Friday, August 28, 2015

Hoarder Time: Nail Polish

Hi there!

Soooo, this happened...

Most of my nail polish collection.

I started out just wanting to dust my nail polish rack. It didn't take long before I felt the need to make a rainbow on my floor!

Now I'm in the midst of sorting and downsizing- this picture was taken after I pulled about 200 bottles to get rid of! I find the reduction kind of calming... and surprisingly, none of the "rejects" have been tough decisions to make.

Next, I need to tackle the drawers I've got filled with nail polish. Oy.

Anyway, I'd love to see how you store your nail polish collection!

Until next time...

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Coupon Deals: Zipper Baggies

Hi there!

I looove myself a good deal...

Free Glad Snack and Sandwich Bags.

... especially when it's free! I often say "for free is for me!"

If you have a Dollar Tree store nearby, print this coupon and get some free baggies for yourself! I'm not sure how long the coupon will be available for print... so if there isn't anything pre-clipped for you, I'd guess it's expired.

Until next time...

Monday, August 17, 2015

How To: Candle Recovery

Hi there!

I had forgotten that I stored Christmas candles in one of the bottom drawers of my buffet table. Well... my kid found them. He's learning "put it back," but he doesn't fully understand the concept of "carefully..."

How to fix a candle.

Don't worry, he was not hurt!

I knew I wanted to save the candle somehow, so I froze it for a few hours and then dug out a hammer and bucket...

How to fix a candle.

I put a piece of newspaper over the candle before I tapped it twice with the hammer...

How to fix a candle.

I suppose I could have skipped the freezing step since I planned on hammering the glass anyway. Too late now :-) Freezing without hammering would work great if the glass hadn't been curved.

How to fix a candle.


How to fix a candle.

The lighting for my camera is simply atrocious, but I think it looks good in person!

If you try this and need to freeze your candle, I recommend letting the chunk of wax sit on a paper towel until it gets up to room temperature. If put immediately into the new container, a small bit of water will pool at the bottom and the candle will slip and slide.

Have you tried this before?

Until next time...

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hoarder Time: BBW Travel Lotions

Hi there!

There's no doubt about it- I have a boat load of Bath & Body Works travel sized lotions...

Bath & Body Works collection.

Why? I don't know!

Over the past year or so, I've come to the realization that I've got too much stuff. Plain and simple. I've always been the type of person that wants to have something just to have it. I don't need it... don't want to use it... just want to have it. They look pretty together, but it's time to stop.

I've slowly been purging, and it's tough! My hoard of everything is crazy... but I'm a neat freak, so it's all organized perfectly. That's a plus, right?

I feel like I should add that I didn't pay a penny for the featured hoard. My mantra has kind of always been "for free is for me..." not that that makes it appropriate.

My goal is to actually start using the things I have (instead of just having them to have them)... lotions, scrubs, soaps, shoes, perfumes, jewelry, makeup, books, DVDs, etc. If I have no desire to use it, well goodbye. My friends are really loving this!

I already got rid of 150+ DVDs and an entire floor-to-ceiling bookcase full of books. It's a rush! And now I have room for more stuff! Haha, just kidding... kind of. It does help to have extra space now with the remodeling I'm doing!

Do you hoard anything?

Until next time...
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