I was looking forward to leftover cinnamon rolls for breakfast today. They re-heat surprisingly well!
I made a fried egg to go along with my roll. Dee-lish! 1/2 Christmas Blend + 1/2 Peppermint Creme to drink.
Hubby noticed someone had gotten quite comfy on our bed while we were busy eating breakfast.
I took a moment to start reading Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. I only read one chapter. I know they're basically only a page or two long, but what I'd really like to do is take the time to understand the chapter and really think about it for a day or more before moving on to the next.
I enjoyed the book with some hot tea. I combined Teavana Mate Vana with Rooibos Caramel and organic cane sugar...mmm. Isn't the amber color of the tea in sunlight beautiful?
Besides making resolutions and setting goals, I also like to take advantage of the fresh start of the new year to motivate myself to get organized. I decided to try to downsize my clothes since hubby and I are in the process of picking out wardrobe/clothing storage furniture. The less clothes I have, the less/smaller furniture I need (which means saving $).
I started by tackling my "sweater bins." I have 3 - 2 for normal sweaters and 1 for casual/work-out sweatshirts/fleeces. As you can see, my bins no longer actually contain all my sweaters/sweat-shirts.
After carefully going through each bin and trying to pick out the items I truly haven't worn in the last year, I created a pile of items to remove. I also pulled items that don't fit me well or styles that I've outgrown.
The single white sweater will be donated. The rest will go to my parents house. See, I have a terrible time parting with my clothes, so as a compromise to get the clothes OUT of my house, I've decided to move them to my parent's house. This way, I will have emergency clothes when we visit, in the event I forget to pack something AND it will buy me some time to think about my decision. If I miss the clothes, I can always get them back. If I don't miss them at all, then after a year, it's probably time to donate them.
Bins AFTER. Muuuuuch better!
After my success with the sweaters, I tackled my closets (yes, our house has no WICs so I have to use more than one).
I followed the same guidelines (not worn in a year, outgrown, doesn't fit well) and selected several items to move to my parents house, donate, or try to consign.
Sadly, my closets don't look much emptier for all my hard work but I do feel good about the work I got done today.
I'm considering selling some of my clothes in the best condition online. Anyone interested?
Lunch was leftovers. I ate the rest of the collards, black eyed peas, and tossed in some pretzels (not literally) because I was craving something salty.
Honestly, I also kept lunch light so I could indulge in another cinnamon roll. I mean, I don't want them to go bad so they MUST be eaten! ;)
Now we only have one left! Gasp!
Perhaps I should make more sooner than later, eh?
Does anyone else have any Northface fleeces? They are so darn bulky! I'm wondering how to store mine. How do you store your fleeces?