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Moving On Out: Cutting The Tides!

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 Moving On Out: Cutting The Tides!

Aww, look at those cute little bunny eyes, aren't they the cutest little browned eyes things you've ever seen? Ha! Don't fall for it. Because it is time for the bunny to pack up and go. I am cutting my tides and changing courses with traditions starting with the rabbit, his friends, Christmas, and anything else that needs to be tossed out.
Tangie Bell is decluttering and donating all old holiday items to goodwill. Morning Babbles

Picture of egg and carrot that will be donated to goodwill. Morning Babbles
 Today was a bittersweet day, but it was definitely a necessary one. I know it looks like I have been hoarding again, But that is not the case at all. Most of the things pictured above have been collected over the years.

Getting rid of Christmas tree, Easter and anything that is Holiday related. Morning Babbles
While cooking breakfast, I was having a conversation with my family about traditions. Should we keep the ones we've been doing year after year, or should we make new ones? And, of course, we all decided at once its time to create new ones. When my kids were younger, I never missed decorating for every holiday. Since all of my babies are grown except Moriah, our views on special occasions have changed a lot.

We are a family that is into having experiences in life rather than wasting on redecorating stuff. I realize the younger generation wants more time with the loved's,  one doing things that create everlasting memories. 

So, my plans have already switched this year. For starters, we want to have our ugly sweater party away from home. Open our Christmas gifts at the Zara hotel or the Honky Tonk Inn, whichever is available. Oh, we have so many plans that involve living life outside of our usual box. And those minor changes will go in effect for all upcoming celebrations, including birthdays.

So, without further ado, this was the weekend we get together and do a full end of the year cleanout. You know, toss out or donate all the clothing items from the earlier parts of the year. I believe if it doesn't fit, I must acquit it. 

By the time we got to the upper closet, my family was eager to help pack up all the items we've used throughout every holiday. It was bittersweet to put my easter decor, Christmas, and Fourth of July items in the bins for Goodwill drop off.

But, it is time to make new memories, and I am ok with that. This year I am clearing out things before December 31, 2019. I can't wait to enjoy my Holiday dinners at home and off the grid.

I agree with my children; it's long overdue to do something different in life. I guess times are changing and kids see life with a different set of glasses on. 

So, I can't wait to share the holiday things that we will be doing that is more sustainable and long-lasting. At the end of the day, life is about making changes and trying new stuff that brings the most experience of joy.

Getting rid of shoes, handbags, and more to donations. Morning Babbles
 Since I was on a roll gathering up things to give away. I decided to get rid of more handbags that I am no longer using. To be honest, it really doesn't fit my style anymore. I went deep into my shoe collection and pulled out boots, old slides from the summer. I know I will not be wearing them in 2020, so it is ok to let them go as well. 

Clearing out old earrings. Morning Babbles

I must admit I have some wrong purchases. You know those ones that need to stay at the store even if it cost a dollar. At one point in my life, I was buying any and everything that was on sale. And in doing so, I have made purchased some crazy stuff that I had no intention of wearing. So, guess what it stayed in my closet or drawers and collected dust. So, today, I tossed out more earrings, bracelets, and rings. But the pieces that were in good condition will be donated this week.

Gathered all the items that will be being donated. Morning Babbles

By the time we finished purging things today. I noticed I had years of memories sitting at my front door, waiting to move.

OMG! I am hyperventilating as I type this post out.

I hope I do not change my mind by daybreak. I am so scared, and I want to just hoard it all back into the closet. 

Oh, wait, let me catch my breath and breathe. But Yall, it is so hard. Yes, I know we will be celebrating differently this year. But, my decorations hold sentimental value, and I am having a hard time letting go.

Ok, ok, I can do this. I know I can. I can, right?

Have you ever did anything like this? How did you feel? Was it hard to let go?

In conclusion: I am learning life is all about making new changes and stepping outside the box. You know it's ok to break and change traditions, that is genuinely how we create new memories.

Now there you have it, I am now cutting the tides and moving things on out.

What new changes are you making before the end of the year?

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo Tangie

After all of this work clearing out things, I had to celebrate with a big ole bowl of ice-cream and a movie. :)


  1. I am making changes at the end of the year by giving away clothes I dont need and cutting ties to things that I am truly not wearing! I know this was a hars step but it was definitely one worth taking!

    1. I know...2020 has to have a fresh and new start:) Im cheering you on:)

      xo Tangie


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