Thursday, April 2, 2009

100,000 hit giveaway!

100,000 hit GIVEAWAY!


so i mentioned yesterday that i noticed the sitemeter was running super close to 100,000 blog hits. holy moly! so i figured it was time to giveaway some fun stuff to some of the people that made hitting a good thing.

so here it is... i seem to collect piles all over the place. (i've mentioned before that i'm basically a slob. lol) i don't like things dirty, but i don't mind clutter. and actually i usually work best in a cluttery mess. so tell me one of your quirky traits or silly things you collect. (i collect piles, gymboree hair pretties, and scrapbook supplies...) let me know, and i'll be picking a winner on monday. (unless we're still camping... then it'll be tuesday.)

and thanks for checking out my random silliness from day to day. :)




140 comments:

Kimberly said...

I collect piles too, but I don't like clutter - so that makes for an interesting mix in my mind!

Shannon said...

I'm a huge collector of scrapbook supplies... More of a hoarder I would say... I think I buy more than I scrap...

Scrappy Girl said...

I have one spot in my kitchen that collects so much clutter...I can not keep it clean and it is mostly me putting stuff there!

I collect blue carnival glass, scrapbook goodies, Mary Engelbreit anything, and I got a good start on some Gymboree hair pretties too! We thought we had lost one on one of them big inflatable party things the other day...I was prepared to go in after it! LOL!

Happy 100,000th!

CJandErik said...

I collect kitchen gadgets and scrappy goodies.

I love your site and although I don't comment often I do visit often. Your photoshop tips I consider a must read.

Abby said...

LOVE your LO! I'm so inspired by it and your honesty. I'm a messy person. I don't like dirt either, but I don't mind the clutter like other ppl. I also loved your clothes basket pic that I saw a while back. I still chuckle at it. I need to take a pic of my 3 huge clothes baskets, LOL!

I have piles everywhere. I collect scrapbook stuff the most, next probably would be books (and I've only read about 20% of them), coupons that need to be clipped, pampers and coke points that need to be entered in, and crocs/flip flops. I could probably add to the list a lot more, but those stick out in my mind the most. I need to scrap them.

angie worthington said...

like you, i collect piles of stuff..used to get about 8 magazines a month and they make a pile real quick...

as far as stuff i actually mean to collect: snowmen and souvenir spoons...

congrats on your blog milestone!...

FamilyFunBunch said...

I tend to collect scrappy supplies as well....among other things..i like cute notepads, journal books, etc. Congrats on your blog hits..i always enjoy seeing what you have posted for the day.

Bonnie said...

I collect PILES of paper. It seems it's never ending... scrapbooking paper, bills, kids school work, magazines, recipes, you name it I have every type of paper pile.

I too like things clean but a little paper clutter never hurt anyone.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the HITS!!!! Love your blog !!!!! I always say my house may look messy but it is clean.....Anywhoo....... I collect books- love them, I can spend hours in a book store or library... I also kinda collect lipglosses/lipbalms....and of course what scrapper doesn't collect her share of supplies..Thanks for the giveaway ..Karen Loper

Jackie said...

I collect dogs :) Wanna come see my collection?

AngMomof3 said...

Very cool. 100000. That's a big number!

My quirkyness would match well w/ you (wanna come live with me?). I hate clutter, but don't mind uncleanliness. So, my closets and drawers are organzied, but you have to move an inch of dust to get to it!

Linh Chin-Lai said...

I collect piles of paper...newspaper, receipts, print outs, mail, etc. you name it, I have a pile of it!

verlos said...

I collect fabric that someday I hope will be made into a quilt by me. I need to stop I have enough fabric for years of quilts. I also collect books. That is what the majority of my piles are.
Dawn

Julie Patterson said...

I am a major stacker. I stack all kinds of stuff. Bills, paper, just about anything. Drives my husband CRAZY!! I also stockpile scrapbook supplies and hate to use them. I am changing the habits. I need to use what I have and enjoy it since I have already spent the money on it. Congrats on the 100,000 hits. I love your blog.

Julie
in Queen Creek, AZ

okanogangirl said...

Happy 100K!

I can understand the not dirty, but piles. Yeah, my office desk is a MESS! Funny thing is my scrap desk is usually pretty tidy! Yeah, I can't figure me out either.

~Q~ said...

Happy 100K hits! I collect lists as I'm always making lists and checking things off as I go. :) thanks for the chance to enter!

