Scrapbooking Supplies

I know the Blog Hop is over, but I have a ton of things that need good homes. As we prepare to move and pay for tuition, it’s just time to let many things find their way to those who will love and/or use them. So this post is all about Scrapbooking; and I’ll add other things as I can, and just link all the posts.

Shipping on these is priority mail, based on weight and zip code. All boxes will be mailed from the east coast. All of the scrapbooking items are new unless noted otherwise. I am not a CM consultant; I just have way too much of this stuff.

Creative Memories Paper Carrying CaseCreative Memories Paper Carrying Case

Creative Memories Carrying Case – comes with six paper holders – three sections and shoulder strap – $15 – great condition, was used only to store paper, was not carried around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Disney Album

 

Creative Memories Disney 8×8 album, new but no celophane $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Specialty Album

Creative Memories 12×12 Specialty Album – new in box $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories National Scrapbook Day

Creative Memories National Scrapbook Day Page Kit – $2 each or both for $3

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Short Story Card

Get Together, Short Story Card; One package of six that’s unopened and one package of five where one has been removed. Total of 11 cards for $5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Stick with One Contempo

Creative Memories Stick with One; Contempo – $3

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Combination Pack – Baseball, $5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Combination Pack – Wilderness, $5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Combination Pack - Wilderness

Creative Memories Combination Pack – Wilderness, $3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Combination Pack - It's A Girl

Creative Memories Combination Pack – It’s A Girl, $3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Done With One - Halloween

Creative Memories Done With One – Halloween, $3

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Color Wheel

Creative Memories Color Wheel – $2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Paper Pack - Raspberry Hearts

Creative Memories Paper Pack – Raspberry Hearts, $3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Paper Pack - Evergreen Gingham

Creative Memories Paper Pack – Evergreen Gingham, $3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Paper Pack - Dusty Rose

Creative Memories Paper Pack – Dusty Rose, $3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories StencilCreative Memories StencilCreative Memories StencilCreative Memories Stencil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Stencils – I have three each of the White, Yellow, and Teal ones; and I have two of the blue one; $1 each

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Fridge Frame

 

Creative Memories Fridge Frame – this was on a fridge at one point, $3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Ideas

 

Creative Memories Ideas – Tips, Ideas, Advice, etc. Lots of these, did not count, $3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Page Layout & Design Idea Book

 

Creative Memories Page Layout & Design Idea Book – Volume VII (7), $5, multiple copies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Page Layout & Design Idea Book

Creative Memories Page Layout & Design Idea Book – Volume IV (4), $5, multiple copies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Page Layout & Design Idea Book - Fast Formulas

Creative Memories Page Layout & Design Idea Book – Fast Formulas, $5, multiple copies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Page Layout & Design Idea Book - Start Smart

Creative Memories Page Layout & Design Idea Book – Start Smart, $5, multiple copies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Jumbo Great Lengths - Cabana Titles

Creative Memories Jumbo Great Lengths – Cabana Titles, $3

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Magnet and Frame

Creative Memories Magnet and Frame – $1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Snap Pack - Fun in the Sun

Creative Memories Snap Pack – Fun in the Sun, $5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Mini File Folder

Creative Memories Mini File Folder – $2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Tin - Paper Corners

Creative Memories Tin – Paper Corners, $3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Tin - Stickers & Die Cuts

Creative Memories Tin – Stickers & Die Cuts, $3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Photo Mounting Paper Pack - Comfort

Creative Memories Photo Mounting Paper Pack – Comfort, $3, there are two of these

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Finishing Touches - Title & Journaling Boxes

Creative Memories Finishing Touches – Title & Journaling Boxes, $3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Memory Keepers Club - Stationary Set

Creative Memories Memory Keepers Club – Stationary Set, $5

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Mini Bag - Clear & Blue

Creative Memories Mini Bag – Clear & Blue, $1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Picfolio Minutes Album - Green

Creative Memories Picfolio Minutes Album – Green, $10

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Power Sort Mini Box

Creative Memories Power Sort – Mini Box, $5

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Starz Album

Creative Memories Starz Album – 8×8, $20, there are two of these

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Memories Titletopia

Creative Memories Titletopia – $3

 

 

 

 

I’ll be adding more posts soon. Thank you for helping my family move lighter and pay for tuition!

