Reduce, Reuse, Etc.

I’ve been in a major spring cleaning, closet revamping, home decorating zone lately. And much of it has been based on looking at what I already have, which can be either altered or sold, in order to love all that surrounds me.

I’ve rediscovered Rit Dye and have had a few successes and a few failures with it. A striped sweater that I tried to dye a dark navy came out purple= fail, while an orange throw which I dyed pink came out great=success.


A faded pink wall in my back yard was painted a bright aqua to bring a zing to the whole space.

A pair of jeans, that I rarely wore anymore, were cut off to become cutoffs that I’ll probably live in all summer.


A pile of old clothing was taken to Buffalo Exchange and turned into a pair of metallic gold sandals, a cool black cardigan, a crazy floral dress from the 1970’s, and a gold frog ring that is one of my all time favorite finds. I’ve been taking clothing to Buffalo Exchange on a regular basis since I was 12 and it remains a favorite hobby/treasure hunt. Like most people I know these days, I tire of my clothing much quicker than it actually wears out and trading it is the perfect way to both clean out my closet and shop.


All of this goes perfectly with my goal to simplify, to live within my means, to love what I have, and to let go of all the rest.

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