So I'm reading that book I shared with you the other day and have to finish it today.
|Love People Use Things by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus|
WOW -- what can I say? The more I read this book, the more I have found people with pretty much the same principles as myself. HOWEVER, I was NOT always this way! I wish I had discovered them years ago. If you get a chance to read it -- you should. Not only are they chatting about decluttering, but they are also talking about MINIMALISM in all aspects of your life.
How to shop with INTENT and intent is the key word there. If you don't have the money to buy something, do not buy it. Why are you financing furniture and your education? The bottom line is we are getting sucked into the advertising world, which in a nutshell, says. "If you buy Object A (whatever your Object A is), you will be happy." Almost 100% of the time, it's not the object we want, but the act of buying something, usually on impulse!
I can so relate to this! I used to be that way, and when I started to clean up Studio B, I found bags of stuff that had never been unpacked! That's very shameful! I highly recommend that EVERYONE read this book - yes -- it's that good. I can't do it all in a day, but I'm headed in the right direction, and that's important to me!
I am trying to catch up on all the photos I have to share with you. So you know I always wear a headband (or is that a hairband?) with orange flowers. Sadly, my orange flowers are faded after many years and need to be replaced. Margaret has made me a bunch of embroidered flowers that I can use to create a new one, but I did a Google search to see what was out there. What do you think?
Flashing lights, no less! I think I'll pass on the flashing lights! But there are tons of orange hairbands if you search! And I will BUY or make that new one with intent. It's' something that I would use every day so it won't just sit here!
Anyway, it's time to make one or buy one. I know it seems a bit juvenile, but hey -- you have to have fun in life, and the number of times people have commented on it -- "hey, I like your flowers!" and people remember me because of it! Time to get more flashy -- maybe I will think about the lights - just kidding!
When I was out walking Miss Lexi, I spotted this sign. This sign needs to be on every light post where drivers can turn right on a red. But soon, it will become invisible to everyone. Or the drivers are looking left to see if they can squeeze into the traffic and won't notice this.
|The Princess, resting her weary head|
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|Among the Stars Again minus the borders|
So while you think it's a good idea, it is not! If you insist on saving those bits of bobbin threads (I use them to sew bindings on quilts), don't wind them with piecing thread. Keep them separate -- buy more bobbins if you have to!
I got some fresh lettuce and cucumbers from the neighbor last night, so I can't wait to make a yummy salad today.
Well, that's it for today! I MUST sit at the computer and get some e-mails done as I'm way behind in answering them! That's the one area where I need help! Actually, I know what to do -- I just haven't done it yet, but this would be an excellent place to have TWO e-mails -- one for the junk and one for the stuff I really care about. I do have two e-mail addresses; I should start doing that.
Have a super day!!!!