Lindsey said...

Another collector of piles here... also seem to be collecting a lot of college textbooks these days (can't wait to be done already!)

Love checking your blog! :o)

Sheila said...

I tend to collect things i can alter... i always find myself looking at thrist stores/yard sales... thinking, that would look so good altered... ask me how many things i have ACTUALLY finshed!!!

Carly said...

Noel-love your blog! Well, I collect watermelon stuff, it started as just my kitchen decor but has started to reach other parts of my house. I just think it's so bright & cheerful. But, I'm not sloppy with the watermelon stuff-it all has it's place. Paper junk as I call it on the other hand is my "hot spot". Mail, coupons, magazines then all that daily junk that gets picked up off the floor a thousand times like hair bow's, crayons, coloring books piles up all over my counter and kitchen table and then I finally grab it all before I know someone is coming over and throw it in a bin in my office that is to be sorted through that evening or the next day.........WELL, I currently have a few bins going and they are starting to overflow. I really need to get to them.

consumed said...

Congratulations on the success of your blog! Love your pictures and the girls are so cute!

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

wooHoo 100K!!!
I love a ton of things...but I think the only thing I collect lately is scrap supplies :) yep I gotta great life

Alicia Rasmussen said...

Having a hard time thinking of things I collect; I hate clutter- have been termed a minimalist on occasion. I like neat, orderly things. My children tend to have a different agenda though. The only thing that comes to mind is digital scrapbook supplies and pictures! (I take way too many!!)

Have loved your blog. You have a creative gift and I've loved all the great ideas. Congrats on your success.

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Congrats on your hits from one slob to another :-)

I collect grey cat things, but I hate to dust, so I really should end this...lol.

Mel said...

I tend to collect my three year old's school art....can't seem to throw any of it away! :) I'm also a sucker for patterned paper and brads.
Melissa
OKC, OK :)
PS: I love reading your blog!

Joanie said...

I want to have things organized, preferably by color: my quilting fabric is folded *just so* to sit on end in plastic sweater boxes. I have a box for each color and 2 each for green and blue. Yeah, and scrap paper the same thing (without the folding). Closet, ditto.

PattiM said...

Hey Noel Joy,

Congratulations on your 100K count. WHooo Hooo!!
I used to collect anything elephant or mice related. Now I collect scrapbook yummies, material and I'll add stamps. Not the $1 ones anymore but the mags, mouses, etc. I hope to be around to see you hit your 200K...

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Farm Girl in MD said...

I collect books. I know I should use the library...but there's just something about owning the book...

Ethan Mashimo said...

i collect piles of EVERYTHING....dust bunnies, laundry...you name it I got piles of it!! =P

Congrats on your 100k post!

tina

nicoleq said...

Love your photo a day... I find myself checking daily. :)

I seem to collect magazines, cookbooks and magazines about cooking! :)
I also love collecting scrapbook supplies more than I use it... what's up with that?!

Jenny B in Indy said...

Congrats on 100K!
I look at your blog daily so, I help, tee hee.

Besides scrap stuff, I collect Tupperware. I know, that's not TOO unusual but, I'm ANAL about my Tupperware. I have all different colors and hubby will put a green lid on a purple base and I flip out.. seriously! He is lazy and doesn't want to spend the time looking through the drawer for the matching lid. Look, I get that it's a pain and it'll take an extra two mins of his life but, it's my one pet peeve so come on, be a dear and make them match for me, right? LOL

Erica Hettwer said...

Well, besides scrapbooking supplies, I collect books. However, this collection is on hiatus until we buy our next house. :D

ScrapHappy said...

Hmmmm... We just de-cluttered so I got rid of a TON of stuff! But I collect teacher supplies, even though I am not a teacher. ;)
That's kind of strange!
Congratulations on hitting 100K!

luvzenkm2 (Leea) said...

First off Girl Congrats!
Now as you well know...SB supplies are my current collection, along with books, magazines..dog toys...pepsi items..do you see a pattern (tend to hoard) LOL

Piles are good, unless they avalanche ..where I am currently..

Caroleb said...

I have clutter. I collect scrapping stuff,romance books & my kids collect toys

Gretchen said...

I collect junk mail, scrapbook supplies, oodles of pictures and more technology than needed. ;-)

Stacy said...

