Friday, July 13, 2012

27 Thing Fling - Days 9 - 12

I have been sick off and on all week so I did not get my items gathered each day.  Today I sat down and started going through scrapbook paper.  I cannot believe I have so much!  I barely touched the tip of the iceberg here.  I got 108 pages together so that counts for Days 9 to 12 (I am a day ahead!)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

27 Thing Fling - Days 7 & 8

I was feeling under the weather yesterday so I gathered double items today.  Ribbons and other things that really have a good use for someone, right?

I am beginning to think that I may not be able to finish this challenge.  I am running out of things to go through.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

27 Thing Fling - Day 6

Today I got rid of a mishmash of things: an atlas, a box, some necklaces, wooden hearts, 2 Scrapbook albums, a filoflex file thing, etc.  Most of the stuff is junk I was holding on to "just because".

This has been difficult.  I'm cleaning out things I "knew" I'd need some day.  Honestly I probably would just end up buying the items again because these were packed away in a closet.

Oh well, these items are going off to various places in the next week or so.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

27 Thing Fling - Day 5

Today I removed 27 pages of stickers from my stash.  Actually I only went through one of the three drawers of stickers that I have.  I'm sure there will be more stickers leaving during this challenge.

Friday, July 06, 2012

27 Thing Fling - Day 4

Today's 27 Thing Fling is made up of small items. There is pearl chain, rosettes, a crochet rose, little bows, and charms.  These were sets you could use to make collage pins.  Obviously, I never made them!

More things moving out of my house!

You know, I am finding that I have a lot let "Stuff" these days.  After giving away so much back in 2008 - 2010 and then dealing with the loss of most everything (flood and divorce), I honestly have my house pared down quite a bit.  However, on the other hand, I'm amazed that I have so much that I know I won't ever use.  I feel blessed to be able to pass things on to others.

Four days down, Twenty Three to go.  You can still jump in and join us!

Check out Cathy's post.  She is the lady who started this challenge.  heART life

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Day Three - 27 Thing Fling

Today's items were pretty simple to come by.  I gathered up some stuff from my studio.  Some of the stuff I really don't even know where it came from, to be honest.  I've now got a nice sized bag of stuff heading out the door.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

27 Thing Fling - Day 2

I made it, just barely!

I started cleaning out the top drawer in our dresser and this is what I found.  I also added the things that were in my bedroom "give away" basket.  I promise there was not a whoopie cushion in my drawer!

I did count each of the little bars of soap.  Those to a friend who is donating them to a charity.   The rest of the stuff is going to be offered up on Freecycle.  So far, I listed the speakers & the cables.  The other items will likely wait until I have more to offer. 

I hope someone out there is joining in on the fun.  Post a comment if you are!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

27 Thing Fling - Day One

Today I gathered together a bag full of trim, bias tape, pins, a scarf, and a few other miscellaneous items from my sewing stash.  I have offered the lot of it up on Freecycle tonight.  If not asked for by Friday, I will add it to the stack of stuff going to the thrift store. 

I'm excited about gathering more items we no longer use and passing them on to people who can and will enjoy them. 

Monday, July 02, 2012

Let's Get Rid of STUFF!

A friend of mine issued a challenge to make the house "thinner" over the next 27 days.  The goal is to get rid of 27 things each day.  I decided to take the challenge as I have some things that need to go.  I have a lot of paper that needs to go and a garage full of things to take to a thrift store.  I will start this in tomorrow and will try to post updates as I go.  If you're interested in joining, please do so.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Life as we know it.

Money is finally flowing into our home once again.  Having regular paychecks will allow us to budget and keep ourselves afloat.

I have been looking at where money goes.  I am most amazed by the areas where we don't spend money.  We don't pay for cable/satellite television.  We don't go to fancy restaurants.  I don't spend a small fortune on crafty items.  Jer does not have all of the latest xbox games.

Even without these items we are happy.  We have internet access, netflix, and lots of free music & games online.  We have a nice house, good food, and a lot of love.  We're far from suffering.

We have a long couple of months ahead of us.  We have to dig ourselves out of the pit that is debt.  If I start to complain about the lack of funds, remind me that we really have it pretty good.