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Decluttering Challenge: 365 in 2011

As you may already know, I am a little bit of a decluttering freak.  A minimalist lifestyle speaks to me, and although I don’t think I’ll ever be a “100 things minimalist”, I still value the basics.  With the start of a new year, I decided that I would start a challenge.  Declutter 365 items from my house this year.  I don’t think this is a stretch, but it will challenge me to keep up with the amount of Stuff that resides in my house. While you declutter, look for items that you can sell either on eBay or Craigslist.  That way you are not only decluttering your home but you are also making a few bucks at the same time! Are you up for the challenge? I’d love for you to join in. Here are my ideas: 365 Decluttering Challenge -Have a weekly check in for those participating.  I think it would be awesome if participants would post photos on their blogs of the items they’ve decluttered.  Maybe even before/after photos of the rooms would be a good idea!  […]

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I Don’t Want Anything for Christmas

This year I am a little bit behind on my Christmas shopping.  I’ve come up with a list of the people I’d like to buy for, so that’s a start.  Thankfully I have today off so I’ll be able to hopefully get some shopping done.  But truth be told, I don’t want to go shopping.  I don’t want to spend money on items for people because I feel I have an obligation to.  It’s not that I don’t want to bless others, it’s just that I feel like my family is so blessed that we don’t really need anything.  Mr. Money and I aren’t planning on going out and buying each other gifts.  That’s just the norm for us. Part of me wants to go out and buy each of us gifts so we have something to open on Christmas morning.  Chances are we’ll be at our house for Christmas because Mr. Money will have to work the next day, so we won’t be able to spend Christmas with our family.  The other part of me has no clue what […]

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