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LIVING A LIFE OF LESS | SOME INSPIRATION

LIVING A LIFE OF LESS | SOME INSPIRATION

I’ve been loving sharing this series with you and my own personal journey to live a life of less. I have a vision in my head of where I am striving to be, I’m definitely not there yet but I’m working towards it and I think that’s what matters. Today I thought it would be fun to share some ladies that I follow online that I find really inspirational as I try to live a life of less. I follow all of these ladies on Instagram and most of their blogs as well.

I’ve found that some of the criteria I’ve unconsciously put on people I follow on Instagram are: a) mothers b) homeschoolers c) eating real food d) growing their own food e) living in small spaces f) take gorgeous photos. Most of these ladies don’t fit into everyone of those categories, but definitely most of them. I think it should be obvious, but in case it’s not, all photos under their names are from their Instagram feeds, go and follow these inspiring ladies, you won’t be disappointed!

KRISTIN ROGERS

A homeschooling mom living in SoCal Kristin’s life always looks so adorable. I love the cozy corner they have decorated in their backyard, it would perfect for The Hospitality Project. Watching the photos of her girls together always makes me secretly (and apparently, not-so-secretly) hope we get referred a girl. Also, obviously I adore her guitar wall, it’s what inspired us to do the same last year. Other things I love about her: their home is only about 800 sq ft, if I remember correctly, so they make sure to keep their stuff to a minimum, oh and they have a chicken, enough said.

find Kristin: INSTAGRAM | HOMESCHOOL BLOG

OH DEAR DREA

Drea’s feed is always popping with bright colors and patterns, I’m not 100% sure I could live with all the patterns she has going on (I may be a little too OCD) but I love looking at photos of them! It has inspired me to look for some patterned cloth napkins and placemats though, I’ll start slow.:)Her daughter, Marlowe, is adorable and the same age as Raeca, and I love how they keep her toys to a minimum and don’t let the house fill with a bunch of useless items. She is currently writing a cookbook, it’s a plant-based cookbook and I’m already adding it to my mental wishlist if for no other reason than to look at her photos! My favorite post of hers is How to Have A Great Life Without Spending a Lot of Money, so many great ideas in there! Oh, and they also have an amazing outdoor space as well, I love their raised garden beds and their entertaining space.

find Drea: INSTAGRAM | BLOG

CARISSA GRAHAM

Carissa’s husband recently went back to school which resulted in them moving to a 650 sq ft apartment. I can’t imagine living in such a small space with two children and yet I’d love to try! She home schools her children and takes them outside a lot (how long can you really stay inside a tiny apartment?). She has some great posts on her blog about downsizing and living with less.

find Carissa: INSTAGRAM | PERSONAL BLOG

ASHLEY ANN / UNDER THE SYCAMORE

Ashley Ann is inspiration on so many levels, I’ve been following her for years and she never fails to surprise me. With five children (and homeschooling the school aged ones) it never ceases to amaze me how much she gets done in a day! Her family is currently on a month long road trip with their trailer, which they’ve so nicely redone. I saw them on a Bow fishing trip in Cali!

find Ashley Ann: INSTAGRAM | BLOG

JOY PROUTY

First of all, Joy’s children are probably the most adorably dressed children ever. I’m sure if I ever tried to dress Raeca up in vintage dresses it would be a comical sight, but her girls can pull it off well! Between homeschooling and travelling all over the US while photographing weddings and families and teaching photography workshops there is never a dull moment on her feed. Last year they sold most of their possessions and travelled the US in their trailer for the year, I’m pretty sure Jared is concerned that I will have us doing the same if I keep following her (he has legitimate reason to be concerned, I think it sounds like fun).

find Joy: INSTAGRAM | BLOG

MARY BETH / ANNAPOLIS & COMPANY

Mary Beth is the creator of #theeverydayproject a hashtag I use all.the.time. If you ever need to find some people to follow on Instagram just start searching through that tag. I love how she gets her children involved in cooking and following along with all of their adventures. Her journey has been such a beautiful one to follow. 

JACK OF ALL TRADES LINK UP #11

JACK OF ALL TRADES LINK UP #11

This link up is a place where we as bloggers can find new blogs to read,
to be able to give encouragement to others
and also be encouraged.

