I’m not counting some things like shoes, pjs, or undies-
and not counting jackets because AR weather is crazy and some days I might need one and others not.
The funny thing?
I was apologizing to my daughter for picking her up from dance looking like a bum with paint all over my clothes and she said “OH! I didn’t even know you were doing the challenge, you dress in 7 things anyway I think!” Maybe after this is over I can get a makeover…
What I’m realizing is that even though I try to live
the fact is that I am accustomed to excess.
We are moving and as I go through the piles of “stuff” that I will never
use I realize that it’s crazy how much we can accumulate over time.
Even giving away an average of 2 bags a month I have a houseful of things I really don’t need.
We got broken into last week and I was almost grateful.
Crazy, I know
but I was thinking
Maybe he will take it all away so I don’t have to deal with it.
This past weekend Scott built a railing for the side of the deck. Keeps the kids & dog from jumping off and digging! We still have to stain it and sand/stain the rest of the deck (again.)
Yesterday I finished building a flowerbed in what was the digging pit. I still need to add some more plants and mulch -not sure if I’m going to move some plants from other areas or just buy new. (See my little banana trees!)
Here are a couple of frugal ideas:
An old IV hanger as a plant stand (got it at a yard sale for $2) Won’t rust and has wheels!
Grow your own basils (3 kinds here)
Not the best picture but this is a pretty asparagus fern I planted in an old basketball goal that is grown into the oak tree