Are you new? Read me first.


Hi! My name is Vivienne and I am so happy that you decided to drop by my blog (tell your friends).

You probably think I’m a crazy hoarder with a stupid blog full of ugly pictures … and you’re right!

Actually, I’m not a hoarder but I have a lot of stuff … and I’m just a teensy bit crazy, but in a life-of-the-party kind of way. Go to the FAQ’s to get the skinny on me and what I do, but here’s the short version:

I am a mom, writer, ceramic artist, pole dance instructor and property manager. And I have chickens. I am a minimalist by nature but two kids and a garage-sale addicted husband with an eBay business has wreaked havoc on our home.

In December of 2012 I decided to get rid of at least ten things a day for a whole year. I take pictures of what I purge, say what I’m doing with the stuff (donate, sell, trash, recycle) and blog about what it means to me. Sometimes I write about my stupid dog, my family, pole dancing or Boulder randomness.

Mission Accomplished!

Mission Accomplished!

In December of 2013 I completed my mission, having gotten rid of 7303 items and blogged about it (almost) every day. Read about it here.

The numbers in parenthesis at the top of each post is a running tally of how much I’ve purged to-date.

My readers keep me honest and on-track (subscribe to my blog, like me on Facebook) and the more of you there are the harder it is for me to quietly give up my project and go back to shoving crap under the stairs.

I love comments and I’d really like  to hear about what you are up to, especially if you are into cutting the crap, too. You don’t have to read this post again, but tell your friends. Please.

15 thoughts on “Are you new? Read me first.

  1. I got a phone call from my wife when she was driving in to work this morning and I was just putting on my cold weather wear to head into work. I figured it was a flat tire or something based on the hour…but instead she was calling to tell me to get online immediately upon arrival at work and look up your blog as she had just heard about it on the radio…so glad I did. In what little I have read, you have an interesting voice that lacks the saccharine that many niche bloggers have. As we are on our own journey to live well with less (just trying to surround ourselves with only what we love, cause life is too short for excess shit in the way) we both found your work entertaining and will be back for more…
    Thanks!

  2. I’m not sure I get the import of this introductory bonus post–but then again, if it’s working out to bring you new, like-minded and simpatico reader…you may be sure that I’m following the process, more & more impressed all the time… so I “snookered” you a few times here? I love
    it…

  3. I’ve totally been inspired by you! I heard about you on a radio station called Air1 and I love what you’re doing. I’ve told my fammily about you, since we’re all sorta pack rats :/ I’m about to have a baby and my house needs some good de-cluttering to make room!

    • That is so awesome! Send me pictures of what you are getting rid of and I’d be delighted to post them. Where do you live? I’d love to contact Air1 and give them a thank you. Thanks for reading.

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  5. Just found you–looking forward to reading and getting tips on “not shoving things under the stairs,” a necessary bit of info, particularly since this house has no stairs (cue scary cobweb music)… :D

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