Other sale posts: Post 1, Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Crafts, Home, Toys, Fairies

2016 Curriculum Blog Hop {Part 5}

Now it’s time for other media for you to peruse! This is Part 5 of the Shower of Roses Curriculum Blog Hop for 2016. Check out my previous posts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4Scrapbooking Supplies, Crafts, Home, Toys, Fairies.

Same terms: Shipping is buyer’s choice of media or priority; and will be calculated based on weight and zip code when you’re done filling your box. Payment is venmo, paypal ($1 will be added to the total), or personal check (shipping will be delayed until check clears).

CDsCDsCDsDVDsShirley TempleVeggieTalesVeggieTalesDVDsDVDsDVDsDVDsDVDsVHSGone With the WindCleopatraStar WarsVHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheri Gregory Marriage CDMilkshake CDsHoly Heroes CDs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Four Christmas CDs $2 each
  2. Gary Lamb CDs (set of 5) $10
  3. Celtic Love CDs (based off Titanic music) $5 for all three
  4. DVDs – Pagemaster and Mario $2 each
  5. Shirley Temple – One DVD and boxed set of three VHS tapes $5 for all
  6. VeggieTales VHS – 18 tapes (see both photos for all titles), one tape has no box, boxes have seen better days, $10 for all 18 tapes
  7. Classics DVD – Great Expectations, Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, $2 each or all three for $5
  8. Journey of Faith & Star Wars DVD – $2 each
  9. Smithsonian Chronicles – $1 & Black Swan DVDs – $2 (Family Classics DVD is SOLD)
  10. Phineas & Ferb, Legend of the Guardians, Bionicle DVDs – $2 each
  11. Milkshake (Grammy nominated children’s band), Bionicle DVDs – $2 (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is SOLD)
  12. Miscellaneous VHS tapes with shows taped to them – $1 for all of them
  13. Gone With the Wind Boxed Set – $5
  14. Cleopatra Boxed Set – $5
  15. Star Wars Boxed Set – $10
  16. VHS: Dances with Wolves (plastic still on), Good Morning Vietnam, Field of Dreams, Bible Stories – $1 each
  17. Cheri Gregory Marriage CD – never used $2
  18. Milkshake CDs – Grammy nominated children’s band, Happy Songs (not original case), Self-titled Milkshake (not original case), Great Day $2 each or all for $5
  19. Holy Heroes Altar Gang – He’s Coming, We’ve Been Wronged (not original case), Man to Mangia $4 each or all three for $10

I think this is everything – for now! Once again, I truly appreciate you taking the time to look at all I have to offer; and considering making a purchase to add to your collection and to help me take care of my children’s tuition.

2016 Curriculum Blog Hop {Part 4}

Back again with some more books for you to peruse! This is Part 4 of the Shower of Roses Curriculum Blog Hop for 2016. Check out my previous posts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 5Scrapbooking Supplies, Crafts, Home, Toys, Fairies.

Same terms: Shipping is buyer’s choice of media or priority; and will be calculated based on weight and zip code when you’re done filling your box. Payment is venmo, paypal ($1 will be added to the total), or personal check (shipping will be delayed until check clears).

Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

Set of Highlights magazines from the 70s – $6 and issue or $50 for the set

Bible HistorySt. Joseph Catechism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bible History – Fair condition $2

St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism – fair condition $2

 

 

Folk Tales

 

 

 

 

 

Set of Folk Tales – good condition, $2 each or all three for $5

Klutz Spiral DrawKlutz Spiral DrawKlutz Spiral Draw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Klutz Spiral Draw – has all drawing pieces, but the pens are dried up so they’re not included (can use any pen with a tip that can be inserted into the disks). A few pages have been doodled; most have not (see second & third pictures) $8

 

 

DegasDegas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degas book – small size, good condition, has inscription (see second photo) $2

Winnie-the-Pooh SetWinnie-the-Pooh Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winnie-the-Pooh set – good condition for their age, set of four(4) books, probably early 70s, but not sure; $10

Nancy DrewNancy DrewNancy DrewNancy DrewNancy DrewNancy DrewNancy DrewNancy DrewNancy Drew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Nancy Drew Books – Set of the first 10 titles in the series, see photos for conditions and copyright dates (some in the 30s!), great condition! $150

Vintage Sesame Street Books

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Sesame Street Books – Set of 5 from 1970. Pretty good condition for their age $50 for all five(5)

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my posts and consider what you’d like to add to your collection. Once again, every purchase goes directly toward helping this single mama pay high school tuition. We appreciate everyone who helps us on this journey!

