Friday, April 17, 2009

Reorganizing my closet and my life

So I have been moving over the past couple of days. I really hate to sucks! But I had a lot of help and got it all done pretty quickly.
I think that one of the best and worst things about the whole moving process is the closet changeover. I like my closet pretty organized. All of my sweaters are color coordinated, the shirts are all hung and separated by long sleeves, short sleeves and tanks then color coordinated as well. (BTW- this also goes for my shoes if you can't tell from the pic) I know, it may be a little bit much but I love an organized closet. I just HATE all the work that goes into it. But after every piece of clothing and every pair of black patent leather peep toes are in place it's like a work of art.
The part I was most proud of during the closet changeover fiasco was my donation pile. Let me explain something about myself...I hate to get rid of clothes. In fact I hardly ever do it, I always convince myself that I will wear it again, or the style will come back, etc. Well I donated three huge garbage bags and 3 boxes of clothes to Goodwill today. It was a spring cleaning like I have never experienced before.
Well here are the highlights of the items that I gave away:
  • The red floral dress that I wore to my high school graduation in May of 2000 and yes it still fit :)
  • All my overly slinky and semi trashy tops that I wore out during my college days
  • A faded jean jacket (I have no idea how long that thing has been around)
  • Sweaters, sweaters and more sweaters
  • A pair of skin tight khaki pants that zipped up the back
  • 4 pairs of jeans
  • 7 pairs of flip flop sandals
  • 2 down comforters
My mom, who was here helping, thought it was embarrassing how much clothes I had left even after the Goodwill run but was proud of my progress and I was too.
So now that the closet is done, the bed has been made, and everything is starting to find it's own nook in the new surroundings I feel like I need to do a little spring cleaning in other parts of my life. I need to tie up loose ends, reconnect with friends and family and work on making my life as clean, organized and fabulous as my closet...basically I need find my chi so wish me luck.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hello blog world, here I am. Welcome to Jackie's high heel hijinx!

Okay I'll admit it...I am a blog stalker. I have been reading various blogs almost daily for over 2 years now. I check in on friend blogs, fashion blogs, design blogs, food blogs, celebrity blogs, blogs written by people I have known my whole life and blogs of people I have never met. They make me feel closer to the friends I don't get to see as often as I would like and strangely make me feel like I know the life story of a complete stranger. All of the bloggers have great stories to tell, pictures to share and are confident in putting their life out there for everyone in the blogosphere.
After reading these blogs for so long I finally decided I should join the blogforce. I have some great stories and amazing pictures to share with the world and I should be more confident in putting it out there for everyone to see. But that was over a year ago, I always stopped myself thinking who would want to read my random ramblings or read about a story I think is hilarious but no one else would even understand.
More importantly what would I call my blog? I think of myself as a pretty creative gal and a good writer this shouldn't be that hard, right? Well I was wrong, just deciding on a name for my blog took me over a week and in fact I didn't even come up with this on my own (big shout out to Genie Rod for the help) but I think "High Heel Hijinx" fits me perfectly.
So welcome, feel free to stop by anytime. I would be honored if you became one of my blog stalkers!