I made some changes to my blog. Would someone please check it and see if it looks like there are little tools in the corner of each section? It shows up for me, even when I log off, but I'm not sure if they're really there or just on my version. Thanks!
DH is on board! We're going to do it. We lawyered in a few exceptions but I feel it is going to be good - the idea is to minimize our footprint and be more mindful of spending/consumption and it will accomplish exactly that.
This weekend we spent so much time decluttering - and DH took it upon himself to launch the project, much to my delight. He got all kinds of papers and clothes cleared out - we have several bags of donations to give to different charities, we are Freecycling our rarely used microwave and Ebaying some maternity clothes. It feels so good to lighten the load!
We also bught some new dishes (I know, I know, but we've been talking about it for over a year, our old dishes - some are chipped and we had this huge set). We got light, chip-resistant dishes and only got what we'd really use. We didn't buy anything extra despite being at a giant outlet mall and browsing stores like The Children's Place, Osh Kosh and Stride Rite. We're donating the old set to charity and we've significantly downsized our dish cabinet.
We're starting the Compact as soon as I finish typing it out.