It seems since my oldest son Gabe started preschool, I have been collecting all of his school papers and artwork. It is overtaking my kitchen counter!! I am also a collector of scrappy supplies, but who isn't? :-)

Debbie Miller said...

I collect of course scrapbook supplies, mainly paper, and bling. I also collect slippers and books. I have about 12 pairs of slippers to date. I love them all.

Lynn said...

I am definitely a pile collector as well...I drive my hubby crazy! I also like to pick up little antique storage things for my scrap supplies, which of course I collect too!

skeeteror said...

Count me in as another "piler". My downfalls,ahem,I mean collections are the usual, mail,recipes,books, magazines, scrappin' supplies, etc. I also have 3 cabinets full of quilt fabric, although I haven't made any quilts or bought any fabric since 2001.If I ever get back in the mood, it's there! LOL! My newest collection is the fault of one of my dgs. He started me on a collection of hedgehogs. Congrats on your 100,000 hits!~Bev~

erin said...

I love my piles of stuff, too! I collect scrapbook supplies & Stampin' Up! stamps, and Old Navy clothes for my little boy & baby on the way :-)

Laci J said...

I'm the same way, dont like dirty but work with clutter. My non-scrappy collections consist of Postcards, aprons, and Valentine's decor. My scrappy collections, (well what scrapbooker doesnt collect everything scrappy?), I do collect letter sticker: Thickers and such, and cute little see-thru containers.

Marla said...

love your blog I stop by often to see your pic of the day. LOL, I think collecting scrapbook stuff is part of scrapbooking, I am guilty too. lately my collections have been the reusable shopping bags, I love taking mine with me to the commissary, my favorite is my Target bag. I also am guilty of collecting cookbooks but I don't like cooking, maybe it is the pictures that get me. hehe

Meggan said...

Congrats Noel on the hits! I enjoy your blog! :-)

I tend to collect lots of things-- scrapbook stuff is a given. But, I also collect, magazines, chapstick (crazy I know! never have too many of those things), candles, SHOES!

Have fun on your camping trip! hope it doesn't rain on you!!!!!

Momma Martin said...

Can I say I collect pictures? I "borrow" pictures from my mom and mother-in-law. I have pictures all over from all generations!
If I can't claim pictures I would have to say I collect baby shoes! My two girls have about 6 new pairs for this summer!!!

SabrinaRopp said...

I'm not the neatest person, and I don't vacuum all that often, but I can't stand when people where shoes in the house... Maybe it comes from growing up in the country where your shoes were bound to have manure on them, but whatever the reason, shoes have to come off at the door around here! :-) I'll bet it's fun reading all these quirky posts!

Josie0602 said...

Congratulations on your 100000 hits. Love your blog!

I used to collect Boyd's bears until the scrapping bug hit me! Now it is my favorite thing to shop for supplies. There's nothing like going to Archiver's and looking at all the pretty paper and embellies.

Debbie in STL said...

I used to be a complete neat freak...then I had kids! Now I too collect clutter, usually in the form of mail, daily sheets from school and artwork. Of course I also collect scrap supplies...can't go in a store and not buy! When I was a kid, I tried collecting many things, rocks, stamps, old money...still have those things but don't add to them anymore.

Love your blog...congrats on having 100,000 hits!

JayKaye said...

I collect Studio G Clear Stamps, and I never use them! I might need to have my own give-away!

Laura said...

I have piles also. Seems to be a way of life. LOL!

rozmom said...

Congrats Noel! I love to collect pattern paper and then of course I have to have solids to match, I always have good intentions of using it, oh well there is always tomorrow. But then again tomorrow will probably bring more patterned paper :)

Carol's Chatterbox said...

I've got a sticky note pile for reminders, scaplifts, tips, etc. Too many to even go back through...but i've got the pile...just in case.

Tara said...

Congrats! I collect scrapbook supplies ... especially primas in the bottle ... can't get enough of them. I also collect Boyd's Bears and Longaberger Baskets! I, too, and a bit of a slob ... only I can't work in it so the first thing I have to do before I sit down to work on a layout is try to make a nice clean space to work in. Not gettin to much done lately....

scrapinmo said...

I am definitely a scrapbook supply collector. I love to buy the latest paper products when they hit the stores. I need to do some purging but keep putting it off.

Alison said...

It seems like I collect everything! Everywhere I look there is a pile or grouping of something; magazines, pens, rubber stamps (LOTS of those), coupons, you name it.

obxpatti said...

