Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ahhh, Spring and a Fresh Look


 I recently had 50 people for dinner and I cooked! Pulled chicken and homemade wedding soup. I made everything ahead of time and froze it, so it wasn't that hard. What was hard was cleaning and sprucing up everything. My house is a lot lighter and brighter now...nothing like company to get you moving! We repainted the basement and it looks so clean...wish I could show it to you, but the pictures turned out terrible because there's no natural light (except two itty, bitty windows). Here's my family room instead:
As far as 40 bags in 40 days goes...I have successfully filled 20 bags of clothes (4 bags) , household goods and magazines (10 bags/boxes), toys (2 bags) and trash/recycling (4 bags) and I really seem to be in a bind to find more things to purge! I guess that's good because I must have done a great job last year! I did manage to get rid of an old toy box and a chandelier that should surely count for two bags, right? My bags went to charity, friends, relatives and the trash. I won't be blogging for a bit. Heading out west to ski with my ex-college roommate (my Christmas present from my hubby and kids)!

5 comments:

Snežana Maricic said...

Big smile for you :)

Ali Richardson said...

Everything looks bright and happy. Well done purging. I definitely need to get on that bandwagon. Happy skiing :)

ruzzel01 said...

You've done it so well and professionally.


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Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love your mantle!!! Have a great trip out West!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Ok, I'm going to leave you alone after this here comment. I've been gone a while.

Sometimes I ask people to come over just so I can get my butt motivated to do projects. I'm right there with you.