Monday, August 23, 2010


As some of you already know,
I'm moving next year.

Not only to a new home,
but to a new city.
Well.... actually,
to a new "old" country.

My family and I are moving to Argentina in July.

Big ...huge move that involves lotst of:
Do we take it?
Do we leave it?
Do we want it?
Do we need it?

The list of things to move with us will change numerous times on the months to come,
but some things like my magazines, need my attention right away.
My baskets,


and piles...

are being tackled,
reduced (the magic word!).

While watching HGTV,
I sit on my rocking chair...
(shhh she will not be making the trip, but doesn't know it yet!)
and go thru them all...

so far I have a
Recycling Ideas Folder...

a Cool Crafts Folder....

An Inspiration Folder...

and a Fave Quotes Folder...

I also have a
"They are crazy folder".

That's where I keep people's thoughts about our move...
and it's already full.


LuLu Kellogg said...

Are both of you girls moving or just one family? Ohhhhhhhh, are you excited?

Sooo much to do!! We will be moving to the coast after our house sells and I am so excited because Lisa and I will be right across the street from each other and I see lots of trotting back and forth in jammies with coffee in hand!!



Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, what an exciting time and I am sure stressful too! So many decisions, good luck making them!


a Broad said...

I had baskets like yours, full of all my favorite magazines.. much of them the same as yours also!
I brought a few Bon Appetit and Gourmet mags with my cookbooks ( which I also whittled down ) but I will tell you this now- in hindsight.. I wish I had brought them all with me.
So if you really love them and can manage to bring them, bring as many as you can.

littlethings1 said...

That will be a BIG move !! Glad I am not the only one with a magazine addiction , at least you are doing something about it ! A lot of mine just go to the thrift store because I am too lazy to go through them all ! Looks like you are doing a fabulous job ! I will have to take lessons !

oldgreymare said...

Please make a WHOO HOO for you- so happy for you folder and let my wishes be the first inclusion.

You go girl!



The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

I can't imagine (looking around THIS place) packing up and deciding what to take
& not take....and the magazines...we're with ya girls!!
Thank heavens your starting now :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

I came to Kuwait nearly 16 years ago with only a trunk full of clothes, thinking I would only be here a couple of years. Ha! Now I have so much stuff, I don't know what to do with it all. Argentina has got to be better than this country. My friends, hobbies and frame of mind are what keep me going. Great idea for the folders. There will always be naysayers. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I do the same thing with my magazines. I can't just throw them away without pulling out inspiration pictures.

You must be really excited about this move. I wish you the best of luck. Hugs, Sherry

sissie said...

When we moved to the coast I had a very hard time letting go of my magazines and I still miss them to this day. I vowed that if we move again, I will not give up one single magazine.

Best wishes on your move.


Sue said...

You are truly toooo damn organized for your own good! This is jealously speaking!

Take care, Sue

Wendy said...

Reduce...that is such a tough word! Looks like you are off to a good start!

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

What a big move! It must be beautiful there. I, too, have zillions of magazines I've saved for so many years. I try to go thru them and "reduce" but it's so hard! I'd take as many as I can if I were you but you seem to be much more organized than I am and that will definitely help with your move. Will your sister be moving as well?

Have a great week!


A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...what an adventure!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Good for you Marcela for organizeing. I'm so neurotic I just can't cut up some of my favorite magazines, lol.

Sol said...

Encontre tu pagina de casualidad y quiero desearte mucha suerte en tu "operacion retorno".
Espero que Argentina pueda recibirte como lo esperas. Mi imagino que debe ser una bendicion poder "volver".
Si cuando estas aca llegas a dedicarte a hacer las cosas tan lindas que haces alla por favor AVISA
Mucha merde! (como se dice comunmente aca!)