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Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #122… And the Great Garage Clean Up Challenge…

May 28th, 2012 · 10 Comments

It is already Monday in some parts of the world, which kind of tells you just what sort of weekend we just had. Busy, busy, busy… Anyway let’s see if I can catch up just a little bit!!!


Lets’s start with our favorite fun links from around the web this week, and finally move on to the dreaded garage…

  1. Did you know: That Barnes and Noble do read aloud picture books: Pop over for a bit of fun…
  2. I loved the Whimsical Forest School on Nuture Store this week… Lots of playful ideas!!!
  3. Don’t you love a good snack!!! Take a peep at this one: 12 Great Writers and their Favorite Snacks..
  4. Love this… As soon as we get done with our garage project we are headed for a garden revival… This post: 7 Kitchen Waste Items to Use in the Garden from Apartment Therapy is gonna be useful!!!
  5. Last year my swap partner didn’t come to the party and this year I missed it all together… How did I miss it!!! I just love the Ultimate Blog Swap… hours and hours of great reads… start anywhere and just keep on reading one fabulous and inspiring post after another… Just pick a peaceful time, settle in and enjoy the read!!!
  6. My kids are poetry fans… I loved the ideas in this fun poetry post on Creekside Learning.
  7. Take a trip to one of my favorites: Imagine Childhood for a fabulous author interview and giveaway this week…
  8. And the se7en + 1th Thing…

  9. This week was the week to sort out the last bits and pieces in our garage – a tidy up before we enter the home stretch… It was a bit of a tackle of all the boxes of goodies on the shelves… I know a heap of eclectic boxes isn’t the most attractive storage but it does work and it cost me nothing.


    With a bunch of boys always ready to “help in the garage” it is quite easy for things to migrate from their intended box to any box. Each box is labeled and contains vitally important stuff: remember this is a household with six guys in it: strings, wire, other strings, plugs, more strings, tools and then just a couple of boxes of ho-hum string. I did enlist help here, I didn’t just go blindly through box after box tossing pieces of “useful” pieces of string. I was respectful. I was understanding. And that wall does look pretty much the same as when we started, except now the boxes actually have the items in them that they say they should on the labels.
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    Otherwise I made an error in my plan and I will have to address it this week!!! Initially this was a wall of boxes… to the ceiling boxes and we got rid of them and reduced them to just those few boxes under the desk… With the whole wall cleared I thought it looked a bit bare and wouldn’t it be nice to have a long surface for projects… Last week we got rid of the boxes to the recycling and this desk has been up exactly a week… Can you see what happened? It isn’t a work surface at all – it is a drop zone!!! Not my intention at all!!! And the work surface will have to go. But I do have a plan for that wall…

    Our last project for our garage clean out challenge is do build a wrack for this pile of vehicles… and I know that while the rest of the garage has been surprisingly quick to clean out… this will take us a little longer and we can’t really leave it to the last day… So this is the week to actually make a bike rack. Wish me luck, we have never done a project like this before!!!

    That’s us – Hope you are having a fun weekend!!!

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Tags: Fabulous Fun · Organizing Se7en

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Julie @ Creekside Learning // May 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you for featuring our poetry post. What a great list of finds.

  • 2 Hilda // May 28, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Good job recognizing that your work surface turned into a drop zone and took steps to fix it. I have sometimes let things pile up for so long before recognizing my mistake & then it’s a huge job to find proper places for those items. Good luck with the bike rack!
    Hilda´s last blog post ..Garage Clean Out Part 2

  • 3 se7en // May 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Hay Julie, You are welcome!!! I know a fabulous post when I see it!!! Really enjoyed roaming around your site!!! Have a great week!!!

  • 4 se7en // May 28, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Oh Hilda, I was so excited to think of all the projects that could happen on that surface… until I realized that EVERY thing was landing there… So we will have to figure that kurt this week!!! All the best with finishing up – hope you have a fabulous week!!!

  • 5 Angie // May 28, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    It’s looking great! Can’t wait to see the bike rack.

    Our back yard/soon-to-be garden is also the next major project. It’s onto the weed clutter and soil prep. Maybe we’ll have a winter garden at this rate. : )

  • 6 se7en // May 28, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Hi Angie, Good for you on keeping at it, despite all your trials!!! I am dying to get into the garden… before winter actually settles and we freeze over… but I am determined to finish the garage first. As for the bike rack… well there is a lot of plotting and planning, but precious little action … it is still only Monday!!! Hope you have a good and productive week!!!

  • 7 Nicole // May 29, 2012 at 12:50 am

    I’m visiting from Orgjunkie! Your space is looking great! I’ll be interested to see what you come up with for bike storage…I’m running into the same problem!
    Nicole´s last blog post ..Goals for the Week

  • 8 katherine marie // May 29, 2012 at 5:00 am

    THANK YOU for your organizational inspiration and your link inspiration!!!! 🙂

  • 9 se7en // May 29, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Thanks Nicole… It hasn’t been quite as bad as I thought it would be, though I have to say that it is pouring with rain here and no-one is venturing down to the garage!!! At this stage I will be interested to see how we resolve the bike problem too!!! All the best with you garage… have a good week!!!

  • 10 se7en // May 29, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Thank you Katherine-Marie… For always stopping by and commenting, I love it!!! Have a fabulous day!!!

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