Co-hosting the link up this week is Beth from Oak + Oats. I first came across Beth’s blog at the beginning of the year and it quickly became one of my favorites. I always love seeing all her Stitch Fix posts, yummy smoothie recipes and reading her week’s end recaps.

I send out an email each Tuesday morning to remind people that the link up is live, if you are one of those that tends to forget about link ups just send me an email and I’ll add you to that list.

If you are interested in co-hosting the link up in the future you can do so here.

GOALS FOR THE WEEK:
* bike around town instead of driving
* continue sharing about a life of less
* set up a time to go to my Grandma’s house and take some photos of her
(as per my twenty-eight things)

LINK UP RULES

  1. Link up to one of your blog posts (not your blog homepage), the post can be on any subject but I do ask that posts are family friendly, any posts linked with inappropriate content will be deleted.
  2. Since the purpose of this link up is to get to know other bloggers you must leave encouraging comments on at least two other blogs, the one that is linked up before yours and one (or more) other ones.
  3. Link back to this post so we can grow this blogging community, you can use the button below if you like (your post will have to have a link back to A Harvest of Blessing in order for it to work).
 

JACK OF ALL TRADES LINK UP #9

JACK OF ALL TRADES LINK UP #9

This link up is a place where we as bloggers can find new blogs to read,
to be able to give encouragement to others
and also be encouraged.

I send out an email each Tuesday morning to remind people that the link up is live, if you are one of those that tends to forget about link ups just send me an email and I’ll add you to that list. If you are interested in co-hosting the link up in the future you can do so here.

I don’t have a co-host today so I thought I would do something a little different and share last week’s most popular post (co-hosts will be resuming next week). It was Oh Simple Thoughts’ Handmade Highlight – Riley Writes Scout. I love this photo from Rachel’s post:

LINK UP RULES

  1. Link up to one of your blog posts (not your blog homepage), the post can be on any subject but I do ask that posts are family friendly, any posts linked with inappropriate content will be deleted.
  2. Since the purpose of this link up is to get to know other bloggers you must leave encouraging comments on at least two other blogs, the one that is linked up before yours and one (or more) other ones.
  3. Link back to this post so we can grow this blogging community, you can use the button below if you like (your post will have to have a link back to A Harvest of Blessing in order for it to work).
 

JACK OF ALL TRADES LINK UP #8

JACK OF ALL TRADES LINK UP #8

This link up is a place where we as bloggers can find new blogs to read,
to be able to give encouragement to others
and also be encouraged.

Today I’d love to introduce you to the link up co-host: Jess from The Artsy Cajun. One of my favorite posts she’s written is this one where she shares “Your husband isn’t meant to be everything to you“, it’s a must read, go check it out.

I send out an email each Tuesday morning to remind people that the link up is live, if you are one of those that tends to forget about link ups just send me an email and I’ll add you to that list. If you are interested in co-hosting the link up in the future you can do so here.

Also, a few announcements:

  • tomorrow is my birthday (yay!), and I’ll also be releasing my first ebook – a devotional on waiting, I can’t wait to share that with you, come back tomorrow to find out more about it!
  • the winner for the Mercy Ink giveaway is Ashwini Prashanth – I’ll email you later today!
  • I’m getting back into the groove of sharing over on my Facebook page and I’d love it if you would come on over
  • in honor of my birthday week my ad spaces are all 40% off till Friday!

LINK UP RULES

  1. Link up to one of your blog posts (not your blog homepage), the post can be on any subject but I do ask that posts are family friendly, any posts linked with inappropriate content will be deleted.
  2. Since the purpose of this link up is to get to know other bloggers you must leave encouraging comments on at least two other blogs, the one that is linked up before yours and one (or more) other ones.
  3. Link back to this post so we can grow this blogging community, you can use the button below if you like (your post will have to have a link back to A Harvest of Blessing in order for it to work).
 

OH SIMPLE THOUGHTS | HOW TO BE AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOUR HUSBAND

OH SIMPLE THOUGHTS | HOW TO BE AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOUR HUSBAND

I love that Rachel is sharing here today, her blog is such an encouragement and I just love her posts on marriage, so today’s post is just so perfect!

Hello friends! My name is Rachel, and I blog at Oh Simple Thoughts. I write about my new marriage, Jesus and his work in my life, food, and mainly I write what is on my heart. I seek to encourage others through honesty and openness in what I write, and I am so excited to be here sharing with you today! It has been a joy to sponsor Chantel this month and to see her heart for the Lord and his kingdom!

