One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cleaning Up ~ Good Start to the New Year

It is funny how I thought that cleaning the living room would be a piece of cake.  It's been very productive and I found my lost Writer's Market Guide I've been looking for too.  In fact, I found to antique candle holders, which should be hanging on the wall. 
I bought these in an antique store in Michigan a few years ago, and they were tucked away in my breakfast bar.  Speaking of that.  I also found two new (bought on clearance) photo frames that should have been used by now.  I not only got rid of the broken, plastic frames, but put the photo's into the new picture frames, and added "buy 2 more frames" to my shopping "wish list."

I can't decide whether I should keep the coffee pot collection or do away with it yet.  I've had it for several years now.
What do you think?  Keep or get rid of it?  The kids say keep it, but it does collect dust in our country home.

So far, I've donated 3 bags of movies (DVD, VHS) and books to our library, a box of clothes and a garbage bag of used shoes to Goodwill, along with a bag of unwanted stuffed animals, two pads of partially used teacher stickers from homeschooling got taken to school for a teacher, 2 bags of clothes were donated to the school's "closet" for students in need, and two books given away.  I'd say I've started the year on a good note.


Nancy Jo said...

Just keep your very favorites or the most unusual ones. maybe add a few pretty cups or a few old coffee tins. Maybe put a few little old doilies under a couple. Or do away with the shelf look and just set your choice ones around someplace. Put a plant in one.

Kristina said...

Putting a plant in one is a great idea, thanks.