So! I've been on an organizing bender. A stressful month of October led to a LOT of organizing and rearranging and purging at my house the last few weeks and there's more to come! (I'm sure my husband is more than thrilled to read this! Hi Bud! Hold on to your hat … or I might donate it to Goodwill! Tee hee!) I've gone through loads of kid clothes, bagged up old toys and halved our stuffed animal population, dropped off bags and bags to our local drop box. It feels AMAZING!
The whole process began when one day I – finally fed up with Sydney's dramatic hollering in the morning to GET! ME! MAMA! I GOTTA GO POTTY! – wrestled the guest room mattress into her room and set up a new camp.
There have been a few bumps, but the Big Girl Bed has gone over like gangbusters!
Napping in her Big Girl Bed LIKE A BOSS.
We decided to keep the crib in her room for emergencies (like, Hey! You got out of your bed 49 times! If you get up one more back to the HOLE with you!) and by the time my family comes to visit in January we hope to have her brother moved in there. And what are we doing with the spare room I ask you? Making it into the bad assest playroom of all time! I scored a $50 4×4 Expedit on Craigslist and it is shaping up to be AMAZING. The kids actually PLAY in there! Imagine!
Anyway, stuff has gotta go. A lot of it is easy to part with, but I actually have some decent stuff that I don't know what to do with … namely books. We have so, so many books. What do you do? We were both English majors with MFAs in creative writing. We like to keep books! We like to read them! We stack them everywhere until we are drowning! We (thus far!) refuse digital readers!
So! My point! I am getting to it! I have some books that I thought maybe YOU might like. I'm going to give them away one at a time and a few other things too. It's pretty simple: I throw up a post with the item I'm giving away and you comment and then I plug the numbers into random.org and post the winner and mail you the thing you won! And there's a pretty good chance you could win (MULTIPLE TIMES!) over here on inside dog versus, say, a pretty redheaded Oklahoma lady who gives away fancy non-used thingies alls the time! Now don't get all excited. This stuff isn't all that fancy. But it's free! And it's fun to get things in the mail!
Mostly, this is November, and my mind is turning to the things I am thankful for. One of the things I am thankful for is this blog. I have loved getting to know so many awesome people through this blog and hope to meet more of you! I am thankful to have a space where I can speak my mind, write about my family and my dogs and my little spray-paint projects. I feel blessed to have the chance to connect with awesome people who I would not otherwise know.
So if you're out there and you'd like to win today's prize? Just leave a comment and answer this question: My LEAST favorite Thanksgiving food is (fill in the blank)."
And the prize is?
My once-read copy of Bossypants by Tina Fey!
It was a fun read. If you love SNL or 30 Rock or writing or just need a light read, this is a good one. (Beware the f-bomb, though, sensitive friends. It's in there.)
So that's it! Leave your comments after the beep. Good luck!
(My LEAST favorite Thanksgiving food, by the way? Pumpkin cheesecake. One of the times I barfed while visiting my family in Colorado was right after I ate A LOT of pumpkin cheesecake. Pumpkin cheesecake that I insisted on making and serving. Even though I had to RE-make it after an unfortunate incident involving a mixer and a rat DON'T ASK. So yes, I stick to pumpkin pie. And cheesecake is on the Bad List. Forever.)
Comments will be open until Sunday night at midnight (PST). Please comment only once and enter a valid email address so I can contact you for your mailing address. I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, November 15 along with the next giveaway!
This is NOT a sponsored giveaway. I bought these items and no one is paying me to give them away! Shipping is coming out of my own pocket and I'll send them along as soon as I get the time.