Monday, October 19, 2015

Pentatonix and other things

Happy Monday Morning Night All,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed or endured the first day of the work week.

Thanks to those who wished me well and gave me tips on sprucing my looks for my #ClosetChallenge. That ended a few days back and I totally enjoyed it. I am still wearing those pieces even though I have cleaned out my closet. Cleaning out my closet during that time was not as hard, because I realized that I really didn't need as much as I thought I did. I was accumulating stuff to fill a need that stuff can never fill.

I thought I would write about the screen free week we had in our household a few weeks back, but I started this post in the morning with that in mind and I am just getting back to it and I really don't feel like talking about that now. All I can say is, that week was really taxing at the beginning. After the first 3 days my daughter was begging for us to reduce the week to 5 days instead of 7. We all survived it. I will try to share that experience soon.

We finally watched Pitch Perfect 2 on Saturday for our movie night and in the spirit of Acapella, I share these Pentatonix videos. I just love the way these guys do music.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Update on Closet Challenge

A quick update on my #ClosetChallenge, this is a picture of the clothes I picked for the challenge. To know more about the  challenge I have taken on, read here


I know this doesn't look pretty, if I had to wait for it to look pretty, I will procrastinate till the whole challenge is over. 

We are having a screen-free week at home this week, more on that on my next post. 

Hope everyone is enjoying the week so far. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Hello October and #TheClosetChallenge


Though our trees are still green and our clouds are mostly grey.

Do you sometimes look at your closet and go, " I have nothing to wear, maybe I need to go shopping" and said closet is stuffed full with clothes?
Me three.
It is the same routine almost everyday, even times when I am so organized that I pick out my clothes for the week on Sunday. After trying out several outfits and wasting my time, I end up wearing my trusty black jeans with a tee.

Quick fact: Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Barack Obama wore the same outfit everyday to cut out that time and energy that it will take to make that decision.

Over the summer, I read about wardrobe capsule and I wanted to try it. October is the month for the fall capsule and I thought by then, I would have organized my wardrobe, but that hasn't happened. I am not giving up, this is still the beginning of October and the capsule is for 3 months.

To start off and push myself in that direction I started #TheClosetChallenge yesterday with my own modifications.

The closet challenge is picking out 7 items of clothing from your closet and wearing them for 30 days.
The motto and prayer for the challenge: Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be and becoming that person - St. Therese of Lisieux.

For me, instead of 30 days, I will do the challenge for 15 days. This will give me enough time to sort out my clothes for  my wardrobe capsule.

Apart from the motto and prayer for the challenge, I  also love the idea behind the challenge because it will not only make you creative with your 7 items, it is also a lesson on living with less and being grateful for what you have.
For my seven items I chose
1 shirt
1 blouse
1 graphic tee
2 pairs of pants- 1 jeans, 1 fitted trousers
1 skirt
1 gown

Pictures coming up soon