Friday, March 27, 2015

I've got the horizontal blues

Hey there! I've been up to my elbows in the Konmarimethod of my house that I haven't blogged much this week! I'm afraid next week is going to be more of the same, but y'all, it's looking so much better in here! You collect so much crap when you don't notice! You may have kept up with the progress if you've been following my Instagram... it's a lot! A few of my items I've listed for sale on the TACShopMyHome Instagram account... go check those out for some steals!

On top of that, we traded in the beloved Jeep wrangler that we have the best memories in Hawaii with, for a more adult, comfy car, so that was a process! It's been a hectic week, my friends!

For today, I'm teaming up with the lovely Aimee from AimeeLynn Photography for Finding Beauty, a link up that happens every Friday, where you capture beauty and share it with everyone. It's sooooo important to stop and look around every once in a while. Life happens so quickly!

This is my photo for the week. I picked up this gorgeous blue hyacinth plant at the local Trader Joe's, and I couldn't wait for it to bloom! I patiently waited for a couple days, thinking it would take longer. Then, it started going horizontal, bloomed practically overnight, and just makes me laugh! This baby REALLY wants to be outside about as much as I do! Too bad it's still really cold here.

Part of the co-hosting duties is to pick my favorite photo from last week's link up.  I chose Alyson's photos because 1. I'm a sucker for flowers, and 2. that last pink flower photo took my breath away! She captured it so beautifully! Go over to her blog to see what I mean!

Now, it's your turn! Link up below and share your blog post with a little bit of beauty you've found this week!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cleaning out! And a mega sale!

Whew! It took all day yesterday to clean out my closet! Many things are going to be donated, some are going to Thredup (Click here to get $10 on your first purchase from them!) and some are going on my shop-my-home instagram account! Sayyy whatttt? Yes, I made an instagram account to sell certain items, follow TACshopmyhome to see those steals go up today. The first person to comment with their email address and zip code gets the item! I'll send an invoice at the end of the day.

I am also doing a 50%, yeah you read that right, FIDDY percent off everything in my Etsy Shop! I'm clearing out that space too, my friends! Use coupon code "HAPPYFLASH1" for that!

  I gotta tell ya, there was about 10 different times where the mess was consuming my bedroom, I felt like I was getting rid of a lot, but the piles weren't going down! I wanted to cry, scream and just close the door like it never happened. At the same time, I really wanted to trust the Konmarimethod of cleaning up.  If you haven't read her book, you should! The Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It's life changing, and it's what's inspiring me to live with less in order for my home to stay clean and orderly. Check out the proof from yesterday....

What have I done?! #konmarimethod #konmari #simplifying #simplifyeverything #theartsycajun

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I'm off to list things to sell! This is refreshing, ole Marie Kondo was right about that!

How do you organize and clean?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ya know what?

I am sick and tired of having so much STUFF!

Everywhere I turn, more stuff that's misplaced, making things messy, needing to be put up... organized... gone through to make it look neater in here...

I'm over it! 

And, if I'm honest with myself, having the "stuff" we have now, we will never fit into a tiny or small-ish house in the future, which is our ultimate goal.

Not to mention my focus words for 2015 are: Simplify Everything

I've heard about this book for a couple of weeks now, and the more I read of it, the more I'm determined to let it inspire me to "Konmarimethod" my If you haven't heard the buzz about this book, do yourself a favor and google it! 

This means I may not be blogging much this week, but if you're following me on Instagram, you'll see the progress! (Click here to follow me)  Or just wait until next week when I update you on my progress. It should be interesting, folks! 

Have you read this book? Your thoughts?

What are your tips for decluttering? Share with me below!