Sunday, October 19, 2014

Letting Go

It's time to let go of a good intention...I started out the month wanting to do some fall nesting. But, it's just not going like I want. So, it's time to let go of that good as it was. And move forward in a new direction.

I love that it's Okay to change things up in the middle of the month. Go in a new direction. 

It's Okay to let go! 

Off to revamp....get inspired by others and enjoy some family time. Back sometime next week. 


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Give A Teen Some Spray Paint

When you give a teenager some spray paint and 3 pumpkins. You might be surprised at what kinds of designs will appear on them.

I gave Becca permission to do whatever she wanted with a box of spray paints and our 3 pumpkins that were sitting on the porch. This is what she came up with. I love it! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Almost Caught!

Yesterday, I talked about how I was being sneaky with my daughters clothing. I had been putting shirts and other clothing items into a lg. garbage bag to give away. I was trying to be secretive about it. I even got the bag into the car. Then without even thinking. Annika and I went out shopping for some stuff. When we came out of the store, she opened the back of the car. I thought, that is it. She is going to see the bag. See that some of the clothing sticking out and ask why I was giving away her shirts. But, I lucked out. She didn't say a thing. I was able to shoo her away from the car and stuff the shirts back into the bag. Take this picture. Then tie a knot so no one can see what is inside the bag. As it waits to be dropped off at the thrift store. Yikes! I was very close to being found out, and caught. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Let It Go Girl!

First, let me say: I love this girl. She is sweet, kind and thoughtful. But, has a real hard time letting go of STUFF. She will admit it. 

Went to her room the other day, WOW, her closet scared me. For one, you couldn't even step into it. It's a WALK IN CLOSET. She had been asking for help to find her compression clothing. The weather is really getting to her. As it gets colder she will need to wear her nice warm, help her circulation, compression clothing. Wonder why, read this

So, here's what happened. Cousins and sisters have been passing her clothing. She hasn't gotten rid of anything. In fact. She still has stuff she wore in the 8th grade! She's in 11th. There is no way it's all going to fit into her closet or dresser. Some of it has to go.  I couldn't tell clean piles from dirty. I have been washing it all. Sorting it into piles, then she tells me what she actually wears. I am going to help put it all away. Talk about an over whelming project, whew...I was wiping my brow from simply carrying up the stairs everything. Shhh!!!! I have a secret bag that I have been stuffing shirts and other items that I haven't seen her wear in quite sometime or are to small,into. 

There is still a nice size basket sitting in my laundry room still waiting it's turn to be washed. It will keep until I return home from work today. When I will finish it up, then call her in to sort through all of  the piles. I will be saying "Let it go girl, because if you want anything new you gotta let it go." 

Sometimes Fall Nesting, is all about cleaning out the clutter!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Thinking this pumpkin is looking sad and boring.
Gotta do something to freshen it  up. Just not sure what I am going to do. Wanted to show that I have my stuff out, that I kept. Working to make things look nice again. Thinking some glitter, gold spray paint, a table runner might help. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pumpkin Walk

It was that time of year again. Pumpkin Walk time! It's a fancy way of learning values. They pick a theme or value. Decorate pumpkins and talk about being a good person. It's pretty amazing what this has turned into. My children loved it when they were small. I was excited this year for two reasons. One, I can pay a donation fee of a dollar for each pumpkin I want. WooHooo!!! Great deal for me! Reason two, it's my last year having a kid participate. It just makes me happy. I can't really explain it. It simply does. So, My porch has 3 pumpkins sitting on it right now. Girlie, in the photo started spray painting hers. Can't wait to see what it looks like. 

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