Well we did it, Sunday after church and some napping, we battled long and hard and finally we reclaimed our house and got it into fairly presentable shape! Nathan tackled our room,I tackled my Studio and the dining room, and the boys worked on their room and their things in the living room. By Sunday night we could see the both the floor of our room and the top of the dining room table. It was a truly rewarding moment for our little family. Between work, travel and illness our home was sadly neglected and we were all feeling the effects of a messy house.
Last night I had to cut about a million circles out for Christmas banners and a custom order, and I really wanted something new and fun to watch… While at Wal-Mart picking up grosgrain ribbon, printer ink and milk (that is what is great about Wal-Mart right there… despite all the things that are bad, that fact alone is wonderful…) I found this movie which I have been wanting to see forever. And it was a grand total of $3.98 – almost cheaper than I could rent it for. Nathan loaded it onto my computer and I watched while I cut and glittered the night away in my newly re-arranged Studio… And when I was done – miracle of miracles -the dining room table was still clean! I am pretty sure I heard the Hallelujah chorus being sung…
(Can you tell I was a little teary by the end?)
Jen@The Cottage Nest says
Yay for you reclaiming your house and some space just for you.>>That is so funny about that movie. I just recorded it on dvr. I had never heard of it before but it called to me. Now I’m going to watch it hopefully tomorrow, and if I love it as much as you do (and I’m sure I will) then I’m headed to Walmart!
Love that MOVIE. Love it.
Jen in MS says
Honestly, I haven’t even heard of this book or movie. But you’ve sold me on it so I’ll be checking it out! Thanks for the recommendation!>>Yeah for getting your house in order!>>Have a great day
This sounds like a movie, I would enjoy, very much.>>I’ve made things to sell through the years. Imagine long grapevines strewn through the house, paint seemingly embedded forever in my nails, and little burns from the glues gun, etc etc etc. The other day, I ran across some earrings, I made over 20 years ago. I don’t do those things, these day. Well, I do craft, but for myself or gifts, not selling, now.>>I’m going to check out this movie and I will look for the book. Thanks!!>Pat>PS: I’m celebrating my 100th post, with a giveaway!
We went on strike against the video store almost 2 years ago (long story) and now just get dvd’s from the library and see many movies I normaly wouldn’t. The Prize Winner was one of them. LOVED IT. Talk about a woman who looks at the positive.>After my next big craft show, the reclaiming is happening to my house. love your blog!
That is a good feeling to get everything back in order.’>I loved that movie!!>Leaving tomorrow for my daughter’s wedding.>Talk with you soon,>Rosemary
Vie Chaotique says
Hello girl. I am guessing that the custom banner job was mine. Well I like it too much. I just posted it on my little blog. THANKS SO MUCH!!! I can’t wait to do some reclaiming of my own soon -you should see this place. And we don’t have kids. By the way I love how you call yourself mudder. My MIL loved when my DH called her that and always reminds him of it. He addresses her Xmas gifts to Mudder. I am going to check our this flick too.
Ooh, I’m excited. I LOVE movies like this, espc. the ones in the 40’s. I’m a romantic junkie that way. The chalk board is at Hobby Lobby, right next to the cork boards. 12.99, I couldnt believe it! That store never ceases to amaze me. I didnt get those red checked curtains, btw, they were close outs at JC Penney and they took them off the website the next day. Back to the drawing board I guess. 🙂
This movie really inspired me, too! Even with adverse circumstances, her creativity blazed a trail. And oh the vintage eye-candy!!!>>Thanks for sharing!>KJ