Archive for the ‘Live Simply’ Category

First and foremost I want to say my thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the tragedy in Boston. Hug your loved ones extra tightly today. I know I am.

I would like to share with you an article a friend of mine wrote. She is another a friend from flight school and a former Apache pilot. She has started a Christian magazine for women called Shattered and has written a thoughtful piece here if you would like to read it: Boston Marathon Massacre

I hesitated even continuing this series of simplifying during this time of great sadness.  I realized that the best that any of us can do in this life is to honor Christ, honor our families, and do our best to live well. For me that means continuing headlong into this intense phase of purging and living simply. If I want to provide a warm, welcoming and loving home for my kids, then this must remain a priority for us as a family. Years and years of living, collecting, moving (6 times in 7 years of marriage…) and not having the time to purge have crippled us in ways we never realized until we began this journey of living with less. We will never ever be minimalists, but the goal is to not be hoarders ;-) and to appreciate what we have.

With that in mind… Our horrible closet:

Closet Before 1This is the closet in the kids’ room :-/

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DVD Binders


If you’re wondering how we did on the big garage/ crazy room project… the answer is: not well.


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How Many Coats???

I have plans for a big purge this weekend. I started to get the itch again after I (finally) got all of my autumn/winter coats out…

In case you’re counting there are 14.


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