Birth of a project

I was getting dressed for a friend's birthday party and I didn't know what I was going to put on my body. I looked in my closet and it seemed empty, unpromising. I've had these moments before; everything was old, ill-fitting, or blah. I thought to myself, "Ugh! I have NOTHING to wear!" Then I began rifling through my closet and saw a forgotten shirt I loved and many more, and I realized I was crazy. I had plenty to wear, and plenty to choose from. My closet was FULL of treasures! At that moment I decided I would take a year to explore my closet and to add NOTHING new to my wardrobe.

I would create a NEW outfit for each day in order to maximize my wardrobe and shake up my style.

Basically, I would try to "snap out" of my fashion rut, and appreciate what I have.

It was my New Years' project:
One Closet, One Year.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Home Day!

We don't have them that often, but occasionally we have days when we get to stay home! It is always nice. No car, no getting dressed up, no need to put a comb through my hair... Wait, that's most days.

We did have a few impromptu guests, and we did throw the football around outside, but other than that it was a quiet day with just me and the kids. Richard was out all day, and is at poker night right now.
At some point during the day my nose started to pour. Really, really, pour. I guess that my fatigue last night may have been because my body was trying to fight something off.

Our bodies are amazing!

What was also amazing was listening to the boys create a "playhouse" for one of Leo's little stuffed animal called "Tiki". They worked collaboratively and sweetly and it was nice to see them at peace for such a length of time. It also always makes me happy that my boys can amuse themselves with their minds and a few random items.

As for me, I am going to amuse myself with a hot beverage and a warm bed! Hopefully I will wake up feeling much better! Good night!


Since we stayed at home, I kept it simple.

Tank: Old Navy.

Pants: Hand me down from cousin. Gap. My cousin gave me these with the tags still on! Thanks 'cuz!

Two snapshots from "Tiki's Playhouse". It had a tight rope!


  1. I love the play house. They are very creative and what sounds even better is that they worked together. Tell them grandma gives them an "A" for Team Work. Charlie did remind me yesterday that they don't get grades. Anyway, your date on the blog says Sunday, but I think it should say Saturday. I hope you are sleeping in today.