for the past few months, since i got sick, i've been really trying to simplify my life. boy do i have a LONG way to go!!!!!! i've got entirely too much junk!! i want to get rid of things, but i'm finding i'm really attached to my stuff. i've got a lot of work to do - in my house & in my heart. i need to let go. i need to stop telling myself "but that cost x$ & if i get rid of it, i'll have to pay xx$ to replace it if i need it." i need to tell myself "if i have had it all these years & haven't used it, i probably won't use it in the next few years either!!"
i think i've got to clean my heart out first.......
i know someone who has NOTHING in her house except for 2 beds, a kitchen table & 4 chairs (she might not even have 4 chairs, she might only have 2 chairs, come to think of it!!!), a tv & tv stand, & some clothing. i don't think i could go THAT SIMPLE!!!!!
really makes me see how blessed i am.
God, clean my heart.
when i decorate, i usually keep the same stuff in the same place forever.......well, you get to a point that you're so used to seeing something that after awhile you don't "see" it anymore.
that's how i am in my house, so i decided to change up the fireplace mantel.
the fireplace mantel a few weeks ago:
changed to this:
not a real big change, but just a little "lighter" for the summer.
(& no, it didn't take a whole hour to do that!!! i got busy with something else & forgot to take the picture!!!!!)
saw this cute idea on one of the decorating blogs i read; goes PERFECT with my mason jar collection!!!
you put pictures in mason jars!!! the one on the left is me when i was about 4 or 5; the one on the right is my dad when he was about 4 or 5 with his grandma. i love this idea!!!!
well, i need to go put clean sheets on the bed.............& then get in it! too bad it's not raining!!!
be blessed - my dirty heart is!!!!