Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Amaze me August, a BRAND NEW linky party!!!!

**Quick update: This is my first linky party, and although it will usually take place on Tuesdays, this one will be ongoing for the next 2 weeks, as I need a major kick in the butt, and I'm sure some of you do too, if you like my blog, (I hope you will) please consider joining the party at the bottom.**

Here's a quick look at some things I hope to achieve for the rest of the month.

It's already Tuesday August 17th, and with only a little more than 2 weeks to go let me be realistic with my goals. I hope to do a VERY LATE spring cleaning, to purge my home of all things not needed, and to get a clean slate going for all my future projects.

I don't know about you, but I can't cook in a dirty kitchen, and can't exactly think about projects when I have stuff all over the place. I feel like I'm going crazy, so before I can do a redo, I need to tidy up first. I know it sounds weird, but that's what I HAVE to do.

So I will challenge myself to go through every room in my house, (thank goodness it's only a small 3 bedroom) and get RID of anything I don't need. Put away all things required for future projects in a way that I will actually use them and do a quick clean up.

Then I can get to the nitty gritty, and start this darn home makeover, I am constantly thinking about.

Tonight I am clearing out the pantry, and fridge. Not a pretty redo, just cleaning up. Still a sight to see, so please watch as I get under way, and wipe one thing off my list.

Here's the lovely list so you can follow along:

  1. Pantry, Fridge (both of them)
  2. Kitchen drawers, and cabinets
  3. Shoes in garage, clean microwave, and toaster oven
  4. Door hanging organizer thingies
  5. Coat closet
  6. Piano, cookbooks
  7. Desk, paperwork, bills
  8. Take down dino decorations, collect all dead plants, RETURN
  9. Big B closet, including sorting through winter and summer clothes
  10. Big B desk, including old school work
  11. Princess M closet, including clothes that need to be sorted
  12. Dino D, dresser and linen drawers, plus all his toys, and books
  13. My dressers, and closet, including tons of boxes of paperwork
  14. Bathrooms under sinks
  15. Office library books, videos, dvds.
  16. Deep clean everything, probably take a day or two. 
  17. Almost forgot my deck, I need to clear that place up for sure.
  18. My very neglected garden will get a very quick peek, if weather is cooler, and I feel up to it, otherwise sorry to say you will be next on my TODO list. 
So with just about one thing to do everyday, I think it's very manageable. I hope to get these things done by the end of the month, so I can start on some fun, and ever prolonged projects I've been waiting to do for years now.

Please join me in challenging yourself with things you can do this month, to amaze not only yourself but others as well.

I will be highlighting several neat posts I've seen throughout the next few weeks, so  keep your eyes open, you might be one of them. Also don't forget to link up to the party, as it will be going on until the end of the month.

Ok gals, AMAZE me ALREADY!!!

Ok gals Quick TIP.
NEVER throw away your lemons, limes, oranges, or grapefruit. After you eat it, save the rind.
If you are after the juice, like I was for my fresh salsa, save those lemons, and FREEZE everything.
Just toss, leftover lemons, peels, whatever, in a bag, and pop in the freezer.
Then when it's time to clean, pop some in your microwave with some water, takes off all the gunk.
I use mine frozen in the garbage disposal ALL THE TIME, works wonders, and smells yummy.
Use to wipe your cutting boards, or even shower doors, and sinks. I use baking soda, and vinegar for most everything.
Next time you think about trashing your citrus, DON'T, remember my advice, and take it.
P.s. you could always compost it, too, something I want to start soon, for everything else of course.

For a complete list of all the parties I participate in go here party hardy.
Im linking up to these parties with my lemon tip, and new linky party:

Rules for entering are so simple.
  • Become a faithful follower of my blog :) add my button if you'd like, it took forever to make. 
  • Comment on at least three other blogs.
  • Create a link back here, so others can join in the fun.
  • Post as many Amazing things you've done or are getting ready to do. 
  • This time ANYTHING goes. 
  • Also you know the rules, link directly to your project not your home page. 
  • Although I love etsy, please no selling, no business, just free fun for the taking.
Don't forget to follow me, and please share this great party with your friends. Remember I'm new, so I need all the kindness, I can get, of course ONLY if you mean it! ***Have fun ladies.***

As always ENJOY!

Special requests, or mad love always welcome:)

For a complete list of all the parties I participate in go here party hardy.
Im linking up to these parties today:


  1. HI Bella, thanks for stopping by. That's quite the list. I can't wait to see the pantry!

  2. Thank you for visiting me at i.craft. I love to find another blog to read. I love lists... LOVE them, especially the crossing off and starting a new list part. :)

  3. I have lists EVERYWHERE! In fact there is one under my elbow as I type this!!! Thanks for stopping by today! :) I'm gunna post some stuff for ya!! :)

  4. I left you A LOT I hope you don't mind. I'm also placing your link party link on the top of my Tuesday list to help you get some traffic!! Is it just called "link party" or is there another name for it?? :)

  5. Gabrielle, check it out I've already begun checking things off my list, lol. Thanks so much for stopping by, now join the party girl, Amaze me!!!!

  6. Ami, thanks for all your incredible links. I am thrilled to actually have a party going on. Keep it coming I have this party on till the end of the month. :)

  7. Bella, thanks for visiting Three Pixie Lane! I love the lemon and citrus tip...will definitely put rinds in freezer next time. We do have a compost and usually just toss in there. I like the idea of getting more use before tossing in! I linked my 'Lemonade Cart' above! I just LOVE...LOVE the parties! It makes it easier to see what other projects folks are working on and to get great ideas! I see above that you are in Ga...my cart came from a little store in Lafayette, Ga a few weeks ago, while visiting family! I am inspired to get moving today and organize my house! My husband is the neat one, so I struggle to complete the check list..will have to follow along! Just this week, I told each member in my family (of 5) to bring me TEN things to donate. I am not always neat, but I don't like clutter and too much stuff! Thanks for all your ideas!

  8. Christie, I love that you linked up and of course for giving me the opportunity. I am happy that I was able to motivate you with tidying up a bit, when you get some things done come back and share it with us. My party is ongoing until the end of the month. Lets see how much we can get done. Thanks again!!!!!!

  9. Your welcome!! Funny thing are the "red" hair. Sometimes it's red sometimes it's pink. I've been doing it for over 2 years and it's has RUINED my hair! It's so brittle! :( I'm using that Everstrong stuff by L'Oreal and their nighttime treatment and it's working wonders!!! I think tho, for Ami....no more hair dye!!! I was brushing my hair a few weeks back and a huge chunk of the front just split in two! I FREAKED!!!

  10. I tweeted your link party! :)


  11. Ahhh one more thing I need to get into. Whew, maybe after I figure out all about this blog, I will conquer the next thing. I am still stuck on trying to make a button for my party, lol. Any help anyone??? PLEASE!!!

  12. Ohh and THANKS again, for giving me some support. Much, much appreciated!!! Lesson learned about coloring hair too much, he he.

  13. Thanks for the invite and for hosting!


  14. Great party! I am your newest follower. Have a great day.
    Bonnie :)


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