Something that I am always seeking to understand more about is being a wife. I have been excited about this season of marriage my entire life, yet still after one year find myself sometimes feeling clueless on how to be the wife that my husband needs. I talk about this a lot on my blog, and today I just wanted to share some thoughts on what Scripture says about being an encouragement to our husbands.

We all know we are supposed to encourage our husbands, and everyone for that matter. Yet the question that I am always faced with is how do I do this? How can I do this better?
“The the Lord God said, “It is not good for man to be alone; I will make a helper fit for him.” Genesis 2:18
We as women were created to fill a gap or void in our husbands’ lives. The Lord created us to be helpers for our husband. We are called to support, encourage, affirm, exhort, and minister to our husbands as their unique helper. This is not a calling we should take lightly, and as women we should make it our goal to understand this fully. How can we be a true helper to our husbands?
1. Seek to create an atmosphere of peace, love, and encouragement at home. 
If my husband comes home everyday to my complaints, a mess in the kitchen, and a wife that just wants to crawl in bed, he will feel defeated and not view me as a helper. Now, I am not saying we are called to be superwoman, but we are helpers!! So let’s pursue that role. For me this means working hard during the day to have everything taken care of when my husband arrives. I try hard to have the house tidy, chores completed, and myself ready to receive him back into our home with joy and love. I am not perfect at this, but I desire for our home to be a sanctuary of rest and peace for my husband, so I strive after this goal.
2. Do not become a dripping faucet. 
Scripture says that a nagging wife is like a dripping faucet, and also describes nagging as a rottenness to the bones (Proverbs 19:13, 27:15). Wow, strong words. While I think it should be safe and encouraged to vent and share frustrations with one another as husband and wife, we as women have to constantly be on guard with our words. Are we becoming annoying like a broken record or a dripping faucet? Or are we seeking to just lay down a burden before our husband in hopes that he can speak life into our situation and help us get our attitude set on Christ? This is something I always struggle with. I want to bring life to my husband, not rottenness or annoyance.

3. Ask questions. 
Ask your husband how you can help him more. Ask him how you can make him feel more full when he is at home, how can you lighten his load at work, with your children, in your own personal relationship with him. How can you support him and encourage him more. By simply asking these questions you can open the door to so much honest communication between you and your spouse, and it creates a safe place to share. By asking these questions you are giving your husband the freedom to correct you, you are giving him the freedom to criticize, so be prepared for this.
I am an emotional girl, and I get my feelings hurt easily. Often I have made this mistake of asking these questions without praying and being prepared for hard answers. When I approach my husband this way 9 times out of 10 it ends in me crying and us arguing. So take time to prepare before you approach your husband with these questions.
4. Seek peace, pursue it. Hold your tongue. 
” Let him seek peace, and pursue it.” 2 Peter 3:11
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1
“A hot-tempered man (or woman) stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.” Proverbs 15:18
“The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.” Proverbs 15:28

These verses seem so clear and straightforward, yet I have such a hard time with these truths. When I am frustrated I want my husband to know it, and when conflict arises I look at it as a battle to conquer, it is not over until my voice, point, and argument is heard, and I win. I am just being really raw here, I struggle with this. But Scripture is so clear, that only a fool gives a quick answer, only a fool gives full vent to his anger, and only a fool speaks without thinking. So how can we encourage our husbands? Well in times of conflict we can hold our tongues, seek peace and wholeheartedly pursue that peace.

So let’s seek to encourage our husbands and really lay hold of our role as helper. It should be a joy not a burden so let’s pray for this to be so in our lives! Thanks again Chantel for having me today and allowing me to share my thoughts so openly. You are a blessing!
Be sure to go over and visit Rachel over at Oh Simple Thoughts. 

ON STARTING A LINK UP PARTY

ON STARTING A LINK UP PARTY

I can’t believe I’ve already been hosting the Jack of All Trades link up for the past seven weeks! In reality, I’m still a newbie when it comes to link ups but I thought I would share some things I’ve learned through the last few weeks and some things I’ve seen work (and not work) for others in the link up world.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF YOUR LINK UP?
The first thing to figure out is what kind of link up you want. Do you want people to do something and link up a particular post? or do you want something more general? I decided that since I don’t have a huge following if I went the more specific route I would only get one or two people linking up each week, so I decided to let people share any post they want to and put the emphasis on encouraging others and building a community.

