its not too fancy or organized, but i love it and it holds some of my most favorite things. my clothes!!! i love clothes-i always have!!! but its time....time to clean out what i don't need!!!! here is my cozy little closet before the big clean!!
a couple of months ago i went to dinner with a great friend. we hadn't had any time together to sit, and visit with each other so a dinner out was just what we needed. we had a great time catching up and at the end of our dinner she gifted me this book. i hadn't heard of it and i honestly hadn't read in anything in quite some time. not because i don't like to read but because i just run out of time in the day.
the next day i opened the book and began reading the first chapter. i loved it from the moment i began reading and couldn't wait to read more. its been slow going for me, just a few pages a night, but i LOVE this book. its motivating in all aspects of my life and i am so inspired by her writing.
after reading the first few pages of this book i decided that i was going to work on my own happiness project. i know it is going to be slow and i am not going to rush through the book. i want to take it all in and really work on her ideas. so i sat down and made a list, here is my beginning of my very own happiness project.
my list: cleaning the clutter
i am going to clean out our house and go through everything we own. every drawer, cabinet, closet and garage bin. clutter is a big stress in my life and i never seem to have the time to clean it out, so i am going to make time. everything that we don't need will go!!!
1. starting with my bedroom, closet and bathroom. this is a room that is neglected for sure. we are never in our room except to shower and sleep.
2. the closet under the stairs!! oh my goodness this is the space where i throw all sorts of stuff. open the door throw it in and forget about it!!!! it has to be cleaned next!!
3. laundry room and kitchen
4. kids rooms (with help from the kids themselves. i think its great for them to learn how to get rid of things they don't use anymore and take it to our local charity)
5. my work space
6. garage (this will require lots of help from my husband)
its still very much winter up here in the last frontier. we still have so much snow to melt and i am guessing we will be well into april before its all gone. i am so ready for sunshine, grass, and an open sunroof in the car!!!! i hope you are seeing signs of spring in your corner of the world.
i don't know where i have been, but i totally missed the glee craze until now!!!!! i love musicals and can't seem to get enough of this one. i watched the first two seasons on netflix and have downloaded a few of the songs from iTunes. if you have not seen it i highly recommend it, and if you love it too, who is your favorite character??
i love them all, but if i had to choose one it would be miss brittney s. pears!!!!! she makes me laugh and she is incredibly talented!!!!
rachel: cozy in her california home while it rains outside.
me: standing outside in alaska after we received 2 feet of snow!!!
i know i live in alaska, but its rare for us to get this much snow in one year. its the most i have seen in over 10 years. now that its march i hope the snow will end and the sunshine will start to melt it.
is it still winter at your house??
my husband only has a birthday every 4 years, so we had a little party with lots of laughs and his favorite cherry chip cupcakes with cherry frosting and some cheesecake!!!
i am a wife and mom of two living in americas 49th state. i am a born and raised california girl who loves the warm sunshine and spending time with family and friends. i am always in search of inspiration and a great pair of jeans. i love to take pictures, search through thrift stores, make my own laundry soap, and practice yoga. i have so many wonderful things to share, so here are my favorites my loves and my inspirations as i live my life in americas last frontier. my journey began 15 1/2 years ago when i met my best friend, the love of my life, my husband.