Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Summer Clean-up Challenge...

Cynthia posted a scrapbooking challenge over on her blog but since I don't scrap (there's only time for one hobby and blogging is it for me) I've decided to issue my own challenge.LOL I'm challenging myself to get my worst room back into order.


This here's the before picture...

If anyone would like to join me in the quest to get under control what has gotten out of control, just post a before photo on your blog, pick a Meme photo below, link back to this post, and write me a comment under this post. I'll even give a $10 gift certificate from Amazon.com to the one who is most improved. I'll let my kids decide the winner at the end of the month.

Here's Allison's image...


Here's Jon's image...


Blessings,

Lisa

17 comments:

Cynthia said...

Sounds like a great meme, Lisa! Hmmm.. I wonder if there's some way to count your toy room as "scrapbooking" (LOL)! Also, fyi..... I should clarify that I consider blogging scrapbooking! Why you ask? Because you are journaling, both in word and picture, your life's story and that's the bottom line for scrapbooking in my book.... recording the memories. I really don't care what "format" that's done in... so if you have any digital photos you need to organize - you know put them in the right files, delete the bad ones, etc.. then it's 100% fine with me for you to become a Scrapbook Participant and I think I'll go back and add this info to my blog as well incase there are other bloggers who think they don't qualify... really... the bottom line for me again, is preserving the memories and the photos and you're doing exactly that with blogging!

Lisa in Jax said...

LOL I wish!

I have to say that I agree. I consider this my scrapbook but I really don't have anything to organize. I guess my computer is my most organized room in the house.LOL Now, my computer table could definitely be my next challenge. It's a horrible mess since I keep all my paperbackswap books under it and all my for sale books and all my paperwork.LOL I really need a better system but that'll have to wait. I'd really like to get that toy room cleaned up before Evie gets back.lol

Jodi said...

I agree that our blogs are also a form of scrapbooking.

Well I've just taken some very suitable pictures for the clean up challenge and will post them later. Fun (and much needed!) idea.

Liz said...

In the summer we're supposed to have FUN challenges! This is no fair. Cleaning? Can I pick a really SMALL room or one that's mostly clean? What we need is the challenge to GET YOUR WALLS BACK ON in your bathroom. Yes, that's the one for us!

Really, I should work on my porch (garage). I would too, if it would ever stop raining. But I don't think Yvonne & I will be having tea out there any time soon -- too many spiders. Blech!

Debbie said...

I'm in Lisa. Just posted pictures on my blog that should make all of you feel so much better about your messy areas! :-p

Thanks for hosting this challenge. I need the extra boost.

Cynthia said...

Lisa,
I LOVE both of the challenge icons.. you should have kept one of them for a FALL challenge since this is a summer challenge then those of us that are addicted to placing KEWL icons on our blogs could post both of them... one now and one later. I purposely made my scrapbooking one a "year" instead of a seasonal one and I already have two favorite icons for it since Jen made two for me to chose from. I like BOTH of them so I'll use the other one for 2008. What program did the kids use to create the icons? Again, they are AWESOME! Be sure to tell them that I LOVE the bold/bright colors!

Lisa in Jax said...

Thanks Jodi! I'm looking forward to getting that room done.

Liz,

The summer is not for fun here in the south. This is our school year. It's too incredibly hot to enjoy so we hunker down like snow-trapped northerners in the dead of winter and don't come out til our fun season.....winter!LOLOL

I think your bathroom would be a good thing to finish. I've been wondering when your last shower/bath was....what a month ago?LOLOLOL

Lisa in Jax said...

Great Debbie! I'm glad I'm not alone.LOL

Cynthia,

Jon used Paint.net and Allison used Photoshop. I think you are right that I should have saved one for later but I only asked one of them to make one and then they took it as a challenge and I didn't want either to play the favorites game so I posted both.lolol

I will definitely tell them that you liked the art work. They love compliments.lolol

Shushan said...

both icons are nice, but, FWIW, I prefer the first one.

hhmmm...I am always trying to take this challenge on my own, but I am not sure I want to share a picture of our worst room! lol

[artfully changing the subject] You could make a scrapbook page about your challenge if you wanted, using both icons as part of the art [big grin]

Susan in Va

Lisa in Jax said...

Susan,

You're my dd's new best friend.LOL She's happy to know that her's is best in your eyes.lolol

I think it helps to see what you started with to decide how far you've come but if you want to just post a clean room, then we'd love to see it.

And I really tried scrapping. I am not good at it and it was frustrating to me.lolol

Ginger said...

Lisa, I am humiliated beyond belief because I have more than one "worst room" that needs cleaning. But I have faced my flaws and will be posting pictures of this challenge. I have started and finished my FIRST worst room today. You have definitely challenged me. Embarrassment is a great motivator for me, evidently. :^D So check out my mess.

Ginger said...

Okay, Lisa. Did you see my "before" and "after" pictures of yesterday's mess?

Today I decided to tackle the REAL messiest room. It's really bad, so I'll be doing it in stages. Today was Stage I.

Kristine said...

Don't you hate when rooms explode like this?!

I like the images that your kids did. I don't have any clue how to do ANYthing like that.

This is SO not a fair challenge! All of our rooms are already clean . . . although I could do my basement with packed boxes everywhere, and then post a pic when all of those are gone, lol!

Lisa in Jax said...

Ginger,

I'm off to check out your rooms! I can't wait to see your progress. It was really hard for me to post my photo.lol

Kristine,

You could always join on the flip side. I'm sure you'll have lots of rooms to choose from once you move.lol

Lisa in Jax said...

Wow! You're doing a great job Ginger! I need to get a move on.lolol

MJ said...

WOW! I need this! LOL! We have begun, one room down, several more to go! EEEKKK! It's almost embarrassing to post the before pictures, but I did it! LOL!
Melissa in MT

Renee in Garmisch Germany said...

Drats, I missed this earlier. Our cleanup challenge was moving our household from one apartment to another. But I was fast and almost all of the boxes are unpacked and put away in just one week's time. Now all I need to do is finish cleaning the old apartment. I"ve done four bedrooms.. one more to go plus bathrooms, kitchen, and living areas