Friday, November 14, 2008

Thank You Oprah!!!



I watched Wednesday's episode of Oprah on Wednesday night.  Oprah announced her "Clean Up Your Messy House Tour" with the help of organizational guru and clutter buster Peter Walsh.  There were a lot of great tips on the show, but one of the best, I thought, was a way to deal with the masses of artwork your children bring home, especially during elementary school.  Their suggestion was to take digital photos of the artwork and then create a photo book of the art.
 What a great idea!  And even better, Oprah and her friends at Snapfish
were offering Oprah viewers a free 20 page photo book!  It was a limited-time offer (register for the free book by tonight, Friday, at midnight, and order the book by this Sunday--get moving if you want a free book, too), so I had to act fast. (They are also offering 20% off all Container Store purchases for the next week.)  I have lots of beautiful artwork that I haven't been able to part with--especially from Boy #2.  I spent most of the day yesterday photographing, uploading, and playing with the layout of my photo book.  Very cool.  It is now being made and I should have it next week!  I now feel much better about getting rid of the slightly rumpled pieces of construction paper I have been saving without knowing why.  Thank you Oprah!!! You too, Peter! Now onto my closet......



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow Marta! Zach's Sunflowers is really great!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Marta! I went on line yesterday and started my book. I just finished it and ordered it! This is great! --R Schulman

thepreppyprincess said...

There is something so utterly joyous in the pictures kids do.... it's amazing. Bet the photo book is really cool, too!

Grins & Giggles for your weekend,
tp

Lynne said...

I have been actively cleaning my house for two weeks! I would include a photo but it is too scarey!! I don't have kids, so that's not my excuse. I haven't allowed friends over for... YIKES! years!! But I am getting thru it, little by little...

N.M.B. said...

I can do a sign with blue/white and dark blue writing! Just put those details in the comment section when ordering and I'll custom make it for you.

Anonymous said...

Even better just scan it. That's a peachy way to preserve the kids' fine art. You can store it, print it, email it to grandparents, Harvard admissions directors, etc.

Martwork said...

Thanks--I love the scanning idea! And I just recently figured out that my printer is also a scanner!