I don't like dirty either, but also seem to have too much clutter. I colect antique cameras, norman rockwell figurines, boyds bears, old sheet music...just about everything it seems. I used to collect scrapbooks tuff and still buy it, but lately I've found myself using a lot of what I have on hand before buying new.
Congrats on your posting!

Cindy B. said...

Congratulations!!
I collect my children's treasures. Little things they draw or make or find! I do toss some - but so many are just too sweet and precious!

Brooke said...

Congrats Noel on your 100K hits. Love your blog. Aside from the obvious scrapbook supplies. I collect teacups and saucers and teapots on purpose. I have my own set of piles, Clutter drives me nuts, but I make it anyway. My mom always said I was a pile maker. I would line my walls in my room growing up with piles. I have a daughter now who is showing those same symptoms LOL. we have piles of movies, piles of papers, piles of books, piles of laundry, piles of toys, piles of cds. I have piles of stamps, piles of paper, piles of scraps. So though I have grown up, I am still a pile maker, Piles make me feel like i have a little bit of control of the clutter, because clearly it is less cluttered if it is in a pile...at least that is my rationale.

Jodi said...

Congratulations on your blog milestone. I collect teddy bears.

Michelle T. said...

I collect rubber bands at work - ever year I make a new rubber band ball for all of the rubber bands I have gotten. I also collect Russian nesting dolls. As for scrapbooking, I collect acrylic stamps and journaling spots like they are going out of style!

mitzikoons said...

Congratulations on the blogging milestone! I think it will take me 10 years to hit that..lol...anyways - I collect Fenton Art Glass, stamps, wine corks and I love pretty piles of patterend paper!

Anonymous said...

You name it, I collect it. I have even gone to the shooting range with my husband to collect brass! I collect scrapbook supplies, ideas, ephemera, old stuff, new stuff and anything I think should be recycled. I hate to throw "good" things away. I take photos of misspelled signs and post them in my classroom!
Paula

Brenda said...

Congrats on 100,000 hits!! You have a great blog. I collect scrapbooking supplies, as well as small kitchen appliances and Lock & Lock containers.

weezer said...

Apparently I 'collect' scrapping supplies too. Along with anything I can use to 'organize' my collection. A weird quirk I have is that I feel compelled to leave those little plastic protective covers on new things. Like the outside of my laptop (3 years, it's still on there!). Just can't bring myself to pull them off.

Susanne said...

I collect scrapbooking supplies, dishes (oh how i love dishes!), books and magazines! love your photography. i have a question for you...how do you get your girls to wear all the cute things they do and do they willingly allow you to fix their hair in all those cute styles? do they ever argue with you about not wanting to wear something? (i have a 9 year old, if you couldn't guess!)

LJ13 said...

I have a never ending pile on the corner of my kitchen counter. We have people coming over tonight so I need to find a place to stash it. I collect scrapbooking supplies, spoons, and recipes.

LouAnn

Jingle said...

I somehow manage to collect old magazines...they don't start out as old, but for some reason I won't throw them away and then I have stacks and stacks of these things!!!! It's bad. I need to get over it! LOL!

Tina said...

Hey Noel,
Congrats on the 100,000 number. That is great. I am like you, don't like the dirt, but am very bad with the clutter. I have so much paper, my husband thinks I can open a store with just that. I am always afraid if I don't get the paper when I see it, I will never find it again. Also, my daughter is only 3, but you should see how many pretties that she owns. Another thing I totally love is ribbon. I have a couple bins of items that need to be altered. When I don't throw containers from holidays or special occasions after they are empty, my husband just roles his eyes at me......

Congratulations,
Tina

Eric and Joy Pearcy said...

Piles of papers...but that seems pretty common now that I read all the comments:) It drives my husband crazy:) I also collect African masks and am delighted that I was able to pick up a few while in Uganda and Kenya a few years ago!!

Jlynn029 said...

Along with my piles of scrappin materials that accumulate on my dining room table, I have many piles of shoes! I try to organize them but they don't stay that way for long! It's a constant battle.

sherry d said...

Hmmm, my collections seem to tie in with what i'm into. SO for example, i'm a teacher so i've collected apples (slowing that one down though), definitely HOARD scrap supplies, and my most recent love collection is SOCK MONKEYS! My classroom theme is MRS. MOORE'S MONKEYS and the rest is history. I've purchased several sock monkeys this year alone, along with little rugs and pillows, bulletin board trim and cutouts, stickers . . . you name it, i probably have a monkey for it. If not, i'll try finding one!

