Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Week 43

Still slowly dragging myself to the finish line!

The items, backstory, and method of expulsion: Last week I finally gathered enough clothing items from all three of our closets to fill up the donation bag the rest of the way and drop it in a donation bin.
Monetary impact: $0
YTD monetary impact: $469.13

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Week 42

Hm. Was determined to to better last week, but it's Wednesday again.

The items, backstory, and method of expulsion: 3 pairs of shoes. 2 pairs set aside for the clothing swap, and one pair in the donation bag
Monetary impact: $0
YTD monetary impact: $469.13

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Stuff

Photo by Alpha Smoot, via Food52

I wrote about celtuce. You should read about it. And while you're at it, read about what to pick up at the market this week.

Rise and shine. via 101 Cookbooks

Crowd-funding a free cancer drug. via Design Mom

No, seriously, how contagious is Ebola? via Dooce

Drunk J. Crew via Dooce

Threats to Americans, ranked (by actual threat instead of media hype) via Dooce

Find your beach. via Ann Friedman

Common MythConceptions: The World's Most Contagious Falsehoods.

How to get your kids to eat (or at least try) everything.

Whaaat? It's okay to refrigerate tomatoes? My whole world has been turned upside down.

Martha Mocks Gwyneth's 'Conscious Uncoupling' with Six-Page Pie Spread.

A memoir of Princess Bride lore? Yup, probably going to have to read that

I've probably posted this before, but I just stumbled across it again. So one more time: Lateness.

And another oldie: Brian Williams poking fun at the New York Times for 'Discovering Brooklyn.'

Understanding introverts.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Week 41

Oof. Even later post for last week! I put a whopping 2 items of clothing in a bag for an annual late winter clothing swap. So if you're keeping track, I have a bag started for the clothing swap and a partial bag of clothing to be donated.

I think I'm pokey in posting these in part because I'm having more trouble finding things to purge. I feel pretty good that I got through 30-odd weeks without much trouble, but I'm going to have to push myself to make it through until the end of the year with this project.

The items, backstory, and method of expulsion: 2 items of clothing set aside for a clothing swap
Monetary impact: $0
YTD monetary impact: $469.13

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Week 40

Extremely late post for last week. I was out of town all week, and didn't plan ahead for proper purging, so it was a bit of a weak week. But nevertheless...

The items, backstory, and method of expulsion: 

  • We (my husband) got rid of dated salmon-colored tiles in one of our bathrooms (Yes, we had/have salmon colored tiles in 2 bathrooms) -- they went into the trash.
  • I got a new laptop, so I got rid of my old one (by passing it on to my husband).
  • I switched over my closet for the winter, and pulled out enough items to fill up half of a bag. It's set aside to donate once I completely fill it up.

Monetary impact: $0
YTD monetary impact: $469.13