I had a wonderful week end. Saturday I had a birthday party for my 7 year old son. He was happy and I lived through it. Sunday I had a much needed time out with a friend. On our way to Sturbridge we made a unexpected stop at a little shop and ended up getting a tour of their home. Bonnie took plenty of pictures and posted them on the APP blog It was wonderful. I have been lucky enough to tour some wonderful homes but I go away with the same question each time. Where is their "stuff"? I am the first to admit I am a pack rat. I come by it naturally. It runs in my family, however each home I covet has no extra "stuff". I truly believe I would be happier living like this. However actually purging ,I haven't been able to do. I blame it on having children . In truth they are not saying mom " please keep every art project I ever made." "You can't get rid of those toys , you are throwing my childhood away!!" Yet this is what I hear in my head. I do not believe in New years resolutions as I feel each day is a new opportunity to be better. So I am going to re think what I can part with ,after all I believe if there was less stuff I would be able to enjoy what I have more. On that note here is my dinning room. I love everything in it but it is a perfect example of having too much stuff!