Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy 11th Birthday Gavin!!

What could be more awesome than turning 11 on 11-11-11?!?!!! My 4th baby has that special honor today :) We made treats for him to take to school yesterday(quadruple stuffed oreos dipped in white chocolate and covered with sprinkles on a popcickle stick, huge hit!). I'll share the rest of our day later, we are headed out to enjoy the day with the birthday boy!!

Have a lovely long weekend,


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Simplifying...Life and Home...

Added Cameron's Birthday pic from Halloween...

Purging... that is my word for the next 6 months. I'm clearing and cleaning out the house. I can't believe all the stuff I have accumulated in almost 19 years of marriage, despite having yearly yard sales!! But really, enough is enough and I'm tired of "Stuff". I want a more simple home and simple life, not ruled things and clutter.

I want the lines of the house to show and to use paint to add character and interest....

No unnecessary furniture or nic nacs to get in the way.....
I was going to have a huge fall yard sale, but there just wasn't enough time in the day to get everything ready. So come Spring, I'm having a massive, clear the house out, yard sale!!! I already got rid of 11 storage tubs of stuff in the basement that went to the yard sale pile. And 50x that is still waiting to be let go.

I know that this will not only simplify my home but also my life. It's not an easy task though, as some things I have had for years, but I am letting go and I'm trying to just have antiques and handmade items as decor. You should see the pile of halloween stuff I got rid of after I took it all down this weekend!!

And I know I have really let this blog fall to the way side, but to tell you the truth, my heart just hasn't been in it. I have too many stresses going on. But don't worry, I haven't abandoned it completely, it may just be once weekly that I post, until life gets more certain. I'll leave you today with a pic of some of the kids on Halloween... we had a bumble bee, Patriot soldier(made completely from wool from my stash), a mobster, a dragon, and a scary monster who sat and scared the trick or treaters. I think the was the first year that I didn't spend a dime on costumes, we used ones we already had or made from stuff around the house:)
Have a lovely weekend,