Spring Resolutions and the Craigslist Challenge!

For some reason, the urge to make resolutions never hits me January 1st like it should.  I tend to be more of a “spring resolutions” kind of girl, and this year has been no exception.  The past few weeks, I’ve been mulling over a list of goals in my head, and I’m finally ready to take the plunge and put them out there for you all to hold me accountable. =)

Are you ready for my 3 big spring goals?  Get excited, this is gonna be fun!

1) Exercise and eat better
It wouldn’t be a resolution list without the ever present “be healthy” resolution, but lately this one has become more and more important to me. Our six-month winter this year hasn’t done anything for my figure, and the closer we get to having kids (don’t freak, it’s still a ways away) the more I realize a healthy baby starts with a healthy mom.  There. ‘Nough said.

The Heards at the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market last summer

2) Stop buying new clothes and home decor
Now before you decide no new clothes or decor is going to make our blog one boring read, this doesn’t mean we’re quitting cold turkey.  Rather, this is a personal challenge to get creative with the items we wear and use in our home.  I’m talking repurposing garage sale finds and avoiding the big box stores as much as possible.  Easy on the pocket and easy on the environment.  I want to prove that one man’s trash can be Heardmont treasure!

Pillow made from recycled sweater (Click here for more info)

3) Get rid of junk
Maybe it’s the spring cleaning urge or maybe I’m finally sick of seeing piles around our house of things we don’t use, but either way, it’s time to purge.  Our goal is going to be a combination of cleaning, organizing, and maybe even making a little money while we’re at it.  Wouldn’t it be refreshing to be surrounded by only things you use and love?

Our formerly clean garage.  This is not its current state!

In the spirit of keeping only things we need, we’re starting the Heardmont Craigslist Challenge!  My wonderful technical assistant (aka Mr. Heard) has created a list over on the left hand column of this page that will show all the items we currently have listed for sale on Craigslist.  As we sell them, we’ll cross them off the list.  Our goal will be to list a few items each week and slowly work our way through the house until we’re left with either 1) things we love or 2) things to donate to a good cause.

How’s that for a challenge, eh?  Feel free to join us in our crusade against junk – we’d love to hear as you make progress with your spring “cleaning” as well!  Good luck everybody!

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