Kathy said...

I enjoy reading your blog everyday. I really enjoy seeing your finished layouts and how you lovingly talk about your family. Your beautiful pictures make me want to move to Washington but then I remember how much I love tropical weather. :)

I collect shotglasses from around the world/country. The shot glass that traveled the farthest distance to live with me is from Tokyo, the smallest is from Germany and my favorite is a toss up between one from Maui (b/c I love Maui so much and wish I could live there) and one from Hollywood (it's just cool).

I also collect scrapbook supplies. I have spent the last week going through all my supplies and creating care packages for friends who scrapbook, one of my few blog readers and a little girl I know who is just starting to scrapbook. It's stuff I don't ever think I'll use so someone might as well make good use of it.

Thanks for the give away. I love them!!

THE FAMILY OF OAK said...

100,000 posts!?! That is impressive:) I collect picture frames and of course scrappy goodness!!!! BTW that is great idea to scrap those things I collect! Thanks for the inspiration.

Courtney ;-) said...

congrats! so very exciting! :)
My husband is a pile collector and it makes me CRAZY!!!
I am most definitely a scrapbook supply collector! I buy any and everything that I like whether I have a use in mind for it or not ... but then I hate to use any of the extra pretty stuff, just in case I have something better to use it on later!!! Makes no sense to me! :)

Ashlee said...

I collect "couple" statues? Like 2 of each animal or thing? One for me and One for my hubby and my husband believes I collect scrapbooking stuff.. he just doesn't know better :) :)

Pattie said...

I have piles, too - books, magazines, cross stitching projects - oh, and scrapbooking stuff! LOL I have a "current paperwork" pile that has stuff I need to go through. Glad to see I'm not the only one!

Tracy said...

I have piles galore here - all over the house, but I do know what is in each pile for the most part(LOL). I seem to be a magnet for piles of paper (school work, mail, etc) that keeps multiplying. I also collect magazines..food, craft, decorating you name it, Polish Pottery (but those have homes) and oh yes...scrapbook supplies galore.

I am trying to scrap more everyday things instead of events and love your Piles layout...maybe I could go use some of my scrappy collection and get to work myself.

Michelle said...

Well, I am definitely a collector of scrapbooking stuff. I haven't scrapped in almost a year but I'm still collecting! I am also starting to collect baking supplies. I love baking and decorating with my kids and giving stuff away at holidays. The problem is we have a small house and no where to keep all of my junk. I hate clutter, yet am surrounded by it everywhere!

Gretchen Clark said...

I collect paper, ribbon and anything to papercraft with..I definitely have a problem.

GabrielaD said...

oh boy do I collect...

lets see: scrapbooking supplies, craft magazines, boy toys (well that's more their pile, but I have a hard time getting rid of them), photos... I could go on and on. Congrats on collecting 100,000 hits!

Vorlon said...

I collect piles, too. And scrappy/stamping stuff, postcards, Star trek stuff (I've got my eye on a set of Star Trek Pez dispensers now!), Barry Manilow CDs, travel-related t-shirts, and ANYTHING with a cat on it.

charlene said...

I'm like you--it needs to be clean, but some clutter is ok...apparently I collect papers--school papers, mag articles, mail, coupons, bleah! I had 900 piles of papers, give or take.

Seriously, I collect books, I guess. I don't have random books, rather ones I really like and need to keep around me. Kids books like Nancy Drew and picture books, older books from the 50s and craft books. I'm always in the middle of 2 or 3.
ps love ur blog

Teresa Zuehls said...

Besides collecting scrapbook supplies and stamps I like to collect recipes. I have tons of beautiful cookbooks that I enjoy looking through and picking out new recipes to try.

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on a 100,000 hits!!!

I seem to collect scrappy stuff and books. I love to read and my collection is growing. I must start using my library more. :)

Thanks!! :)

Joelswife said...

I collect books....scrapbook supplies.....sentimental stuff, I can't seem to get rid of old drawings my dc gave me, old baby clothes and blankets, school yearbooks, that sort of thing.

Congrats on 100,000 hits!!
Your blog is just beautiful!

suzeyq said...

I collect chapstick! Not really even sure why, but when I see a cute new tube in a new "flavor", I just have to try it! Congrats on your blog hits! Love to read it!