2016 Curriculum Blog Hop {Part 3}

Back again with some more books for you to peruse! This is Part 3 of the Shower of Roses Curriculum Blog Hop for 2016. Check out my previous posts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, and Part 5Scrapbooking Supplies, Crafts, Home, Toys, Fairies.

Same terms: Shipping is buyer’s choice of media or priority; and will be calculated based on weight and zip code when you’re done filling your box. Payment is venmo, paypal ($1 will be added to the total), or personal check (shipping will be delayed until check clears).

All of the following books are $1 each; or 6 for $5. There is a $5 minimum order please. I am happy to combine with anything on any of my other 2016 posts.

Please assume all books have been read; and their condition may range from ok to great.

Multiple BooksMultiple BooksI SurvivedDouble Diamond Dude RanchFlat StanleyKids Silliest RiddlesScience PuzzlesHoe To Eat Fried WormsTrouble RiverCritical Thinking PuzzlesKaleidoscopes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missing LinkHorse SenseWorld's Dumbest CrooksAngels' Wings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

King Athur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to check out all my other posts (linked at the top) for more treasures as I clear my shelves. Your purchase will help this single mama be able to afford a tuition payment – we thank you for supporting us!

2016 Curriculum Blog Hop {Part Two}

This is the second post for the Shower of Roses Blog Hop (Part One can be found here, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Scrapbooking Supplies, Crafts, Home, Toys, Fairies)

All of the same terms apply: Shipping will be media or priority (buyer’s choice) and will be figured when you’re done shopping. Payment is via venmo, paypal ($1 will be added to the total), or personal check (shipping will be delayed until check clears).

Here’s more!

Make Way for DucklingsPlanetPond lake River Sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Make Way for Ducklings – cover shows wear; book in good to great condition $3
  2. The Big Book For Our Planet – has name or book plate mark inside cover, otherwise great condition $5
  3. Pond Lake River Sea – has name or book plate mark inside cover, otherwise great condition $5

GolemKit's Friendship Fun
I Felt Like I Was from Another PlanetWhy Do Birds Build Nests?Garfield's 7th Treasury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Golem – great condition $4
  2. Kit’s Friendship Fun – like new $5
  3. Fourth Grade Brain Teasers – good condition $2
  4. I Felt Like I Was From Another Planet – Great condition $4
  5. Why Do Birds Build Nests – like new $5
  6. Garfield’s 7th Treasury – good condition $2

A Nation TornThe Day Fort Sumter Was Fired OnKennedy AssassinatedAlways RememberIndian ChiefsTales From ShakespeareFairy Crafts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. A Nation Torn – good condition, name on inside cover may have bled through cover $2
  2. The Day Fort Sumter Was Fired On – good condition, name on inside cover may have bled through cover $2
  3. Kennedy Assassinated – good condition, name on inside cover may have bled through cover $2
  4. Always Remember – good condition, name on inside cover may have bled through cover $2
  5. Indian Chiefs – good condition, name on inside cover may have bled through cover $2
  6. Tales From Shakespeare – well loved $2
  7. Fairy Crafts – like new condition $4

Harry Potter Half-Blood PrinceMy Guardian AngelToy Story 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – like new $$5
  2. My Guardian Angel – former library book $1
  3. Toy Story 2 – good condition $2

Art BookThe Love DareThe Christmas BoxWinning Him Without WordsCrossword Puzzles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Large Art Book – old and shows wear, prints are suitable for removing and framing, heavy $10
  2. The Love Dare – new condition, I have multiple copies $10 each
  3. The Christmas Box – new condition, I have multiple copies FREE – $4 to ship a book, or no cost to add to an order
  4. Winning Him Without Words – new condition $8
  5. Crossword Puzzles – $1 or free with any $25 purchase

 

VeggieTalesVeggieTalesVeggieTalesVeggieTalesKids Holiday Baking BookFlower Fairies Secret WorldHumpty Dumpty Board BookHumpty Dumpty Board BookHoot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draw Horses & PoniesCinderella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Pictures 1-4: VeggieTales books – condition varies from ok to great $3 each or all four for $10
  2. Kids’ Holiday Baking Book – this is an uncorrected proof, great condition $3
  3. Flower Fairies Secret World – great condition $5
  4. Humpty Dumpty Board Book – this book was printed upside down (see second photo), great condition $5
  5. Hoot – new condition $7
  6. I Can Draw Horses & Ponies – great condition $2
  7. Cinderella – great condition $2

 

Ok, this post is long enough! There will be at least two more posts… Whew! That’s a lot of stuff – I hope you find lots that you like! Clear my shelves and help me make a tuition payment please!!!

