Oh, and have a great Memorial Day weekend! I’ll be baking mac and cheese for a BBQ on Saturday.
“I love these boots, but have worn them completely out…so much so that the heels no longer have soles.”
“Here you go…An overview of what I’m exfoliating… a tablecloth that doesn’t fit my dining room but I’m too lazy to drive 1/2 hour to TJ Maxx to return since it only cost $10 (and goodwill comes to our neighborhood once a month for pick ups!), shoes that I had to buy as a bridesmaid that all the other bridesmaids thought were super comfy but never fit me just so, shoes I “designed” at a design your own purse place in Chicago — the samples in the store fit great but the ones that came my way (nearly 2 months late!) never did.Â I put so much effort into getting them delivered, I thought I needed to keep them and wear them, despite the fact that they never fit well, a vase that came with a beautiful flower arrangement my MIL sent when I got a big award at work (isn’t she sweet?!?) and a free giveaway bag from a beauty promo at a department store…”
– Kate W.
“I’m on a roll! This week I donated some old frames and posters. They seemed sentimental at the time (a poster from our trip to the Utah Olympics), but I realized the memory is better than a dusty, unused poster.”
“So, the stars have apparently aligned because you happen to be having a contest about getting rid of stuff, and I happen to be getting rid of a whole lot of stuff as I’m finally moving husband and cats out to Massachusetts with me! Â To put it in context, this is less exfoliation and more sandblasting 🙂 Â So I humbly put forth entry number one: furniture I don’t need and don’t have room for! Â The papasan chair, kitchen table set, and mattress were all sold on Craigslist, the bakers rack (which I was so sad to lose, but there’s not room in the new home for it) was given to an old roommate, and the satellite dish was given away on Craigslist. Â I now have room to stash boxes as I pack, and have covered about a third of the cost of my trailer rental fee (grumble grumble stupid expensive UHaul)!”
– Erica P.
“Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration.Â After reading your “Throw Out 50 Things” entry I felt inspired to throw out anything that did not make me happy.Â What better place to start then my closet?Â I also decided to stop punishing myself with keeping clothes that do not fit.Â Yes, I said it…that do not fit and not necessarily because they are too big… so time to let go.Â I didn’t count the pieces I am donating, but I do know it’s one big bag of stuff (both physical and mental stuff).Â Adios big bag of trash!”
– Eva M.
This week’s exfoliation is my new haircut. It’s quite a change from my previous style – I have such thick hair that after this cut I lost weight(!). It might not get the same attention from los chicos as the super long/thick Bridget Bardot look but with training this summer this look is way easier to manage.