Dear Diary…Day 15…27 things for 27 days challenge…..

It’s funny how a few days ago I was worried that I wouldn’t find enough things to throw out or donate by the end of the 27 day challenge.  I wonder if anyone else has had that problem?

I am sure there are some people who are able to complete their Spring Cleaning in one fell swoop, in just a day or two.  This process, however, of taking 27 days to do it is where the magic happens.

In “The meaning of nine in feng shui”, states that “nine is to numbers in feng shui as red is to color.”  2 + 7 = 9 X 3, that’s a lot of power!


So, every time we send 27 (or more) unwanted items out the door, and we continue doing it for 27 days (28 days and you’ve formed a habit), you can just imagine what doors will open, opportunities will appear, and unexpected windfalls, will begin to be a regular occurrence.

Your life will be full of synchronicities, miracles, and serendipity!


So, today, I want to talk about making repairs as you do this process.

It’s important to let go of anything that is broken and beyond repair.  Repair it if you can.

Leaky faucets are a big one, as they are a symbol of money leaking down the drain.

Broken or dirty windows are a symbol of not being able to clearly see your way.

Broken legs on furniture are preventing you from moving forward in life.

And raggedy towels, well….

I’m not sure but I do know that it is one of my pet peeves!


So, today, I sewed my raggedy towels.  Does anyone else do this?

I’ve been doing this because I love my towels and they just keep getting softer with age.

If you’ve got men and boys in the household, towels are a commodity, not a luxury!

Now, if they are full of  holes, or torn, they get designated to the garage for car clean up duty, or pet clean up duty etc.


It’s pretty simple.  I just trim off the frayed edges, and sew the hem back down with a zig-zag stitch.  I try to match the thread to the color of the towel as close as possible.  I’ve had these towels for well over 10 years, and this is the second time that I am mending them.  I know, you’re probably thinking it’s time to get some new ones!  Those are faded! LOL


When I mentioned to my Mom that I was mending bath towels, she told me that she has been sewing a new trim on hers and she even made a bath mat out of an old towel.


Shirl bath mat
This is my 89 year old Mom modelling her bath mat!

Nice legs for an 89 year old.  And what a great idea!

shirl bath towel


She also upcycled some hand towels with some fun prints!


So, Cottage Mavens, today is a good day to make some repairs that have been wanting.


In between all of the cleaning and sorting, make time to have some fun.  Today, I was inspired to do some decoupage.


Glass paperweight

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Please sign up so you don’t miss a post, and keep on cleaning and decluttering until the 27th day.  That’s when we will talk about all of the fun and miracles we’ve experienced!

Cottage Necessities.





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How many of us long for our own comfy cottage in the woods? I know I do! We can make our own comfy cottage, right here, right now, no matter where we live. I'm a mother of two, grandmother of two boys, interior designer who thinks out-of-the-box, up cycler, and interested in just about anything related to living comfortably and finding contentment, connecting with the Great Spirit in the natural world and respect for all beings who walk the earth.

4 thoughts on “Dear Diary…Day 15…27 things for 27 days challenge…..”

  1. Today, I finished taking the rest of my mom’s clothes to the homeless shelter in Denver. There have been twelve large garbage bags in total, all washed, dried, folded, lint-rolled if necessary, shoes and purses wiped clean. Bags and bags of books are going to the thrift store as well as boxes full of items that were her everyday things, not necessarily keepsake items. I haven’t been counting the items. There is some fabric from years ago that someone who sews may want…. I do not have a sewing machine. Thank goodness the clothes that went to the shelter were all in good shape, except for one small area of an underarm seam coming apart in the lining of a coat. It is too small to cause any worry for someone who needs the coat (I hope). It was the coat she wore most. I pray whoever gets it will feel warm and comfy in spite of that small imperfection. Even though I am not counting items, and I really don’t know how many days I’ve been sorting, moving and donating, maybe her loving spirit will bless each person who receives each one of her possessions. ❤

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    1. Ellen, what you are doing by taking care of things right away, rather than keeping it, is what your mother would have wanted you to do. You have been taking care of so many over the past years, and now it is time to get on with your life, and enjoy yourself. I am sure that she has been with you through this process, and that she is smiling down on your precious and giving heart and beaming the same love that she gave to so many.


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