2016 Curriculum Blog Hop {Shower of Roses}

It’s time for Jessica’s annual Curriculum Blog Hop. Feel free to hop on over there to see all the other posts, after checking out all the items I have to offer this year.

This post will be rather long this year as this was my last year of homeschooling – long enough for multiple posts! It’s a bitter sweet ending to this chapter in our lives. I had intended to continue through high school, but circumstances made it so that it was better for them to attend two of the Catholic Schools in the area. So, now I just need to sell everything to put a dent in the tuition. As a single mom, this is a huge undertaking. To that end I hope you will all help me clear my shelves and be able to afford some of this tuition. Thank you!

All items will be priced and described with each photo. Prices will NOT include shipping as I want to be fair with pricing in the event multiple items are requested. Please comment with your list of books and I will email you (not shown publicly) for your zip code and to arrange a shipping price. Shipping can be priority or media mail.

Payment can be via paypal ($1 added), venmo, or personal check (shipping will be delayed until your check clears).

Now, let’s get to this extensive list!

MATH

Math-U-See Algebra 1 Teacher Manual and DVD $25 for the set (used condition, DVDs work fine, little to no writing in the book)
Math-U-See Algebra 1

 

 

 

 

 

Math-U-See Geometry: Teacher Manual, Student Book, DVD, Test Book $50 for the set (used condition, DVDs work fine, little to no writing in the book)

Math-U-See Geometry

 

 

 

 

 

Creating Line Designs $3 (used, but no writing inside)

Line Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCIENCE

Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition Textbook $50, Full Course on DVD $50, Tests & Solutions CD-Rom $10 (no case) – or $100 for all three (book is in pretty good condition – no highlighting or major writing; both disks work just fine)

Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology

Apologia Exploring creation with Biology Disks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORY

Connecting with History, Volume 1 (2005) (you can have the binder, or choose not to have it to reduce the weight, just let me know) $20

Connecting with History Volume 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecting with History, Volume 2 (2009) $20

Connecting with History Volume 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecting with History, Individual Unit $2

Connecting with History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atlas of the Bible $2

Atlas of the Bible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Around the World in 180 Days $20

Around the World in 180 Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look It Up Book of Presidents $5

Presidents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Famous Men of Greece, great condition $10

Famous Men of Greece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

All About Spelling, Level 7 (used, most forms from student pack included – no progress sheet) $30

All About Spelling Level 7

 

 

 

 

 

IEW Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis, Teacher Manual $15

Windows to the World

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IEW Teaching Writing CD $5

IEW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Without Fear Disk $10

Writing Without Fear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practical Assessments for Literature Based Reading Classrooms $3

Practical Assessments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading & Language Arts for the Middle Grades $5

Reading & Language arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prince Caspian Study Guide Disk $10

Prince Caspian CD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian in the Cupboard Guide $2

Indian in the Cupboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newspaper Reporters $2

Newspaper Reporters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Art of Teaching Writing $

Art of Teaching Writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Prima Latina Disk $5

Prima Latina

 

 

 

 

 

BJU Spanish 1 (NOT Catholic, but don’t think there’s anything anti-Catholic in these Spanish books); four piece set: Text – teacher and student; Activities manual – teacher and student; excellent condition $60 for all four books

BJU Spanish 1

BJU Spanish 1

BJU Spanish 1BJU Spanish 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSIC & ARTS

Emphasis Art $10

Emphasis Art

 

 

 

 

 

Biographies Wagner and Verdi; like new condition, $10 each or both for $18

Composer Biographies

 

 

 

 

 

Art Books: Multi-cultural Art Book and Classical Kids $7 each or both for $10

Art Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talking with Artists $5

Talking with Artists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOME ARTS

Plants Grown Up and Polished Cornerstones $25 each or both for $40

Polished CornerstonesPlants Grown Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lessons in Responsibility for Boys and Lessons in Responsibility for Girls $12 each or both for $20

Lessons in Responsibility for BoysLessons in Responsibility for Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Managers of Their Homes; some of the sheets have been used to make a schedule, but many remain to make multiple schedules $10

Managers of Their Homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This post has grown too long! However, I have many more items to list. I’ll be back with a couple more posts; and I will link to them here, once they are up. Items can be combined from the posts and I’ll be happy to wait until I get everything listed so you can see all of it. Thank you!

