Clean up, Clean Up...Everybody Clean UP!

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My NEW YEAR'S Mantra!

CLEAN UP!   CLEAN UP!

I LOVE to start the NEW YEAR with cleanliness!
NO ...I AM NOT  OCD ( quite the opposite ).
I like to start the year off with a clean slate...doesn't always stay that way!
:)

So here I  go!


MY Closet! 
ICK!

Keeping these...pants together..skirts...etc
Hubby even did his shoes! :)

Pile to GO!
Cleaned out my closet...found my LOST slippers!
YIPPEY!


Pile of unneeded hangers!
Gave some of them away with donated clothes.
Kept some...yes..I got rid of the WIRE HANGERS!
HAHAHAHAHA
So I am DONATING 2 bags of 
"UNUSED" clothes & shoes
( Doesn't fit, holes, haven't worn, aren't going to wear...)
to Goodwill.

Have you tried this COOL  closet  trick?
Take ALL of your hangers and turn them 
BACKWARDS!
As you wear something...
turn the hanger forwards.
Next year...
ANY hanger still turned backwards...
YOU HAVE NOT WORN IN ONE YEAR!
DONATE IT to someone who will!


The Christmas Decor!
I LOVE my Christmas tree.
I turn on the lights, sit in the dark, and watch it twinkle!

But...it has been up since November.
( Yes, before THANKSGIVING!)
I didn't have Thanksgiving at MY house..so..
UP WENT THE CHRISTMAS DECOR!

Makes me happy!

But...Time to "CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP!"


Gma loves help! Such a decorator!


It takes a LONG time to put ornaments away!
You have to touch each one...remember when or where you got it...
the memories are sometimes OVERWHELMING..
Sniff..sniff..giggle..giggle

We started this years ago...
When we travel, or have a special place...
we buy an ornament.
BUT...NOT ALL PLACES HAVE ORNAMENTS!
so...
we buy a KEY CHAIN...write the date or special place
and hang it on the tree!
Our tree is about remembering the fun times TOGETHER!

Newest member of my snowman ornament collection.
Don't forget the year!



Little sister got married last year in HAWAII!
We were ALL there!
So FUN!
This is why we keep things!

My hubby made these in PRESCHOOL!
Circa 1965-66
They take their VIP place at the TOP of the tree!

and last...

ME!
I don't make New Year's Resolutions...
I don't need ANOTHER thing to worry about!

But..
I have changed my eating habits!
( Lost 15 pounds on the way )
My new favorite "treat"...

APPLES & Peanut Butter!
But wait!
 Isn't Peanut Butter FATTENING??????

Here's my SECRET..
Slice apples ( I buy mine pre packaged & sliced ). :)
Put them single layer on a plate.

Put 1 Tablespoon ( Yes I measure ) peanut butter in a small zip-lock bag.
Close bag. Microwave PB ( mine about 20 seconds).
Snip ( tech term) the corner off of the bottom of the PB bag.
DRIZZLE over apples!
It's like FROSTING the cake!
Every apple has PB!
Lick your fingers clean!
YUMMY!

3 Weight watcher points! YESSSSS!!!!

So...I am beginning my
CLEAN UP 
mode.

I should start on the kitchen cabinets, or the bathroom.....

I think I hear 
APPLES & PB
calling me!

Happy New Year's,  my friends!


2 comments

  1. I've got to try the peanut butter drizzle. Yummy!

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  2. Thanks for linking up! That peanut butter apple treat looks delicious!

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