I’m not saying at all that you shouldn’t do a specific link up, those are great and I’d love to have one in the future, but if you are just starting out it might be best to go a little more general.

HOW OFTEN WILL IT OCCUR?
Is it going to be a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly link up? Those three are definitely the most common options. How often you have it will probably depend on the kind of link up you are running. If yours is fairly specific you would probably only want to do bi-weekly or monthly as opposed to every week.

WHAT ARE YOUR RULES?
This is totally up to you but I personally love it when bloggers have some kind of commenting rule, the most common one I’ve seen is that you have to comment on at least the post ahead of yours. Who wants to link up and never get anyone viewing or commenting on their post? Absolutely no one. I’ve seen link ups with hundreds of links before, and included my link, and never even got one single view or comment from it, there is no point in a link up like that to me.

DO YOU WANT CO-HOSTS?
Co-hosts are totally optional but I decided that I want to have one co-host for my JOAT link up. My rules for that are that they will also share the HTML for the link up on the designated date that they are co-hosting and they are to comment on at least 5 posts. Since the goal of my link up is encouragement and community, commenting on others posts is huge.

Having a co-host definitely involves a little more work for me since I also do a little feature including a photo of them as well as some links to posts or categories on their blog but I think it’s worth it. It is now one of the sponsoring options on my blog so I get a bit of compensation for the time put in. It’s also great because the link up gets more exposure since it is featured on a different blog each week. Therefore, hopefully growing the community.

SHARE IT WITH OTHERS
When I started my first link up I sent out an email to some of my blogger friends and told them about the link up, my reasons for it and invited them to join in on the fun. I think that helped increase the awareness of the link up right off the bat. I also share the link up on Twitter a few times through out week.

COMMENT ON THE POSTS
The first couple weeks I was able to comment on every post linked up, now I don’t have the time to do that but I am still able to comment on quite a few of them. I know it always encourages me when someone I’m linking up with comes over to my blog and leaves a comment.

CREATE A BUTTON
An easy way for people to share about your link up is to create a button. I create a 200×200 image and use this button generator online, it’s quick and easy.

MAKE LINKING UP A REQUIREMENT
I just found out today that InLinks has the option in the advanced setting to make it a requirement for people to link to your site on the post they are linking. It is one of my rules to link up to my site or blog post when joining in the link up party but I have seen quite a few times where people haven’t actually done it.

EXTRAS
There are other things you can do in your party like share the most popular post from the week before, make a collage of similar themed posts or share your favorite photo, etc, etc, etc. The ideas are endless, this is not a necessary step at all but it’s a great thing to think about.

LINK UPS I JOIN IN
Okay, I’m sure I’ll miss a few in this list, but here are some I join in regularly:

Currently @ A Mama Collective
Weekly Wishes @ The Nectar Collective
Week’s End @ Oak & Oats
Cooks in the Kitchen @ Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe & Elah Tree

Do you like to participate in link ups?
Which are your favorites? Feel free to leave the link in the comments!

MEG @ ME WITH THE THREE

Me with the Three is mostly my view of life with three boys.  My about page says “this little spot is where I share whatever strikes my fancy at the moment. Most of the time it’s photography, family, crafts, food, and Jesus! I’m learning to live full of thankful joy, so this is a place where I write all that down.”

Meg’s Favorite Posts
It’s Society Who’s Ugly
Joy of Triumph
When it Get’s Dark

RACHEL @ OH SIMPLE THOUGHTS

Oh Simple Thoughts is a lifestyle blog. I write about marriage, Jesus, food, DIY projects and goal setting. I am passionate about being a source of encouragement for others who read my blog, and I long to push other to know Jesus more deeply and fully.

