Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Back to My Desk....

I have missed sharing my desk the past 2 weeks as we've been out to California to see our oldest son and his family.  It's been over 2 years.  So I will share a photo of one of the tourist highlights after I share my desk.  I'm joining in on a weekly tour of desks that's been going on for 428 weeks.  Yeah, that's over 8 years!  I've been joining in for over 4 years.  And the wonderful Julia at the Stamping Ground is the head desker.  And now, my desk...


It's mostly clean because I've been purging again.  I emptied a 6 drawer and a 4 drawer Iris cart (still have 6 full ones along with other storage units) and now can actually see out a window!  Getting rid of them and over half of what was in them made room for my Platinum machine and Tonic guillotine paper cutter on the shelf. So happy.   But there's something on my desk that I just got and love.  It's above the single white basket in the center back of my picture.  Here's a close up...


This is a 4 1/2" wide, 3 section stackable Washi Tape holder!  My company carries it and it's so nice to have my tapes at hand! Since I'm not supposed to promote a company that's all I'm going to say about it.  I don't want to get into trouble.

Ok, now for a picture of the cool touristy thing we did with our kids and family....


They took us to the Hearst Castle in San Simeon!  I gave the link to it's official web site so just click on the name.  We spent a couple hours, 1 on a tour of the Grand Rooms and 1 walking around.  I took a bunch of photos with my little Canon Point/Shoot camera and got them downloaded to my desktop (brand new!) computer.  This picture was taken as we were heading back down to the visitor center on the bus.  I highly recommend visiting if you're ever in the area.

Ok, end of all promos.  Time to get back to the business at hand.  Please head over to the Stamping Ground to check out the links to other desks.  You'll see some great projects and more!

StampinCarol

14 comments:

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Carol, looks like you had a great time visiting. The tape storage sounds like a fab idea, if you have lots of it. I just haven't felt the vibe with it, I'm afraid. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 XxX

Sarah Brennan said...

Glad you had such a good time on your trip. You are so disciplined getting rid of stuff; I never seem to be able to. Love the Washi storage. Happy WOYWW Sarah #25

glitterandglue said...

Hi Carol. Sounds like you have had a really lovely time. What a long time since you saw your family. Goodness... could I bear that? Fortunately, Britain is not that big, so travelling to see my girls, their hubbies and their children is comparatively easy for me. great fun washi tape storage.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm so happy for you that you had such a great time with your family - the Hearst place looks amazing and well worth a tour around. Well done on your stash sorting, I think it's a good thing to do, very cathartic!
HUgs LLJ 8 xxxx

May said...

How lovely to spend time with your lovely family... Love the washi tape storage what a great idea... Have a happy week ahead... May #17

Plush Possum Studio said...

I'm glad that you've had time to visit your family in CA. Lovely San Simeon view too.
That washi tape storage is very nice. I'd never seen one before.
Happy WOYWW!
~Rose of rose's Art Garden #36

Helen said...

You must have really enjoyed your trip, catching up after so long. Have a good week. Helen #1

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Carol. Goodness that is a long time since you saw your son. Hope you all had a truly amazing time. Your desk looks full of such wonderful goodies! I joined WOYWW last week and am having a wonderful time travelling the globe and visiting everyone's desk. There are so many talented crafters out there. Have a lovely week, Heather #30

Jan Ltc said...

Ohh love all your craft goodies. Have a great week xx Jan (42)

Angela Radford said...

Pleased to hear you had a sort out, could do with one myself but always manage to get distracted. Nice neat desk just waiting for you to go and mess it up or is it just me that does that! Have a great woyww and thank for the visit to mine, Angela x21x

Lindart said...

I remember going to Hearst Castle as a child when we lived in CA, very impressive! Next time get your son to take you to the Winchester House - also very interesting! That Washi Tape holder is great, keeps them all nice and tidy! Good luck with your cleaning and purging, if you are not finished yet! Have a great week, thanks for sharing! Lindart #35

Lotusblommans vardag said...

Your ribbon-and lace-station is very clever!

I wish I could have done the walk around the castle too.

Have a nice weekend!
Sussie

Julia Dunnit said...

Two years..it feels like forever when you say it in context to seeing each other, but in reality it just flies past and you have to literally plan i ti n or it could be longer. Hope you had a marvellous time with them. I must say, Hearst Castle looks fab, it fascinates me that someone should actually build a castle within modern day times...i think over here we would refer to it as a bit of a 'folly'! I dont have enough washi tape, but I do like the holder very much, what a grand idea. I have no problem with you linking to your supply, honestly....it's good enabling. The 'blatant' stuff I dislike on WOYWW is more the people who obviously only join in to promote products, where every other line is a link to a catalogue!

Diane Futrell said...

I need to purge. Instead I've been hiding stuff in drawers! Lol.

Have a great day!
Diane #26