Monthly Archives: November 2013

2013 In 2013 – November 30

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IMG_4710-1Well, it’s the last day of November, and unfortunately I didn’t make my 2013 In 2013‘s Ultimate Challenge goal of purging 1007 items.  I’m not really disappointed though, because I know I’m doing a great job at the rate I’m going, and needing to have a goal to shoot for is just how I roll 🙂  At present, I’ve purged 357 items this month, and I’m good with that 😀  Everything you see here is being donated – some to charity, and some to a local family in need, and that in itself is a wonderful reward!

Mini 2013 In 2013 Goal Realized!

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This evening I reached and surpassed my 2013 In 2013 Mini Challenge goal of 168 items de-owned this month!!!  I’m gong to continue to work really hard to achieve my Ultimate Challenge goal of 1007 items de-owned by the end of this month :dD  I have a long way to go and a lot of work to do, but I’m confident it’ll get done 😀  I’ve been making a lot of donations, which warms my heart, and selling a few things, which helps out the family budget 😀

I’m not a grumpy person, but I’ve noticed that my mood is much lighter, and I didn’t lose my mind when Mike said he invited a friend over, and I only had 20 minutes to tidy up 🙂

This may seem like such a silly thing to blog about, but this is a really challenging issue in my life, and one that has brought me to tears many times.  Challenging myself and being held accountable is really beneficial for me 🙂  So thank you for following me in this, and your words of support, advice and encouragement 🙂  It really means a whole lot!

Play Dough

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While in my search for new homeschool material, I came across this list of cool play dough recipes, and wanted to share them with you 🙂  To be honest, I’m not a fan of play dough, but it’s kind of a staple part of being a child, so I’m hoping to try out some of these recipes in the next little while 🙂

 

Homeschooling

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Most people I talked to about the idea of homeschooling my Kailer doubted I would succeed, but I have, and I’m LOVING it!  I’ve learned so much during these past few months, but my greatest joy is that of being a part of Kailer’s life as he grows up and learns to be a young man.  He’s absolutely brilliant, and it shows in his school work.

Because homeschooling is such a big part of my life, I’ve decided to start another blog – one dedicated to the subject.  My new blog is called Feeding Hungry Boys.  I encourage you to check it out and give me your feedback 😀

2013 In 2013: Day 2

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Today I continued to chip away at my 2013 in 2013 list, and got rid of the following 26 items:

  • pair of socks
  • my pants
  • book
  • book
  • book
  • cat stuffie
  • tea light holder
  • kitten ornament
  • hand lotion
  • adult sun screen
  • kids sun screen
  • Fisher Price aquarium
  • baby potty
  • DVD
  • DVD
  • DVD
  • DVD
  • DVD
  • DVD
  • DVD
  • DVD
  • dog toy
  • picture frame
  • picture frame
  • sand pail
  • baby activity table

It’s not my daily amount, but it’s still a good job 🙂

2013 In 2013: Day 1

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Wow, I managed to exceed the 2013 In 2013 Ultimate Challenge’s daily item purge number!  What a way to start 😀  Here are the items I ditched today:

  • boy pants
  • boy pants
  • boy shorts
  • boy shorts
  • infant sweatshirt
  • infant t-shirt
  • infant pants
  • boy pants
  • infant shirt
  • boy shirt
  • boy shorts
  • boy trunks
  • infant sleeper
  • infant sleeper
  • ubfabt sleeper
  • infant sleeper
  • boy sweater
  • boy sweater
  • baby romper
  • baby romper
  • onesie
  • onesie
  • infant dress
  • boy pants
  • boy pants
  • infant pants
  • boy t-shirt
  • boy t-shirt
  • boy sweater
  • boy trunks
  • boy pants
  • boy long johns
  • infant jacket
  • bib
  • bib
  • receiving blanket
  • receiving blanket
  • boy PJ shirt
  • boy PJ pants
  • superman boy hat
  • double bed