This and That

By Cedar | January 26, 2014








This has been an unusual January. We haven’t seen a day under 70 degrees since mid December, with many days in the mid 80s. It is beautiful weather, but this feels more like summer than winter. I long for a nice cool day, lots of rain, and a real reason for me to have a pot of soup simmering on the stove. My sweaters are collecting dust, and I fear they will be packed away for good soon. The forecast predicts some rain and 60 degree weather is on its way, but I am not holding my breath.

In the meantime, I am going through a major life change. I am cleaning house, like I have never done. I have collected so much stuff over the years and I am finally ready to let it all go. I have packed up nearly 30 boxes of vintage things; dishes (including my Franciscan Autumn set!),  wall art, nick- nacks, clothes, etc. Some of it I am going to list on ebay or craigslist, but the majority of it will be in a great big garage sale and whatever is left is going to the thrift store. It is a slightly emotional (I have put too much value into objects for too long!), but mostly liberating experience, and I am really looking forward to regaining control over the amount of stuff in my home.

Lucy has been a little trouper through all of it. She plays and paints while I pack boxes. We unearthed a few boxes of my childhood toys that have been keeping her busy for days, she loves the My Little Ponies and Wish Worlds. Somehow I have found a little time at the end of each day to start sewing a quilt. This will be my second one (my first one is here), and I am really looking forward to starting the sewing process.

4 Responses to “This and That”

  1. Nadège Says:
    January 27th, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Hi Cedar,
    You know, we are never happy with the weather we have. Home, in Belgium, it has been raining for weeks and it is only today that snow. I dream to be able to dresses every day and throw my heavy coats in the trash. You do not realize it but you’re very lucky.
    Soon, Nadège


  2. Janell Says:
    January 27th, 2014 at 7:41 am

    You take the most beautiful pictures. Oh, and please let me know when you have that garage sale…or if you want to let go of any stuff early. I’m an SD local and would love to “pick” your purge.

    cheers, Janell


  3. Tina C. Says:
    January 28th, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Same to what Janell says, I’m a local and would love to check out your sale. :)
    I’m dying that you’re selling your Franciscan autumn set. I’ve wanted that for years.


  4. Jenn Says:
    January 30th, 2014 at 7:19 am


    I hear you on the purging. I am trying hard to keep the things I love and use on a daily basis and not keep things just because they are pretty (with the exception of my salt and pepper shakers. I really love those).

    I wish I was local so I could come to your yard sale! I know you will have lots of lovely things.

    You are welcome to some of our crazy weather! We received 5 inches of snow from Mother Nature just the other day. It hardly ever snows that much here and we are feeling the effects.

    I can’t believe how big Lucy is getting! It seems like just yesterday when you announced you were expecting :) She is such a doll!

    I can’t wait to see your quilt. Quilting is something I’ve always wanted to try, but haven’t found the time to do so yet. Maybe this year!