Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the middle 70's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before it closed in November of 2018 and have been a nurse for almost 41 years, with most of that time being full time!!! I recently had my knee replacement surgery done after putting it off for 6 years... I am NOW officially retired!!!!!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Storage and Organizational Ideas from My Creative Space 2015, Part 4

 Welcome to the Part 4, the final part, of my Tour of my newly re-arranged and re-organized Creative Space!!!
If you missed Part 1 , the first half of the Tour, please click HERE
If you missed Part 2, the second half of the tour, please click HERE
If you missed Part 3, where I shared how I decorated my Summer Tree. please click HERE

Today, I am going to share some of the organizational and storage ideas with you that I used in my Craft Room.......

Use small containers to store items.........

Use what you have or shop Thrift Stores, Flea Markets or yard sales looking for jars , salt and pepper shakers, etc. that are cheaply priced.......

I picked up most of these apothecary type jars at Thrift Stores for 99 cents each!!
I also used vintage canning jars.....

 Salt and pepper shakers for glitter......
 These came from Dollar Tree and I painted the lids.....
 Vanity jars.......
  These are display cases that I bought for 25 cents each at a Church Flea Market......
 I have also used this beautiful vintage canister set for storage........
Look for wood pieces that could be used both for display and storage......

I bought this shelf at Salvation Army......
The cubby holes store a lot of things......
I spray painted these pieces ......

This was hunter green originally and bought for $1.00 at a yard sale!!

Old Sewing Machine drawers work well for holding a lot of things too!!
And I painted this drawer from a nightstand that was broken and used it to store my Glues in......
I bought this wood shelf at a flea market for $5.00 and it was already painted this way!!!
This desk organizer was bought at Salvation Army and is used for storing patterns.....
This wooden piece is perfect for these jars............
And this piece was bought on Clearance at Ross for Less for $4.00 and I did not even have to paint it!!
This waste basket that I embellished holds Pattern and Craft  Books.....
Use what you have......

I use a lot of tubs for storage......
And this vintage hamper holds fabric.......
I use the drawers of my hubby's Paternal Grandmother's Vintage Singer Sewing Machine to store sewing supplies.......
 Re-purpose ordinary everyday things.......

My Work Space is an old computer desk that I enlarged by placing a bigger piece of lumber on top of it.
I wanted to use the sliding drawer that was originally intended for a keyboard as a desk drawer so I used double sided tape to adhere Take Out Food Containers and a desk Organizer bought at Dollar Tree to the drawer, creating storage for desk supplies......
 These containers are what held Herb Ox Chicken Broth Cubes and I dabbled with them a bit!!
 And I embellished ordinary Cans from food items for Storage.....
 I created a place for hanging wreaths by simply hanging them on shelf hooks.......
My Hubby also created more storage for wreaths by simply adhering a piece of PVC pipe to a piece of lumber. I then covered both with contact paper. This allows me stack all kinds of wreaths on it!!
 I bought this at Sam's Club.......

I have it on my Work Space , storing supplies.....
I do have to add a roll of paper towels to the handle to clean up any messes or mishaps!!
I bought inexpensive shelving units at Walmart to hold tubs and boxes , stores a wealth of crafting items......
I bought all kinds of plastic storage containers and boxes ........

 Using all these organizational and storage ideas, I have been able to fit a LOT OF STUFF into a small 8' by 10" back bedroom, creating my Creative Space!!!

   And this concludes my Tour of my "new" Creative Space!!
To see some truly amazing Creative Spaces and be inspiring by more Organizing and Storage Ideas, please stop by the  Annual Where Bloggers Create Party hosted by Karen over at My Desert Cottage!!!

Please be sure to check out this wonderful party showcasing all types and sorts of Creative Spaces!!

 I  KNOW you will be inspired!!

 I am still making my rounds visiting all the link ups and I know it will take me some time as I want to savor each one!!!

Thanks so much for Karen for hosting this fantastic party!!!

The Count Down continues........

I change to Part Time status with the Pay Period starting July 26th!!!!
 That means that I will be working 7 days out of a 14 Day Pay Period but more importantly, I will be sleeping normally half the amount of time which will definitely help with my Shift Work Sleep Deprivation Problem.

I have worked as a Staff  RN in a Hospital for almost 37 years.

I was part time for only 10 months of that time.

I did do a Weekender Program where I worked EVERY weekend doing an 8 hour shift on Friday and 12 hour shifts on Saturday and Sundays.  32 hours in 3 days but that gave me the entire week between off and I was still paid 80 hours a pay with my full time benefits because I worked EVERY weekend!!

Then they abolished that position on my Department and I accepted a position of working 9 days in a 2 week Pay Period.  Anything over 70 hours a pay is considered Full Time in the Health System that I work for.

I have worked Night Shift , yes the grave yard shift, for 32+ years..............

I had to at first because I had no baby sitters for my 2 sons and this enabled either myself or Joe to always be with our sons.......

Why have I stayed on Night Shift this long when i clearly did not have to??????



On July 26th, a whole new chapter in my Life starts.......


I hope you will continue to stop by to see what I will do with that extra time and honor My One Little Word for 2015.........

If you do not have a blog, PLEASE do not be a No-Reply Blogger and give me some way to reply to your comment, maybe by including your email in your comment.  If I can not find a way to reach you, I will reply on the post where you commented so please check back......

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!


I am linking up to these parties:

Inspiration Mondays
 Busy Monday
  What'd You Do This Weekend? 
 Make It Pretty Monday
 Mod Vintage Mix Monday
Merry Monday Linky Party
Cooking and Crafting with J & J

 Wake Up Wednesdays 
  Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop 
 Wow Us Wednesday
 Sizzle into Summer Party
 Vintage Inspiration Party
What's It Wednesday
Before and After Party
Party in Your PJ's
Dream Create Inspire Link

 Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
 It's a Party
Share Your Style Thursday Link Up Party
Home and Garden Party Thursday
 Share Your Cup Thursday
 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
Inspired Creations Linky Party
My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday
Grace at Home Party
Idea Box- Thursday Linky Party

 Simple and Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home Friday
 Show and Tell Friday
Friday Favorites
   Flaunt It Fridays
  What To Do Weekends
Friday's Five Features Party 
Fabulous Fridays - every 2 weeks
Friday Features Linky Party
The Creative Exchange
 Home Matters Linky Party
Welcome to the Weekend Blog Hop

 The Creative Collection Link Party
 Pink Saturday
  Saturday Sparks
Say G' Day Saturday 
 Party Junk
 Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
Silver Pennies Sunday
 Snickerdoodle Sunday
Sundays at Home
Share It Sunday
Sundays Down Under

Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

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