A hurricane?!? This has got to be a joke. But sure enough I get on the weather channel and Hurricane Matthew is making it’s way toward Haiti and is projected to hit near Charleston later in the week. shut. the. front. door. We literally JUST moved into the new house and now this. Come on!
Everyone has heard the saying “when it rains it pours”, but the past couple of weeks, I felt like I have literally lived it. Granted, I also know that in the grand scheme of things, what we went through was not the end of the world by any means. It was more a series of inconveniences and frustrations. Sitting this side of all that has happened, I still feel very blessed and grateful that we have come out unscathed.
I talked about how we reprioritized our quest for a new house here, but what I didn’t tell you was that there was actually another house that we wanted prior to the one we bought here in South Carolina.
I stumbled upon one of the most influential life changing blogging conferences ever that I attended last year. I had just decided that I wanted to be a blogger when I grew up, and this conference seemed like the best way to kick off that journey.
I’m focusing a little on the “& More” part of Cribbs Style today. It was something that came to me, and I felt a great need to put it out there. Looking through a magazine yesterday, I stumbled upon an article which said we need to throw clothes sizing out the window. One company’s definition of what a size 2 is, may not be the same for another company. So who’s right and does it matter? With my own weight loss journey, I stopped focusing on the weight and sizes, but more on how I looked and how I felt. It was liberating because I was FINALLY comfortable in my own skin. Then I started thinking back to a couple weeks ago when my daughter Kelsey cut her hair, and I felt really bad.
I hope that everyone has had a great summer! This was the first summer I have been off with the girls since I was on maternity leave with my youngest. Holy smokes did it fly by!! While I’ve focused my attention on those two nuggets, we were also getting ready to take a road trip, and I thought this would be the perfect time to talk about organizing your vehicle.
Not quite how you would expect a girl who talks about organization to start out a post. However, that’s how life can be sometimes, completely unexpected. Organization extends far beyond junk drawers and closets. Being more organized is a means to save yourself, and your loved ones, time. Less time wasted searching for things and more time spent doing the things that we love. We all say, “we just don’t have enough time”. When I’m looking at my doctor square in the face and she tells me “you’re obese”, immediately I thought, “there is no way that I have time to focus on that”, or did I?
One of the most asked questions I have received, has to do with that space under the sink, namely in the bathroom. So naturally after I tackled my closet and drawers, I kept the momentum going and moved on to the bathroom. Now let me first start by saying that I am horrible at remembering to catch the absolute before picture in most projects.
Over the years, I have developed skills and methods that I’m constantly adjusting as our needs change. Recently, a couple different friends recommended a book that had just been released and I decided to see what all the excitement was all about. “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up- The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo, basically spoke my love language from the very first page. *sigh*
When we bought our first home we complained that the master closet was so small and we could never find anything. We hated not having walls upon walls of kitchen cabinets. The list went on and on. Naturally when we built the next house, we went LARGE.