Friday Frivolity - Decluttering Edition

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...

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At last week's partywe tried on a bit of the brogue as we focused on Scotland for Bagpipe Appreciation Day.

Now it's National Simplify Your Life Week, so we're looking at ways to declutter (or not).

We're currently in declutter mode at the Healy Homestead, which means that in the meantime, I'm going bonkers as our house in shambles while the transformation takes place:

I've finally convinced G to weed out the books a bit...16 boxes of the things listed online for sale and still thousands to go....

He's also in the process of going through all the clothes in his closet, which means there are clothes hung up everywhere in the meantime, like in the doorways to both our closets...

He left me this little passage to slide through to get into my closet, wasn't that thoughtful? (Sarcasm? Noooooo. Not from me!)

Yes, that is an entire set of bedroom wall-furniture stacked up in our living room, along with other random things to get rid of...

Any bets on how long it will take to complete this decluttering project?

I'm calling 2020.

And, by the way, a great way to get a jump-start on a more minimalist lifestyle is to convert to the capsule wardrobe concept -- and my pal Sarah Eliza of Devastate Boredom has written just the book you need to help you set this all up!  

Isn't this cover just too adorable and fun? It makes me want to read it again right now -- and I've already read it several times already!

It's chock-full of fabulous, fun advice on all you need to know to downsize your wardrobe -- and makes so much more sense that any other capsule wardrobe advice I've seen before.

Get the skinny on everything from balancing your bases to a fresh approach to fashion, while cracking up at Sarah's humor all along the way.

Find out more and order your own copy of Secrets of the Capsule Wardrobe here!

Now time for the new stuff!

The Hosts:

Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity Superbowl / Football Memes Edition! (Sort of, Not Really...  ;P) Plus the Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!

  Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa recently wrote about her all the fantastic fun she had using Oriental Trading in her Oriental Trading for Easter've gotta check it out!

Amethyst is a fantastically encouraging and thoughtful blogger, who shares new-mama adventures, self-care advice, book and product reviews and so much more over at One Sage Mama. Her most recent post is a review of a new subscription service called BinkyBoxes.  

Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay!  We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun!  Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment.  :)  Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions! 

Featured Post from Last Week:

In a fun twist, since we have multiple hosts and co-hosts we will also have multiple features.... but you will have to go check out the other blogs to see if you were featured there!  ;)    


The featured post for Syncopated Mama this week is........

Well, in case you hadn't already figured it out, we were off on our huge summer trip these past few weeks and since we don't exactly have wifi out there in the mountain forest of our campsite, I've not been able to follow-up on all of your fabulous links like I normally do.

But the good news is, we are back. And even though I'm still scaling the final peak of laundry mountain, I was easily able to choose a feature for you all.

Marilyn of Marilyn's Treats shared a recipe for Chili Dog Pizza last week that immediately caught my eye -- especially since we had one last package of hot dogs that we hadn't eaten from the trip.

I made my own version of this dish for our Pizza Night last week and not only was it tasty, but it was tons of fun, too!

Now, the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome! 

We're so happy you're here! Let's have some fun!

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  1. Books are the hardest for me to get rid of. I have thousands that I've lugged with me everywhere I've lived throughout my life. I could definitely declutter some of those. Xx

  2. Thanks for hosting such a fun party. Enjoy your week.

  3. Oh, the books, the books . . . I started decluttering book shelves back in May, and the shelves are still full. Gotta get back on duty!

  4. Well done on the de-cluttering - it seems like a big undertaking at the time, but is so rewarding to look back on as you sit in the space you've created.

  5. Would you be surprised if I told you I LOVE organizing and purging? It's such a great feeling to get everything in it's place!!

  6. I will be selling baked goods at the farmers' market :0)

  7. I've been decluttering here, too! It's an endless job, isn't it? I just can't keep up with 7 people's worth of junk. Oy. Happy Friday!

  8. Thanks for the work in hosting in this great party!! Found some new blogs to follow!!

  9. Thanks for hosting! We just through out a giant box of old hotwheels tracks and I couldn't be happier. lol

  10. I tend to organize and purge every few months; I just love it!

  11. Glad that you are back and if I started decluttering now, I might be done in 2050.

    Thanks for hosting and I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.

  12. When you're finished de-cluttering you home, I'd be thrilled if you would come do it to mine!!!

  13. Oh, the clutter! I understand. Just did the garage the other day. It feels so good when it's done....don't give up! :)

  14. I got a laugh just reading through your post, Lisa! It seems like I live in declutter mode... oh to one day be free. :)

  15. Stopped by from Inspiration Spotlight party @DearCreatives

  16. Decluttering is so stressful, the stuff multiplies I swear. Congratulations on getting your Hubs to tackle it. Good luck and it will be worth it in the end.

  17. I Kon mari'd last year it was hard work but worth it Lisa