Rach’s Favorite Posts
Lessons from a Wife of a PhD Student
The hardest post I may ever write…
Our Love Story 

OAK & OATS | ESCAPING REACTION, EMBRACING INTENTION

OAK & OATS | ESCAPING REACTION, EMBRACING INTENTION

I’m stoked to have Beth from Oak & Oats sharing with us today, especially about this ebook since I’m loving all things ebooks these days! I’ve loved Beth and her blog since the moment I came across it a few months ago. I always enjoy linking up with her week’s end posts, reading about her blogging tips, and drooling over her gorgeous stitch fix boxes.
hello! my name is elizabeth and i blog over at Oak + Oats. i am so honored that Chantel would have me take over the blog today!
i just bought a google nexus 7 (it is a big deal people) and  i have been loving playing with it when i get home from work because it is just so cool. one of the things i have been doing a lot is reading! my most recent (and my most favorite) read was Jacey Verdicchio’s new book “Escaping Reaction, Embracing Intention“
 
tend to think i can do it all, or at least, that i should do it all. i work full time at a local non-profit as well as blog part time, try cook dinner every night, keep the house clean, do laundry, have great conversations and dates with my husband, attend our community group faithfully, spend time investing in friendships with the ladies in my life, meet with our marriage mentors, spend time with family who lives in town, learn new things, and pretty much do it all.
i want to be the good wife, the great blogger, the perfect employee, a wonderful friend, and the most balanced person ever. i try to be intentional about that but it only leaves me overwhelmed and scrolling through pinterest instead of starting dinner or finishing that post.

” so often the urgent sucks our attention dry, while the essentials go undone.” – Jacey Verdicchio

reading Jacey’s book was a reality check! one quiet Saturday morning, my eyes were opened to my giant to-do list plagued by the “most urgent.” i was able to take a step back, really look at my life, and start mapping out what is most important. even my cellphone is rejoicing as i finally figured out that i don’t need to get a notification every time someone likes my picture on instagram!

i recommend this book without reservation for all you hard working ladies out there that are tied with guilt to your to-do list! it is a quick, engaging, encouraging read that blessed my life abundantly! it is not guilt based at all, in fact, it is so honest and authentic you cannot help but feel you are sitting down with Jacey over a hot cup of coffee! it also comes with 6 worksheets to help you distinguish what is important and sort out what should take priority!
i think this is a book everyone should read – i mean, each one of us has so many responsibilities and i know that i am not the only one who goes to bed dwelling on all the things i “didn’t get done.” the book is only $8 but for Oak + Oats readers, Jacey has graciously offered a coupon code for $2 off!! – use code: oakandoats . at only $6 this book is a steal! if you grab one, let me know! i would love to chat with you about it!!
be encouraged & take hold of what you value most
do you have any ebooks you recommend?
don’t be shy, please say hello! i would love to get to know you better! 

TOILET PAPER ROLL MINIONS

TOILET PAPER ROLL MINIONS

When I read the prompt When Pinterest Comes to Life on The Nectar Collective I originally thought I was going to make something much more . . . cool. I wasn’t exactly thinking I would be linking up a kids craft, but hey, why not!

A few weeks ago Raeca asked if we could make a craft together (so sweet, love her), so I let her look at my with the kids board on Pinterest and once she saw these minions (or min-ee-ons like she calls them) she knew that’s what she wanted to make.

Of course she needed to branch out and make a pink girl minion as well so we jazzed her up with a flower in her “hair”.

You can see the full tutorial here if you are interested in making your own minions.

Just a heads up: after this week I’ll no longer be offering ad swaps, at this moment they are currently booked out until December 1st so if you were interested in getting in on a free space this is your chance!

All the above photos were taken with the Canon 5D Mark II and 28mm 1.8 lens.

Do you have a favorite craft you like to do with kids?
I’d love to hear it!
 

SOLE HOPE SHOE CUTTING PARTY

SOLE HOPE SHOE CUTTING PARTY

This week we hosted our second Sole Hope shoe cutting party at my church.

In a nutshell here is how it works: you get a bunch of people together to trace and cut out fabric for shoes, you ship it to Sole Hope and from there they get it to Uganda where they employ locals to make the shoes and then they give these very shoes to kids in need. So you are helping give someone a job as well as protecting the feet of children from many foot diseases. Win win!

About Sole Hope (from their site):

Sole Hope exists to offer HOPE, healthier lives and freedom from foot related diseases through education, jobs and medical relief. By doing this, adults who need work get paid by Sole Hope to make the Sole Hope shoe for children in villages in the Busoga region. By not wearing closed-toed shoes, children and adults alike are becoming ill due to diseases (specifically a parasite called jiggers) that enter through the feet and rob the body of the little nutrition it has. This can also cause secondary infections like tetanus and gangrene. Many lose their childhood to this parasite and others are unable to attend school because their feet have been so badly mutilated by jiggers.

