Monday, April 15, 2013

This is the year...I mean it!


Hey, thanks for stopping by!
Hope YOU are well.

Now that I am back home...

...the beautiful spring weather has me
watching for and enjoying the first flowers in the garden...

...sneezing at the tree pollen in the air and the dust in my house...
...and most importantly...focused on cleaning out!


 I know...
you are all thinking...
cleaning out?
"she says that every year...but never follows through."


Well, this is the year!
I truly am focused and have both a plan of attack
 and a time frame for the work to get done.

So...
I am here to say that within the next month...
...I plan to move mountains...
...mountains of stuff...
out. the. door.

 I will check in and let you know my progress.
Wish me luck! 
:)

P. S. I took my Etsy shop out of vacation mode
and will begin adding to it as I uncover things and clean out.


27 comments:

Katey said...

I did major closet purging last fall & need to do more. It's so tough on the heart. Best of luck.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

It can be a great feeling, but painful and exhausting. Good luck!

Olive said...

I just this morning decluttered my living room. It looks so much better. Now I have many more rooms to go. But one at a time wins the race. You can do it. My Instagram app is broken again but I have enjoyed following you there. xo, olive

Sarah said...

I'm in the slow mode on doing the same. I know I need to jump in head first, but so far its more like "pick pruning". Good luck with this project.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Good luck with that! So once its gone how do you avoid bringing new stuff in? Ha!
Susan x

Marlene said...

Welcome back!!! You've been missed.
Isn't Spring just wonderful and oh so...fresh!!!
Even here is California ... Spring is Spring... cool, bright, fresh.
Recently over a period of 11 days (not all in a row) I've gone through and decluttered a craft closet and my clothes closet.
It is quite refreshing too. It's good to revisit what you have and decide what you want to keep.
Looking forward to the new/old/loved items in your etsy shop.

PURA VIDA said...

cute cute frog vase! don't clean it out!

Anne said...

I am going to do some spring cleaning too.Next week after I am done at the market.
xx
Anne

LizlovesVintage said...

Good for you Laura! Go get them..
I wish you lots luck :)
xxx Liz

oldgreymare said...

I'm here for support if you need it..I have some great tricks <3
You go girl!

June said...

I wish you would rub off on me Laura. The studio is bulging with STUFF! I just can't face it right now. I loved the beautiful photos of your daffodils!
many hugs...

Marilyn said...

Good luck with the cleaning. I see I need to do that too, but I want to play outdoors.

Susan Thomas said...

Go Laura Go, Go Laura Go!!!!!!!!!!

Junkchiccottage said...

I can't wait to see what treasures you put in the shop from the spring clean out. Woooo Hoooo sounds great.
Kris

Blondie's Journal said...

Good for you, Laura! I say it, mean it, and never get around to it. I need a good kick in the you know what!

XO,
Jane

Karen from CT said...

I can't wait to see what ends up in the shop. Please keep us up to date on any sales Paula might have. Welcome Home!

Karen Albert said...

Laura you are inspiring me. I must simplify my life! Come see me when you have a chance,,,
xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Cheryl Goode-MacKinnon said...

Love your beautiful spring photos & Love, Love, Love that Frog Vase!
Cheryl
zany-mayd.blogspot.com

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

I wish you luck Laura ......... I find it so difficult to throw anything away but, it sounds as if you are on a mission and just think how good you will feel when you've done it !!!! XXXX

amy of four corners design said...

best of luck - you can do it! I started on my purging tirade over a year ago...still working at it - but definitely making strides - it feels good!

layers of memory said...

Greetings from New Zealand....recently you had an entry questioning whether to carry on blogging and i wanted to let you know and anyone else who might be having second thoughts...please don;t stop.....these entries with their beautiful pictures and wise words are the spring board for the start of our day, bringing something special to it so that we remember there is beauty all around us if only we lifted our eyes to see, for someone not to blog would indeed be a loss to all of us that find the message within those written words and those captivating pictures and the stories it tells help make our day magical......we will walk outside and pick that new fresh rose, bring it inside and breath in deeply its alluring scent, until its petals fall on the table and form its own pattern, we will remember friends and invite them round to share coffee and some laughter, we will take time to listen to the wind songs through the trees, we will look at life differently.....and feel good about ourselves because your words and your pictures bring to life all that is good about living, i think Lord Byron in 1819 said it well.......but words are things and a small drop of ink falling like dew upon a thought produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions think......

Laurie said...

Well good for you! I'm looking forward to shopping your Etsy store!

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Good luck, and have fun doing it! I always love cleaning things out...I am a purger....but how I end up with so much stuff is beyond me. I have a car load of clothes I am going to donate and love having
"bare" closets.

Big hugs
Elizabeth

My Eclectic Loft said...

Good Luck! My goal is cleaning my yard and garden so neglected. I have this feeling you will do it this year!

Martha Dehne said...

Hi! My mom bought me the same frog vase when I was young. My son accidentally broke it. Do you know anything about it? The maker or any other info that would help me replace it? Thanks so much for any info.....love your posts! Martha :)

Art and Sand said...

I just did a major move, cleaning and organizing of my creative space. It literally took 2 weeks of a little time every night, but everything is in its place. I will admit that during the 2 week period, I found things and stopped to create, but all work and no play isn't any fun. When I finished last night, I had to make a card for a retiring colleague and it was amazing how quick it was to find everything and have a place to put it back.

GOOD LUCK!

Karen L. Bates said...

I can't wait to see what you dig up. I need to do this too, maybe I will catch it from you and set a date!