Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I spent the weekend putting on a church Halloween party. Then I spent the last 2 days recovering. I'm still recovering, I think. Meanwhile, my husband cleaned the house.
He not only cleaned, he has been purging as well. Be still my heart! There's nothing sexier than a man who throws things away!
Unless they're my things. Things I want to keep. That kind of stuff turn me into the Hulk.
He came up with a great idea for getting rid of stuff that I'll have to blog about later. He read it in a management book I think and it's called the 80/20 rule. Anyone familiar with it? I'm not so I want to see it in action.
It sort of motivated me to clean out more. I tried to do the big hall closet and did manage to get rid of some stuff. But I should get rid of more. I need motivation!!
Enter Karen's blog. Karen probably doesn't know I read her blog sometimes or even that I'm linking to it (I hope that's okay!), but honestly, this post made me want to sell everything I own.
Check out her before and after photos: http://thetaleofourquest.blogspot.com/2010/10/rest-of-house-before-and-after.html If you don't want to read the whole post (it's a bit long), just skip to the pictures. Those closets are positively inspiring!!
I'm still working on that closet (how many blankets do we need?) and also on my kitchen. I'll post pictures if I ever finish. I'm a terrible finisher.
In other news, I hate first grade. 7 hours is too long for kids to be gone. I miss my little guy!!!


  1. I love the 80/20 rule! That's why I don't mind having so few appliances and dishes.

  2. Yay I love Karen too!

    Although I am still dragging my feet on getting rid of my blankets. Because what happens if the heat ever goes out or the world ends and we need some kinda insulation? Yeah, I'll be happy I kept all my blankets then. Or you know, when my kid decides he needs to build a nest fort. Lots of blankets are good for that too.