Jen said...

Lately I seem to be collecting everything my daughter makes in school and of course I collect lots of scrapbook supplies. I tend to buy cute things and figure eventully I'll use it.

Jen
Sherwood, Oregon

Veronica said...

I collect "Ideas." for house, home, garden, kitchen, scrapbooking. You name it! I also collect books from my FAVORITE authors, Patricia Cornwell and Brad Meltzer! My house is clean, but I too, have piles! Congrats on your milestone. Glad I have been a part of it! ;-)

LizM said...

I like to have everything in its place. I will let it get out of hand sometimes but then it stresses me out and I need to organize before I can do anything else. I think I will need to let this go if I want to have kids someday and not go crazy!!!

Jody said...

Congrats on the 100,000! :)
I would have to say my biggest collection is of Thickers, I have SO many and just keep buying more! (They really need to do away with Q, X and Z and put in many more Es. lol)

Anonymous said...

first of all...you're camping!?!? lucky you! we wait until the end of may here.
besides collecting scrapbooking supplies(so fun!), i enjoy collecting fabric, beads, buttons and white towels. oh, and lets not forget antiques.
thanks for sharing with us noel!
anna

Andrea said...

I collect sand from all over (only places my husband or I have actually been) It is a cool collection- someone told me that Christopher Columbus also collected sand from every port he landed in, so that is kind of cool. Congrats on 100,000.

CathyB said...

I collect dust. It is a passive activity that requires absolutely no effort on my part. The dust is non-discriminating, and is content to settle on all my "piles"... SB magazines waiting to be read, my SB workbench longing to be used, CDs that need playing, books that need reading...

Great blog, Noel!

Holly S said...

I too hate dirtyness but don't so much mind clutter-especially in my scrapping room!

I collect old linens...I just can't get enough!

Jennifer said...

besides scrapbook supplies, including digi files that I don't know how to use yet. IRL...I collect books.

Anonymous said...

Gave everything up for Scrapbooking and Photography. We have enough "pilots" at my house we should have a Union and be checked out by the FAA. The biggest pile usually is in the kitchen... mail and stuff. When company comes over - I grab the pile and stick it in the shoe closet on one of the shelves... I now have one entire shelf filled. Just about time to clean up that mess! Love your blog. Love you pictures. And I STILL have camera ENVY! Woodpine (CKMB)

Anonymous said...

I collect lists of blogs I want to read daily, yours is one of my favorites! Thanks.
Jamie in WA

Anonymous said...

I seem to collect coupons, ads with special sales, and anything that I think will save me a few bucks to I can spend MORE on my "real" collection--SCRAPBOOK PAPER!!! But unfortunately, most of my coupons expire or are lost before I use them.
Laura

April said...

Congrats! I collect depression glass and of course scrapbook supplies, especially buttons.

lovetoteach23 said...

I collect books, scrapbook stuff, teapots, teacups, angels, and much much more. I have hundreds of Cat's Meow houses, and they are impossible to find in California.

Kari D. said...

I am such a pile maker! I'm married to a non-pile lover so I've gotten better about not letting the piles overtake every surface - except in the craft room that is! It's pile city in there!! :)

Margaret said...

I collect SB supplies, of course, or I don't think I'd be a true scrapbooker! My kitchen counter collects way too much mail and school papers!

Like your blog, visit often! Thanks!

kdwilfert said...

I have a small collection of thimbles. I don't sew, but a thimble is what Peter Pan gave to Wendy as a kiss, and my husband and I pick one up every now and then on our get aways. I also collect Willow Tree figures, and of course scrapbooking papers.
I don't know you personally, but I think you are just adorable. I love your "style" on the blog and scrapbooking. I always tell my husband that if we lived near you, you would be my friend :) I love that you love your husband and girls to no end (judging by your posts). I admire that so much! It is more rare than one might think. There has never been a complaint or negative remark here, even when your husband was away. I am so glad you notice blessings and share them with your "friends".

Patti said...

I'm a clutter freak too..lol!!!!

I collect scrappin' supplies.... and books (including magazines). My husband laughs at me, cause although I'm 'anal' about a clean house... I don't mind piles of my 'stuff' here and there.. it is truly a disease!!

Have fun camping... we are hoping the weather warms up fast here in Alberta so we can get out and enjoy camping again!!

Congrats on the blog ~ awesome stuff, lotsa eye candy... and you have great humour too!!

