get shit straight

Cleaning out the clutter

I’ve been listening to Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  It has got me going through my closets doing some organizing.  I’ve done only my clothes and have at least two trash bags. I imagine before all is said and done I will be amazed at everything I get rid of. While undergoing this project I decided to work on creating a more cohesive closet. It seems that I have a bunch of things that don’t go with much or are so worn they need to be tossed. I’ve been whittling down to fewer colors so I create a basic capsule wardrobe and build from there. The bonus is that the fabric I already have to sew all falls in this palette so it will be much easier.

unnamedI ordered some new leather last night to make my husband a planner cover for his Field Notes and some to make myself a new bag and some notebook covers for the store. Look at that beautiful orchid color. Ugh, so in love with it. Yes, it will go with my pared down wardrobe too. I was thinking ahead.

Have any of you Konmari’d your life or created a capsule wardrobe?

Plannermania · reading

Winter Wonderland


I’ve been reading a lot lately. Mostly because I have finally gotten a routine settled for myself with self care which includes getting more sleep. My brain spins at bedtime like a Jr. High kid getting a swirly. I have set aside at least an hour each night to read and relax my mind and body. On my Listers Gotta List email for January there was an excercise to list books you want to read in 2016. Now, I want to read more than these but these are my next up. I set my Goodreads goal at something like 50, but I hope to read more than that.

Aa far as the LGL, it’s a tool to help me journal. I am a giant planner nerd and am currently using a Travelers Notebook setup. My love of planners is a whole other post. You don’t even wanna know…

Listers Gotta List January
Listers Gotta List January