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I am a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, cosleeping, baby led weaning, extended rear facing, eco conscious, married mommy to two beautiful children. They have changed my view on the world we live in. It is now my number 1 goal to make it the best I can for them to grow up in. I find myself always rethinking how I want to live my life and often feel like sharing my findings and thoughts with others. So I guess here's my chance :o) I will talk about topics that interest me. If you dont like them or dont agree, well... there's nothing much I can do!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Transforming our home - Doing more with less.

So a couple years ago, I read a blog that encouraged us to donate 500 items. I embraced it and tried. I even wrote about it a bit. It is safe to say that I was not successful in giving away 500 items. Ah well. But recently, I have finally figured out why we weren't successful. We did not have the right mindset. Wanting to get rid of stuff wasn't enough. Realizing that you don't NEED the stuff to begin with is whats important.

Since early June, I have been part of the Hardcore Homemaking group. It has truly helped me realize that stuff isn't whats important. Enjoyment is. If I don't enjoy something (clothes, picture, activity, toy, ...) than why should I let it take up precious space in my home. So the great purge has really begun this time. In June, we had a huge yard sale.
 We didn't sell much of the clothes but we did get rid of all the furniture pieces! We have gone through our clothes numerous times. Each time, still giving something up that we don't love or that no longer fits. The kids' clothes has be dwindled down as well (does Abigail really need 25 different pairs of size 4 leggings?!). And we recently purchased, for the first time, new bath towels, facecloths and dish towels. We cleaned out all our old ones and donated them to our local SPCA.

And I'm not on this journey alone! Keegan recently got a new job (still with the Navy though) that has him home 90% of the time instead of away for 50%! So having him here helping me sort through our home is a huge help.

Is there something in your home that you've been wanting to get rid of? Is there something holding you back? Join our group and we can help you figure it out. :)

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