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Santa Teresa, New Mexico, United States
I am a stay at home mom-preneur to my little Olivia Mae and we are expecting our next little gal Jan 2015! I am a bonified girly girl, and addicted to crafting. Like many of you, these interesting economic times have forced me to think outside the box about my love affair with shopping, which lead me to making my own accessories. I actually get more compliments on the pieces Ive made then the coveted pieces I have saved up to purchase! So this is my new passion; eye catching recycled vintage, and vintage inspired jewelry pieces at prices we can feel good about.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Moving :)

I am so happy that August is here, and the big thing on my agenda this month: MOVING! I really hate moving, I do. I have moved way too many times in the last 4 years. Hopefully this will be the last for a long while... And even though I hate the stress and physical labor involved, I am so excited that we are going to be in the northeast heights of Albuquerque. Our stay on the lower east side has been less than thrilling... Crazy loud neighbors, a dog attack, and much more has prompted us to move.
I've been patiently waiting for the move and now it's about here. Time to start packing!
We are moving to a smaller place which means I HAVE to get rid of tons of "junk"... And this means I have to part with craft supplies :(
I have finally decided that if I haven't done that craft in the last year, it's gotta go.

[So... If anyone out there is interested in crochet (I sucked at it...) or candle making (I made a huge mess with that craft attempt) let me know!]

I have a hard time purging. I think it's how I was raised. My grandparents grew up in the post-depression era, and you were supposed to hang on the everything. For example, I wanted to keep the glass bottle my juice came in because it might make a cool vase... Really? I'm hanging on to garbage. It's a new low.

My mom is a collector. She has great antique collections! I just don't have the space to be like her or my grandparents. I now face the task of sorting through all the stashes of juice bottles, scrap fabric, scrap paper, scrap jewelry... Ugh- Change is hard.

But! I'm going to be a big girl and really try to adopt the idea that less is more. I don't want to! But I will, and my husband ( who is a very organized minimalist) will hopefully love me that much more for it.
This week I will start the process of going through everything and down sizing. This is going to be hard to break my old hoarding habits, but I think it will be good for me to just let go.

Have you ever had to really change anything about yourself? Maybe eating habits or shoe addictions?
How did you do it?
Did it really feel better in the end?
Do tell...