konmari put $1000 back in my pocket, make some money from your purges.


I’ve been on a konmari journey for almost a year and it has really changed the way I shop and declutter. Am I completely organized in every room in my house? Alas, no. It’s a struggle to keep up the good fight and if you came over unexpectedly you would not be allowed to walk into half of the rooms. Having children means the clutter… Read more »

springy in a $2 dress


Last week while I was dropping off unneeded items at a local charity thrift store I decided to just sneak a peek at the racks. I have been pretty good about limiting my rash buying choices after my konmari closet experience, but the store was having a clothing sale! And…a two dollar springy dress is always a fun find. The bad thing about it? I… Read more »

yes you should collect those thrift store milk glass vases


Having milk glass in your home once meant you were a person of some means…so you wanted to keep it out on display. In the last 20 years it’s come and gone as a fad with collectors, especially when Martha Stewart mentions collecting it. I love milk glass and usually pick it up when I can. It can be reasonably priced at most thrift stores… Read more »

happy easter from our dino egg hunt


 When you have boy egg hunters who are dinosaur enthusiasts, adding some dinosaur egg guardians always extends the hunt time and lowers the sugar rush. We also added our melted crayon crafts to our egg hunt so that we have something to do when the sugar wears off. Hope your Easter was lovely and not full of melted chocolate and egg arguments. Not that ours… Read more »

konmari closet purge. a 6 month checkup


A little over six months ago I read the book by Marie Kondo that has taken the world of clutterbugs by storm.  I have to say that while my entire house has not made it to kondo level organization, my closet has. In fact, the picture below was after my first big konmari purge, and I can spot several items that went to thrift, consignment… Read more »