Archive for the 'simplifying' Category

The Great Wardrobe Clean-Out

My friend, Lydia, posted about how she had been reading about “capsule” wardrobes and how that inspired her to go through her clothes and get rid of a bunch of stuff. The idea behind it is that you get rid of the clothes that don’t flatter your figure, or you have too many of, or […]

Common Sense- Money

The Treasure Principle

There are two ways I can do this blog post. 1. Tell you to go and buy/borrow/check-out the book The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn and leave it at that., or 2.)Tell you about the book and how it impacted me and encourage you get it yourself to read later. I’m going with option 2. […]

I Don’t Know When It Started

Have you had an experience like this? For several months Nathan and I have been in situations where we have heard the same message over and over again. It’s about our stuff. It’s about possessions and money and how we use them. So, I’m going to share our story and what this theme is that […]

7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

About a month ago I read the book 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker. I had been hearing good things about the book since early this year and finally decided I didn’t want to wait any longer to read it. I liked it so much that I finished it in a couple days […]

Garage Sale-Day 1

I survived day 1 of our garage sale! Dad and Joyce came and picked up the kids at 10:00 and that left me free to sell all of their things! Today went really well. We were able to sell quite a bit. I always have that moment of fear at the beginning of the sale […]

Clearing Out Stuff

We’re celebrating our remaining warm days by having a garage sale. Do you know what we don’t need anymore? 2 toddler bed mattresses, 2 toddler beds (one is coming from dad and Joyce’s house), a rocker/glider, boxes and boxes of 2T boy clothes, baby toys, kids toys that aren’t being played with a hundred unused […]

That feels good

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Views Around Our House

Isaac is doing much better. No trouble with eating or drinking and keeping food down. We did have to see a doctor today for some other issue going on in the diaper region that seemed, shall we say, painful. If it alarms the daddy during a 5:00am diaper change enough that he immediately does some […]

Frugal/Fashion Friday Followup

I know it’s Sunday, but since I missed getting this post in on Friday, I’ll just pretend that I’m not two days late. I love a good deal and I’ve been working on my scrapbooks lately so good deals related to that make me very happy. Here are a few sites where you can get […]