Cheers!!

JillS said...

Congrats on your 100,000 hits.

I like to collect Target gift cards. They are so fun.

C Trimble said...

I love to collect hugs from my kids, scrappy anything, ideas for scrappiness, artwork from my students at school and willow tree angels. I wish the piles and the laundry could never find me, but they do, so I guess I also collect laundry.

Heidi Y said...

Congrats with your blog!! It must be so exciting :)

the life of a teenage scrapbooker said...

wow congrats!!!
i totally agree with the messy thing, that's how i work best too!
you should see my room and my desk :)
thanks
Megan P

Dee said...

I am a clutter girl too.. I collect scrapbook supplies, and dolls (porcelain and barbie). Your blog is great Noel! Love it!
Dee

Anonymous said...

I think everyone has a colllection of "stuff". I collect photography products...film,cleaner,lenses,filters,books etc. Alot was handed down to me from my mother's godmother who was a photographer. Have fun camping! Kimber R

Scrapper Lady said...

I think that my quirkiest collection is eggs of all kinds. It started innocently enough but, it keeps on growing. I guess that a Robin born on the first day of spring just can't have to many eggs!
Thanks for all that you do for us and congratulations on achieving such a land mark number!!

Sam said...

I'm not big on clutter or piles ... but... lately I've been collecting blog sites & started clearing out the so-so's and keeping the good ones. Yours is a keeper. And since I just got into digi scrapping - yup, been collecting digi this and that. Being a scrapper, I love collecting memories! Congrats on the hits - that's a benchmark for me.

Katy and Landon said...

I love to collect magnets from everywhere we travel and I'm a huge collector of the S'mores ornaments at Christmas time...I even have plates, mugs, bowls..anything with S'mores on them!

Shuttermom said...

Congratulations! I enjoy peeking into your world and creativity. THis blog is so inspiring.

Lainee said...

I used to collect all my daughter's paintings that she did at Kindy and school when she was younger. Now she is nearly 25 and I don't do that anymore. However, I do collect all scrapbooking and stamping supplies, especially rubber stamps from Stampin' Up. I just love being a part of that wonderful company.
Thank you for this opportunity.

Alicia Sharp said...

I collect owls, scrapbooking supplies, and pictures! I think we all are a collector of "stuff!"

Sarah said...

Hey Noel, wow, 100,000???? That's amazing!!! You are definetly doing something amazing!

I collect refrigerator magnets and shot glasses (although now that I have a child and I don't drink anymore I call them toothpick holders haha) from places I've been throughout the USA and the world. Friends also send them to me when they travel. I have some pretty kooky ones.

I also collect glass Pyrex dishes, the stuff from the 50's. My kitchen is 50's decor and man, that stuff works great to bake with!

Finally, I collect cookie cutters. I have everything from a camel with one hump to a santa claus and many in between. It's fun plus we can use them for all sorts of fun projects. Hallie, my daughter loves them.

As for the clutter, I hear ya! I'm starting to think I need a bigger house! I think as long as it's stacked neatly it's just great. A friend of mine told me bins work great, I guess I'll have to try that.

Congratulations again!

Amy said...

oh my gosh... buttons! I have jars and jars of buttons. I would never use them in my lifetime!!
and a crazy quirk is that I ALWAYS have to put my left shoe on first.. goofy i know, and i can't believe i just wrote it!! lol
Amy :)

Michele M. said...

I'm relieved to find so many other clutter bugs out there. I collect scrap supplies, magazines, my kids' artwork, tons of little girl clothes and shot glasses from various places I visit!

I enjoy your blog thoroughly and am not surprised to see you hit the 100k mark!

Camilla Blue said...

I'm a "messie", too, but I hate it. I long to be a "cleanie".

So I collect "to do lists". I have a hundred lists lost in stacks of papers, incomplete, of course. Most of them are lists of things to do to get myself more organized. I'll include things I've already completed on my list so that I can cross them off the list!

Carolyn said...

I collect scrap magazines, lately! I can't seem to throw one out & I can't file them, because every time I open one, I am thoroughly engrossed, even if I read it already!

4guysandagirl said...

Congrats on 100,000!! Silly quirk... my foods can NOT touch each other!!!I collect... dust and laundry!! LOL!!

Brenda810 said...

Congrats Noel Joy on so many hits!!

