Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Giving away is easier when you know the recipient.
Here are a couple photos from Sunday, She’s a sight to see in white:
We left the eastside and headed out to finish our fairytale. We had an unrequited duty to rescue the lonely Bre from the villainous beast! We found her locked up in a tower [apartment] with killer alligators [snowfall] monitoring the perimeter signifying no feasible escape! Captain Trevor and Heroine Lindsay arrived swords [4WD Xterra] in tow and they viciously slay the dragon allowing for Bre’s victorious escape! Now, this would be a good place to end the fairytale, but to all of our dismay, we didn’t deserve a happily ever after and as penance we had to sit through the entire monotonous showing of “New Years Eve.” Thank goodness for my popcorn and mustard snack! Thank you Juanito!
After such a terrible re-make of “Valentine’s Day” we decided to treat ourselves to OSF! Mmm, Old Spaghetti Factory is the real deal ya’ll! A three course meal for under ten smakeroos! I’m in! And ending on a high note of spumoni ice cream? BOOM!
Then on to the real reason for today’s blog:
Bre’s purging of closeted items.
Bre went through her closet and wanted me to check out the things she was getting rid of. Now Bre has an amazing wardrobe! And by amazing, I mean one that would make any girl envious. She has incredible fashion sense and if you were to sell her closet for what she paid, you’d be speaking close to six figures. So when she starts showing me the items she’s getting rid of, I cry a little bit inside and think of how I can rationalize becoming the new proud owner of these items, especially her JCrew cardigans.
Do you think I took some?
Bre, I’m impressed with you! You did the right thing by giving away the sizes that are too big. It takes balls, and you earned yours!
After we went through the initial pile, we started in on her closet. She started pulling out hangers with gorgeous dresses and blouses that were clearly too big. Her thought process was that they are nice and good quality so they are harder to give away. Then we talked about the likelihood of her going back up to those sizes. She worked her butt off, literally, and to keep any of those over sized articles would be denying her new sexy body room on her shelves. Knowing that you are making room for new smaller sized clothing makes it a little bit easier to get rid of the baggy clothes that used to be a staple in your wardrobe.
As we were continuing through, I remembered Trevor’s family in Vancouver, WA.
“Karla and Aunt Debbie and Grandma would LOVE this stuff Bre!” And so it began, the transition into knowing who would benefit from this stuff. So lucky for me, I have a gift for the family without having to “shop” for anything! Bre, you helped me be the benefactor of what I like to title this: Win-Win-Win situation!
“I’m excited to see them wear it! I’ve given so many clothes away and I love knowing that someone likes it and is happy to wear it.” Bre told me as I asked for her permission to blog about her today. I agree with her! It simplifies the entire process by giving it to someone as opposed to the Good Will, Deseret Industires, or selling it to the Buffalo Exchange. I’m not discouraging donating to 501 (C) corporations. Because they are also deserving. I’m just saying that it’s easier to give to friends or family members. I can get rid of more if I have someone there with me telling me they’d LOVE to have that item that I was on the fence about.
Lindsay’s Question of the day:
I give my little sister my undergarments generally once a year. Some are lightly worn, some new. Our husband’s find it weird. I don’t.
I have a drawer full that I may never wear again…What are your thoughts about giving away lingere or delicates?
And now its time for,
Final thoughts by Lindsay:
ABC’s The Bachelor: This is the funniest blog shared with my by Lianne: it’s by Lincee Ray and she’s intensely hilarious! http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/category/recaps/ Enjoy!
Me 6:02 pm: Bachelor night!
Bre 6:28: I know! Think the weather will hold?? (Snow ruins everything for Bre)
Me 6:30: Maybe
Bre 6:32: Might have to conference this one, or record and not watch! (I obviously didn’t get this text because I taped the show and started watching around 9:30 last night.)
Lianne 9:37: Omg, drunk girls are so dramatic
Lianne 9:56: I’m going to SF in February. Put it on your list! We can all go in summer! It’s amazing in summer and my uncle will take us to real dim sum in China Town!!! (I’m holding you to this Lianne-y banany! )
Me 10:05: My son(s) will play the piano.
Bre 10:05: Just like Ben!
Me 10:06: I just got butterflies, how is that possible?
Bre 10:07: Just wait, stuff gets real
Me 10:08: I got that take your breath away when he had her play her part and he played his…so sexy. Why?
Bre 10:08: It’s the music! It’s sexy
Me: 10:10: So Sexy!
Lianne 10: 12: Piano is the sexiest thing to me too. Idk what it is, but it’s something.
Me 10:20: Who’s Shawntal?
Me 10:28: The model has ugly legs.
Me 10:29: PS, I can’t watch this without you! (realizing everyone else went to bed. Sad face)
Me 10:42: Oh Girls!
Bre 7:09 AM today: It made me so mad they were hatin on her! She’s not any different than anyone of them. He’s dating other girls…who cares who they are? Insecure girls! I like that blonde girl too. I think she’s going to call the model out. She just carries herself well so far. We need to always watch together! (yay, Bre got my text. Better late than never! I love my ladies!)
Me 7:10 AM: Yes yes yes
Best thing from last night’s episode: Leap List, a list of things you want to do before your next big milestone. Like kids or marriage. Like a 30 before 30 list or 40 before 40. They can be big or small.
So, if you must watch this show, it will inevitably suck you in, you must watch it with a friend. Your husband will fall asleep on the couch if you try to coerce him into your girly shenanigans!
Posted by Lindsay at 7:05 PM