ever/after keeps the little things special

Posted in Simply Living by christy winston on May 25, 2010

My Mom always says, “To make a house a home, all you need is good music and a dimmer switch.”  This was my mantra as I was unpacking moving boxes, looking around our new 1 bedroom apartment (you can see the whole thing from the front door!).  When Gary first suggested this down size I refused and looked at him like he was completely crazy to even consider it.  We were taking the plunge, head-first into ever/after and discussing ways we could cut back. We knew we had to make some serious changes.  One day Gary says, “Okay…so I’ve been thinking….I have a really good idea, but it’s…….scrappy.”  Oh boy…  It took me a good week to actually take him seriously, another week to forgive him for even suggesting it, and finally another two weeks before I finally agreed.  We purged.  We condensed.  We had a modern garage sale (ie: Craigs List).  And much to my surprise…We’ve barely noticed!  Sure there are days when we can go insane with the concentrated clutter per square foot, but overall it hasn’t really felt like a sacrifice.  Maybe that’ll be a different story after another 6 months, but it’s been worth it for now at least.  We have our tiny office for storage too which helps–it’s filled to the brim with baby vnecks and cool kids’ clothes!

I often think about the advice a woman once gave me about parenting, “Make sure you make the little things special.”  That’s exactly what we’re trying to do.  A weeknight dinner at Chick-fil-A used to be for convenience, but now it’s a special treat we look forward to.  It’s wonderful!  The service and hospitality is better there than most fine dining restaurants in the area where you walk out with a $75 bill and adjada!  If you haven’t tasted the goodness of Chick-fil-A for yourself yet, go and I’m certain they’ll will make a raving fan out of you too!  Then when you think couldn’t possibly love them more, examine their company values and charitable vision…you’ll advance from fan to devotee.  Check out the ways Chick-fil-a is shaping individuals to be winners, leaders empowered to change the storyhttp://www.winshape.org/


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  1. kati said, on May 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    chick-fil-A basically kept me alive during a st louis store opening in 03 🙂

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