The Linen Closet

February 21, 2018

I wish I had taken a before photo of this linen shelf.  Just picture everything jammed in there, tumbling in a cascade down to the floor and the contents of the black crate pushing the wire shelf up out of its holder.  I sorted through all of it, matching sets as best as I could.  […]

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On to the Kitchen

February 19, 2018

I didn’t have much time today to sort and purge, so I just focused on a drawer in the kitchen. As you can see, it contained various plastic plates and whatnot. I’ve been trying for some time now to move away from using plastic. I have some Corelle dishes and bowls that have withstood the […]

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Courage to Attack the Basement

February 19, 2018

before I went away this weekend to an AMAZING mother’s retreat.  I came back so refreshed and feeling renewed by the Holy Spirit, that I jumped right in and defeated my enemy, the basement!  As you can see in the before photos, it was pretty overwhelming.  The toys had partially gotten put back on the […]

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Letting Go

February 16, 2018

I’m going away this weekend to a mother’s retreat, I’m so excited! So, between getting the house ready and myself packed, I wasn’t able to go through more areas of toys. I ended up sorting through some stuff in the first floor bathroom cabinets.  I had a lot of cloth diaper stuff in there that […]

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Catch the Last Train to Goodwill

February 15, 2018

  I actually sorted all of these on this past Monday (I know, it really shouldn’t count towards the FBFFD, but I was especially motivated to get them done, and opportunity knocked).  I was absolutely amazed by the sheer amount of trains.  There were 5 Percys, 3 Skarloeys, 3 Berties, 3 Tobys, 3 Harolds, and […]

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Toys Were Us

February 14, 2018

As I said yesterday, my plan is to start with toys.  I managed to gather all of the cars we have in the house.  Now, this is a group of toys that I do purge a couple of times a year.  I’m not even sure where some of these cars came from! I had just […]

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Setting Goals

February 13, 2018

I thought I’d write today about how to go about having a more effective approach to the Forty Bags for Forty Days (FBFFD) challenge. As with most things in life, a good way to start is to plan what you want to accomplish during this Forty days. Here’s how I typically begin: 1. Gird my […]

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Forty Bags for Forty Days

February 12, 2018

It’s that time of year again! I actually look forward to Lent. I know that might sound strange, but I find it to be the extra kick in pants that I need to make changes that I’ve been thinking about. I’m inviting you to join me! Here’s how it works: Each day, as you go […]

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Silent and still

February 12, 2018

This post was originally written on June 11th 2017.  I wasn’t ready to share it then, but I think I am now.   We’ve had a rough couple of weeks here.  My last post was about life just beginning, and it was for me and my baby.  I’ve had three miscarriages in the past, the […]

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Brand New

February 22, 2017

Isn’t life strange and beautiful? My brother and his wife had a baby tonight. I wasn’t able to be there because they live in Arizona and I live in New England, but he sent me a video of her peacefully sleeping. And I couldn’t help but be struck by the fact that the birth of […]

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