sort & purge

thirsty : Pokal tumblers

We have a these glasses and as they have broken I haven't been replacing them.  They have these giant 'dimples' on the bottom that collect a ridiculous amount of water in the dishwasher and I have been on the hunt for new tumblers (w/o dimples).  I love these from Ikea and how much more affordable […]

purging and giveaway

My books needed some room to breath so I made a large pile to be donated.  But I have several of Martha Stewart's decorating books (the thinner paperbacks) that might be of good use to one of you 'out there'.  So I am giving away a lot of four books, one magazine and a few […]

spending hiatus #2

Starting today I am on Spending Hiatus #2.  This time around I am not following anyone like I did last time. I am trying it out on my own.  We will see how that works.  If any of you did not participate last time and want to  this time feel free to do so and […]

spring cleaning

Does anyone really do spring cleaning anymore?  It was more of a necessity back in the day when fireplaces were the main source of heat during the winter and the rugs and drapes needed to have the soot shaken out.  But spring is still the most popular time to do a deep-clean around the house, […]

book giveaway

I am giving away a book from my own library.  It's used, of course, since I read it! but is like new and instead of sending it to Goodwill or selling it to some random person, if anyone is interested I will send it to one of you instead. See book description and reviews here. […]

decluttering magazines

For a long time I have been a magazine junkie.  It all started with Seventeen and it was down hill from there.  Until recently I had baskets of partially or unread mags strewn about the house.  Over the holidays I went through most of them and they went out with the recycling last week.  I have also started […]

food for thought :: decluttering

I am a huge fan of everything Sarah Susanka does from her architecture to her books to her blog and newsletters.  I hope that as I think about developing my own architecture practice someday that my work can reflect a lot of the ideas about home and living more simply that she has brought to […]

fun filing?

I love these new cheeky file folders from Knock Knock. A great way to keep a sense of humor at work!  or even at home.

a way to get less junk mail

reduce the number of catalogs you receive: https://www.dmachoice.org/MPS or http://www.catalogchoice.org/opt out of those annoying pre-approval letters: https://www.optoutprescreen.com/ via Design Milk Both good for the environment, less paper wasted, less paper to be recycled, but also good for you.  Think about how much time and energy you spend each week going through junkmail.  I try to […]

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