Category: Decluttering

  Four pages done.  Fifty-three more to go! Productivity is losing momentum around here as a respiratory virus trudges through our family. Not seriously ill, but not feeling 100% either. Yesterday, I sorted through paper in the studio:  going through magazines I’d saved for potential journal pages and possible class use.  I pulled out anything…

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57 Page Journal Project

    Page 1 of the fifty-seven page journal project is done… I also sorted through all the fabric, lace and trim  in the studio. Stuff that I don’t love anymore has been bagged up to donate or thrown away depending on it’s potential. And as a result of looking through and handling the pieces,…

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The Broken Bowls

  I bought a set of bowls… They weren’t expensive and I didn’t really need them, but they were pretty – painted in bright colors and I felt happy when I looked at them. So, I bought them and brought them home with me. I used them that first night. The dog smashed the biggest…

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Keep Life Simple

What the hell does that even mean? I wish I had an answer or some profound advice to share with you. I don’t. What I do have is my stories and maybe that can help… I’ve been writing for quite some time about my desire for a simpler, more intentional life. I think I may…

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Cold Water on a Hot Day

Today I am thankful for cold water on a hot day or in other words… Our water heater isn’t working. It’s been going out for a while. It is officially gone. It’s not so bad, really. Our electric bill is lower. I am boiling water for dishes which I am actually enjoying… it somehow makes…

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A Funny Thing Happened…

A funny thing happened yesterday during the enactment of my plan.  Not funny as in “Ha Ha”, but funny in the curious “who knew” kind of way. I started in the dining room which is the first room that you see as you step into our house.  It is also the most used and the…

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And…another plan

Two blog posts in a row! And…a new plan of action. I’ve talked before about how I bounce back and forth between liking a bit of homey clutter and thinking I should just ditch all the stuff and become a minimalist (or a quasi-minimalist because I’m pretty sure I can’t go all in on that…

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