First of all let me thank all of you who have been praying for Ansley. She has gotten more rest. Judah now seems to have a touch of colic or not adjusting well to the formula. They are just working and loving through the fussy spells. I have been of little help since I was fortunate not to have that with either of my babies. Again he is the cutest little thing ever, and by the way I did go back and get lots of sweet time with the little one.
Now on to the topic at hand. A common theme that seems to be coming up lately is, "Less Is More". If I want to be real honest, I need to admit that I have just accumulated too much STUFF!
The question I have asked myself is, WHY?
Can I learn to be content with what I have as opposed to looking at what others have, and wanting what they've got? Seeing a new trend and going for it, always something a little prettier, or so we think. The fact is there will always be newer, bigger, better, prettier, etc. to see. Yes, my house is long overdue for some updates, and we are beginning to tackle this.
I am beginning to take a closer look at some habits(of mine) that need to be addressed. Don't get me wrong, I love some thrifty shopping, and good junk, but the accumulation is beginning to weigh me down! My STUFF seems to be managing me, rather than the other way around.
My recent closet clean up came to a halt when the stomach virus hit, then Judah decided to make his arrival a bit earlier than expected(what a joy!),and I subbed today, so it is still unfinished. However, tomorrow, I will be back at it, clearing the clutter! Getting rid of STUFF!
So how would you answer the following questions:
How much is enough?
Are my belongings a burden or a blessing?
How much time should I spend managing what I own?
I will be sharing some of my answer to these questions in upcoming posts, and show you the progress that I am making.
I will leave you with these pictures of some simple fall decorating that we did at my daughter's house.
The garland was made from fabric that I had on hand, another idea to help clear the clutter. Share with someone else.
I am a wife to one fantastic husband and mother to two wonderful children. One recently married and the other away at college, finding myself, for the first time with an empty nest. I enjoy making my home beautiful on a budget. I love the Lord and desire to please him in all that I do.