Thursday, June 21, 2012

Organizing a "Sister's" Jewelry!

 You know that you have too much stuff when.....
In an effort to "simplify", organization of what one has collected seems to be the key. As someone who likes jewelry (mostly costume!), I am forever looking for a great way to organize all of it so that it is easy to choose the item I am looking for, and so that things are not "forgotten" in a drawer somewhere...
  This lovely box has lots of compartments, large and small to store one's "bling"....
 This one is great because the sections swing out, and seem to have a number of different size squares for storing items of different sizes....
but this is the one I WANT! Just look at all of those great drawers! A place for everything! Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, scarves, all in one spot....with lots of extra drawers for future collecting!
The fellow at Home Depot looking at this item for other purposes was aghast when I blurted out "This is the PERFECT jewelry box!"
Probably not happening, but a "sister" can dream!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


  Meet Mrs. Clarkson....a very special teacher indeed. Mrs. Clarkson lives in Joplin, Missouri, which was hit by a tornado on May 22,2011. The tornado destroyed a third of the town. The school at which Mrs. Clarkson works was completely leveled, as was the church. I recall seeing the news reports from the town after the disaster, and can only imagine what effect this devastation had on the community, and how they must re-live it to this day.
   Mrs. Clarkson loves to collect nun dolls, and her entire collection was destroyed, since it was on display at the time in her classroom. The families of the students wished to bestow upon her new "nuns" for her new collection this past Christmas. Two of the "moms" contacted me regarding "sisters" which would pertain to Mrs. Clarkson. She received these nun dolls at a presentation, along with a little gift from "Nun of a Kind" to help replenish her collection. Her new collection is displayed on the shelf behind her in the photo. I understand that every student in the class added a new nun doll/figurine to help the new collection grow. Mrs. Joplin is a very special teacher indeed, judging from the nice stories I heard about her! I am sure that she appreciates the caring student/parent community involved in making her personal loss a little less so....