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Weekend Recap/ Grateful Heart

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Am I the only one obsessing over this upcoming 3 day weekend? It feels like time passes by way too fast when you’re off from work.

This weekend was pretty amazing though, and quite a few things happened. If you follow me on instagram you may have noticed that I finally got started with my KonMarie tidying up method. I’m not following it quite by the book (oops), but 99% of clothes were purged. I just need to tackle our coat closet, of which I know of a couple items I am ready to part with.

But this is how it all started:

Saturday morning I woke up quite early, spent my quiet morning sipping my breakfast and reading and catching up on Fixer Upper until my friend and I met up at the Farmer’s Market. It had been a while since I’ve been in one and I’m obsessed again. Plus, they take cards which make my life easier.farmers_market

I went from there straight to the salon, to see my favorite gals, and to beg for a cut, which luckily I got. Ohmerged it’s so short on the back I love it!

haircut

I came home and on a spur of the moment decided I needed to clean out the closet putting Miss Kondo’s techniques to test. I tried to take all music out and for the most part I did. Then I added some relaxation music, and then I gave up and watched tv. The house was too silent and it kinda of freaked me out.

I started with a massive circle of clothing around me, going item by item until I touched, looked at, and felt everything. It funny to thing that you have to do that, but it truly is a game changer. It’s like you’re studying your relationship with a single item.

konmarie method

I am scared to admit, but it took me about 5.5 hours to go through all my belongings and to put them back in the closet. When I decide to do something, I go all out. So I spent some time moving things around in the closet  (which I share with the hubs), adding/removing shelves and figuring out where I needed to place things to spark joy every time I walked in the closet.

I won’t add a picture of the closet per se, because I think it’s a bit weird, plus when you still have enough clothing it never quite looks super organized (which pains me to no end), but it looks tons better and I’m so proud that I took enough time to follow through with it!

This is the halfway point of purging. Don’t be fooled, I’m sure there were easily over 150 articles of clothing on that pile one I was done.

mariekondo_after

Sunday I was woken up at 5am by pets that know not the meaning of a weekend. I stalled until 6, but lost the battle. So back I went to sip on some more breakfast, read my book and enjoy a quiet morning.

We had my brother in law and his girlfriend over for a barbecue and pool time. It was super nice! We grilled the veggies we got at the farmer’s market, got some sun, and enjoyed each other.

The end of the night was spent watching Fear of the Walking Dead (which is starting off to be super awesome), and finishing up with tidying my bedside table. I cuddled the little rascal, while shaking my head to all things vmas.

aeries

All in all, I got tons done this weekend, and it made me think back to how grateful I am to all my friendships and all the amazing news the girls had to share, of family and how much I enjoy spending time with them, and with how thankful I am for owning enough that I can take time to give some of it away to people that will cherish them a lot more than I will.

How was your weekend?

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Author: Andrea T

Happily married to the sweetest guy, mother to a furry kitten, lover of all things shiny and sparkly. Quirky, girly and passionate about illustration and design.

One thought on “Weekend Recap/ Grateful Heart

  1. Love your haircut, and the dress (top?) you’re wearing in that picture!

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