Friday Favorites (5/29)

Friday Favorites (5/29)

Happy Friday! This week, I have some new things and an old favorite to share with you.  I look forward to reading comments about what is on your favorites list this week!   The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing The title of this book is very suitable because the book truly is life-changing- and I imagine that it would have an even greater impact on someone who is disorganized or has accumulated a lot of clutter.  The basic concept is that we should only keep items in our home that bring...

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Easy ways to become a minimalist

Easy ways to become a minimalist

Every year at this time, I seem to go through an intense period of decluttering and purging unwanted things from my house.  But this year, I am in overdrive.  MT actually asked if I was nesting again!  And just to put it out there, no.  I am not pregnant again. More and more, I just seem to be fascinated by minimalism and having fewer possessions.  My idea of minimalism is probably laughable to a true minimalist, as I am not one who can get by on one shirt, one appliance, and a book as my sole possessions.  However, I seem to grow more...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (1/10)

Things I didn’t share Friday (1/10)

    1. During my first pregnancy, I went through a major nesting phase.  Well, I thought it was major at the time anyway, but let’s just say, it was nothing compared to what I’ve been going through lately.  I don’t think that I could stop organizing and decorating even if my life depended on it. 2. One of my primary organization projects has been my closet.  I have been cleaning it out like mad, donating and consigning anything that I haven’t worn in the past decade, and I have a grand plan in my mind for some...

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How I reduce clutter in my home

How I reduce clutter in my home

(Please note: This is a sponsored post.  However, all opinions stated below about musicMagpie.com are my own true thoughts.)   If you’ve been reading The Grass Skirt for awhile, you already know that I am a very neat person.  And by neat, I don’t mean great, wonderful, or fine, as defined in the dictionary.  I’m neat in the habitually orderly sense. Even so, I’ve been feeling as though I just have too much stuff. Too much makeup.  Too many shoes (that I never wear).  Too much jewelry.  Too many dishes, books,...

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Blog I’m Loving Lately (Clean Mama)

Blog I’m Loving Lately (Clean Mama)

OK, you’re probably sick of hearing about it, but I just need to tell you how much I’m loving the strawberries that I bought at the farmer’s market. They are so sweet and fresh.  I have a feeling that they won’t last long around here!     And now time for something else I’m loving… (How’s that for a segue?  I’d make for one heck of a talk show host.) Every now and then, I stumble across a blog or website that gets me really excited.   I read through the current posts and articles,...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (5/24)

Things I didn’t share Friday (5/24)

  1. I’ve mentioned it a time or two before, but I’m a really big Kellie Pickler fan.  She’s just so cute, endearing, and funny (whether she intends to be or not).  Anyway, I enjoyed watching her dance with Derek Hough on this past season of Dancing with the Stars and was so excited when they won.  If you haven’t seen their freestyle dance, you must watch it.  It was so beautiful! 2. I’m so into Instagram lately. I’ve been snapping pictures of anything from my meals, to new products I’ve...

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