Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Cleaning Isn't What it Used to Be

No one loves spring cleaning more than me.  For years like since I was five it was crystal clear to me the items I did and did not need.  

Consign.  Donate.  Trash.  Organize the rest.  It's simple.

Well at least it used to be simple.  That was all before I had children.  Recently we moved our kids rooms around, and I had to go through yet another round of baby clothes and gear.  And shockingly - more and more things are landing in the keep pile.

Do I need 15 swaddle blankets?  No.  Do I need 8 gingham crib sheets?  Double No.  My kids don't even sleep in cribs anymore, yet here I am contemplating keeping crib sheets, sigh.

The years when my kids were infants were such a blur.  I didn't really believe they would ever sleep through the night or become independent so quickly.   If only I would have listened to my mother and the little old ladies in the grocery store that told me babies grow up in the blink of an eye.      

I miss the days of opening my son's closet to find soft blue smocked outfits and knit sweaters with hoodies.  Baskets of tiny socks and sun hats instead of shin guards and soccer socks.  

So what does this all mean?  It means this year's spring cleaning is going to require a new pile - the not quite ready to let go of pile. 

How about you...

What do you know you don't need but can't seem to let go of?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New Spring Herschel Supply Totes

Last weekend I went away for an overnight trip and threw all I needed for a night's stay in my Herschel Supply book bag.  When I travel alone, I keep my packing simple. It felt great to throw my bag on my back and go!

Check out Hershel Supply's fresh collection of spring totes and their new lookbook here.  They'll have you booking your spring break trip in no time!  

Happy 1st day of spring!



Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Matchbook Magazine

My current magazine obsession is the very charming Matchbook Magazine. It's full of fun fashion and decor ideas, worthy book recommendations, and up close and personal interviews with amazing people.  The best news is it's online AND it's free!

Check it out here.  Let me know if you love it as much as I do!