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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Purging of The Stuff- Day One (and a super-fast update)

Well, we're back from MN, the sister is all better (mostly), and life is getting back to normal!

The baby (sigh...a toddler really, who am I kidding?!) is beginning to transition into sleeping through the night (at least, that's the parent-plan...) thanks to help from miss Elizabeth Pantley's book.  Wow- love it!

And, the Purging of The Stuff has officially begun!

For about 3 years now I've been making the same New Year's resolution- get organized!
After reading another great book, Simplicity Parenting (best. parenting. book. ever!), I finally decided, "This is ridiculous!  I know we have too much stuff.  And I know I'm not succeeding at getting, or keeping, it all organized!  So, it's time to get rid of it.  A LOT of it!"

Thus, The Purging of The Stuff.

Today was Day One.  

It went slower than I'd like.  But, then again, I do have two little un-doers that follow me around all day!  ;)

I've currently got a box going for adult clothes, baby clothes, and household misc.  I'm going to try selling what I can (we're also working on the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University right now, so any extra $$ we can scrape together is going towards getting our "debt snowball" rolling), then donating the rest to Goodwill or giving it away to someone who needs it.

Next on the list is to pare down the following:

*cloth diaper stash
*dishes & utensils
*pots & pans
*continue going through the clothes
*kitchen "stuff"
*blankets & misc. bedding
*do a second go-through of the toys

...and so on and so forth.

It's hard though- I'm so used to hanging onto stuff for a "rainy day" or "someday".

But, I keep trying to focus on how much easier it's going to be to keep my house a home once all the extra is gone.

Then the task will be to keep it gone.

We'll see how that goes...


Friday, December 3, 2010


“If the enemy can’t make you sin, he’ll make you busy.” ~Unknown

That's hitting a little too close to home for me today- I really need to be careful of this!

We're off to MN tomorrow to help my baby sis out for a few days.

It'll (hopefully) be a good opportunity for me to slow it down a bit and re-prioritize, regroup, and re-perspectivize (totally a word!).

Be back sometime next week.

Wishing you good days until then!  :) 

Great Giveaway- 2 Rumparooz One-Size Diapers!

Head on over to The Cloth Diaper Whisperer to enter to win two Rumparooz One-Size Diapers!

Good luck!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's Here!

Winter Issue
I've been waiting and waiting (a bit impatiently, I'll admit!) for the WINTER ISSUE of the Rhythm of the Home online magazine, and now it's here!

Here's just a sampling of all the goodness they've got goin' on this season:

AND, they're having a huge winter giveaway on their blog.

So, go check them out and enjoy!