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  1. Carrie
    October 14, 2019 @ 12:27 pm


    Amen, sister! It has taken me years to realize this. I still have the instinct to horde stuff I don’t want that I imagine to be valuable on eBay/craigslist/wherever, but I’m getting better at donating/Freecycling it instead of keeping it in a box next to the bed for 18 months until I get around to listing it for sale.


  2. Lindsey
    October 14, 2019 @ 12:42 pm

    Ahhhhh!!!! We have missed you so much!!! I was worried something happened. LOVE THE DOLL BED! I’ve often thought about getting those antique cradles that look like they are made for a prince but could ever justify them. I love how you and the kittens are using them. You continue to be my idol😍


  3. Sarrah Hurst Groves
    October 14, 2019 @ 12:49 pm

    I truly LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you write! Adorable doll bed! Great humor! Check out my Instagram @thepotterygrove about half way down the page is my sonnet “Ode to Chuck” its in bright pink letters with me standing in front of my Kiln


  4. Rhonda
    October 14, 2019 @ 12:49 pm

    LOVE that sweet doll bed, and it looks like the kitties do, too! I would definitely have bought it (even though I don’t have kitties or little girls anymore!).


  5. Brunettepet
    October 14, 2019 @ 12:54 pm

    That fancy doll bed is fantastic! I love that you’ve found a purpose for it and the kitties have embraced said purpose. It has found its way to the right home.


  6. Mary Jane
    October 14, 2019 @ 1:11 pm

    Always love your sense of humor❣️The bed is just too special for your furry babies! I see they have gotten comfy in it already. lol I sold my family home a year ago and had to purge everything…what a job! I too have to LOVE it before bringing anything home to my much smaller place. And it has to have a function…just like your teacups. Use it in a new way!
    Now…off to the antique shop! 🤷🏻‍♀️


  7. Jen
    October 14, 2019 @ 1:17 pm

    “Decrapify” – that might be my new favorite word! And good call on Good Omens. My husband started to watch and I didn’t expect to get sucked in but I ended up loving it!


  8. mpv61
    October 14, 2019 @ 2:47 pm

    Regarding that one set of vintage dishes — that particular one sparks joy, so it’s not crap. You don’t have to get rid of everything, just the things that you actually don’t care about — those are the things cluttering up our lives. I’m glad you figured out an actual use for those dishes you wanted to keep. 🙂


  9. Lisa Schlesinger
    October 14, 2019 @ 2:53 pm

    I’m patiently waiting for a kitchen update.


    • Tracy Doyle
      October 16, 2019 @ 6:24 pm

      Yes…how about that kitchen?!?


  10. Yvonne
    October 14, 2019 @ 3:05 pm

    OMG! I am GFT jealous! That doll bed is AH-MA-ZING!!! 💜


  11. Ellen
    October 14, 2019 @ 3:10 pm

    Always love your posts. Can not wait to see final kitchen. It will be spectacular.


  12. Shelley John
    October 14, 2019 @ 3:23 pm

    I am dying to see your kitchen! Show us if you can please! And the dollbead is fabulous!!


  13. Susan
    October 14, 2019 @ 3:46 pm

    What a fantastic repurposing of that beautiful bed, though I am amazed that they are using it, since, oftentimes, fur people will not sleep in comfy places when there are boxes, baskets and other odd places available. So glad to hear that you enjoyed Good Omens, I have told many people it is worth watching. Still have a lot of items that I need to get out of my house, have donated and given aways some things, so I should celebrate starting the process. Still a long, long way to go.


  14. Barbara Eichin
    October 14, 2019 @ 5:05 pm

    Am I the only one who wants to see those teacups and the visually pleasing display in your bathroom cabinet?


  15. Toni Fleischmann
    October 14, 2019 @ 6:36 pm

    What I really want to know……and I think all of BLOGLAND wants to know… the kitchen done????? When do we get an update on that??? We know it will be AMAZING!


  16. Mary M
    October 14, 2019 @ 7:23 pm

    I am currently culling my crap … How’s that for a word?? My daughter – a professional photographer – told me I need to “cull” …
    Definition of cull
    transitive verb
    1 : to select from a group : CHOOSE as in culled the best passages from the poet’s work
    Damaged fruits are culled before the produce is shipped.
    2 : to reduce or control the size of a collection or herd

    Anyway! I found a FaceBook group called Buy Nothing Project … Google it when you have a minute. It’s Very cool! That’s where my stuff is going …


  17. Lisa D.
    October 14, 2019 @ 8:33 pm

    I love that you bought that adorable Victorian doll bed for your kitties. It’s really precious. What a good mommy you are, and they seem to love it too. What’s doing with the kitchen, or have you put that on the back burner, (no pun intended), for now?


  18. Angeline
    October 14, 2019 @ 8:48 pm

    So happy to hear from you and your kitties again. 🙂
    Love that you Kondo (me too!) and collect fancy, pretty things (I try!) 🙂
    Thank you for the update!


  19. Kristi
    October 14, 2019 @ 9:09 pm

    If you enjoy the book, both of the authors who collaborated on it are excellent. There are also some fun adaptations of Terry Pratchett books available to watch like Making Money and Hogfather.


  20. NevadaNy
    October 14, 2019 @ 9:32 pm

    LOVE your Kitten Bed. It is Beautiful.

    Interesting post. I have a cedar shed for storing stuff, and it was FULL.
    So yesterday I loaded up my Jeep and went to the local Swap Meet.
    (Just a small one)
    I priced everything for one dollar!
    It was so much fun to see how happy people were to find a treasure for $1.00!
    If you don’t love it, let someone else have it, who will love it.


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