Thursday, October 27, 2011


You know, when I first started blogging, I didn't expect I would have as much fun as I did. Even when I had my fourth baby and was so sick for weeks, I looked forward to blogging. Then the depression hit and still blogging made me feel like I was "doing" something besides wiping hinees and making dinner (not that there's anything wrong with that!)

Lately though, blogging has felt like a chore and I couldn't figure out why. This weekend I realized it because in all the months I've been blogging, I haven't really reached my goal of simplicity! After all that's what this blog is about- my quest to make my life more simple. Just to clarify, when I say simple, I don't mean easier. If I've learned anything the past 10 months it's that getting simple is far from easy! It requires a whole lot of purging and cleaning and organizing and fighting your box-hoarding husband to get it it done!

So yeah, 10 months have gone by and I don't have anything to show for it except for 2 organized rooms and some sweet ass projects. Sigh. I do love my projects.

So what have been up to these past few weeks? Well, I've been super depressed...again...and I've been trying to pull myself out of it without having to visit my totally cold and unemotional Psychiatrist to adjust my medication.

I guess as everything else feels crazy and chaotic in my life, I've been catching up in the simplicity part of my life. With this renewed determination to make my household a well-oiled machine, I've gotten up the ambition to get back to the whole purging, cleaning and organizing thing. And honestly this time it feels like I'm getting somewhere! My friend Jessi told me about this blog she was reading and calls this a need for "white space."  The idea of white space is this in a nut shell:

This is me in a nut shell:

So here's what I'm going to do: I'm going to finish once and for all simplifying my house! From Attic to the main floor...I can't handle the basement with all those tools and crap. That's one for the man of the house!! Next week, I'm coming back at you with Meal Planner Monday and other fun things I have to share. Talk to you next week!!


  1. "I can't handle the basement with all those tools and crap."

    Tools and crap are the bane of my existance right now. We don't have a shop or a garage, and no designated spot in the basement for tools and other manly things. So, they live in my kitchen. In my living room. In my hallway. And in my bathroom.

    I am LOSING my mind with tools everywhere. We waste so much time looking for stuff, because a screwdriver is never put back where it came from 2 days in a row.

    It doesn't bother my boyfriend, but it bothers me. More than is rational, I'm sure. So I've made a plan. I've written a list of EVERYTHING. I then made a list of categories. I numbered those categories and then numbered all of the things in the giant list. And then I put a star beside "frequently used items". That was the easy I have to actually do something about it.

    Long comment, sorry! Good luck simplifying!!

  2. Sorry to hear you're a little down....But..I just found you and really look forward to reading your blog...hang in there! Enjoy the kiddos because the time will fly and they'll be grown and gone!! (Easy for me to say now). Hind sight is definitely 20/20.

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