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Check & check! January 26, 2011

Filed under: 101 in 1001 — Mandy Sue @ 2:30 am

Numbers 1 and 8 have officially been checked off the list.  Unfortunately I’m a rusty blogger and forgot to take before pictures and only have afters. Sadface.  At any rate, we’ve been putting off cleaning out our downstairs storage area basically since we moved in.  Unfortunately, it had more become something like the land of misfit toys or where things go to die.  It was easy to just toss a couple half emptied boxes down there when we moved in (winter clothes that we didn’t know where to put when we moved in this summer).  Gradually the pile grew til we really only had a walking path down the middle from doorway to doorway.

See the awesome storage rack?  We weren’t utilizing that at all before.  We actually haven’t gotten rid of a lot of stuff, just reorganized and realocated and the room feels like it is 3 times it’s size now!   We have a stack of stuff to donate to Goodwill in the corner:

Along with a few bags of recyclables.  Other than that all of our stuff to store has been alocated to the storage shelf.  I’m loving it!   And we finally had room to put away our Christmas decorations that had been sadly boxed up and sitting in our living room since we took down our tree 2 weeks ago.

Also tackled this weekend was our horrendous living room window.  Again, I don’t have a before picture, but here’s a picture of the front door which has just about the same treatment as the big window had before we took  the awesful window treatment down.

I was truly loving the white metal blinds holder that doesn’t actually fit the window sans blinds look, but it was time for something new.  We’d bought the white sheers a couple months ago, but had yet to buy a double rod, or any actual curtains to block out light.  I finally caved and bought an inexpensive rod at Target as well as some “wine” colored curtains that were on clearance.  I know how much DIY projects like this frustrate my husband so I tackled this while he was at work.  I still need to buy some tie backs but I’m really liking the look.  I think it’s an improvement at least!

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AFI’s top 100 movies of all time (21/100) January 8, 2011

Filed under: 101 in 1001 — Mandy Sue @ 7:53 pm

I thought I’d post this in conjuntion with 101 in 1001 since watching all 100 of them is item #

  1. Citizen Kane
  2. Casablanca
  3. The Godfather
  4. Gone with the Wind
  5. Lawrence of Arabia
  6. The Wizard of Oz
  7. The Graduate
  8. On the Waterfront
  9. Schindler’s List
  10. Singin’ in the Rain
  11. It’s a Wonderful Life
  12. Sunset Boulevard
  13. The Bridge on the River Kwai
  14. Some Like It Hot
  15. Star Wars
  16. All About Eve
  17. The African Queen
  18. Psycho
  19. Chinatown
  20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  21. The Grapes of Wrath
  22. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  23. The Maltese Falcon
  24. Raging Bull
  25. ET the Extra Terrestrial
  26. Dr. Strangelove
  27. Bonnie and Clyde
  28. Apocalypse Now
  29. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  31. Annie Hall
  32. The Godfather Part II
  33. High Noon
  34. To Kill a Mockingbird
  35. It Happened One Night
  36. Midnight Cowboy
  37. The Best Years of Our Lives
  38. Double Indemnity
  39. Doctor Zhivago
  40. North by Northwest
  41. West Side Story
  42. Rear Window
  43. King Kong
  44. The Birth of a Nation
  45. A Streetcar Named Desire
  46. A Clockwork Orange
  47. Taxi Driver
  48. Jaws
  49. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  50. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  51. The Philadelphia Story
  52. From Here to Eternity
  53. Amadeus
  54. All Quiet on the Western Front
  55. The Sound of Music
  56. MASH
  57. The Third Man
  58. Fantasia
  59. Rebel Without a Cause
  60. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  61. Vertigo
  62. Tootsie
  63. Stagecoach
  64. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  65. The Silence of the Lambs
  66. Network
  67. The Manchurian Candidate
  68. An American in Paris
  69. Shane
  70. The French Connection
  71. Forrest Gump
  72. Ben-Hur
  73. Wuthering Heights
  74. The Gold Rush
  75. Dances with Wolves
  76. City Lights
  77. American Graffiti
  78. Rocky
  79. The Deer Hunter
  80. The Wild Bunch
  81. Modern Times
  82. Giant
  83. Platoon
  84. Fargo
  85. Duck Soup
  86. Mutiny on the Bounty
  87. Frankenstein
  88. Easy Rider
  89. Patton
  90. The Jazz Singer
  91. My Fair Lady
  92. A Place in the Sun
  93. The Apartment
  94. Goodfellas
  95. Pulp Fiction
  96. The Searchers
  97. Bringing up Baby
  98. Unforgiven
  99. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
  100. Yankee Doodle Dandy