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Scrapbooking Supplies

Crafts

Home

Toys

Fairies

Shower of Roses Curriculum Blog Hop

It’s that time of year again! Time to sell last year’s curriculum to make way for the new year’s books!!!

All items are used unless otherwise noted. This means that there may be highlighting, underlining, and/or stray marks. Any other notable damage will be noted. Shipping will be based on weight; and you can choose whether you would prefer priority mail or media mail. If you see an item or items that you want, please comment with the titles. I will contact you for your zip code.

BJU Biology

BJU Biology – Books A and B – $20

Successful College Writing, 4th Edition

Successful College Writing – $5

Building Foundations for Communication & Building A Speech

Building Foundations for Communication & Building a Speech – $5

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days – Paperback – $1

Singapore Math 6B Teacher

Singapore Math – Primary mathematics – US Edition – Teacher’s Guide – 6B – $5

Plants Grown UP

Plants Grown Up – $30

Polished Cornerstones

Polished Cornerstones – $30

Learning Calligraphy

Learning Calligraphy – $3

Around the World in 180 Days - Geography

Apologia – Around the world in 180 Days – Geography – $25

Apologia - Exploring Creation with General Science

Apologia – Exploring Creation with General Science – Hardcover textbook – $35

Heores of Olympus - Mark of Athena

Heroes of Olympus – Mark of Athena – Book 3 – Hardcover – small crease in cover in upper left – $5

Mark Twain - Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain – Tom Sawyer – Hardcover – $3

math Wizardry for Kids

Math Wizardry for Kids – Paperback – great condition – $5

Singapore Math 5B Workbook

Singapore Math – Workbook – Intensive Practice – 5B – this book is about half done in pencil; can be erased or just use the last half for more practice – $3

Connecting With History RCHistory

Connecting with History – RCHistory – Europe 1501-1600 – Level Three – Unit 6 – Never Used (I bought two by mistake) – $3

Managers of Their Homes

Managers of Their Homes – some forms cut up, but more than enough left – $15

Blue Knights - Year One

Blue Knights – Year One – Never Used – slight shelf wear, but new – $8

 

I will update this post as items are pending and sold. Head on over to Jessica’s Shower of Roses for more posts. Thank you, Jessica, for hosting this blog hop each year!

Clutter Free

I think I have always lived with clutter; I’ve never been accused of being a neat-freak!

Actually, I’ve always described it as an organized mess and most of the time I could still find what I was seeking. But recently my children and I were required to move into a very small space and clutter very quickly took its toll. It’s difficult to find places for things; and then equally difficult to find them again.

We are trying to find a new place to live; however, we must live in the allotted space until that new place is found. It is getting bad trying to make space for myself and two pre-teens, but Kathi Lipp has come to the rescue with her book Clutter Free and her 21 Day Challenge.

 

So I began today; and I invite you to join me on this journey. Will you? Will you take the challenge to be Clutter Free in 2015? You can start here: http://www.kathilipp.com/clutter-free-21-day-challenge

Here is some of what I’m working on…

 

Box ClutterGames & Crafts Clutter

 

The top image is of Box Clutter. Like I said, we are trying to move, so I am collecting boxes in anticipation. However, we don’t know when that’s going to happen, so the pile of boxes, bubble wrap, paper, air pockets, etc. continues to grow and take over the room.

The bottom image is that of games, craft supplies, bags of items I need when I take my Lilla Rose business to vendor events, etc. This is definitely a case of too much stuff and not enough space. It’s also a result of a bit of laziness on both me and Diva. Granted, given our current living situation, the containers lining the wall are necessary evils, but the clutter on top, around the bottom, hanging out, etc. is not necessary.

I decided to begin with the box clutter. I figured that once the boxes were sorted and organized; once the miscellany around the boxes is cleaned up, perhaps we can assign homes to some of the stuff in the other room (or at least begin to pack it in the boxes – ya know, the whole ‘kill two birds with one stone’ thing).

I was able to spend a little time on it this afternoon and it does look better. It’s not done yet, but things are more organized; and better yet? Some things are G-O-N-E!

