I grew up in a small, affluent town in Connecticut. Most of my friends had huge houses and their parents drove BMWs or Mercedes or Jaguars. Some of the kids even drove those kinds of cars. They had pools and tennis courts and horses and they belonged to country clubs and riding clubs and gun […]
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More Lessons From Marie
I never used to carry a purse. When I was young and single and way too cool and before cell phones were even a thing, I’d carry my money, ID, keys, and some lipstick in my pocket. Purses were for older women. You know… Moms. Then I had kids and I still didn’t carry a […]
Less is definitely more.
This quest to declutter has been quite liberating. Both literally and figuratively. It has not only lightened the actual load the house is carrying, but it has lightened the load my brain has been carrying. It all started when a friend gave me a copy of the life changing magic of tidying up. While I thought the book […]
2 quick things
Too much four-year-old birthday partying and not enough time to write the post I wanted to write tonight, so two quick things. I am still kicking some decluttering ass. I’ve been working hard in the office and here’s what I found today: Um….. this. I have a bad habit of not opening mail and shoving […]
I’m losing weight every day.
I am exhausted, so just a quick one today. I finished going through all the kids books yesterday. I’d say I got rid of about 60% of them. I threw away any that were torn, missing covers, missing pages, or had been colored in so badly with marker that you couldn’t read the words. The […]
And now for the books.
Did you think I fell off the organizing wagon? I didn’t. I’ve just been ridiculously busy, and I had to wait for a window of opportunity to open back up to get to the next step. I’ve told you about my new favorite book, the life-changing magic of tidying up. I really wish I had […]