The BIG reveal of the transformed space! I am very pleased with the results! Keeping my word that I will get this completed, published and shared today (with 43 minutes to spare!) . Link to videos in bio! #organizedbyyen#thankfull
We often see the outside of every room, but I love to see what's inside..what do you do to keep things organized? I'm always searching for unique storage, then if it's exposed, it doesn't matter! My cleaning bucket is often left out, but it's cute so it's all good! And believe me, things are never perfectly so over here, but I do love a good organizing day!
Folks, you've already heard all about my love for saving money and finding ways of running a frugal business. Check out the blog for some great photography related money-saving opportunities...including my new bag that I big huge puffy pink heart love! ❤️❤️❤️ You'll never guess what I paid for it! #typeaimages#zekarbag#savingmoney#frugalphotographer
Moved formula into an airtight container and our shelf-stable baby food off the counter. • There is plenty of baby-related stuff we do actually need accessible/visible on the counters, so we should definitely tuck away things like these that don't require counter space.
My date for tonight. This is only one shelf, and if I could do a panorama, there would be two more piles of this for you to see. I have no idea how I have ended up with so many clothes, and I still have a whole closet full. I read the Komari method, awed at the lady who pared her closet down to 30 items, and have tried 1 million other ways to get a grip on all these clothes. I've come to terms that I'm a collector. I seriously still have a pair Levi's from when I was 15. No they don't fit me anymore, but I'm keeping them because they were my first Levi's and they are original 501s. I have a whole bunch other vintage stuff, that I will probably never wear, but I love. I have never been comfortable with the need to throw everything away. Maybe one day I will be ready to only keep what I use on a daily basis. I have at least 15 pairs of jeans in this pile that won't even fit over my ass anymore. Those I will get rid of. I plan on losing 10 pounds, but don't hold your breath. Today my mission is to get through the first round of stuff I don't really care about anymore, or I know for sure won't fit anywhere over my body. I'm taking it in 25 minute increments, with a bottle of wine, and a whole lineup of 90s music. I call this the goddess method of elimination! ❤️ #greenwitch#goddessinthegroove#spaceclearing#declutter#suburbia#eliminate#authentic#abundance#prosper#grateful#determination
We are so loving how this custom made clutch we did for our bestie @wild0025 for her birthday day turned out, that we are thinking of adding it to our upcoming fall collection!!! What do you think? If not, I think we could do well with making 🐱 beds - hahaha - swipe left to see! 😜
A toast - to my old life. My old "stuff", as we prepare for the next phase in this journey. On one hand I've been so looking forward to really acknowledging what we have accumulated, anxious to shed some of the many things we've been carrying for far too long. On the other hand, this is harder than I thought. There's comfort in the "stuff". And even when it no longer fits, there's comfort in the life you're preparing to leave behind. On one hand our dream is coming true, and these and the necessary healthy next steps. But it only seems right to take a moment (or a few) to acknowledge the life we're leaving behind, too. #cheers#newadventures#Chicagobound#apartmentlife#declutter#downsize#thisishard#thisisfreeing#thisisright#nextsteps
I came across a #tinyhouse on my walk. I've been obsessed for a number years with these lil gems for so many reasons. It's going to happen. I will design & build one at some point. Probably sooner than later. BUT, I'm not into the term Tiny House. I want a different name. Aren't they really a #cabin ? Or #shack ? The problem is that isn't a sexy term. Who wants to live in a shack?! So.... help me come up with a better term. #MiniDwell ? #petitchalet ?#LuxMini ? (Mine will be a tiny luxury.) Any ideas???!!!!
All the things...
Some of you know the path I started walking recently. I had a realization that I am (was) a #shopaholic Like--package every day level. I started my self assessment. To the deepest part of me. Why so much stuff? What is it for? What is it hiding? Revealing?
No doubt this has been one of the biggest evaluation of myself I have ever done. Because it goes sooooo deep and sooooo far back. And I won't go into the depths here, but it comes back to comfort. If I am uncomfortable, I shop. Bored...I shop. Feeling incomplete or unworthy...shop. Show love...shop. Sad...Shop. Happy...Shop. Abundant...Shop.
So much shopping!!! And not just for me but honestly MOSTLY for me.
I have much but still needee more. I was grateful for none of it and always looking for the newest, best, most.
And so sad. Like never truly happy bc I was always needing to fill my life with MORE. I knew there was some other way. The #yogalife taught me so much about self fulfillment and focusing on the now. Living in the moment and gratitude. I knew at my core I wasn't feeling it but I desperately needed to. Wanted it. No matter the cost.