Yep, gone. I assigned one of the boxes to be for those items I no longer want and can either sell or donate. I put some items in there, but I won’t count them until they actually leave the house. I also threw some things into the recycling bag. Those I counted and noted for later.

Wait. Why am I counting these things? Well, Kathi has challenged us to get rid of 2000 things over the course of the next year. Dare I attempt 2015 in 2015? I did this back in 2012 and was pretty successful at it. It can be challenging, but that’s what this process is all about, right?

And moving time is a perfect opportunity to start fresh. The only problem is that most of my ‘stuff’ is in storage and won’t be accessible until the move happens; but I will do my best with what I have. Too bad I didn’t count before I sent that bag off to ThredUp two weeks ago – but, wait, they will send me an itemized list, so maybe I will count that once I get that…

After one day’s work, I can sate that I eliminated (via the recycle bag) 28 items, plus a few crumpled up receipts that I didn’t count. Not bad.

Now… Who is going to join me? Who is going to take up Kathi’s challenge? Comment below and share your commitment to go Clutter Free. If you write up your own post about your participation, put your link in the comments and I’ll stop by.

C’Mon Ladies; We Can Do This!

 

* Disclaimer: If you make a purchase at Lilla Rose through my link, I will earn commission; if you sign up for ThredUp, I will earn clothing credit. As for Kathi’s book (Clutter Free), I received a free advance copy in order for my honest and willing participation (the link to amazon is an affiliate link).

 

I Am A Rebel

I am divorced.

And although I am the one who filed the paperwork, it wasn’t my choice.

And, I know this goes against popular thinking, but I was an abused wife who didn’t want the divorce.

Yes, that revelation is a tough pill to swallow personally, but it’s also tough to admit. I’ve always been shy, but living in an abusive marriage took away any bravery that I may have had. (Let me just state up front that the majority of my abuse wasn’t physical.) My daily life was filled with words and experiences designed to let me know that I wasn’t good enough; that I was less than acceptable.

I learned that nothing I did was good enough, so I had to try harder to be perfect. Maybe then the words would soften and I would be good enough for him.

I learned that I had to try harder to make him, and subsequently others, like me so I could please them. Maybe then the affairs and pornography would stop.

I learned that I had to try harder to get everything done that he wanted done. I started making lists of everything I did during the day so he would know I wasn’t lazy. Maybe then I’d be performing better so he wouldn’t be so embarrassed and maybe take me out, involve me with his co-workers, or let me invite people over.

Then I learned that trying harder to be perfect didn’t help. Neither did trying to please him or performing better. So I learned something else: procrastination. If none of these things helped anyway, why even try? I was going to get yelled at and called names anyway, why try?

My kids were going to hear me called names and put down regardless of what everyone did all day. They were going to see me in tears no matter what. So…

WHY

EVEN

TRY?

All of my years of trying harder to be what someone else wanted, which was unreasonable and unattainable, made me fall victim to several bullies. The first and foremost bully was my ex-husband. And it took a long time to re-learn that I was a valued and loved Child of God and that I was not the “things’ he told me I was.

But while that bully was one over which I have absolutely no control, the other bullies are ones I used myself. They were tools, and I use that word loosely, handed to me by the enemy to knock me down to a point where I would ultimately give up and not live out the life with which I have been blessed.

Now some may look at my life and ask, “How is your life blessed?” And from the outside they may have a point…

  • I’m a single mom.
  • I take care of two kids, one with special needs.
  • I homeschool my kids and their father rarely sees them, so I’m rarely alone.
  • Since I homeschool, I don’t have a full-time job, which means I don’t have full-time income.
  • I work four direct sales companies from home, so when I’m not teaching, I’m usually working in some capacity.
  • I’m living in someone’s living room. On. A. Couch.
  • It’s next to impossible to find an affordable place to rent in a safe area.
  • It’s almost impossible to to get a mortgage; again an affordable in a safe area.
  • There is no money, no extras.

So HOW is my life blessed? My God, through various people, helped me escape that abusive life and find the hope and love that was there all along. I have a family member who is willing to help. I have my kids! I get to watch them grow up; educate them; make sure my son gets everything he needs; show them what bravery looks like.

And here lies another blessing: friends! I have never really had friends. Like I mentioned earlier, I am relatively shy. I had a few friends growing up, but being a military family, I never had time to allow those friendships to become solid. But since my divorce, God has showered me with friendships with some amazing women – some I’ve met and some I haven’t. But I know that several of these women, even those I haven’t met, support me, pray for me, love me. I can’t believe that I am finally learning what friendship is in my 40s! This is one of the best blessings lately.