I collect a lot of things....depression glass, china tea cups & saucers, Wizard of Oz figurines.

For crafty stuff...I seem to be collecting a lot of Penguin stamps, over 1000 ribbons, ink pads, trimmers, and like you...PILES!!!! I can no longer work in my craft room because I don't have desk space to do it!

misskcee22 said...

I collect owls and antique glassware. :)

Anonymous said...

I too collect dust. Lately I have been collecting rub-ons- I never seem to have the right one, so I'll go with having volumes of them!!! It's me. alisonm. can't blogger log!

jodie said...

Well..I collect scrapbooking supplies..mostly ribbon & clear stamps! Can't get enough of them. I also have collected items on Britian's Royal Family since I was about 10 years old....crazy I know..but I have quite a collection..it drives my husband crazy! LOL Thanks for always making me smile with your blog!

DeAnne said...

I collect bands for our hair, paper clips and ribbons for my scrapbooking.

Thanks,
De Anne

LouiseB said...

I hate clutter and because of this, I collect Tupperware containers- only problem is my pantry is full of empty, unused Tupperware containers!

Kelly Mills said...

I collect... Let see here... Oh yes, now I've got it. I collect art, mainly ceramics. When I travel I don't by the normal stuff, no sir I save it all up an by a nice piece of art work made by a local artist. Oh yes, my parents travel a lot, so any goodie I may get from their travels is usually artsy!
I collect fabric, it's like art to me! Usually I will buy a yard maybe a little more I just love it!
As for my scrap stuff... I collect paper! It's the same thing as fabric, some of it is like art! Walmart used to carry these really nice black 12X15ish albums, I have like 10 of them. My papers are in page protectors, some by color some by brand/designer!
That is the ONLY neat part of my craft room... For I too am a total slob...

Jenny said...

Right now my main collection consists of school papers my kids bring home! Yesterday alone I threw a bunch of stuff into boxes to sort later...what to keep? what to toss in the darkness of night? (because of course someone will find it and say "why is this in the trash?" lol!

Kirsten said...

I collect magazine articles, recipes & coupons. Then I never use them. I tear them out of magazines thinking surely I'll need them...then I'll find a pile & just recycle it with out even looking at it. Otherwise, the piles just keep growing, the mess just gets bigger.

Sarah L. said...

Congratulations!

I collect books and magazines. I LOVE reading and the books - I can't get rid of them. I'm scared I'll want to reread them at some point. The magazines? Oh boy - I have every kind you can think of - scrapping, cooking, womens, childrens, home stuff, gardening - and so on and so on. I have them in piles everywhere - drives my DH nuts!

Samantha said...

Congrats on 100,000 hits! That's a big accomplishment :)

Let's see...I collect crafting supplies, mostly stamps now a days. I love creating standing up, and I like to clean up after every project. Those are my quirks!

Anonymous said...

i collect all things related to sbing, odd things, or mementos of a trip or special event. clutter everywhere. i even have pile of sb stuff in my van....yikes....i need help

lynda in calif

Julie McD said...

I'm a huge pile collector, too. I would say that and scrap supplies top my list of collections! I should probably do a page like you. Oh, and my husband would say I collect tote bags, too ... yeah, he's probably right!

Linda E said...

In addition to all things scrappy, I collect recipes, snowmen and Christmas ornaments. And, I guess you could say that I also have a collection of wonderful blogs -- yours included -- that I enjoy visiting each day. Congrats on your hit count!!!

Anonymous said...

I create in chaos all the time, seems the only way, if everything is organized, it's basically hidden, right. I collect ribbon, anything off a package, card, or store bag. There's lots being given away out there!

saner4 said...

I collect scrapbook supplies, esp. paper and ribbon, notebooks/journals; I can't seem to pass up cute ones.

Felicia Tindal said...

I must say that I definitely collect sb paper! I love love love all the pretty designs and prints... then I think it's too pretty to use my one and only sheet of it! How crazy is that?

I love looking through your blog! It fun to see the girls and their antics... I have an 3rd grade daughter and a 1st grade son, so their are a lot of similarities!

Keep posting... we'd all miss you way too much!

Kathy T said...

I collect scrapbook supplies and plastic containers! My DH is worried about the plastic container situation, but I'm always sure it will be just right for something.

Amy said...

i know i'm too late for the giveaway, but i just wanted to say how much i can relate to the piles. :) :) :) it's nice to know i'm not the only one :)

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