Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I Don't Know if I Will Be Able to Make it Through This Book!!!

After eagerly awaiting for the international bestseller over 2 million copies sold "the life-changing magic of tidying up" - for months...since I reserved it at my local library, it finally arrived!!

I was eager to delve into the Japanese tidying up tips since, although I am not living in a cluttered home, there is always that one closet.....

Safe to say from many of the tips provided, the author must live alone and not have any children...

Irregardless of that, the book borders on OCD to the extreme.

The author gets excited in a way about cleaning that I have not seen elsewhere - e.g. Page 79 "When you stand in front of a closet that has been organized.....you will feel your heart beat faster and the cells in your body buzz with energy. This energy will also be transmitted to your clothes." 

She also compares balling up socks to committing genocide.

And the "clothes have feelings" quotes are plentiful: 

"Be careful not to bury clothes in the cupboard even if they are off-season . Clothes that have been shut up for half a year look wilted...instead let some light and air in occasionally. Let them know you care and look forward to wearing them when they are in season." Page 85

I truly could use a few tips, so I will plod along...and hope for a few nuggets between the drivel.

As many have said in the reviews, the book can be summed up into one sentence. "Does the item bring you joy" - There, I saved you buying the book.

if you have some time to kill, check out the reviews on Amazon, especially the one from the husband who said something along the lines of "I hate this book. My wife tossed out my old iPod charger, and now I can't charge it"

The book does encourage a HUGE overhaul at once, not tossing out things here and there every day. For some people that is probably what is needed, but if you, like me, are just in need of smaller scale tidying help...this may not be the book for you. *I copied some of this from my facebook page since I was too lazy to retype it, hence the different fonts ;)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Get Out and Do!

I have been very preoccupied with getting older recently, so I have challenged myself to explore some new things just for the heck of it and to challenge the belief that getting older makes one "less than"....

A few weeks ago I signed up to be a "model" in a fashion show put on by a local boutique. It was a prom/bridal show at a local convention center.

I got there on the day of the event and quickly realized I was about 30 years older than most of the models, but I still had fun participating! I wore an "age appropriate" bridesmaid style dress...

...trying several other things as well....More to come, but I will be blogging a lot less frequently and I am already blogging infrequently!

Time to get away from the computer, enjoy the spring weather and DO!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Greater Good Shop: A GIVEAWAY!! ($50 gift code)

As you know, I have a passion for pets, and especially for pet adoption, ever since adopting sweet Ms. Pumpkin 2 years ago.

So when I was approached by the folks at GreaterGood Shop to do a giveaway, I jumped at the pawsome opportunity.

If you are not familiar with their website, they sell products wherein the proceeds support several causes, including, but not limited to: literacy, autism, veterans, hunger, and my "pet cause", animals!

Every purchase gives back to a cause selected by the purchaser. Every purchase helps protect people, pets or the planet!

Naturally, the first thing I searched for was some pet items, and I quickly alighted on these coasters, found in the Home Decor category:

I also love fashion, so my next visit was to the Apparel category. There, I found this lovely bamboo handspun infinity scarf:

But back to pets, the pet supply category has several unique items sure to please your pampered pet. Check out items in the pet supply category such as this mighty mouse hunter pet toy that Pumpkin would love:

And here's the fun part -- one of my readers has an opportunity to win a $50 gift code to GreaterGood Shop. Here's how you can win:

*****Giveaway has ended - congratulations to Rebecca Jo - with her winning comment #4*****

1. Leave a comment with a special item from the shop that caught your eye.

Extra Entries:

2. Tweet about the giveaway and paste the link in a separate comment. You can tweet up to 3 times:

#Win a GreaterGood Shop $50 #giftcode #giveaway http://tinyurl.com/lpscjlo

3. Follow me on Facebook

4. Follow on Google+

Giveaway ends Friday March 13 at 8:00 pm- Good Luck!

Full Disclosure: I received a gift code for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was provided.

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