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Day Eighty Three – Yea… more magazines.

19 parenting magazines

Yes I know, they’re parenting magazines. I have no children. However! As with the stack of magazines from a couple days ago, I needed magazines for school… and had just about none. I went on Kijiji (Canada’s Craigslist) and found someone who was getting rid of 2 bags of free very outdated magazines. I just needed ads so the content didn’t matter to me. Now that I’m just about done school and I won’t be needing them, these 19 magazines, and 10 or so from the other day give me a lot more room on my bookshelf so I can fit my textbooks and other design magazines onto it. Books and magazines I will actually look at again.

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Day Eighty Two – Prom has come and gone

red strapless prom dress

Well this is my prom dress which was formerly my maid of honour dress at my sister’s wedding. Probably a bit too fancy to wear anywhere else so I’ll be looking into donating it.

There are organizations that are solely a prom dress donation place so that girls in high school who can’t afford a prom dress can go to this place and try a bunch on and go home with a dress. So that’s what I’m hoping to do and have sent an email out to the local one in Barrie, although they seem to have just had their event a couple weeks ago so hopefully they are still interested.

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Day Eighty One – Magazines

horse rider magazines

Well, as I’m in school (for less than a month longer!) for Graphic Design, I needed magazines to use as references and to pull ads out of for critiquing, etc. It seems I’m a bit of a strange girl as I can’t recall ever going out to buy a magazine… so my resource pile was very limited.

My friend, Szymon, was kind enough to give me these magazines which I’ve used for a couple years, however they are basically all the same (as they are the same magazine) and now that I don’t need them for projects, I probably won’t be using them at all. They were of great use to me for those projects and I’ve saved a couple just for reference but ready for the rest to go and make room for some much better designed, Applied Arts magazines.

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Day Eighty – Broken ice cube tray

broken white ice cube tray

This goes back to the apartment days… I just unpacked a drawer that we were just shoving things into during the last few minutes of the move, and this was in it. This ice cube tray has a few holes and tears in it. And yes we used it for quite a while like this. There’s no real strategy other than fill it up and get it into the freezer as fast as possible… and then clean up the counter and the floor. Sure we could have just got another one at the dollar store, but that’s so much less exciting. Anyway I’m done with the excitement so off it goes. Also we have a fridge/freezer that makes ice all on its own now :).

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Day Seventy Nine – The one legged steamer

metal steamer

So I was going through my pots and pans cupboard… and discovered I have three steamers. I can’t imagine when I would ever need three steamers at the same time. Two of them are in good condition. This one only has one leg (should have three). So out this one goes! Organized my cupboard and made a bit more room, and was able to get the blender in there too, one less thing on the counter! 🙂

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Day Seventy Eight – This terrible can opener

can opener

So before Evan and I lived together I was at his apartment and I was using his can opener and somehow… I don’t know how else to describe it other than I destroyed it. I seem to have pushed this memory far out of my mind because I have no details… Let’s see if he remembers…

“Hun, do you remember how I broke your can opener?”

“With your bear-like paws”

Okay so I have no more details for you. Either way… I replaced it with this crappy one because I’m a nice person like that. Moving right along, we’ve bought a much better one… and for some reason still have this one. I can guarantee you we never use this one because we have a better one, actually we have two other ones. So out this one goes!

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Day Seventy Seven – Sports bra… from long ago.

black sports bra

Well this was my “sports bra” back in the day when wearing a regular bra and then this sports bra on top and possibly another one and then a tighter shirt underneath a baggier shirt was considered putting on my “sports bra”. Since then I’ve discovered much more wonderful 1 piece sports bras instead of 5 piece sports bras. (Say that 10 times fast. Five piece sports bras, five piece sports bras…). Anyway, needless to say… this is of no use to me… perhaps… I could make a slingshot out of it or something… hmm…. But no! Decluttering. Out it goes.