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I’m a Box Freak

Altered Box – Pinterest

I’m such a box freak that I now ONLY look at them on the net and drool. I can justify the use of a box for so many reasons one might call me a ‘box justification expert.’


All styles, shapes, and decorations call to me for different reasons. The fact that my funds are limited is probably the only reason I’m not buried alive in them in our home. :0)

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I even have one upstairs in my art room that we found in the attic at my husband’s parents’ home. It is crumbling on the top, so I’m very careful when I open it. It has no value, except to me, and it’s one of my favorites.


The best ones have a small key needed to open them, allowing you to keep treasures inside.


I’m too addicted to be saved at this point. It’s a good thing that finding these on the net almost solves my desire to acquire ‘just one more….’

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Coping Mechanisms

With all the pain and suffering going on in our world today, I’m conscious of trying to stay emotionally afloat. I thought you might be having some trouble from time to time, too, and thought it might be good for us to share ways that we try to cope. These are some of the things that help me – in no particular order. I hope you’ll share what helps YOU.

  • Writing this blog. I love finding things that I think are heartwarming, amazing, or wonderful to share.
  • Trying to learn new art techniques and trying them in my art room.
  • Working in the yard and/or square foot garden and taking pictures of successes.
  • Reading books by favorite authors and/or discovering new ones.
  • Refurbishing our yard art and working on making Christmas presents for friends.
  • Discovering new websites and reading articles giving me new information and new perspective.
  • Reaching out to friends and family
  • Listening to music
  • Hugging my husband and making him laugh
  • Making a ‘SHOULD’ list and checking something off

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Box Freak – Part III



“Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.” ~ Allen Klein


“The whole point is to live life and be – to use all the colors in the crayon box. ~ RuPaul


Believe in yourself, go after your dreams, and don’t let anyone put you in a box.” ~ Daya


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Box Freak – Part II

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“Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.” ~  Erma Bombeck



“Genres aren’t closed boxes. Stuff flows back and forth across the borders all the time.” ~  Margaret Atwood


“If she knew how beautiful love is, she would already put it in a box, seal, and preserve it. So she could smell it whenever she wants.” ~ ― Kusumastuti, Denting Lara


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Box Freak

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It’s been awhile since I admitted it, but I’m a box freak. An addict. I drool when I see a box I like. There CANNOT be too many in my life. EVER.  Any excuse will do. I can always find a ‘reason’ for another, or fun way to use one…

I HAVE made a promise to myself to simply ‘window shop’ now, rather than buying all the wonderful boxes I see, so we can still walk through the house without falling or getting buried.


“I thought boxes were the best toy. When my parents got a new car, I ran to my mother and said, ‘Did it come in a box?’ ~  Colin Angle



“Reorganization to me is shuffling boxes, moving boxes around. Transformation means that you’re really fundamentally changing the way the organization thinks, the way it responds, the way it leads. It’s a lot more than just playing with boxes.” ~  Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. 

“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing.” ~ John Mayer


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Beautiful Boxes – Take 4



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Beautiful Boxes – Take 3




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Beautiful Boxes – Take 2


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Beautiful Boxes

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