Two of the ladies I have had a chance only to ‘meet’ online have written a book on this very subject. And they blessed me with the opportunity to be a part of their Braver Living Rebellion. That’s right. I’m a rebel.

Rebel Princess

Yep, I AM A REBEL! I can kick Performancism, People-Pleasing, Perfectionism, and Procrastination to the curb! Buh-Bye!

The Cure for the "Perfect" Life

Sometimes we get so entrenched in our stinkin’ thinkin’ that it’s hard to find a way out. Sometimes it’s hard to know that there is a way out. Cheri Gregory and Kathi Lipp have teamed up to start the Braver Living Rebellion for those of us who are stuck with one or more of these P-Bullies. And honestly, Ladies, I don’t know a single woman who is not encumbered by at least one. Let’s be honest… it’s time to get rid of them!

So where to begin? How about a free chapter to get you started? Then you can purchase your own copy at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, CBD, or Family Christian.

I am grateful to Kathi and Cheri for their honesty in this book, for their friendship (even if we’ve never met face-to-face), for the opportunity to realize that I am brave, for allowing me to be a rebel, and for truly showing me that:

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! (Phil 4:13)

 

From “The Cure for the “Perfect” Life”:

Are you crumbling under the burden of perfection?

You know the expectations are unreasonable–even unreachable.

And when everyone else seems more together than you, where do you turn for help?

Meet Kathi, a disguised perfectionist always looking to put everyone else’s needs above her own, and Cheri, a formerly confused and exhausted poster girl for playing it safe.  They’ve struggled just like you–and found the cure. With unabashed empathy and humor, they invite you to take part in their rebellion against perfection. Step-by-step they’ll teach you how to challenge and change unhealthy beliefs. As they free you from always seeking more or needing the approval of others, you’ll discover a new, braver way of living. At last, you’ll exchange outdated views of who you should be for a clearer vision of who you are in Christ. 

The truth is you don’t have to be perfect.

You just have to be brave enough to read this book.

I received a free copy of this book. My post and endorsement are completely my own. Some of the links are affiliate links so when you purchase I may receive a small amount, but your price will not change.


Homeschool Used Book Sale

It’s that time of year again – time to sell last year’s books and buy next year’s books! And every year I am reminded of that Staples commercial where the dad is taking the kids back-to-school shopping and they use the song called “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” I always loved that one! But as a homeschooler, my kids don’t go back-to-school.

I still love this time of year. I love new plans, new books, and new supplies.  And I truly enjoy being able to pass on the books the kids used so that another family can use them too. So here are the books I have to offer today…

Than you to Jessica at Shower of Roses for hosting this blog hop!

{Terms: All books are used unless otherwise noted and may have stray marks in them. Shipping will be based on weight and zip code and will be calculated after I know which books you would like. Shipping can be either priority or media mail – your choice. Please leave a comment with the titles & shipping method you want and your zip code. Comments are moderated so zip codes will be deleted.}

  • Faith & Life – Our Life with Jesus – Level 3 – $5 
  • Faith & Life Book 3
  • Singapore Math Teacher’s Guide 6B – US Edition – $5 Singapore Math 6B Teacher
  • Around the World in 80 Days – paperback $1 Around the World in 80 Days
  • Artistic Pursuits – Grades 4-6, Book Two – $30 
  • Extra IEW Binder – contains instructions, notes, guidelines for parent/teacher – $15 IEW Structure & Style Binder
  • Successful College Writing, 4th Edition, includes 2009 MLA & 2010 APA Updates, Kathleen T. McWhorter – $20 Successful College Writing, 4th Edition
  • Building Foundations for Communication & Building Speech, Seventh Edition, Sheldon Metcalfe (some water marks on first several pages, cover shows a lot of wear) – $8 Building Foundations for Communication & Building A Speech
  • BJU Press Biology With Laboratory Exercises, Book A and Book B (I found one page of highlighting while thumbing through; about a third to a half of the exercises have the answers written in pencil and I can try to erase them, but can’t guarantee it’ll be perfect) – $20 for both books BJU Biology

 

Thanks for looking, please forward this post to anyone looking for homeschool books. I will mark each title as pending or sold as comments come in. Totals will be rounded to even dollar amounts and I would prefer payment via paypal.