Thursday, September 3, 2009

100 Things

I've been meaning to do this for ages. Kathy cross-stitched this for Brianna's room. I am more than impressed, and I think it's one of the most fun things I've ever seen!!

And before I get on to my blog topic, I'd like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! to Jenn and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! to me and Stephen! Four years has flown by. It has been a blast, and every year gets better and better!

Now. I have wanting to start this for a long time so I finally am. You may have heard of this guy Dave who set a goal to own only 100 things. I am constantly thinking of how much "stuff" we have. I feel like I'm always looking at things and shaking my head... why do we have that? Do we really need two of these? Etc.

But I really need more than 100 possessions.

So my goal is to get rid of 100 possessions. I'm going to keep track of the things I'm getting rid of and how I get rid of them. I will count trashing an item if it's something I have been holding on to ("I'll fix this someday!"), and I'll count things I sell and give away. I will not count anything already in my bags for giveaway.

I'm pretty excited about this! It might sound easy to you, but I don't think it will be quite that simple. I'll try to update about it as often as I can. Wish me luck!


Two Scoops of Shoup said...

That is soooo cute! Happy Anniversary! Glad to see all is going well for you two! (well three!)

Ken Loyd said...

Congrats once again! Go ahead and get rid of 100 things. Be very selective. I have some more of Grandma Loyd's things that she NEVER got rid of, and I'm glad! Wait till you see her HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR scrapbook, and read her wild journal of a trip to D.C. and N.Y.

Gail said...

If Brianna is on the list to get rid of, I'll take her!!!

Libba Dibba said...

happy anniversary honey! hope you guys have a great weekend!

LOVE the 100 things idea - i just made myself get rid of 1,000 items for our yard sale and i started keeping a list of them but then i was clearing things out faster than i could write them down, so i gave that part up. so fun!

i could probably stand to get rid of 100 or maybe even 1,000 more!