Last April I had a small shoe cutting party at my house and we were able to cut out fabric for 50 pairs of shoes, then about a month later we had another party, this time at my church and we got enough cut out for 100 pairs of shoes.

On Monday evening we hosted our second party at the church and while we still haven’t assembled all the pairs of shoes (as you can see in the photo above) we have tons of fabric cut. Some of the ladies took patterns home last year and have been cutting fabric out since!

I’m planning on having a mini party at my house just to do some assembling (just pinning the fabric together so we can send it down to the States) and then we should know how many pairs we have.

A shoe cutting party is a great way to make a tangible difference! One of the things that I loved is how many older women from our church have come out and have been such active participants.

If you are interested in hosting a party I would highly recommend it (you can check out some of my tips for hosting from last year), you can purchase your party pack here.

I took my camera this year and had hoped to take lots of photos but I got caught up in all of it and totally forgot and only took that photo at the beginning of the post right at the end after almost everyone was gone. Next time I’ll be sure to take more photos!

Have you ever hosted a Sole Hope party before? Or are you interested in having one in the future? I’d love to hear about it!

I got this photo of my Grandma at last year’s party (she wasn’t feeling good enough to come this year), I just love this picture!

 

Less Stuff, More Life

Less Stuff, More Life

For the last month and a half I’ve been on a mission that I have dubbed: The Great Purge of 2014.

When the new year dawned it was like something woke up inside me and I realized just how much stuff I have! How did I accumulate this? And, more importantly, why am I keeping it?

I wish I had a better reason for starting this purge but honestly, it all hit me after I started reading a few travel blogs. It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I love travelling (the fact that I haven’t been out of the province for a year and a half is driving me nuts!).

So how does reading travel blogs result in purging? I am so glad you asked! I have no idea if frequent travelling will ever be a part of my life but let’s pretend just for a moment that it will be. My two thoughts are: 1) the less stuff you have, the easier travelling is and 2) the less stuff you buy, the more money you have for travelling.

I fully admit that I am a packrat. A trait that has been passed down to me by both of my Grandmothers (I love those ladies). My Mother on the other hand is the.exact.opposite. When I was a teenager there were many a Saturday where my Mom would show up at my bedroom door with a black garbage day. I hated those days. Purging days.

There are two reasons I find it hard to get rid of stuff:

  1. I place sentimental value on everything. That cute little school photo of my brother when he was in grade 4 (?) with the cute little note that he wrote to me on the back promising me he was going to score a goal for me in hockey that year? Yeah, I still carry that around in my wallet.
  2. I always worry that I will need it in the future. Why would I get rid of my fabric scraps? What if I come across some project in the future that calls for the equivalent of a shipping container full of fabric scraps? If I get rid of them whatever will I do? Craziness I know.

But at the dawn of the new year things changed for me, I had the desire to let go of stuff, I’ve been going around the house from one room to the next, in each closet, going through each drawer . . .

My goal is to reduce my personal possessions by 50-75% and I think I’m pretty close to the 50% mark now (it’s all an estimate, I have no way of actually measuring).

We also did this with Raeca’s toys a few weeks ago, kids accumulate so much, and many of the things didn’t even get played with. Fortunately for her, she seems to take after my Mom, she doesn’t have much problem getting rid of her stuff (minus her special things of course, we wouldn’t ask her to get rid of those).

At this point I’ve gone through almost everything and gotten rid of the things that were easy to pick out (like that empty container of powder foundation in my bathroom drawer, why did I even still have that?) and I even got rid of a few things that I liked or used but for whatever reason decided I could do without.

Now I’m at the hard place. I’ve gotten rid of the easier stuff and now it’s time to purge till it hurts. I’m going to go through my fabric stash again, through my art supplies, through my closet and see what else I can let go of.

I would love it if you would help hold me accountable through this! It’s my goal to be done with the purging by the end of this month and hopefully post an update in the first week of March, if I don’t update, you have full rights to ask me how it’s going and if I’m done!

Are any of you good purgers? I would love to hear some tips and tricks to help me through the rest of my stuff. And if you are a fellow packrat, please raise your hand and make me feel like I’m not the only one.

** I finished typing this out with the biggest head cold ever so hopefully this post makes sense and I didn’t write something crazy in my foggy brained state.