Now that my carbohydrate laden Thanksgiving is over – my nephew’s girlfriend brought Snickerdoodles (from the Betty Crocker cookbook) – I’m back on my detoxifying food regimen. Just say no to carbs!

Unfortunately, I’ve had a headache for three days now, because of the carb withdrawal. Was it worth it? Probably not. Will I do things differently at Christmas? Probably not.

And, now that bonus days off work are over, I’m back to my decluttering. First, maintenance on the rooms that are pretty good.

Queen Bath: 5 minutes to put away things on the counter. I also had to try this drain unclogging recipe. The bent hanger’s not doing the job. It took two treatments and 30 minutes, but the recipe eventually worked.

Queen bedroom: 20 minutes to mate socks, put clean clothes away, and put away things from night tables.

Kitchen: 25 minutes to load dishwasher and clean up after making pot roast (I couldn’t find a low-carb recipe, so I just threw the roast, low-carb veg, and spices in crock pot). I also made herbed butter forĀ  flavoring vegetables during the upcoming week. Meh, I’m not sure it’s possible to improve on butter. I won’t make that again.

Queen closet: 35 minutes to try on pants and fill 2 donation bags (that’s 224 bags in total). Also, I put away clothes piled on the dresser and reorganized the hanging clothes. I like to organize tops by sleeve length. It may be weird, but it makes things easier to find.

Queen closet (left side).

Queen closet (left side).

Queen closet (right side).

Queen closet (right side).

Queen closet, after.

Queen closet, after.

Queen closet, after.

Queen closet, after.

Oooooh, look, something pretty! I was starting on the living room, but I got distracted by my Stample books. They’re 3-ring binders that I fill with index cards and card samples, one for each stamp set.

Stampin' Up card samples

Stamples

Beside the 70 or so Stamples I still need to create, I want to make “Emergency Card Kits” for a couple of friends. Each kit has 8 hand made birthday cards, 8 envelopes, and 8 “Forever” postage stamps. That way, whenever they realize they need a card at the last minute, they’re all set.

I just reread that last paragraph, and it occurred to me that I have WAY too many stamp sets. I pulled out 13 sets to sell. Hmmm, I’ll have to go through them again, and get a little more ruthless. But for now, I play.

Stay tuned…

I linked up to Cozy Little House.

And Classy Clutter.

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