I borrowed a book from a friend the other day called Organized Simplicity which has spurred me into a clearing out frenzy. I have been avoiding dealing with my ever growing stash of stuff for a long time but suddenly its time to get rid! It must be a Spring thing. The down side is that as I delve into the crud and try to sort I'm feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff I've accumulated over the years. Kids stuff, craft stuff, kitchen stuff...agggghhhh stuff. Anyway, todays mission was the "craft" room whih has become a catch -all for stuff that doesn't have a home in our home.
To cut a long story short, this is what I would like.....
This is what I have....
Confessions no.2... I spend way too much of the precious little of the child-free time I have staring googley eyed at the computer. Looking for inspiration, looking at other peoples lives, procrastinating and faffing about (like I'm doing now...)
This years mantra "Simplify, simplify, and simplify"
and some inspiring quotes I'm loving at the moment...
... "Whatever we treasure for ourselves seperates us from others; our possesions are our limitations" Rabindranath Tagore
... "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful"
and I love this one ..."It is through creating not possessing that life is revealed" Vida D. Scudder
(there are so many more confessions but I'll save the interesting ones for later ;) ha! )