Friday, May 30, 2014

Week 22
{a completely unrelated photo, because posts without photos are boring}

The items: Baby stuff! High chair, muslin swaddles, etc.

The backstory: I've been loving being able to pass on a few things that Josephine doesn't need any more to one of my pregnant friends, and now she's finally at the point of being able to tell people about it -- yay! And if you ever need a mood-lifter, it doesn't get much better than seeing a little kid talk to a belly. 

Method of expulsion: Gift.
Monetary impact: $0
YTD monetary impact: $373.88

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Week 21

Oops! This past week was completed on time, but I neglected to post it due to traveling:

The items: More clothes. Well, coats and accessories -- purses and shoes. I had another sale lined up, but the person had something come up and wasn't able to meet me. For the third time. Pretty sure I've learned my lesson there. So, I needed to purge something else, and I turned back to my closet.

The backstory: Coats, shoes, and purses are some of my favorite things, but when I know I haven't worn or used them in years...well, it's probably time for them to get out of my closet.
Method of expulsion: Donated.
Monetary impact: $0
YTD monetary impact: $373.88

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Stuff

Dreaming about wearing this suit on a sunny beach. Right now.

I want to swim in a lake with millions of golden jellyfish.

19 lies parents tell their children. This made me feel like it was okay, so I used #4, and my week was better. Totally justifies it, right?

6 things introverted women do right.

Being the unseen. via Shutterbean

Friday, May 16, 2014

Week 20

The items: Wall shelf and bathroom vanity light.

The backstory: The wall shelf wasn't extremely well made, I was always nervous it was going to fall off of the wall (it did once), and it didn't really serve the purpose I wanted it to either -- clearly an all-around great purchase. The vanity light was here when we bought the house, I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either, so it stayed until a new medicine cabinet went up in the bathroom and it no longer fit in the space. 
Method of expulsion: Sold online.
Monetary impact: $30
YTD monetary impact: $373.88

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sunday Stuff (on a Tuesday)

Random internet quiz of the week: What career should you actually have? Moral of the story: It doesn't matter if you're not sure what you want to do with your life. You'll figure it out eventually, and the internet will validate your decision.

Loved Martha Rose Shulman's response to this question: "There are a lot of politics and emotional weight that comes along with vegetarianism. How do you manage to write about it without feeling preachy or pushy?"

Enjoying summer-like warm weather.  This might call for new sandals. It's cool if I pick some that match my toddler's, right?

A plethora of parenting-related links:

16 Things I Want My Daughters to Know should really be titled: 16 Things All Humans Should Know.

Touched by Rob Lowe's thoughts on sending his son off to college.

Amused at Deb at Smitten Kitchen's description of an unexpected day all to herself for the first time in 5 years: "I realize this is probably the dullest story ever told, but I honestly couldn’t believe the lap of limitless luxury my life had become. I can’t believe there are people that live like this every single day; I can’t believe I was once one of them. This is probably how having kids turns you into one of those fuddy-duddies you remember your parents being."

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Week 19

[imagine photos of basic white curtains and another stack of clothing.]

The items:
  1. Four set of window curtains
  2. Clothes -- yes, more clothes!
The backstory:
  1. As with the last set of curtains sold, these were no longer needed thanks to our change to cellular shades. They actually were solely being used at Halloween time to hold spooky window silhouettes, a la Martha Stewart, but I won't be able to make them work anymore with the current window coverings. Time for a new Halloween tradition.
  2. Josephine has outgrown loads of clothing, that will all be getting hand-delivered to her little cousin, but of course that doesn't really count towards my weekly expulsion, so one of the bags is packed with items from my closet for my sister.
Method of expulsion: Sold online and given to family.
Monetary impact: $20
YTD monetary impact: $343.88

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sunday Stuff

Left: Yes, I'm a little biased in my love for Provisions, but honestly, any company that truly cares about its customers, rewards loyalty, and has kick-a$$ customer service earns my dedication for life.

Right: If you aren't on Food52 all day every day, you might not know about the Instagram of the Week. Every Friday a new theme is chosen (currently the theme is Cinco de Mayo), and to participate, you just need to tag your Instagram photos with #F52Grams, and then check back on Thursday for the round-up of the best photos to see if your photo was selected. It's a little something fun I look forward to every week, and I try really hard to take photos that will earn a spot in the line-up, and this past week I made it for the first time -- success! Come play along!

Singing: The key to a long life. via Orangette

Stepwells via 101 Cookbooks

Ask a Sensible Midwesterner via 101 Cookbooks

To get help from a little kid, ask the right way.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Week 18

The item: Hand weights, a pot rack, and a few miscellaneous items given to a friend.
The backstory: I found the hand weights in the garage. Clearly they were being well-used. The pot rack was in our kitchen when we moved in, was promptly removed and relegated to the basement, where it's been living for almost four whopping years.
Method of expulsion: Sold online.
Monetary impact: $15
YTD monetary impact: $323.88

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