Tackle It Tuesday – Week 3

by Janice

Tackle it Tuesday

My Dining Room Table

Accountability – wht an incredible tool! If I hadn’t had the accountability of Tackle It Tuesday there is no way I would have tackled my scrapbooking disaster that covers my dining room table this week. I have procrastinated for months about cleaning it up, and this week would have been one more excuse.

But no – I had you ladies there, and I couldn’t let you down. So I did it! I tackled and conquered.

One more disaster spot tackled one step closer to the sanity of an organized house. (I will always have projects to do I know – but my goal for the next few months is to restore to order what I have let fall apart due to my blogging habit.)

And – I am happy to report that the play room AND, most importantly, my kitchen table/office are still in good order! Yippee!

So here is my project – the dining room table where I had allowed my scrapbooking to creep up from my basement scrapping area. When I started blogging, I left the stuff on the table, collecting clutter. I would use the area to make cards, but I haven’t done any pages since March. (If I had wanted to scrap, I would have had to clean it up – there was no room to work!)

Now everything is returned to the basement, waiting for me to get my house in order and then I can get back to scrapbooking at least a little bit.

My Project To Tackle

The Dining Room Table – Before

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The Dining Room Table – After

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Join Us For Tackle It Tuesday

Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

I will link to any of you who are also playing along, so add a comment and/or email me. Find out more about Tackle It Tuesday here.

The project can be little or big – whatever you want. Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.

Have fun checking out what projects our fearless Tackle It Tuesday regulars tackled this week:

Mom2fur – Sorta Frugal

Susan – Pyles of Clutter

Maria – Mom of 3 Little Bugs

Jennifer – Parenting News

Sandra – Diary of a SAHM

eph2810 – Sting My Heart

Courtney – Waiting On My Soldier

Michelle – Between diapers and dishes

EmilyRoseJewel’s Personally Blessed Life

Stacey Broken Spirit

Amyable – Among Women

Dana – Think Pink

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.



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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 eph2810 June 12, 2006 at 11:32 pm

You are so right. I have let a lot of hobbies/thing go in my house since I started ‘seriously’ blogging. Now, I don’t even have the time to read and I love reading. I have to tackle my blogging habits next :lol:.
You did an awesome job, Janice. Your table looks loverly without all the materials on top. It truly is amazing that a with a couple of steps we can get a grip on our household. Haven’t been very successful this week though – I only posted my ‘mission’ – not my result yet. But I do have excuse – our son’s birthday :grin:.

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2 eph2810 June 12, 2006 at 11:33 pm

I meant lovely – not loverly. I guess I am really tired. It is after midnight here :oops:.

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3 Amy June 13, 2006 at 2:15 am

Wow! What a transformation!!

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4 mom2fur June 13, 2006 at 3:26 am

Wow, that looks great! What a beautiful dining room you have. Now you should celebrate your hard work with a nice family dinner around that table!
As a fellow scrapbooker, I ‘get where you are coming from.’ All those little papers!!!!
PS–I think I put a link to my site here twice. Sorry!

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5 Courtney June 13, 2006 at 3:35 am

Yay!!!! Great job girl! It looks great:)

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6 kellygirl June 13, 2006 at 6:11 am

Wow! It looks awesome….well, I am feeling convicted! I am going to work on one of the projects today. So Hopefully by evening I’ll be able to post. I know your comment on my blog was not neant to make me feel guilty, but it’s the whole accountability thing. So after I get laundry done I’m going to p.o.p. (pick one project)!

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7 Jenn June 13, 2006 at 6:30 am

WOW look at that mess! OMG….LOL I feel your pain though, with this craft fair I have done NO cleaning for a week! Even last weeks challenge was spent sewing! :( So this week I took yesterday and tackled alot…it’s not up quite yet, but give me an hour or two and I hope it is! :D

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8 Sandra June 13, 2006 at 6:47 am

Wow, you did awesome. I saw the before picture and instantly wanted to run away too LOL
My reaction is to run instead of having to deal with it, so I’m so glad you started this Tackle it Tuesday because now I feel that I HAVE to do something to show on the blog. LOL

Mine is up :)

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9 Paula June 13, 2006 at 7:52 am

Great job, well done!!

