I’m excited to share with you a new series I’m starting called, “Talk Till Dawn”, I want this to be about my everyday life, the things I’m reading, eating, my everyday ups and down, along with photos that I’ve taken over the week.
My life and home is far from perfect even though I always share with you pretty home decor picture. Now from time to time I’ll give you a look at how things can get out of control like everyone else’s life.
So lets get caught up on all that’s happened this month. By the way can you believe September is over already? Our days are getting shorter and it’s sweater and boot weather here in MIchigan. Fall is truly my favorite season of them all. I love all the layers I can create out of my wardrobe and lets face it those layers help hid all the humps and bumps that come along with age.
Speaking of layers; I’ve been on a mission in my closet. I really have to many things and seem to wear the same stuff over and over again so why keep what’s not being worn? I also only wear certain colors; which makes it easier when mixing and matching to come up with new outfits.
So here’s where I’m going with this. I’m trying to pair down my closet to 40 pieces and let me tell you its hard, very hard. Especially when I wear pants, skits, and dresses on a regular basis. I know many people only wear skits and dresses for special occasions but not me I love the boho look I can get with these things. I’m veering off here for a minute to ask if you’d like to see pics of me in any of my outfits?
Now I have to ask if I should consider leggings as part of those 40 pieces? I do wear them during the day sometimes but I mostly wear them to sleep in and I have several pair. I like to wash them together in one load on gentle so it takes a lot of leggings to make up a load, hence having so many pair.
I’ve taken 3 big boxes of clothing from my closet and donated them and every few days I revisit it looking to see if anything else can go. Hopefully as the season progresses more pieces will find there way into that box. Now mind you the 40 pieces I’m talking about are fall and winter pieces. I’ll need 40 more for spring and summer. Here in Michigan we have a wide range of temperatures and need different types of clothing.
I’ve also been on the lookout while garage saleing for vintage children’s books. You know the type that had meaning with good Christian family values. As they come to mind I jot the titles down on my ongoing phone list. Hubby and I came across a garage sale that did’t look to inviting but we stopped anyway and to my surprise I found part of the Little House on the Prairie series. It was on my list and made me so happy to find it.
My oldest Son is getting married next fall and planning on starting a family soon after that so I’m preparing and looking forward to reading these to a grandchild someday.
Speaking of my Son here’s a photo of him from 9/11. In honor of the fallen firemen and first responders he climbed 110 flights of stairs, just like in the twin towers, in full gear carrying two fallen firefighters as a remembrance. It sure makes this mamas heart full when I realize what a good and caring man he’s turned out to be.
Something exciting for me was buying a new truck two weeks ago. My Jeep is 13 years old and I’ve procrastinated long enough with replacing it so I took the plunge and made the purchase. If you remember I bought my Moms car after she passed and had it shipped from Florida to Michigan but it just wasn’t my thing. I live on a dirt road in the country and more often then not I need a 4 wheel drive vehicle. So my brother bought the car from me for one of his boys which spurred me on to buy something new.
And lastly as the sunflower blooms fade in the garden I’ve been harvesting the seeds to share with friend and family as well as keeping a big portion to plant and use at my Sons wedding next year.
I normally just buy new seeds every year but I felt motivated to keep what I had this year. Tell me if you do this too do you have success with the seeds germinating?
Until next time take care and thank you for spending the time talking till dawn with me today!