Happy Birthday Grandma Dodd!

Grandma Dodd is 99 years young today. Here’s a flashback photo of Grandma with some of her kids. Looking forward to seeing Grandma and family this weekend.

Here’s a photo of Grandma and my cousin Lindsay at her wedding last year:


This is Grandma enjoying her drink of choice (rum) last summer at Lindsay’s wedding:



Neet Stuff – Spring Cleaning with 40 Bags in 40 Days!

I stumbled upon a great idea the other day.  It was probably one of those days when I was procrastinating and scrolling through my Pinterest.  I found a great website called White House Black Shutters .

The site is featuring a 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge. The challenge is about finding the time to do some spring cleaning and using the time during Lent to clean out your closets, organize your space and basically get rid of the crap that fills your home and your mind.  It’s a brilliant and ‘neet’ idea!!

So far I am on bag number 10!  If you follow me on Instagram, you will see my progress so far!  The challenge started earlier in March and I started last week so I am feeling like I am behind and must catch up!

It’s all about getting rid of the clutter.  I really like the word ‘Some of the things I have uncovered and pitched, donated or recycled includes:

  • Bills, statemens and receipts from over 10 years ago (why?!)
  • Toys way past their prime (rattles!!!)
  • Toys that quite honestly I am sick of looking at (sorry my darling, you will find another)
  • Clothes That Don’t Fit.  Don’t buy clothes that don’t fit thinking you will fit into them. Buy right.  Buy smart.
  • A few of my husband’s shirts…. (that’s another blog post on its own so I won’t get into it here)

The decrapifying will continue until about Easter so stay tuned and check out my progress on Instagram!

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