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8.29.2010

Sleepover



Husband and I had a little sleepover at the Marriott's home in Big D on Friday.  They have such a nice a place, we love hanging out there.  It's the perfect location for all of our activities, they are so hospitable.

Mr. Marriott didn't mind one bit that we got in a wee bit late after attending the temple on Friday and closing down Le Madeline.  I've never experienced being the last one in a restaurant.  Kinda surreal eating your dinner and chatting with friends while the workers are turning off signs and putting up food.  An interesting experience to say the least.  We ran into some friends we hadn't seen in almost five years, we had so much catching up to do, so much in fact that we talked and talked and shut down the place.   

It was absolute heaven to sleep in until 7:00...yes I know that's not really sleeping in but for Husband and me it is, we're used to getting up at 5:00...and then lounge around until time to eat breakfast.

Mr. Marriott's breakfast are always scrumptious.


Mr. Marriott is very accommodating too.  He doesn't mind in the least if you eat and run.  Which we did.

We ran all the way to visit some close friends of mine.  Well, we didn't actually run, more like drove; still too hot to be running all over Big D.

Would you like to see what they look like?  Yes?

OK, here you go.


Though I enjoy being with all of these friends, there is one that is my favorite.  Can you guess which one?

Here's a couple of hints, by way of photos.



Have you figured it out?

No?  

OK, last clue.



Boy do I enjoy this store.  It's everything I like about a store.  Friendly, helpful associates.  Organized.  Well stocked.  Affordable.

I like it so much that I'd like for you to enjoy it too.  Sooo, it's time for a giveaway.  Click on the giveaway tab for all the details.  Hope you enjoyed Husband's and my sleepover, we sure did.

54 comments:

  1. Wow, Ms.V...you are on fire with your blogging--I'm impressed! ;-)

    Okay...for this "here" giveaway...my way of getting organized is usually making lots of lists and frequent trips to Target and Lowe's for cute basket and bin purchases to store all my lovely things in. I also recently bought one of those fancy label makers and organized my medicine cabinet with labeled bins in a designated cabinet. I'm still working on trying to get my little man's room organized--that is a heftier challenge with all his books and toys that continue to get pulled out--DAY after DAY!! There is no question...being organized does wonders for your spirits!! I'm happier when my home is organized and clean. :-)

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  2. I really do have some containing... I designate clutter spots for my hubby to put the clutter that he loves so much. One day I designated Ada as head maid and told her to help find things that needed to be put away. She walked right over to Eric's shoes and said, "These shoes!"

    To contain Ada's messes, we have designated areas for her to play and put her things. She it already a cleaner and organizer. She has a "friend bin" for stuffed animals, a toy bin, "her" shelf for her books from the library and a bookcase that has bins with toys and her books. She knows what goes where and which bin things to in so that she can put her toys away when she is finished. It makes my life SO much easier. We have a couple of off limit bins for our toys.

    So, I have a question too. Do you want a separate comment for being a follower and mentioning you on facebook? Or will one do? I follow you... just like you follow me, but you are a better blogger.

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  3. Cindy, yes leave a separate comment stating that you are a follower. You are a much better 'container' than I :)

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  4. i've started to follow Veronica! Your blog is great! I wish I could be more organized. Especially in my Scentsy office!!

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  5. I'm a follower now! And I need a container for my muddy boots so my wife doesn't yell at me.

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  6. I'm pretty sure that if you came to my house and took a peak into my closets you would just hand that gift card over to me! I'm super excited for this giveaway.

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  7. I am a follower... I'm following the leader, the leader...

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  8. My fiance and I are closing on our house four days before we get married, so we will have a whole new house to contain ... err ... organize! I'm starting with his closet stuff. Definitely.

    ashley.m.wise(at)gmail.com

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  9. I'm a new follower!

    ashley.m.wise(at)gmail.com

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  10. I keep my closet color coordinated, as well as organized by sleeve length/pant length within the colors. That's a little OCD, I know, but it makes getting dressed in the morning a heck of a lot easier!

    THanks for the chance to win!

    katherine.loiry at gmail dot com

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  11. I am a follower :)

    Mallory1031(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I use old shoeboxes for storing small things. I also love the storage solutions from IKEA and things like that.
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  13. What a fun getaway. My husband and i really should do something cute like that!!!

    Mallory1031(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I "contain" myself with baskets, bins and other organizing knick knacks. It keeps everything in order - especially my son's toys...

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  15. Hello! I contain myself with those blue rubbermaid tubs! none of them are labeled and they all the look same..so that is kind of a problem :)

    aapfelbeck @ gmail dot com

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  16. I'm following your blog now- and reading older posts over my lunch hour :)

    aapfelbeck @ gmail dot com

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  17. I keep all my makeup and hair accessories in small, clear conatiners, one contianer per type of item. It keeps everything clean and easy.
    kimberly.reuter (at) yahoo dot com

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  18. I am a new follower!
    kimberly.reuter (at) yahoo dot com

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  19. To 'contain' my house, I like to recycle old shoe boxes, etc. and make them look new and fresh by covering them with tissue paper. That way, I have all of these inexpensive, colorful boxes that I can use to sort my messy life into. Of course, sometimes it takes a long time until I get the motivation to start organizing, but once I do I've found the boxes help a lot. Here's to hoping for a more organized future!

