Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Little Things...

One week down, and 51 more to go...Hubby and I are trying to go the whole year without spending any money on extra things... we are going to try to stick to a shopping(the kids will still get birthday presents and clothes when needed) other than necessities.  We are putting money in a vacation fund, Christmas account, and regular savings, and extra will go to paying down bills. Because in reality, we really don't "need" anything, most things are just wants. I figure if we have the will power to lose weight, then we have the will power to do this.  So one week in and we are doing good.

And with this new year and new budget, I am going to reexamine things I already have in the house. Weed out the crap and showcase the things I really love.  
I've been cleaning the kitchen and mudroom all day and when I finally got to the point where I could adjust the decor, I started with the kitchen window area.  I was looking at this tiered wire basket stand and realized that I had two white porcelain chamber pots in it. One holding a plant and the other holding dish scrubbers. Then it hit me.... why wasn't my third chamber pot on the top?  I love these chamber pots(yes, my family thinks it is gross and weird to own these, but I like them) but I have never found the right spot to put them all... until now.  It took a bit of finagling to fit that top one in, but it's there now and is holding the dish cloths.
 Now my three white chamber pots are together and right in a spot where I can see them and enjoy them everyday.  All three were from goodwill btw.

I'm off to rid the kitchen of the red Christmas gingham... I'm enjoying light and airy at the moment. Thank goodness redecorating and rearranging doesn't cost anything!!

Have a lovely day,



  1. What a great idea for chamber pots! Looks really good. Good luck with your 2014 plan..I do not think I would have the will power. Janice

  2. I think your goal of not spending extra money is a wonderful goal!! You look great!!

  3. Tiff
    My policy this year is to use what I have!
    I think it's a fun challenge. It sounds like you've got
    the bug too!

  4. Me too,I've vowed not to buy anything,saving to go to Australia to see my daughter & Son in law.
    Chamber pots look great.xx

  5. I love the chambers pots. And I actually would have had no idea that's what they were unless you told me. Plus the little bird on the top of that is adorable! Stevie @

  6. I wouldn't have recognized them as chamber pots.
    Blessings with your plan,

  7. Good for you! I did a 40 day Financial Fast one year and it was very refreshing and educating, a good lesson in simplifying but I am not sure that I could do it for 365 days, I don't have that much will power when it comes to Starbucks and garage sales LOL!


  8. Oh, I love love love the chamber pots! What a find, whenever you found them!
    I read your post yesterday, but am just commenting now because you inspired me to change up the front room, which is what I have been doing. Nothing new, just different and fresh.

  9. Hi Tiff, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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