My De-Cluttering Story

Hi, my name is Holly and I am a recovering stuffaholic.

Top: my room when I moved in // Bottom: Project “Get This Crap Out of My Face” completed

I have been wanting to write out my story of simplifying and de-cluttering over the past several months, but just haven’t known where to start or how to tell it. I am actually still in process with it and it doesn’t feel “done” but I will actually probably always be in process with this, so I will just start typing and share where I am now with it.

The Back Story

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Exploding the Myth of Safety

girl on slide

“Therefore risk is woven into the fabric of our finite lives. We cannot avoid risk even if we want to. Ignorance and uncertainty about tomorrow is our native air. All of our plans for tomorrow’s activities can be shattered by a thousand unknowns whether we stay at home under the covers or ride the freeways. One of my aims is to explode the myth of safety and to somehow deliver you from the enchantment of security. Because it’s a mirage. It doesn’t exist. Every direction you turn there are unknowns and things beyond your control.

The tragic hypocrisy is that the enchantment of security lets us take risks every day for ourselves but paralyzes us from taking risks for others on the Calvary road of love. We are deluded and think that it may jeopardize a security that in fact does not even exist. The way I hope to explode the myth of safety and to disenchant you with the mirage of security is simply to go to the Bible and show that it is right to risk for the cause of Christ, and not to is to waste your life.”

-Don’t Waste Your Life┬áby John Piper, page 81

Dark Chocolate Ganache Cake with Strawberries

Dark Chocolate Ganache Layered Cake with Chocolate Covered Strawberries on Top


Have to love it when an experiment turns glorious.

After searching the interwebs for just the right recipe for a cake for my Lifegroup leader, and not finding what I wanted, then came the experimentation. My Lifegroup leader’s husband contracted me secretly to make a cake for her at cost, saying she likes things that are chocolate and fruity, with a special affinity for dark chocolate…

Now, my cake baking experience up to this point has been Funfetti out of a box!!!

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