37 - Goodbye clothes

So getting rid of clothes is such a challenge for me.  I don't buy super fancy things 90% of my wardrobe is just plain Jane stuff.  But as I attempted to clean out my clothes I haven't wore in 18 months I found it sooooo hard.  I found that just getting rid of something that doesn't fit, or I don't even like I wanted to hold onto.  I have no idea why exactly but for some reason I found myself questioning getting rid of things.  
It's almost as if I am holding onto this imagine that women must have 1,000 items in their arsenal rather than the 40 or so pieces they really wear?  Do I really need 25 tank tops?  Of that one pink shirt that I can't stand the weird slit at the bottom?  Or those jeans that are like an inch too short?  Or those old bras that don't fit?
No.  But yet as I went threw this task I found myself questioning.  
I previously read about 50% of Marie Kondos - "Life Changing Magic of Tiding Up" book and while I found it over the top, like I am not hugging things or going thru every single thing I own, but I did start saying "does this spark joy?"  "Or do I feel comfortable when I wear it?" And this helped I pared down my original pile of maybe 8 things to be three piles which amounted to three trash bags of stuff to donate.
And just like that my drawers have space, and I feel a little lighter.  Bonus too 37 can be crossed off my list.


Tuesday 10 - This Weeks Loves

1. Babies in Shorts
2. Homemade nachos for dinner

3. Our little garden - this year I planted less tomatoes and more strawberries, kale and zucchini.  I already had some cilantro and pumpkins coming in so I left them.  We also planted marigolds. 

4. The 100 Day Project - I am drawing cartoon faces (ps this is soooo challenging).

5. Face Coasters - I bought these for kathleen for her birthday they were super perfect and so fun!
6. My People - this past week my people brought me a machine to borrow while mine is down, fabric for my hexies, called me when I needed a call, inspired me, met me for a trip to target, brought dinner and just generally showed up.  sometimes it's the little moments.  

7. Getting Outdoors - I think I have mentioned before I am not really a big outdoorsy person I like a park in the city or a short hike at a national park.  This weekend we took the kids out into the woods by Dustin's childhood home.  There was no trail, no real destination and it was still nice.  I found a single mushroom, jones collected a bag of leaves and Thea got upset and couldn't walk thru the weeds.  But I didn't hate it - yay. 

8. Watermelon - this has been a go to treat for us this last week as I bought a big one which is a lot.
9. A good clean sink ( I washed all the pans and bleached the sink).  So fresh so clean.
10. Talking about bible stories with Jones.  I will have to post his story about Jesus and the fruit snacks in another post.


Tuesday 10 - Post Easter

This weeks list, which was actually started like two weeks ago!  Lol.  Some days just completely get away from me.

1. Warmer Days - this weekend was so good 

2. 100 calorie Guacamole - this is one of my favorite snacks, Thea loves this as her main course meal as well (super easy to grab and go to). 

3. Air Dry It - Style Cream super great for the work at home moms. 

4. United State of Indiana - I love supporting local.  I love the softness of their tees.  
5.  Calling my Congressman - I cannot even tell you how many calls I have placed.   

6. Planning Easter baskets and Easter Activities

7.  My New kicks (they are very retro)

8. Mini Trips
9. New Bras 

10. Preparing to plant our Garden. 


13 Months Theaburf

Ahhh girlie! Your are so spunky!  You are very headstrong and will yell and point for things you don't know words for yet.  Everyday you challenge me and reward me.  You are something lady baby.  Here's a little list for this month...
Your are soo curious.
You want and demand to walk sometimes.
You also often demand I pick you up. 
You can say - No, Bad, dog, mommy, Daddy, Baby (which sounds like bobby), Jaa (Jones), hi, there, eat, bye, Nikki, Quack, duck.
You try and jump.
You walk and run.
You climb - everything!
You like to play outside.
You like to play inside.
You wave at people, all people.  You sometimes get annoyed they don't notice you.  
You try and wake Jones up from naps.
You like to make phone calls, fake and real.
You play peek a boo often and hide you eyes and yell eek-a-boo.

You like to sit at the craft table and find craft supplies jones didn't put up.
You loooove avocado and mac and cheese.
You also like to eat eggs, peas, carrots, carrots and chocolate.
You follow Jones around, but like to play independent from him although sometimes with him.
You have been hitting recently so we tell you to give hugs and kisses not hits.  You usually listen.
You adore taking a bath and moving water from container to container.
You help me move clothes from washer to dryer.
You like to climb into the dishwasher.
You sing along with abcs, and the coconut song.
Love you so much!