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  20. One way I "contain" my things is by storing jewelry in ice cube trays in a shallow dresser drawer. They stay perfectly organized and it takes up minimal room!

    jkzych at hotmail dot com

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  21. Honestly, the way we "contain" things in our house is by de-cluttering. There are no boxes lying around and items we don't need get donated or thrown away. We like to live a clutter-free life.


    --Brandy
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

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  22. I organize by keeping the closet in order. He organizes by keeping the kitchen in order. :) We have a pretty small place, so if we both do our part, it stays very clean.

    oohmybento[at]gmail[dot]com

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  23. I dream of my house looking like the inside of the container store with everything all neat and organized, but sadly my house is neither neat nor organized. I have an impressive array of baskets which hold all manner of things, and I hate them.

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  24. Everything has a place. I try to maintain putting things back right after they have been used.
    Also we try to donate or get rid of something when we bring a new item into the house.
    These don't always work so we will also go through a closet or room thoroughly every now and again and deem it either necessary or not.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  25. My organization tip is to deal with the mail right away every day (or put it in one designated spot and deal with it the next time the mail comes). Read and recycle the "junk stuff" right there, and put the bill stubs, with their envelopes, with the checkbook if you're not paying them immediately. Have a pretty basket for the magazines or catalogs you want to peruse later. If you let the mail pile up in a heap, it just gets depressing and you might miss something important.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  26. I love the container store! I'd love to pick up some things to help contain my office! It's getting crazy!

    stacey@saysomethingstacey.com

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  27. I'm a follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  28. I try to keep things in bins and boxes that are labled. Then keep those on shelves in the garage.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  29. I try real hard to contain my messes in baskets but I fear it is a futile effort.

    jullpete(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I love to store things in baskets. I also try to stay in control of the mail as it comes it. I put it exactly where it needs to go so it doesn't become clutter.
    huffychic@gmail.com

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  31. After recently reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, I've been more aware of my clutter and am finding ways to contain it! I bought some cute bins from Target to hide away my catch-alls on my desk; I recovered some diaper boxes with construction paper and added knobs to make "drawers" on my changing table; I try to tidy up every evening and do little jobs right away if they will only take one minute. I even bought cute baskets to put on the back of the toilet to put the little things my daughter plays with in the tub.

    camialane@gmail.com

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  32. we just have old boxes for shoes...and actual container for that would be great!! And for all my books that are everywhere. we have so many things we need boxes for.

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  33. I like using dressers to hold more than just clothes. In a previous apartment, where I had a tiny kitchen, I kept my tupperware in a dresser drawer

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  34. I recently bought a bunch of baskets for my clothes and I love them- all organized and out of sight. Unfortunately, they won't work very well in my tiny college dorm room. I'm definitely feeling this giveaway- I need the storage in my new tight living space!
    twigerina[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  35. I love that I come to your blog and you have a ton of new stuff written.. I can only wish I was a dedicated blogger such as yourself! :) Organization is KEY here.. our houses in Japan are tiny. There are stores here called the 100Yen Stores.. they have so many awesome things to organize with that you would never see stateside... but how I would LOVE this giftcard.. I have never even heard of this store!! Here is to hoping I win!!

    I also am following you now!

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  36. I love that chandiler!!

    I struggle with too many toys!! What I do is try and make sure to group all of them into plastic bins, and have the bins all lined up so when little guy wants his cars, they are all in one box, same with blocks, trains, toy story toys, etc.

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  37. I recently raised my bed up by placing bed risers under each post. Then I bought 3 large, flat storage bins, and I stashed tons of stuff in those, under the bed. it instantly cleared lots of space in my bedroom!
    may.63 at wright.edu

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  38. I am a new GFC follower

    katie6411 at hotmail dot com

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  39. I live in a tiny NYC apartment and can use all the organization possible!!!

    katie6411 at hotmail dot com

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  40. OK, first off thank you for having such a wonderful giveaway! My new way to organize is with baskets (elementary I know but I've just started to utilize this tool). All of my stationary in one basket, and all of my cosmetics in a pretty tote bag (so I can bring it to a different room to get ready).

    ameliab555[at]gmail[dot]com

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  41. I'm a new follower (I always like finding pretty new blogs)

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  42. I follow.

    nordstromemily at hotmail dot com

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  43. When I married my husband I learned that "everything has a home". So I've had to create homes for my things and containers are the best way. Love um.

    nordstromemily at hotmail dot com

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  44. my home is beyond containment, but I'd sure like to give it a try if I won!

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  45. Wow you are popular! I just made it in time for the giveaway. We got off our cruise this am and are now stuck on Miami airport for 10 freaking hours! Now I can't wait to get home and organize all our suitcases from the trip. I left the house clean, but we let our friends stay, so it better be as I left it or I'll be up all night cleaning bc I can't sleep until it is clean and organized to MY standards, which might be a little extreme.

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  46. I am now an official follower.

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  47. I organize my bathroom closet by giving each person a labeled tote with a handle. They put all their bath supplies in and can pull it out when they need it and put it back on the shelf when they are done!

    elkmeese at yahoo dot com

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  48. I'm gfc follower Lindsie

    elkmeese at yahoo dot com

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