Tuesday, June 24, 2014

WOYWW - It's a Takeover!!!

Hi all.  Happy Wednesday!  It's the day that we all meet up at Julia's place, otherwise known as Stamping Ground.  Another week that desks are shared from around the world.  

To say I've been overwhelmed would be an understatement.  I managed to mail out the anniversary ATCs over the weekend (if you don't receive yours please let me know).

My desk.  Let's just say that I've been working on creating a dedicated space in my bedroom.  I started this project then got sidetracked when I had friends help me move EVERYTHING I had in a storage unit to my house.  I have boxes in every nook and cranny of my one bedroom, 980 square feet condo.  Yikes!
This is the desk I'm setting up in my bedroom.  I found the carousel organizer at the thrift store for $5!
There's a set of bookshelves on both sides of the desk.
Now, for all the boxes I need to unpack....  most of them say craft/gardening books and art supplies (no surprise there).  Boxes also fill my well organized closet (forgot to take a photo of that).
To top it off, I found a snakeskin in my backyard.  Hopefully the snake that shed it has moved on.  Little Muffin dog is quite the hunter so I'm hoping she won't catch it and bring it inside the house (through the doggie door).  Please keep your fingers crossed for me.
As always, I will visit those that visit me (please leave your number) and those that end in the same number as me.  It will probably be the weekend before I get the majority of my visits done.



Nikki C said...

Hey Kay

Ok that is one steal for only $5 you lucky girl :) I'm sure you'll get settled in soon My attic looks like that but add a HUGE layer of dust on top of everything I am so looking forward to cleaning and sneezing like crazy all that up ... NOT lol
Can't wait to see your space once you get it all in it's place :)
hugs Nikki
No # yet

Connie said...

Hi Kay, Great organizer and oh, that snake skin . . . scarey . . . I have a terrible fear of snakes.
I've been known to pass-out when I see one close up in the wild. My blood just drains from my brain, LOL. Maybe that's why I'm so whacky :)
Have a great week.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Stacy Sheldon said...

eeew fingers are crossed for sure that your Dog does not catch and gift you with a snake. (shudders)
The carousel looks super :) ~Stacy #15

Belinda Basson said...

I hope that snake has moved on too. I can handle spiders, but snakes...not so much. Good luck with all the unpacking. Glad to see you have your priorities right and have your desk on the go. #13

Helen said...

wow, that's a task ahead... I hear it's your birthday at the weekend,hope you have a lovely time (mine tomorrow!) Happy WOYWW Helen 5

Anonymous said...

DOH! A snake hunting dog?? Lordy. Well I DO hope it doesn't get dragged in - you'll be s busy setting up and settled that you might not notice!

Love the organizer - and the price! :)

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1)

Regina M. Hamilton said...

Good luck with the unpacking. I really hope that snake has moved on. #4

Neet said...

Only ever seen one snakeskin (shed) and I was only young then. Not sure I'd want to see one nowadays.
I don't envy you with all those boxes but am sure it will be worth it in the end.
Hugs, Neet 27 xx

Di said...

Oh what a bargain you got with your carousel Kay! I think I just moved an inch closer to ordering one!

Sheesh though, a snake skin - ack! They're my true phobia - Len and I stopped to take photos en route back to Santa Fe from Taos when we were over in NM. I was quietly sitting on a rock by the Rio Grande when he remarked 'this is rattler country'. I was back in the car before you could say knife!

Good luck with the boxes - I have to say that your bookshelf and desk look very fresh and are just waiting to be filled with goodies!

Hugs, Di xx

Claire said...

Good luck Kay - looks quite a job!! Hope the snake has already passed by...
Happy WOYWW x
no. 19

lisa said...

Love your bargain carousel but that's a lot of boxes to unpack, good luck with it all.
Goodness, I hope your dog doesn't find the snake, I'm glad ours only find frogs , I think I'd run a mile if a snake appeared.
Hugs Lisax #38

Annie said...

I'm just doing a quick visit round my favourite Wednesday blogs before I plough into my huge work load for today.
I was lost in the excitement of your new crafty space til I saw that snake skin Kay!!!.....my worst nightmare
Annie x # 33

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, that snakeskin is so beautiful...isn't it amazing how they shed it in one piece?
Blimey girl, you've got a whole lot of sorting to do! I'm really good at decluttering...want a hand? ;-)
Hugs, LLJ 16 xx

okienurse said...

seeing that snake skin has me thinking I might be locking the doggy door for a while!!! I empathize with you trying to get the craftroom changed around is driving me nuts cause my whole house is messed up and I can't seem to get on top of it. Have a great week. btw love that organizer. Vickie #40

glitterandglue said...

