Posted on: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Nesting | Ann-Marie Loves

Yesterday was one of those days where everything that seemingly could go wrong, went wrong. The morning started off with a nice little reminder that we live in the heart of earthquake country. Then my appointment at the DMV to update my name on my license was rendered useless when the computer system across the state was down indefinitely. Finally, a quick stop to the tire store to repair a minor leak turned into three new tire purchases. WHOA BABY.

But strangely, I was unfazed by all of this. I mean, what can I do? There are better ways to channel my energy. Like reorganizing my closet and purging as much of my personal belongings as possible (all when I should be filing taxes, natch). I don’t know if it’s the nesting instinct kicking in early or simply the spring cleaning bug, but I have been wanting to simplify and downsize my life like nobody’s business recently. I love when I can get into the mindset of “EVERYTHING MUST GO.”

While cleaning out my craft stash again, I managed to fill up another two boxes of supplies. The bare essentials are all I need these days! If you’re looking for a large flat rate box stuffed with awesome crafting supplies, I’m your girl.

Maybe I’ll go get started on my taxes now. Right after I organize the pantry ;)

  • Katie

    I’m so happy I saw this post before the boxes were gone!!! Just snagged one!

    I’m a relatively new follower of your blog, but have already grown to love your style! My husband and I got married over the summer, and I have an (obnoxiously large) pile of photos / memorabilia to put into the album – I’m sure this will give me the creative kickstart to make it happen :)

    Congratulations to you both! I hope you have a calm, relaxed pregnancy & I can’t wait to see what life has in store for you :) Thank you!!!

  • Clara

    Weird . I also needed to get a pair of tires yesterday. Ugh- hate unplanned expenses. I was sitting in the car with my kids during the earthquake. It was their first earthquake. Good times. Interesting way to start the week.

  • Aileen

    I have been avoiding taxes like the plague. But I told myself I would get it done this week so I’ve been downing 2 cups of coffee a day to focus on getting work done in order to spend a day or two at the end of the week taking care of taxes. I am not excited. At all.

    I’ve had the simplifying (GET IT ALL OUT!) bug for a year or two now and it keeps getting more intense. How do we accumulate so much crap? Oh yeah, I love thrifting. But I’m getting there (slowly) and get rid of stuff almost weekly.

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