I found @joshuafieldsmillburn @ryannicodemus #theminimalists and a switch flipped. If you are anything like me please take the time to check them out. Along with @joshua_becker who is really inspiring. Read their blogs, Netflix the documentary, read a book, whatever. They, along with the other minimalist community have opened my eyes. And I hope you find value in their work as well. #lessisnow#findingvalue#lovepeopleusethings#declutter#freefromcommercialism#gratitude
🖼🛋Lots of blank walls? It can be daunting to figure out where to start, and what to hang. I love doing photo walls up staircases, either family photos or photos from your travels! Go with B+W in matching frames for a stunning & simple vibe, or try mismatched frames of all shapes & sizes for a more eclectic feel. You can always give us a call and we'll do it for you! 🙃
#30daygiveitaway Day #26 : Ooh young love...so full of embarrassing trashy NONSENSE!!!!! I made this shirt for our one year anniversary back when we were teenagers. We are high school sweeties so we have a shit ton of those stupid notes we passed back and forth in class. I'm so embarrassed at how many times I read "I love you so much, babe, I want you here with me." BAARRFF. Thought it would be harder to get rid of all of this but it was satisfying knowing that I was erasing any evidence of teen Priscilla's angsty emotions. I will admit there were a few lovely notes he wrote me that I couldn't part with. It's not about getting rid of everything, it's about keeping things that really make you happy.
Extra points if you only own cute stuff, but it almost doesn't matter what you have on your coffee table (📚🕯🎮💐)as long as you're keeping it corralled with a lovely tray #traystyling#coffeetabledecor (📷: @westelm)
Downsize Responsibly ✨These are some beauty products that stopped working for me, but I didn't want to throw them away half used! Then @mariekondo gave me the idea to use them as body products, which is great because I rarely buy body lotion even though I desperately need it! What are your favorite ways to repurpose? I want ideas! 😍
Quality over quantity!✨
This is applicable to all aspects of life, whether it's in your relationships or your possessions... it's more valuable to have less of something than a vast number of something that offers no value.✨
Before and 👉After. My apologies for the bad lighting. This console table in our dining area always gets junky. Did a cleanup tonight. Once we get the console table for our living room to replace the glass shelving, the radio will go on it and the computer that is (unfortunately) usually stored sitting on this case will get a shelf for charging. I'm hoping to get the media console by this fall!
This photo from Pinterest is great inspiration. It's clean but not sterile. The plants bring life into the room, while the empty wall space draws focus to them. A room can reflect your personality without feeling overwhelming, just choose your decor and colors carefully. A lovely place to wind down 💟
Behold boyfriend's closet! His previous closet shown as the 'before' was a walk-in and quite a bit bigger. It was a constant struggle to keep tidy because there were so many items with no place to go. He donated so many clothes that he no longer needs the additional dresser he was using! He has been such an inspiration. Weeks later and our closets are staying tidy, something neither of us have enjoyed before!
I wanted to do a dedicated post for the #thinkdirtyapp because it has helped me so much on my natural/toxic free journey, and I don't think it is talked about enough!! Basically you just download the app and you go through your products (beauty, cleaning, laundry, etc.) and scan the barcodes. Once it is scanned, if the product isn't in their database, you can submit it so that the product can be reviewed and added to their database! If the product you have scanned is in their database, it'll pop up with a rating of 0-10. 0 is nontoxic, and 10 means it has the most toxicity. There is a tab that will break down the ingredients for you and let you know which ingredients are toxic. Then, there is a third tab that will give you non toxic reccomendations for similar products! This is how I found #davidstoothpaste because I had scanned a #crest one (toxic) and it recommended Davids. I wasn't asked to make this post, and I don't work for/with @thinkdirty I just thought this might help you all on your own journeys. 💞
Today was off to a crazy-fast start, packing up, home-viewing with potential tenants, re-connecting with people, running errands before certain businesses close for the day. All while intermittent fasting and pulling the junk out of my cells. Words cannot describe how alive ⚡️and CLEAN you feel💧. Not to mention just torching the bodyfat. I did stop to take in this beautiful sky, Gods creation never ceases to leave me in awe.
Hey guys!! Don't miss the latest episode of Dr. Jim & Jodie on #Youtube ! We were blessed to sit down once again for an interview with Lili Petitt, owner of @clutterhealing! Lili is a master of clearing out not only physical baggage, but emotional baggage as well through the simple art of #Breathwork & #Meditation . Click the link in our bio to learn the power behind these healing arts. ☝️🎥❤️
#Minsgame Round 2, Days 23-26: Time for some real talk. Even when I photograph ahead, I forget to post these #minsgame photos every day. And also, I don't think you really want to see photos of my junk every. single. day. So, I'm going to try posting in batches of a few days at a time! Win, win. I hope, anyway.
4 more days and almost 100 more random items out of my house. Yay!
Total items purged this round: 351
Because life is all about balance, I am always reading at least two books at all times. Usually one about how to better myself as a parent, or how to understand my children, and the other is just for fun. Lately it has been three, until finishing Gameplan recently. All of these are great! Anyone have any recommendations for good books to read this summer?