Showing posts with label Bookstore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bookstore. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Art Book Cleanse...

“Art Book Cleanse” doesn’t that sound interesting??? This is just the beginning of my home re-do…I had to find somewhere to start or I would have still been sitting here … Since I spend most of my time in the office it was the best place to start…Aye yie yie!!!!
I have an abundant amount of art books and to be honest some of them I haven’t even opened…Don’t ask why…it’s what I do …I see it and think it will be helpful and once I get home I flip through it and it goes on a shelf never to be looked at again…I do like my art books I just think as we get older are interests change… I still love doing art I honestly just don’t need a lot of these books…
I have so many other books but they are not going anywhere any time soon…I had to decide which ones I just don’t need...and now I have lots of room for MORE books…woo hoo!! I have a reason to go to Barnes & Noble…Just what I need to do…Make room organizing and buy more stuff to fill the empty spaces…Like the saying goes, “Out with the old and in with the new”.. J
I posted my books on half.com and if they don’t sell I’m going to donate them to an arts program… they are all basically new…and if I could make a few bucks than OK and if not that’s OK too…I always feel good after I donate things I don’t use anymore…It makes me feel good knowing that I gave something to someone that  is less fortunate…
Here’s all the great ART books that will be of great use to another artist young or old!!!
 TELL ME WHAT YOU DO WITH BOOKS YOU DON'T USE ANYMORE...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

One Journal at a Time...

We all know I have an obsession with journals…I just can’t seem to go to a store and not buy one especially when they are on sale…Seeing how as I barely have time to blog...Writing in a journal is definitely out…Bet you are wondering what I do with all the journals I buy??? Ha!! Me too ;-)
Since I have decided to re-decorate and organize my home those journals have become very useful…I just needed to grab a journal…some post-it tabs I had laying around and my label maker…We are in business…

I have made an “Ideas Book”…I look my post-it tabs and label maker and made tabs for every area of my home…
I take any ideas I see online or in a magazine and cut them out and tape it in my "Ideas Book" for the desired room...Now when it's time for me to re-do a room I just grab my "Ideas Book" and get to work...Sounds easier than I'm sure it will be...Here's a couple ideas I really like that I found on one of my blogs...Delightful Order that I saved and taped in the "storage" section of my book...

Now on to journal #2...I love "Before & After" photos...It's always nice to actually see progress when you do something...or when you take an idea you saw and made it your own....
I will have an idea to do something but not sure EXACTLY what that idea is (brain fog)...I knew I wanted  some color in an empty space on a shelf in my office and I wanted some flowers...but the space was not that big so a vase wouldn't really work...So, my fingers did the walking as I once again went online to find some ideas...Well!!! Remember my bouquet of Green & Purple flowers in the little bowl vase...the lightbulb went on when I saw the idea at Life's Sweeter with Chocolate ... Here's the before & after...

Now I just need a "Dream" book...for all the wonderful things I WOULD love to HAVE!!! Well it didn't take me long to get one...I went to staples today to get some tape for my label maker and I was heading to the register with blinders on but one must of had a hole because they had some journals for $3...how could I say "NO"...Hahaha...I didn't!!

It wasn't what I was really looking for but for $3 I made it work...Good thing for label makers and brightly colored tape...Now it works...I love my "Dream" book...
Now to put all the things I dream about having for my home... I would love this silkscreen mirror for my office...A mirror always makes a room look bigger and the silkscreen bookshelves and books are just too cute....A girl can "DREAM" can't she???

TELL ME ABOUT JOURNALS YOU KEEP...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Crazy Books for Dummies...

As I'm walking through my favorite bookstore Barnes & Noble I begin to realize something...There are "Books for Dummies" everywhere and for everything...Really??? It made me laugh...My thoughts were are you kidding me...there is a book for the craziest things...

If you are looking for a dream career there is a book for you...or how about the "Facebook for Dummies"...I should have looked at it because I'm thinking facebook is not that hard to figure out...is there really a book for it...hmmmm...might have to check it out on my next visit to B&N...

It's good to know if I ever can't figure out even the simplest of things there is a book for me...LOL!!! OH wait I think I might own a "Drawing for Dummies" book...crack me up!!! So for anyone that doesn't feel they can do something....think again...head on to the bookstore and you will find a book that will teach you how to do anything...

Look at all the crazy Dummie books I saw..There is a book for all of us...hehe


TELL ME ABOUT A DUMMIES BOOK YOU MIGHT OWN...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Trip to the Bookstore...

You would think that a trip to a bookstore would be relaxing...right??? NOT!!! If  you go with anyone other than my 15 yr old you might be able to relax...Her idea is to go in find the book she wants and let's go...this is not the first time she's done this...I actually have to tell her to sit down and read...I am not ready to go...YEP!! I give up..."Let's go"...

My intention was to bring my school book head off to Barnes & Noble and just have a chill day...sit and do some reading...of course this was after I went and flipped through some magazines...I ended up purchasing a couple....I just couldn't help myself...Ohhhh!!! than there is my infatuation with journals and there was so many to choose from...I wanted one of each...now of course I don't write in them...I barely have time to blog...but if I ever did find a use for them I would fill a bookshelf...any suggestions???

Well anyways after my magazine and journal shopping it was now time to grab some water and chill at Starbucks and do some homework...Whoever said sitting at Starbucks to read was a good idea obviously hasn't been to the Barnes & Noble in MD...it was louder than a school cafeteria...~Stressed me out~...All I wanted was an hour of peace and quiet...

Now to top it all off...here comes my sidekick (Caitlyn) she has her books and is ready to go...I obviously was not meant to have a peaceful afternoon...she's so impatient...and it was just way to noisey...checkout here we come!!!

I did manage to salvage a little quiet time...we stopped at a Starbucks that is near my home it wasn't as loud but I warmed up with a Caramel Macchiato and was able to read a little bit..Well I was probably people watching more than anything...Maybe I will try the library next time and I might do it alone...LOL!!



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