Sunday, January 3, 2010


Folk Art Star (Folk Art Star to represent the star that the Three Kings followed to find the infant Jesus.)

As I mentioned in a previous post, our family theme this year is “Less is More” which is going to require me to help my husband, children (and myself!) to purge, declutter, and in general “simplify” our daily living.  To  help me commit to this endeavor, I have decided to do a  Sunday post each week, simply titled… Simplify.

Today, I began the decluttering process in our Master Bedroom.  Oh there are certainly more “public” areas of our home that need to be tackled, but after some serious contemplation, I decided that our Master Bedroom should be the place to start as it should be our retreat at the end of a long, tiring, but productive day. 

I removed stuffed animals, Duplo pieces, and many many artistic renditions produced by our highly creative daughter.  BUT, the children are now aware that Mommy & Daddy’s bedroom is a “no play zone”!  By SIMPLY enforcing some boundaries (easier said than done!), my husband and I should now experience some peace and tranquility in our bedroom.

Today is also the day in the United States when we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany; the day when God was manifested to the world in the form of the infant, Jesus, to the Magi or Three Kings.  Could anything else be simpler?


  1. Hello--
    I'm trying this simplfy thing too-
    not sure how it will go but I can't stand disorganization!

    Back to school tomorrow for me. Boo Hoo. :)


  2. This sounds like a great plan! I wish you luck with the rest of the house. Have a terrific day Valerie!

  3. That sounds like such a good plan! We've been doing some organizing and cleaning around here too and I cannot believe how many toys my kids have. We could probably supply at least 20 orphanages in Africa with enough toys to make everyone happy.

    Glad to see you're back!

  4. I am all for decluttering...that's why we have 3 trash cans at the end of the driveway on trash day.. instead of 1 like the rest of the neighborhood.


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