Friday, October 17, 2014

Clutter Busting Challenge October 2014 Part 2

I've collected 49 items this month to donate so far. I'm not counting the frozen food since its garbage.

My purge pile this week:

Odds and ends.

Frozen leftovers.

Cake carrier.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

My Skin Care Routine

I have never used skin care product regularly. I am a soap, water, and rag kind of girl. I have occasionally used products for the fun of it. I figure that at 42 yrs. it’s time to take better care of my skin. 

My Bag:

I store my skin care items in this bag. I bought it at a Thrift Store for $1.00 a couple years ago but it sat empty until I filled it with my new products.

Inside My Bag:

I store everything I need in my bag including a note of when to use each product.

My Products:

Headband, elastic hair band, cleansing cream, cleansing wipes, apricot scrub, clay mask, and a 12X magnification mirror. I bought my products at Wal-Mart and the 12X magnification mirror at Big Lots.

My Skin Care Routine Includes:

I wash my face with soap and water when I shower. I use the cleansing cream everyday and the cleansing wipes to remove makeup. I use the apricot scrub and clay mask once per week alternating between them. My Pamper day is Wednesday so I most often do the extra stuff on that day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Week 2 of the “31 Day Purge”

I'm following along with the A Bowl Full of Lemons “31 Day Purge"

Day 8: Car

I'm able to keep my car tidy and clean. I carry everything in and out of my car each time I use it. I take any trash to inside to throw away after each day. I didn't have anything to purge. 

Purge Day 9: Bathroom Cabinets

I went through my bathroom cabinets and found 1 thing to purge. I straighten them up and refilled a few things like the toilet paper and cotton balls. We keep the basics in the bathroom but don't have a lot of medication besides stuff for colds and basic first aide.

Day 10 Bills:

I organized and purged our bill box along with our files. It took 3 ½ hours but I’m finished. I still need to do the receipts for purchases. 

Day 11 Freezer Food:

I chipped out the ice and purged my full size freezer of old food. I had frozen some leftovers and they never got eaten. The meats in the freezer have been purged over the last month

Day 12 Medication:

I went through all the medication in the bathroom last week when I did the bathroom cabinets. We mostly keep ibuprofen, cold meds, tummy troubles, and first aid supplies in the bathroom. We will need to purchase cold medicine since winter will be coming in a few months. I like to buy what we need before the season starts that way we have what we need and no one is miserable.

We have 3 of our 4 grown kids living with us and they each keep their personal medication in their bedrooms. My 88 yrs. stepdad with Alzheimer’s is no longer able to dispense his own prescription medication. I keep the bottles in a file drawer and the daily pill box on a shelf in my husband’s office next to the kitchen. We don’t keep most meds were my stepdad will see them.

My husband keeps ibuprofen and cold meds in his night stand and his toiletry bag in his office. I keep my meds in 3 places based on when I tend to use them. I keep cold meds, a sleep aide, and ibuprofen in my night stand since I use them before bed or when I wake up. I keep allergy and migraine meds in my office desk since I use them when I’m in the kitchen during the day. I keep my vitamin near my tooth brush in my closet since I brush my teeth and take vitamins before bed and when I clean up in the morning. 

Day 13 Game Boards:
I think our board games collection is good. We have purged all our board games over the last year except 8 that my guys play.

Day 14 Books:

I’ve purged books several times this year. I’m comfortable with the amount of personal books I own. My genre is Christian Fiction and I keep them in the Master Bedroom in my china cabinet my husband purchased for me last Christmas. I keep my poetry books in our Guest Bedroom in the china cabinet my husband found on the side of the road a couple years ago. I have craft books in my little office. My husband has a few books in his little office.

The area of books that I need to continue to purge is our homeschool bookshelf. Our youngest graduated from our Homeschool this Spring. We have purged the bulk of the books but have a bookshelf that still have some we would like to sell. I know what books are going to be sold I just need to have my husband put them on eBay. The other books were donated.

You may be interested in:
Week 1 of the “31 Day Purge”

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October Photo Challenge Week 2

Day 8: List- My List of Project for the Month

Day 9: Leaves

Day 10: My Month- My scheduled appointments for October.

Day 11: Home

Day 12: Fall Decor- The best fall decor is God provided. The tree in my backyard changing colors on a warm fall day.

A close up of the pretty orange color of my tree.

Day 13: Right Now- Enjoying the last of my garden before I pull all the veggie plants. I got a bucket of  egg plants and golden cherry tomatoes.

My garden veggies.

Day 14: Orange