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Procrastinators of the {Blog} World Unite~or at Least Commiserate Together

Here we go with that whole accountability thing again! The Inspired Room is hosting a *Procrastinator's Party* starting today. I thought it was the perfect time to commit to finally going through/organizing/sorting all of the millions of art projects, drawings, and coloring sheets that I am absolutely drowning in.


I thought I was on the right track by fixing up these storage bins for each of them. Then my mom got them these adorable art folders for them last Christmas~that I have yet to file a single thing in. Now I have these piles everywhere that are driving me NUTS!! Something has to be done about it! So I'm commiting to getting it done. Hopefully within the time frame allotted by The Inspired Room. If you've got a project that you've been putting off, maybe you should link up there, too!


Wish me luck!

Comments

MrsM said…
I procrastinate about everything. It's okay, our 4 month old (not to mention the other two) makes a very convenient excuse! Good luck with your piles =)
Anonymous said…
Good luck, Lora! I understand completely where you're coming from. At work, everything is in its place, etc. At home, whereever it lands is where it stays!!!!
Hi Lora,
Love your blog! I love the quilting! Good luck on your procrastination project! I am very interested in what you come up with because I also have boxes and boxes of my kids' artwork. Have fun!
Ha! I'm in the middle of that too! But here's what I'm doing with the art...I photographed and scanned everything and now I'm creating a photobook (using digital layouts). I'm doing the books in one year increments. Ack! I should be working on that right this very minute!

Good luck with your project!
Jayne said…
You're gonna be so happy when you have what's driving you nuts all put together and lovely!!!
Best wishes!
Jayne at mysongwithin
I LOVE those art storage folders your mom got!! So cute! We homeschool too - lots of paper everywhere! Good luck with your organizing.

Shannon
Anonymous said…
Oh yes, I have those piles of artwork around my house as well! I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Hope the project is going well!!!

:-)

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