Monday, January 10, 2011


This weekend we (well Mr. Produce drove, I napped) drove down to see Grandma Katherine in Chelais, and saw almost the whole fam-damily there. *Had to snap a picture.  Katherine is 90 1/2 now.. and has gained 20 pounds in the last 6 months.  She gets tired easily but in good spirits and always knows what to say to make you giggle!
Her hat is always on, it helps to keep her little head warm.  We are so thankful that she feels good and in good spirits and has such great kids that keep a close eye on her!-

I emptied (yes... you should have seen it before) my china cupboard.  I am going to put it on Craigs list.
although.... I am tempted to take out the glass and turn it into this (as seen on Taradara)
but..... I have to actually LOVE it.
That's my new mantra
I say that to myself with EVERYTHING I touch and pack.  DO I LOVE IT??? if not lose it!  That is a GREAT way to pair down (de-clutter) your house.  I mean why in the world am I keeping some of this stuff if I don't LOVE IT.  Some of the stuff I do like, or frankly say "I just might NEED that"  (ok Lisalulu, now you are sounding like your mother)...

keep saying it over and over and over and over and it will make sense!!!

7 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Lauren said...

Oooh! CUTE new header!
Love it or leave it-- I'm going to be saying that to myself soon also!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

you are so right..and I need to tell myself that and get more organized again.;) one room at a time I suppose..mostly the linen closet, my craft room and upstairs in the decor.;) doing a sale in will have to get up there when the weather is a tad bit warmer and go through stuff...have a great week.;)

Sue said...

I LIKE that. Love it or lose it.

I also like the photo of that cute little grandma!


blueviolet said...

If I went by your mantra, I'd lose nothing. I'm so attached to my stuff! LOL

kieri said...

How can you not Love that china cabinet! It's so pretty. I think I will try this next time I move. Not that I have much stuff, just that I will be combining houses :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I like the new look of your blog. I also like the "Love it or lose it" that is a good thing to remember and live by. Katherine looks great and I really like her hat...all of you look great in the picture. Hugs

Em said...

Depends if blue would work in your decor.