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Thursday, May 24, 2018


I try ladies, I really do.

But I love pretty things, girly things, pink things . . . and beautiful packaging.

In my last post I shared how I was decluttering my makeup routine. I was doing so well until I tuned into You-Tube. Those makeup tutorials!! And then went to Nordstrom with my daughter for something and passed the beauty counter.

Sigh.

I have reduced the amount of makeup I use. You'll notice most of the above are skin care products or cleansers. But I may as well face it. I'll never be a minimalist in this area.

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I give you the lazy woman's method for winding up a skein of yarn.


It works.


Progress on the sweater. It is just about doing me in. I don't think I'm cut out for these kinds of projects.


In happy news, look at what my son, who just moved to Des Moines, sent me for Mother's Day.


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20 comments :

  1. Oh well! You tried with the beauty product reductions, and it does sound like you've made a decrease. Maybe it'll take some baby steps to reach your goals.

    I love your pink sweater you are working on, it's lovely. My mom knitted and mostly made afghans (hey, it was the '70s and we were hip) she made only one sweater, and I remember she worked hard on it.

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  2. Oh, how funny! I was at the Bobbi Brown makeup counter last week in NYC and had a blast playing there. The sweater is just beautiful but not sure I'd have the patience for knitting. Blessings! Oh, I love the mug!

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  3. 😊 Sometimes we just must embrace it! It is in the very fabric of who we are. Now that skein winding thing? Inspired!

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  4. Oh Deborah, you LOVE pretty things, and there's nothing wrong with that. Please enjoy! I really, really love your mug...so thoughtful from son to mom. Good luck on that sweater, and I love your method of turning that skein of yarn into a ball. Happy Memorial Day!

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  5. Hi Deborah, oh it's so difficult for me also to be a minimalist when it comes to makeup. I too love looking at the youtube videos and reading about makeup on peoples blogs. I have the NYX lip lingerie and I LOVE it.
    Hope you have a nice holiday weekend
    Julie

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  6. Oh Deborah, how you make me smile :) Pretty little things...they get us every time, don't they? {{smiles}}

    LOVE the mug from your son - what a sweetheart. And that sweater you're working on is stunning! I look forward to seeing the finished product.

    Love and hugs to you!

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  7. What a delicious color in that sweater, in the yarn itself!

    I can tell you for sure that we not only never lose our interest in makeup products, we never lose our love of seeing what other girls are using.

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  8. It's OK Deborah, really it is! I was wondering how you were doing with all of this minimizing you've been doing! Everyone has a weakness...lol! And I don't know what I'd do without my toes...I even pick things up off the floor with mine. :) Love the cup from your son...is that the one who lived in NC?

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  9. We deserve to treat ourselves to pretty things once in a while!

    I can totally relate to the "minimalist fail!" I've been really good at not buying any teawares...until this month. The other day, I bought a vintage teapot (it had violets!) at a local thrift store. This morning, I bought 2 teacups/saucers at a church sale.

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  10. Whew, thank goodness! I was getting a little anxious with your recent post of how well you're decluttering. This feels much better. Love the mug from your son (that's a big wow, coming from a son!), and the sweater really looks great, Deborah! Happy weekend. Hope you're enjoying it.

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  11. I recently threw away a few things in my bathroom drawers & really need to throw away some more. It takes a LOT of stuff to make this face presentable to the public:) Love the mug...such a sweet & useful gift that will make you smile each time you use it. Good luck on the sweater....looks waaaaaayyyy too difficult for me to even think about!

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  12. Love the lazy woman's way to wind yarn - brilliant. Minimizing has its time; so does UNminimizing!

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  13. I love your yarn winding method! That's clever, plus you can put your feet up and say you really MUST do it :) Haha!

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  14. You're embracing your freedom! It looks like you have added some pretty, fun things! And how interesting your yarn roll--we used to hold out our hands for each other to wind up the ball of yarn.

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  15. Well Deborah, you gave it the ol' college try! I get it, totally!!! I found rose water and I love it! Found some other products too that I just had to have!!! So many options these days and if it's packaged pretty--well, BONUS!!! LOL! xx

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  16. I bust out laughing at the lazy way to wind yarn! :)

    A few years ago I got inspired by some quilting blogger that could ALSO knit socks and I went off to buy knitting needles, yarn and such. OMG! after a MONTH of complete Klutsy Stupid Ineptitude failures I realized I should give it up and go back to what I at least knew a bit about...quilting.

    Look how much and how well you have done so far! :) Beautiful. I couldn't even get stuff off the the knitting needles without it all unraveling ...

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  18. Haha... good for you! I'll never be a minimalist either. I clear out and then before I know it, new stuff fills in. Your new makeup does looks so pretty and feminine, no wonder you had to have some. Beautiful photos. Love your yarn winding tip.

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  19. I have the same problem you have, but with books. I get rid of several boxes and then OOPS I pass a bookstore and can't help myself and I buy 10 more books.

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  20. Dearest Deborah,
    Well, it is all up to each individual and we all are different in handling things!
    Love that mug, very sweet.
    Still not completely clear from my gout attack (left foot...). Trying so hard to adjust my diet as I hate meds and want to avoid them, due to my CKD stage 3. Not that easy!
    But I'm making progress in getting all my scanning done by June 12 when I can retire my crutch.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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