I'm hoping and hoping that Shelley has her baby today so I won't miss that. She was having contractions all throughout this morning and then at lunch. I even dragged her around Hobby Lobby hoping they would get stronger. heehee I picked up some amazing autumn papers at H.L. I feel so sad for those who don't live near a H.L. That is one of the first things I worried about when I found out we were moving to Georgia. I called up my friend Lori who once lived around here and asked her (begged her) to tell me there was one close to Warner Robins, GA. She looked it up and happily told me they had just built one. Whew! I spent a few dollars today. The sad thing was I was just there yesterday. Paper is 50% off this week though, which means all of the 12x12 stock is 25 cents- even the double-sided papers! And don't forget my coupon for 40% off one item which I got here. Have you noticed the manufacturers know how to get our money? They make paper "collections" so you have to buy all of the matching pieces. And that brings me to my real dilemma... how to store my paper so I can find the piece I'm looking for... the perfect piece for the project I am working on. This is becoming more and more of an issue for me. I have nine 12x12 drawers. They are 3 units of 3 drawers each. At first I had my paper separated by color, but then at times I would be separating those "collections" that work so well together. Now, I have all of my solids still separated by color and then the rest by manufacturer. However, that may soon be a dilemma as there are more and more manufacturers coming out and I am not partial to any one. I buy what I like. And my paper does not fit in just those 9 drawers. I also have 4 pizza boxes full as well.
I know this is a long post, but if you're still with me and you have a storage suggestion, I really want to hear it! I know there has to be a better way than my way. What the heck...let's make it a drawing for some Butterfly kisses (blog candy- hubby calls me Butterfly, Kisses=candy...get it?). Whoever makes a suggestion will be in the drawing. I'll post a pic of the winnings later today or tomorrow and let my godson Zach draw a name for me on Sunday.
Good Luck! And thanks for helping!
ETA~ Blog candy pictured here.
Blog candy will not be mailed until I return from my trip to DC on September 1st.