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Just Call Me "Little Edie".

So. Here's the sitch.

I'm taking this whole week to purge and organize each and every room and closet of my house.

Just go ahead and send me to the Silly Farm.

I need to do it now before I'm too big and sore and swollen to do it later. And it must be done before the baby comes.

Because he will TOTALLY care what our house looks like.


I figure it will be easier to do now than after he comes. Because I very well may be headless for a while as I figure out life with 2 kiddos and a resident husby. You've heard of the headless horsemen? I'm the headless housewife.


Here's the plan!

I will dedicate one whole day per room. This should get me exactly where I need to be - clutter free. A purged home is a happy home!

It's the getting there part that's not so fun.

But ... I'm super excited about all of my new storage containers. :)

Wish me luck!

I would do before/after pictures, but you might disown me as a blog friend after you see some of my closets.

No. For real.

Think Grey Gardens.

Without the raccoons.

Okay, and the filth, because who could live like that? But the junk? Oh, the junk is there.

Alright, I'm off to wrap a scarf around my head and dress up in bizarre little outfits.

And get to organizing!

As Levi would say, "Are you ready? Set get! Goooo!"

"Listen, kid! I'm extremely organized. I know exactly where to look for this stuff. I've got it under control right here, but I can't find it. Get it?"
Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale
Grey Gardens

(And if you're totally lost on this Grey Gardens talk, you simply must watch it at some point in your life. You won't understand why, but you'll become sickly entranced by the utterly bizarre lives of these two women.)

Chasing rabbits. Off to organize and de-Edie my life!

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I am a modern day homemaker with a passion for family, cooking, celebrating, decorating, travel, and memory making! The Lord has blessed me with the desires of my heart in my husband and our two sons. We recently built our dream home and cultivating a loving and happy haven for my family is where I find so much joy.


  1. You can do it! As FlyLady would say, you can do anything for 15 minutes! Just pick one corner of one closet, and do as much as you can- then you will find your momentum. And take a 10-15 min water/ rest break every hour. (if you don't know FlyLady, check her out at

  2. Oh man Grey Gardens was just amazing. I mean horrifying, but golly what incredible things wealthy eccentrics can get up to when left alone for 10 years!

  3. UM. just so you know..
    my friend and I LOVE grey gardens..

    she is like truly obsessed with it..
    she watches it every other day or so..
    yet she is insanely organized!! hahaha

    I want to go watch it now...


  4. What a great feeling you'll have when you are done! Anything you are willing to share about your cleaning and purging endeavors will be much appreciated. I'm not a naturally organized person, I'm more of a "pile it up for later" person. I am currently having trouble with clothing organization for my 1 1/2 year old daughter...too many cute clothes, accessories... So I'm always looking for ideas and inspiration!

  5. I'm so jealous- I need to do this in my home. I've fallen so far behind the purging. Good luck!!

  6. We are moving this summer so I really need to purge all this junk from my life to make that process much easier.

  7. Grey Gardens was such a fasinating movie. I just couldn't believe what their lives had become. It was so sad. But I think the most shocking was finding out that some places, like the Hamptons, charge residence for trash pickup?!

    Happy purging!

  8. I love purging, and I love organizing! Let me know if you need me to come help.

  9. This helped me get going on my own toy/decor purging today. Feels so good!!

  10. I just found your blog and wanted to say hi! I have been purging like a mad woman and I have one scary closet left! Good luck on organizing!


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