Saturday, 20 September 2008

GPP Street Team Crusade No. 23 - Clean your plate


For this Crusade Michelle has challenged us to Clean Your Plate. She has asked up to wrap up loose ends to make way for something new. Michelle also suggests that cleaning your plate can be interpreted in our own way, whether it be simply preparing our home for a new season, i.e. downunder Spring has just started, clearing out our studio, etc.

I've been in my new home for just over 12 months, and still have many, many boxes yet to unpack. Having gone back to full time work hasn't helped and putting in extra hours hasn't been condusive either!

Last weekend I started work on cleaning the kitchen and dining room.... I admit to being a hoarder and managed to throw out quite a lot of items that I was holding on to! I'm one of those people who if they happen to have a horizontal surface it is quickly filled! As my studio is still in a complete case of kaos, I tend to do a lot of my work at the kitchen bench....

I actually took a photo to show a few friends.... and the comment was... whose kitchen is that!


Also put up a new piece of art on my bedroom wall... which has been blank for way too long.


Today I also decided to grab the camera and take advantage of the great weather (hard to believe that 10 days ago we were wearing multiple layers and today a tshirt!).

I've put up some of the photos of the flowers and fruit trees in my yard.... another thing I promised to do last year and didn't....


10 comments:

PCarriker said...

Hi Janine! Love the photos of your home. I think it is so fun to get a peek of where each other creates/lives. The too funny thing is that our bedrooms are the same color and, the faux finish on the wall behind the bed is identical! We did a faux suede, is that what you used? And the wall color is called melted chocolate, how could you not love that?
Pam

michelle ward said...

janine - so fun to see more photos of your home. bravo to you for clearing out the boxes. sometimes it's a good thing to wait that long because you've proven you can live without the stuff inside *wink* i'm cracking up at you horizontal surfaces observation. now if they could only invent a dining table that flips vertical after a meal so i don't pile things on it in between.

thanks for sharing with the team. xo

Marylinn Kelly said...

Janine, Your horizontal surfaces...also my story...only mine don't yet look like yours. Enjoyed reading of your travels and seeing your beautiful nature photography. I appreciated your comment.

Robin said...

Your kitchen is just lovely.

Julie H said...

Well done! And you have the perfect accessory on your bed LOl

inge said...

hello jeanine,

thanks for visiting pinkepinke !
I had to laugh when I read your friends couldn't recognize your kitchen... I can image how it looks like when you're creating as I know how mine looks... I'm glad I have a room to create.
i hope you find to time to clear out your boxes and create an own "creative room" !

greetings
Inge from Belgium

Lost Aussie said...

Place looks absolutely FAB!

LostLuggage said...

Your house looks so pretty! Well done..and I love how you added pictures of your flowers too!

Gretz said...

How nice to see your home and your cute puppy dog!

My craft table is full so I am working on the dinning table....

Anna said...

I absolutely laughed out loud about the horizontal surfaces - every time I turn around they're full!! Your home is lovely, love the wall behind the bed. I'm also a hoarder - doesn't it feel great when you can finally get rid of some of it?? Congrats and good luck!!