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Friday, October 19, 2007

Cold Turkey

Notice anything missing? I packed up the 200 or so kid videos and DVDs that my mom had acquired in the last five years — they were sitting in front of the books. We're going cold turkey and it's working out just fine. Boy, am I surprised.

This also explains my absence from posting. I'm still making stuff, just don't have the same amount of screen time to publish. We're also moving out to the granny unit, so things are a bit chaotic. The move is tempting me to sell off a bunch of stuff (supplies and old craft stock), so keep your eyes peeled for some sort of shop or something.

Thanks to all the lurkers who invited me to visit their blogs. Anyone else? I love finding new crafty folks.

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Blogger lekkercraft said...

200 videos!! Well, it looks nice there now, with the vintage books with peeling spines and muted colors.

Fri Oct 19, 11:16:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Blaize said...

I would be worried, except that we talked about it and the fact that it works, and is working well. Enjoy! Books!

Fri Oct 19, 12:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Donna said...

I love when people post pictures of their bookshelves so I can try and identify titles 8-) There are a few that look familiar.

Fri Oct 19, 12:24:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous mj said...

Way to go! It's pretty inspiring to be able to cut down like that.

Fri Oct 19, 12:42:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous nova said...

I have a thing for old books on newer/newish shelves. Your books are so tidy! Congrats on the success with the cold turkey alternative. If only...

Fri Oct 19, 12:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger miss lila said...

here's another lurker coming out of the shadows - really, i've been reading entirely too long to have not spoken up before. your blog is lovely - and so are your books! i was also scrutinizing the picture to see what titles i recognized; i love seeing shelves filled with books.

Fri Oct 19, 01:03:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Ethereal Atlas said...

Just discovered your blog and am really enjoying it! I don't post a huge amount but my blog is at

Fri Oct 19, 01:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger nikkishell said...

I would seriously LOVE to do the same thing and even get rid of the TV altogether but i'd need DH on my side for that and at the moment he's not :(
I'm thinking of having a tv ban during the day and only having an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening. We used to do this but it's gradually crept in again and they're having it on throughout the day far too much.

Fri Oct 19, 03:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Pixie said...

Hello, delurking, late as usual. you got me?? not so crafty these days, but that's going to change next year. next month. just as soon as I finish this last essay, for my last paper. then there'll be no studying, lots of sewing. Hello, hello, from New Zealand

Fri Oct 19, 03:59:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Angelina said...

Is the grannie unit your cabin or something else all together?

Fri Oct 19, 04:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger this vignette said...

Just started my blog. No craftiness yet but it's coming next week!

Fri Oct 19, 04:36:00 PM PDT  
Blogger futuregirl said...

Awesome! Whatever works for you. :) As far as crafting ... it's the doing that's important, so even though you don't have the time to share the actual projects with us, we are all getting your great maker-vibes anyway. :)

Fri Oct 19, 06:12:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Debby said...

Around here everyone seems to use the DVD's/video's less as they get older (think because reading and other things become easier for them). Have fun with packing and moving. I got rid of craft items a few years ago. Ended up donating it to a youth charity. Some was kept for them to make stuff and the rest went into their thrift shop (everything was gone in one trip, no second thoughts about keeping anything).

Sat Oct 20, 09:31:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok - am delurking also...really enjoy your site as well. very inspiring. thanks for all that you share! :)

Sat Oct 20, 12:33:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ChardGirl said...

Way to go. We did the same thing when our kids were about at the same ages, and we've not looked back. Now they are 10 and 12 years old, love to read, and watch about 1-3 hours per WEEK of stuff we either get from the library or netflix.

bring those darlings down south anytime.


Sat Oct 20, 06:02:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Swirlyarts said...

Oooh - great bookcase! You can come and visit my blog if you get bored :)

Sun Oct 21, 05:53:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous JoAnna said...

Oh, I am impressed. we have cut back quite a bit, but still have "those days". Mostly on cleaining days. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mon Oct 22, 05:39:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Shannon said...

I have been reading craft blogs for a couple years now and about a month ago I started my own. It is mostly a way to keep my parents and in-laws up to date with our busy family, but I am into making my own stuff so there is also crafting, cooking, etc. It's called
I would love it if you came and took a look. I love your blog so much and would appreciate any ideas you might have.

Sat Oct 27, 12:42:00 PM PDT  
Blogger alexis said...

your blog is lovely. Now I realize a rainbow is just what my bookshelf has been missing all these years. I just started a blog:
come visit!

Sat Oct 27, 09:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jessie Mae said...

I'm delurking to say hi! And I've been loving your blog. And I'm massively jealous of your big, organized looking bookcase.

And if you're still looking for new blogs to look at, come to mine!

I'm trying very hard to be awesome.

Fri Nov 02, 08:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Annette said...

Ah, I see you have a copy of "I Married Adventure" with its lovely animal print cover. I have had this book since I was about 12 years old. I love it, and seeing it on your blog makes me want to pull it out and read it again. Thank you.

Thu Nov 15, 10:02:00 AM PST  

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