Oh my, Kay - what a week you have had. Mmm - I trust the snake has indeed moved on, and isn't interested in setting up home in your garden!
Trust you enjoy opening up all those boxes and re-discovering all that is in them. I like that carousel - just right!
Margaret #20

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I can't believe you found that organizer at a thrift store! Lucky you! Your new space is going to be wonderful!
Glenda #56

sandra de said...

Hope you settle into your new place and don't find anymore creature cast off's. Also wishing you a happy birthday:)
Sandra de @57

Bridget Larsen said...

Did you just move house? Yikes snakes skin give me the creeps.
Bridget #35

Gillian Pearce said...

Hi Kay
Don't like the look of that snake skin but looks like you're made a good start with your craft space.
Looking forward to seeing it set up.
Have a lovely week
Gillian #66

Nan G said...

Happy Birthday! A shock to see any empty desk but then.....oh my boxes boxes everywhere. Good luck with the sorting. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #not yet

Nikki C said...

Oh Kay that would be a treat to have your spare book thanks a million. May you have fun at the movies and hope it's a GOOD movie hugs Nikki

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Hopefully the snake has moved on! You have your work cut for you, just don't allow yourself to get overwhelmed. Perhaps unpack one box per day, finding the perfect spot foe each item. If I lived closer i would come by and help.

Caro said...

Wonderful snake skin! Good Luck with the arrangement of crafting goodies...I have a little corner of our shared study and it is rammed so can understand your challenges. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#48)

Anne said...

Love the carousel organiser. Good luck with the boxes!!!Eeeeek the snake skin made me shudder. Happy WOYWW Anne x #38

Sarah said...

Wow,Your photos bring back memories on when we moved house several years ago and got our stuff out of storage after 10 months!!! Although i reckon we had more boxes than in your photos. Thanks for visiting me earlier today .... I'm afraid I have no idea what the bushes/plants are in our garden ... that's my hubby's area!! xx

dottielottie said...

Hi Kay, don't envy you the task ahead, there's a famous line from the Jaws film ' were gonna need a bigger boat' springs to mind when I see all your boxes.lol Hope the snake is long gone and Muffin finds something else to hunt. Also hope my ATC finds it's way to you soon,
please let me know if not and I will send another.
Hugs Lottie x

dottielottie said...

Silly me forgot my number #80

Angela Radford said...

Hi Kay, wonder if you can die the snake skin, it might be too fragile maybe or glue it to card with PVA. There has to be some way of using it in your crafting it's such a gorgeous texture.
Happy crafting, Angela x #43

Kelly said...

Hi Kay.
What a steal on that carousel organizer! I love finding deals like that. You'll get stuff put away. Just take your time. As to the snake skin, do you have Black (King) snakes in NM? That's what the pattern reminded me of. I have 5 that live in my backyard and have several of their skins that look similar to yours.
Creative Blessings - Kelly #73

dottielottie said...

Is it my comment on your blog or your comment on mine you can't see? any way I can see both from Yorkshire. Yay! your lovely ATC arrived this very morning great choice of colours, I love the post card image and Poppy's feathers are a perfect match, thank you Kay and Poppy! Hope my ATC finds you soon, fingers crossed. Take care.
Hugs Lottie x

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Kay
good to see you getting organised how great to have a deadicated crafting area again. happy unpacking
janet #21

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Hi Kay, Thank you for visiting me!
Oh my, I love your carousel! What a bargain! I once almost bought one but it was so expensive!
Yikes, I hope that snake is far away by now!
Happy WOYWW!
peggy aplSEEDS@6

Julia Dunnit said...

Argh Kay - you have your work cut out girlie - I'm terrible TERRIBLE at unpacking..I tend to rummage and see what I might need and pick it out and then leave the box, and urgh, don't do it my way! The light in your bedroom is perfect for crafting so am quite sure that getting that sorted and set up will be a great motivation.

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kay, hope the unpacking is going well. I have to say, I'd rather have a snake than a spider, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #35 xx

MaryH said...

My fingers are x'd on both hands. I'd faint dead away if one of those critters got in my house (had that happen to a friend whose cat liked to bring her treasures). Love what this crafty space is looking like. Great buy on the $5 carousel. Thought I had a good buy getting my with a 50% coupon! This will come in handy too. Good luck in organizing. I work in fits & starts...still got mess everywhere! Forgot to say - your birthday breakfast looked mighty tasty too. TFS & Hugs