was able to wear them, too. Things like this are really special. No apologies needed!

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