Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a...Melissa!?! What are you doing still working?
q twas the night before christmas, Can you find my sidekick in the clutter
Can you find my sidekick in the clutter?
I'm still up working because I have so many projects to finish, I couldn't do it without Gigi!!! This is just the living room!!!
q twas the night before christmas, OK Gigi s losing interest she can t find me
OK, Gigi's losing interest-she can't find me!
Upstairs looking down...What a mess!!! So many things to do!!!
q twas the night before christmas, This looks like a happy space no eating haha
This looks like a happy space, no eating haha
So I have a lot of stuff all over the place, but it's all ready to be made into something unique that you can learn a process from and get ideas for ways to decorate your home. You've seen my mess now, and I'll show it to you later when it's not a cardboard, plastic bag pile o'glitter ;->
  19 answers
  • Haysha S. Haysha S. on Dec 25, 2016
    HaHa! Happy Holidays!!

    • Melissa V Melissa V on Dec 25, 2016
      And Happiest of Holidays to you and yours!!! Glad you got a chuckle out of this

  • Swinnen Lisette Swinnen Lisette on Dec 25, 2016
    you need to get up early, I think. Merry Christmas !

    • Melissa V Melissa V on Dec 25, 2016
      That already WAS being up early!!! 😜 And a very Merry Christmas to you too!!!

  • Carol Clark Carol Clark on Dec 25, 2016
    It's very comforting to see I'm not alone!

    • Melissa V Melissa V on Dec 25, 2016
      Whew, thanks Carolann...since I found this great place called Hometalk, it's changed my life!!! Haha!!! My poor dog can't find a place to lay down by me anymore with all my stuff for project ideas....Seasons Greetings/Peace on Earth

  • William William on Dec 25, 2016
    HA HA! A place for everything and everything in its place =:)

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    • William William on Dec 25, 2016
      My shop is the same way! I know where everything is. If my son takes anything and just puts it back anywhere, I get on his case. Happy Holidays Melissa.

  • Love this! My stuff is so neatly stashed, I can't find a darn thing! 😃

  • Melissa V Melissa V on Dec 26, 2016
    I'm hoping to post a follow up with my home in progress/always changing, but all of my Hometalk needs put neatly away!
    Happy New Year🎉!!!

  • Mary Coakley Mary Coakley on Dec 27, 2016
    A bit like my bedroom I swear gremlins are the culprits,Happy Christmas.

    • Melissa V Melissa V on Dec 28, 2016
      Hey Mary! I don't even want to start with the rest of my house-bedroom included🙄
      Happy New Year!!!

  • Sophia,M.,McConnery Sophia,M.,McConnery on Dec 28, 2016
    Hope you had a great Christmas!

  • Mary Coakley Mary Coakley on Dec 28, 2016
    Many Happy returns to you to Melissa

  • JEWEL C JEWEL C on Dec 28, 2016
    Creative minds think alike. I cleaned and stowed everything away once and couldn't find a thing. Now it's all better again all over the place.

    • Melissa V Melissa V on Dec 29, 2016
      Hey Jewel~Yes! Now I know there are several more people like me out there!!! Well, really I do have to get SOME control here, (that in itself is a project-haha!). I still haven't finished all of my holiday ideas though! Resolutions, right?!🎉🎈🎊

  • Dianna F Dianna F on Dec 29, 2016
    I had that a lot until I bought some shelving and bins and moved it all into a craft room (spare bedroom). wow no more clutter and it is organized into a room. When I want to do a project, I bring it out and complete before I bring out another. I have my livingroom and diningroom back for entertaining.

    • Melissa V Melissa V on Dec 30, 2016
      Lucky you!!! My spare bedroom is just that-it has an antique bedroom set my folks got for me on my 16th birthday (it was already an antique back then ☺️). I am trying to figure out something in a spare closet-in my spare time!!!

  • Kim Salmi Kim Salmi on Dec 30, 2016
    Creative minds are rarely tidy they say .....I say I agree ....with whoever " they " are : ) ........(because by this standard I'm creative genius lol )

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    • Kim Salmi Kim Salmi on Dec 30, 2016
      That's a good one! ...never heard it before .....Have A Happy And Never Dull New Year : )

  • Donna Donna on Dec 30, 2016
    It's so good to know I'm not alone. My bedroom is very large so it has naturally become my craft room too. (or at least that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!) What a mess but it's a creative mess! Have a wonderful holiday season and a fantastic New Year to all.

    • Melissa V Melissa V on Jan 03, 2017
      Hey Donna, sorry, I thought I'd already replied to you...Here's one that I've shared before, my mom had this on the fridge "Dull Women Have Immaculate Homes". I've never been accused of being a dull woman!!!

  • Sheila D Sheila D on Dec 31, 2016
    ...and everything in its place...yeah right. EVERYTHING IN ITS OWN TIME. Now I have to find my round-to-it. Happy New Year to all y'all!

    • Melissa V Melissa V on Jan 03, 2017
      Sheila, that's funny you mention the round to it... Do you remember when they made 2-3" clay rounds that had "TUIT" carved in before they were fired. So when you gave them to someone and they looked at you like you were nuts, you'd tell them it was A ROUND TUIT !!! Hehee!!!

  • Donna Donna on Jan 03, 2017
    I love that! My mother was never one for crafts - of any sort - she excelled in the kitchen. And she always had an immaculate home! LOL Never a stray thread or bits of paper on the floor, no boxes of supplies or paint splatters etc. She's 90 now and I don't think she'd appreciate that particular saying on the fridge but it'll live in my heart!

    I have a theory that the creative (aka crafty) gene skips a generation. I take after both my Grandmothers. They sewed, crocheted, canned, baked, did all sorts of things - one especially LOVED glitter! My sons weren't interested in crafts but my grandson loves craft time!

  • Melissa V Melissa V on Jan 03, 2017
    I am a real "foodie"! I love to cook, I used to bake more when I was young and made healthy creations. I still eat healthy, going to start a pot of Mexican chicken soup before I try to finish up a few things around the house used to be immaculate - and then, twins + one!

  • Patricia.johnson Patricia.johnson on Jan 10, 2017
    I am unhappy with Hometalk. Ideas sound good, but there is no way to see the pictures along the way.

    • Melissa V Melissa V on Jan 10, 2017
      Patricia, I am very sorry to hear that you aren't seeing the photos with the posts. Let me see if I can get a hold of someone at Hometalk to get this figured out-can you tell me what browser you are using (i.e. Windows 10, etc)?
      We don't want you missing a thing! Melissa V

  • Patricia.johnson Patricia.johnson on Jan 11, 2017
    Yes, Window 10. Thank you. The idea sounded great but there was no picture and only part of the instructions appeared way, way, way down the article.

    • Melissa V Melissa V on Jan 11, 2017
      Well, my post was just a kind of spirit-raiser for the holidays-not really a project (except for me!). I use Windows 10 now. At first I was using my PC that has Windows Vista and it was slow. Hey, I still have problems, you're not alone. OK, I'll let them know.

  • Patricia.johnson Patricia.johnson on Jan 11, 2017
    Sounds like a cute idea. I just need to see it and be able to read about it instead of imagine.