Project Simplify: Perfect Timing

Project Simplify: Perfect Timing

Hi All!!

I know it has been for-ev-er since I have posted. It’s funny the way life can bury you sometimes, isn’t it? But I am back and have a bunch of stuff to share in the near future. This week, I have GIGANTIC news. Simple Mom is running a series Project Simplify 2013 and it could not be better timing for me, this house, and my family.

Want to know why?

We are moving.


That’s right. We’re moving. Not to another house in town. Moving, moving. To Northern New York. Where we are taking on the endeavor of starting a family farm.


In just 8 short weeks, we are leaving sunny Florida, and every time I look around my house I wonder how the heck I am going to pack this place up. The clutter is out. of. control.

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Crazy, right?!

I have a rock in my junk drawer.

Clutter on every open shelf and in every drawer.

So, week one of Project Simply at Simple Mom is just for me. Time to brutally eliminate everything that I wouldn’t dare move 1800 miles away. I will share my progress on drawers and shelves at the end of the week.

And in the meantime, I have a review – fantastic!! A guest post here – also fantastic!! And my contributor post at Simple Mom – which is so-so. See you Friday with my progress on Project Simplify. And with a lot more about this leap of faith wild, fly by the seat of our pants move that my family and I are making in just 8 weeks!!

I have missed you all so much. Hope some of you are still here reading.


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  1. Oh MY GOODNESS!! I am so excited for you!! I’d help you pack if I wasn’t all the way in Maine but that is just so exciting!!! Congrats!!

  2. Wow, that is exciting Emily! Can’t wait to hear more about your big adventure!

  3. A rock in your junk drawer?! I just looked and I have enough gimmick-y erasers that I could open my own Erasers-R-Us.

    Yay that you’re back!!

  4. YAY! How exciting! I can’t wait to hear more about your new adventures! Good luck with purging and packing!!

  5. Wow! I am so excited for you, cannot wait to hear more about this adventure! And welcome back, I have truly missed your writing here :)

  6. Where in NNY? That’s where my family and i live! I actually just met someone who did the same thing – moved here to start a farm in Theresa, NY…

  7. Sarah Westphal says:

    So happy to hear your exciting news and your voice again :-) Looking forward to hearing more about it. Keep on writing!

  8. Very excited about your new adventure! Can’t wait to hear more.

  9. EMILY – OH MY GOODNESS! This is incredible…not the rock in the junk drawer, nor the packing, but the rest. SO EXCITING!!!

  10. Rocks in drawers…of course. I just discovered a rock my daughter gave to me in my bureau drawer. She’s 19 so this rock has been with us for at least 15 years! Welcome back; I’ll be excited to read your posts again.

  11. Rhonda S says:

    I’m so happy to see you posting! But – what? You are moving back up north? I haven’t given up on my dream to move south. Too bad you don’t want to move to the Pgh area, we could swap! Congratulations, I’m sure you are super excited.

  12. That sounds like it’ll be an amazing adventure! Your house reminds me of mine; I’m starting on a decluttering binge soon, too. Good luck with everything! Can’t wait to see the new place.

  13. A family farm!! That is so dreamy!! I am so excited for you. I can’t wait to follow what happens. Wow that will be a big climate change but how exciting!

  14. EMILY!!! What huge news! Look forward to seeing what happens next. In the meantime, I wish you well in getting the house ready. I was just talking to a friend who agreed that moving is like taking on a second job on nights/weekends : )

  15. congrats!!! so happy to see you back on blogland :)

  16. What! Oh, my gosh, I’m so excited for you and to follow your journey. Best of luck with the move, Emily!! :)

  17. Oh, my goodness. I hope you’re coming near me!!! How exciting. I’m happy for you and I wish you all the best on your new endeavor.

  18. That is so exciting, Emily!!! I can’t wait to hear more about it.