Let it go, let it go . . . .

So goes the refrain from the movie Frozen, and it’s the song in my head as I’ve been decluttering my home this year. Have you heard of Marie Kondo’s book? Her slim best-selling volume promises to change your life if you follow its dictum, and it’s true.

It really is life changing and magic and all good things rolled into one brilliant technique for deciding what to keep and what to purge.

Does it spark joy?

Yes = keep.

No = toss.

Week after week, bags and boxes of clothes we won’t wear, shoes I no longer need, books and household goods we haven’t picked up since the 90’s have been headed out the door, to the thrift store if usable and to the trash if not.  But I’ve set aside some nice pieces from for the upcoming SWAP.

Have you RSVP’d yet?

Two years ago, when headed to my first SWAP, I was certain there would be nothing for me to take home.  I’m used to being sooooo busty that I’m sporting the largest breasts in the room.  There was the promise of my custom made Campell & Kate shirt that was ready for pick-up, so I was certain not to leave entirely empty handed, but I didn’t expect to find goodies in the SWAP.  I could not have been more wrong. There were lots of things for all sizes, including for me–someone who wears at or above the top range of Pepperberry & BiuBiu.

Both times, I’ve come away with some clothing goodies.  But more than that, I’ve come away with so much more.  It’s a fun afternoon with a diverse bunch of women sharing clothes, style tips & ideas.  Please join us if you can.