Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Pet Peeve

This weekend,  our family is getting ready for a celebration.

It is the celebration of our son making the choice

to begin his military career.

We decided to open our home

and allow all that would like, to come and

help us wish him Godspeed.

BUT........


and.....


I KNOW!!!  a gauming mess!!

Because I hate cords and more cords,  I knew something had to be done!

and I hate people coming into my home

and seeing a gaum,  ( my word for a mess).

Years ago my sister gave me a box that I have just sat around for decoration.

Wah lah.....


Of Course,  it didn't decorate my couch,  just put it there for the picture.

I had my husband drill holes in the sides and back......



and then I put a power strip in it... and 'boxed' my excess cords.


This is my school area,  so cords are a necessity.



The other 'corded' gaum  I showed you earlier is in my bedroom

for all my hair fixing stuff.




Which I was using to fix one of my little one's hair for prom...


This is a before picture and I forgot to get an after, 

but I just love her pretty smile...

Anyways......  To get rid of the cord mess

I screwed a hook into the bottom of my vanity.


I then hung my extension cord from it.


and now....  no more clutter,  well at least for these cords.




Just in case you are wondering.....

I did push in the drawer and dust the furniture.

I also took my life into my own hands by capturing and destroying

the dust monsters all over my floor.

So I guess I am semi-ready for tomorrow....

but I  don't know that I will ever be ready for the day he leaves...

Love,

Catrina







35 comments:

  1. Great post. Love the cord storage! Great idea! I can't imagine Caleb ever leaving either! I wonder how Sean is doing? Love, Rebecca

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    1. thank you, recognize the box. it is one you gave me forever ago.

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  2. Love the cord storage idea! I know you are very proud of your son and his decision, and a little worried, I would be as well, so my prayers are with him, for God to help him in everything he may do, and with you and dad for the peace of mind, and the faith you both may need. Love all you guys!

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  3. Very clever and helpful. Thanks for sharing!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. I am heading right now to check out Mrshinesclass.

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  4. What a great idea! I have the same issues here and will give this a try! Love your blog. Great job! God Bless from Summerville, SC

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    1. Thank you so much. May you be blessed also.

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  5. I'm a new follower....and I think a friendship is beginning to form! I'm 52, a pastor's wife and just finished my homeschool "career". I'm beginning to finish up all those projects that I started years ago and never completed. Love the idea on hiding those nasty but needed cords! Great job on the blog.

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    1. Danna, Thank you so much and I truly can see the same friendship. I never thought I would be doing this, but so far it has been so therapeutic! I will be looking at your blog; my sister Rebecca told me there were other pastor's wives out there blogging, so anxious to follow you.

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  6. Stopped in from Rebecca's blog and love the cord hiding storage ideas. I have 2 girls so cords for hair needs are always a problem! Great post and I've added you to my favorites! Good Luck w/your blog!! :)

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    1. Shannon, I am so new at this I posted your responce below. I am so sorry. Thank you, thank you

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    2. How do I get onto your blog?

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  7. Both of your ideas are so inventive!! I especially love the box!! Rebecca is right...you're good!!! :)

    I'll be praying for you!! I can't imagine my son going into the military...I'd be so proud and so sad!!! Please give him a hug from California and tell him thank you!!!!! And, we will be praying for him!!!!

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    1. Thank you Laura, and thank you for your prayers. I am so very proud, but my heart truly is breaking. When he gets done with tech school he will be getting married, so I am also excited for this new life he is getting ready to venture, but so much change for this mama. I will definately be hugging him for you.

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  8. Great ideas.... Hate the "cord mess"
    But more importantly....brave & honorable son & beautiful daughter
    to brighten the pages...
    Nice to meet you...stopping by from Rebecca's....

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    1. thank you, Kathy, and I truly have to agree with you about my children! I will be going and meeting you on your site.

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    2. I went by your blog and loved it! I followed you and can't wait to read more. My husband and I were also youth leaders with multiple bus trips!

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  9. Wonderful post ! I am a new follower !
    I'm afraid of dust-monsters too !
    hugs
    - KAT -

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    1. Kat, I am so sorry, I replied to your post below.

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  10. Best idea ever! Now, will you come do mine? LOL Found you via YourTalkingTooMuch. {HUGS}

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    1. I went and followed, and I love it. Thank you

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  11. Are you sure that cord mess was at your house? It looks just like mine. Thanks for the idea of the hook under the vanity. Good idea. I need to do that. I found you via your sister's blog and am a new follower :)

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    1. I am so glad you found me, because I was able to go and find you! I am also a new follower of yours and a couple of bloggers you had on your site.

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  12. thank you all for responding, I am learning the proper etiquette from my sister, and still do not know alot about what I am doing. but you responding just means a lot to me. Thank you

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  13. Thank you so much, Shannon. I have figured out the cord issue, but still haven't figured out the makeup issue!

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  14. Great organization tips! We have cords everywhere too. Visiting from Rebeccas =)

    xo caroline @ c.w.frosting

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    1. I went to your site and loved the card holder, who would have thought! i am following

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  15. Then you will be terrified in my house! We have a wood burner and live on a dirt road, with that combination the dust monsters try to overtake up periodically.

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    1. This is for Kat, which by the way I was called Cat forever!

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  16. My cords drive me nutts. Great ideas ;)

    God bless your son and your family as he serves his country! We give thanks to him and all our troops.

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    1. Thank you, He just left about an hour ago. I am looking at this for therapy. and I agree that we owe a large debt of gratitude to our troops.

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