So you might remember I got a bee in my bonnet and claimed all chill-like that I wanted to decorate.
Bees in my bonnet, indeed.
I went a little bit crazy-town.
I chanted to myself for three hours each morning, “You can’t ruin it if you don’t like it to begin with”, thank you, Nester.
That one statement led me to chop off 2 inches of the yoga pants I never wear because they are too long and then don them happily to the grocery store.
I went to Marshall’s and bought an autumn scented candle and – get this – burned it.
I let that warm little flame dance and twinkle, then I went and bought 5 more, I loved it so much.
I got so amped up about the whole decorating binge that I tucked a measuring tape into my purse and scoured the isles of home decorating stores for fabric and furniture pieces.
I actually found the perfect “piece”.
And then, I froze.
Because I realized something.
In order to decorate, one needs to pare down a bit (and paint, but that’s a whole separate issue. . . . )
Like totally declutter.
Which brings me to many things, but some of the many, are books.
I love books.
But if I’m serious about doing this thang – the sprucing up, decorating thang – then I best be clearing away some of the excess.
So, I’ve piled a stash of extras.
Actually, I’ve made two piles. One for charity, and one for friends – and by friends I mean you.
Is this weird? Tacky?
Maybe. But nothing’s ever really stopped me from being weird and tacky before. . . .
So this is the deal.
I’ve got some loot. It’s all still totally good, it’s just that I’ve got extra.
And who doesn’t like, good, free stuff? (Don’t tell me if you don’t.)
So I’m going to give some to you. It’ll be like web-shopping a yard sale, picking the thing you like, and having the seller tell you it’s free and she’ll send it to you, her treat. All you have to do is put your feet up and wait for the nice USPS worker to drop it on your porch.
I’m going to post a few things here and there. Odd ball bits and pieces, and you’re going to leave a comment in the Rafflecopter telling me which thing you’d like. The Rafflecopter will pick the winner, and I’ll send you your fave thing!
It’s that easy.
And we could do this for a while.
I’ve got lots of extras.
I’m sort of thinking that now and then I’ll might go Sesame Street on you all.
You know, four things, and one not like the other – just to keep it interesting.
Aaand, maybe not. That’s sort of sounds like a pain.
The first weird and tacky giveaway starts today!
Next time, I’ll be back with food.
Thing no. 1:
Books for October – this creepy time of year. Scoob Doobs glows in the dark, and No More Monsters For Me was always one of my faves – just not one of my kids’. . . . All are in excellent condition. There might be a name inside one of the covers, but I’ll just block that out with sharpie if need be, and maybe add a little, “I Love You, Dear Reader, xoxo!!”
If you’re into fancy things like classic authors, then you’ll enjoy this book way more than my dad. It’s in great condition too. You’d never know no-one ever read it.
Oh yessss. Time for baby prep. It’s a Ralph Lauren size 3/3T. My gal only wore it about 2 times because she’s more of a hippie than a jockey – so it’s pretty much brand new. I didn’t iron for the picture (because I’m pretty much allergic to ironing), but I’d do it for you.
That’s all for now. I need to go dig through more closets.
Tell me what you want, and the Rafflecopter will tell me who to mail to. We’ll close this shindig on Friday, friends!