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10 Mrs Blythe June 13, 2006 at 8:13 am

Opps left my link but I am not tackling a project – sorry! Although my shed is a project and a half so maybe I will have something to post soon.

Anyway, about that dining table, go on admit it you swept it all into a cardboard box didn’t you? Lol only kidding. It’s a beautiful table as well. Blessings

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11 abc momma June 13, 2006 at 8:21 am

“my goal for the next few months is to restore to order what I have let fall apart due to my blogging habit”

That is a great goal–one I need to set for myself. I’ll be getting my fridge done today.

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12 GiBee June 13, 2006 at 8:32 am

Wow! I wonder what your husband must be thinking about all this cleaning going on!

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13 Chaotic Mom June 13, 2006 at 9:13 am

DARN! THIS is one weekly post I really need to get involved with. Maybe next week? This is neat! Goes well with, “Works for Me Wednesday”, too. ;)

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14 Michelle June 13, 2006 at 9:42 am

Mine’s up! So, do I put myself in the link? How does this work? And wow! You found a home for ALL THOSE PAPERS!!! Excelent!

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15 Susanne June 13, 2006 at 9:58 am

Nice wood on that table! Hi Janice. Thanks for visiting my place today and leaving a comment. This Tuesday post looks verrry interesting. I’ll have to keep coming back so it will motivate me too!

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16 Stacey June 13, 2006 at 11:27 am

Yikes!!
Seeing all your scrapbooking stuff reminds me that I haven’t worked on mine in a YEAR! Good grief.
The dining table looks great!
I had the same thoughts about Tackle it Tuesday…if it weren’t for you guys, I never would have gotten around to cleaning under my girls’ bed. I would have just kept coming up with more excuses.
This is such a great idea!
I played today too.

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17 EmilyRoseJewel June 13, 2006 at 11:58 am

Wow, that was a huge job! Excellent work! I so agree that this is great accountability. I felt the pressure this morning and got a task done. It is up now on my blog. Thanks for keeping me going. No stopping till my corners are clean. DH is also grateful for this tag. When the house is clean he is happy.

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18 Maria June 13, 2006 at 12:06 pm

Mine is up finally…..

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19 Dana June 13, 2006 at 1:09 pm

you did GREAT!
mine is almost as amazing! except that it will be held over until tomorrow for finishing details!

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20 Lauren June 13, 2006 at 4:22 pm

Look at that table shine! Proof that your scrapping stuff has at least been a protective barrier since March.

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21 Elizabeth June 13, 2006 at 5:26 pm

Your dining table looks fabulous, as does the rest of your house, but what I’d really like to see is where you put all of the scrapping stuff! Neatly stored in labeled bins, right?!

I moved my blog to Wordpress.com just so you know. New email address too.

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22 Supermom June 13, 2006 at 6:20 pm

HALLELUAH!!!!!!!!! Someone else who has a table that looks like mine!!!!!!

Great job cleaning it off :-)

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23 Shereen June 13, 2006 at 7:33 pm

I just wanted to thank you for visiting my blog today. I’m happy you got over your fear of the spider. lol I am half asleep, but I was intrigued to see your tackle it Tuesday post. I will thouroughly check out your website tomorrow morning. Thanks.

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24 Julie June 14, 2006 at 6:53 am

Awesome job! I am going to attempt to tackle something next Tuesday — this is week 3 of big events and goings-on for us, so hopefully next week I will have time to tackle something. One thing is for sure — I’ll have plenty to choose from after being so busy the last couple of weeks… stuff is piling up!

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25 Jenn June 14, 2006 at 8:07 pm

Wow, that is just awesome. I am getting really inspired by all these Tackle it Tuesdays, maybe I’ll get in on it one of these weeks :)

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26 Susan S. June 14, 2006 at 9:54 pm

WOW, my whole house looks like your table right now LOL! I definately need to jump on this “Tackle it Tuesday” bandwagon.
Look for before and after photos from ME next tuesday :-)

Susan
http://www.sweet-pea-creations.com

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27 Tracie June 27, 2006 at 5:59 pm

Thanks for stopping by Janice, I don’t know how you got to my house, stole my table, altered it to look like that and put all of my stuff back on it! :)

I might just have to try out this Tackle it Tuesday thing in the future.

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