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posted at 4/25/2012 8:06 PM EDT
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“Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.”
- Wendell Berry

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posted at 4/26/2012 2:22 PM EDT
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HA HA HA!!  I love it!

You gave me a good chuckle today Verle.

This quote really hit home with me since all I have been doing this week is going through papers that I have been "collecting".
I have been getting rid of a lot of them and wondering why I ever kept them in the first place.

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posted at 4/26/2012 7:51 PM EDT
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I guess as long as the items have a place it is called collecting not hoarding.

Debbie, I went through a stack of pages pulled from magazines and newspapers all with recipes that I thought sounded so good.  I finally realized that I will never  make all these things.  Some were similar to recipes I already had so keeping the recipe made no sense.  I did keep some and I will most likely toss them out some time..........

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posted at 4/26/2012 9:45 PM EDT
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Good quote Verlee.  I've been trying to "declutter" my house since my daughter moved out.  About once a month Amvets comes and takes more "stuff" lol.  Still have a long way to go. 

I dread ever having to move from this house because that will really cause a panic.  My basement still holds things from my mother-in-law who passed away ten years ago.  It was all brought here for a garage sale and then promptly forgotten by those family members.  But I have a plan...........ask them what they want of the remaining items and if I get no response, it's gone.  Sometimes you just have to put your foot down lol.

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posted at 4/26/2012 9:56 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people." -Eleanor Roosevelt

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posted at 4/27/2012 1:09 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Here's a good quote:
Good quote Verlee.  I've been trying to "declutter" my house since my daughter moved out.  About once a month Amvets comes and takes more "stuff" lol.  Still have a long way to go.  I dread ever having to move from this house because that will really cause a panic.  My basement still holds things from my mother-in-law who passed away ten years ago.  It was all brought here for a garage sale and then promptly forgotten by those family members.  But I have a plan...........ask them what they want of the remaining items and if I get no response, it's gone.  Sometimes you just have to put your foot down lol.
Posted by H. M


H.M., that's what my parents did when they moved from the farm to a small house in town. They told all 6 of us kids to come and take what we wanted. The rest was sold in the farm auction!!!

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posted at 4/27/2012 7:09 AM EDT
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great stories i cleaned out all my clutter in 1999 when we were selling our house i had 20 big bags of trash and i found more when unpacking  when we moved into our new house my husband had bought with us all the old  house bills we had paid it was over 12 years of it more trash to get rid of

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posted at 4/27/2012 8:58 AM EDT
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I guess as long as the items have a place it is called collecting not hoarding. Debbie, I went through a stack of pages pulled from magazines and newspapers all with recipes that I thought sounded so good.  I finally realized that I will never   make all these things.  Some were similar to recipes I already had so keeping the recipe made no sense.  I did keep some and I will most likely toss them out some time..........
Posted by nikki p




Nikki,

I know EXACTLY what you are talking about.  I have a cupboard in my kitchen full of cookbooks and recipes clipped from magazines and newspapers.  When I finish the "stack" I am currently working on, I think I'll work on those next.

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posted at 4/27/2012 9:47 AM EDT
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enjoyed all of you it was interesting

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posted at 4/27/2012 9:55 AM EDT
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Funny how I just said to my husband...."I think we need to clean out our closets this weekend"....he answsered, "which one?".....I said "ALL OF THEM DEAREST!!!!!" 

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posted at 4/27/2012 9:57 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Here's a good quote : Nikki, I know EXACTLY what you are talking about.  I have a cupboard in my kitchen full of cookbooks and recipes clipped from magazines and newspapers.  When I finish the "stack" I am currently working on, I think I'll work on those next.
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SO DO I DEBBIE B and NIKKI!!!!  DITTO DITTO AND DITTO!!!!   Maybe some day I'll have a fully filed collection of recipes!!

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posted at 4/27/2012 10:52 AM EDT
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In regard to MANY recipes....this is a comical picture that was in the cartoon section of our daily paper.  It shows a woman at her computer, and she says..."OOO. This Holiday dessert recipe looks yummy.  I think I'll print it."  Her husband is standing near her and he says...."You have a file cabinet FULL of recipes you've printed off.  The only way 99% of them will ever make it into our stomachs is if we eat the printer paper!"  That is soooo true at our house.  I have 5 three-ring notebooks FULL of recipes.  I won't live long enough to try even half of them!!  I think I'll do some thinning out of those books.

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posted at 4/27/2012 1:53 PM EDT
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The funny thing about recipes is no matter what I have on paper I can get on line.  I have printed out recipes from this site as well as All Recipes and King Arthur.  I print them, make them and file the paper.  Next time I go to make the cookie, cake, pie, bread or what ever I can't locate the paper so I go back on line and look at it again. Why do I bother to either print it the first time or save it after I make what ever it is.

Really good ones I want to find later get written or taped into the cover of one of my favorite cookbooks.  That way I always know where it is.  Other "keepers" are tucked into the pages of the cookbook.

I know others do the same thing.  I went to a HUGE book sale (Newberry Library in Chicago if you want to check it out) and there were two identical books.  One very new looking and one that was a bit worn looking with some stains on it and a lot of recipes cut from magazines and newspapers.  Both were the same price.  guess what one I purchased?  Yup, the one with the recipes tucked in the pages.  I got Maida Heatter's book of Great Chocolate Desserts for $1.00.

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posted at 4/27/2012 4:53 PM EDT
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Love it!

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posted at 4/27/2012 8:44 PM EDT
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GRANA here;e



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posted at 4/27/2012 9:00 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
 We made t through another week; enjoy the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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posted at 4/27/2012 9:04 PM EDT
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GRANA  here; click to elarge& read:>)
 

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posted at 5/2/2012 7:52 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
FORTUNE COOKIE WISDOM: You must go pearl diving before You can expect to find a pearl!!!!!
It makes sense to start a process before you can expect the reward of it

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posted at 5/3/2012 6:01 PM EDT
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I agreed Nikki; no matter how many recipes I have in the drawer I still look for more.  I know I'll never make even half of them.

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posted at 5/4/2012 7:20 AM EDT
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Here's a cute one:

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