Why cleaning 1 category a week is working – wk 3

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Why cleaning 1 category a week is working – wk 3 As you already may be aware, I’m going full force on cleaning my home from top to bottom based on (affiliate link) Marie Kondo’s book, The life-changing magic of tidying up. Even if it takes an entire year! But I will admit, it isn’t […]

How to purge your clothing – wk 2

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Welcome back to the 2020 Cleaning Challenge! This week we will tackle how to purge your clothing! Recap and outcome of Week 1: Clean all your surfaces Last week’s challenge HERE was to clean all your surfaces. After Christmas my home was still in chaos with most things not having been put away. So there […]

Purge and clean your homes challenge! Are you in?

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Are you ready for a purge and clean your homes challenge?! I sure am! Yesterday I said ‘cya next year’ to my Christmas tree. Sigh… It was a fleeting moment… I hadn’t really planned to take it ALL down yet… but did it anyway. I’d like to fire up some messy renovations soon again so […]

Why I relinquish stuff and break decorating rules

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Does anyone else get ‘attached’ to the things they either find, DIY or buy? I know I sure do. And I know for a fact, I actually place super high values on my stuff over time that no one else feels quite the same way about! Case in point: I hold onto my things thinking […]

The aftermath and lessons learned – Part 3

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Hello friends! This post is part of the Foot to Mouth story.   You can catch up with: Part 1 – preparing for surgery (includes dry socket and scooter info) Part 2 – surgery day (includes the fears and accomplishments) Today, let’s move on to Part 3 – the aftermath and lessons learned, which will be […]

Surgery Day – Part 2

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Well! I did not mean to leave you hanging since I wrote Part 1 of this story! My sincerest apologies. Just when I thought I was out of the woods, things came crashing down again. Oh, you just have no idea. But you will. It’s been quite a ride. So while things are good, (and […]

Foot to mouth story 1 – getting prepared for surgery

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Hello friends! It’s been awhile. So while things are ok at the moment where sitting upright in front of a computer screen seems feasible, I felt it would be a good time to share a health update on my recent tooth pulling foot surgery story. I initially had hopes to share journal style during my […]

Downgrading the ‘ol bike to…

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As the regular readers of this blog will already know, this is kind of a big week in my imperfect little world. I was scheduled for the pulling of a failed tooth and an upcoming surgery I talked about in THIS post. So while I’ve been fussing and worrying and preparing and trying to forget […]

A bike ride in the snow… and 4 brave things.

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Yesterday was NEARLY thee day… but not quite. I had been patiently waiting for the remaining ice on the road to leave the premises so I could finally hop on my bike and hit the trails. However road shoulders were still inhabited by those annoying little ice glaciers. So I set off on foot instead, […]