Okie Dokie Artichokie let’s start Simplifying

One of my favorite things to make during the fall season!!  And I just love the way my daughter asks for Okie Dokie Artichokie. It’s so stinkin’ cute.

This season I’ve also started to pair down and simplify. In my house, I’m “in charge” of doing the dishes, which includes emptying and refilling the dishwasher. This task can sometimes get daunting when I have a sink overflowing with dirty dishes. So a friend recently asked “Do you have a lot of dishes?”  Well, yes I do, way more than we actually need. She recommend going down to 1 plate, 1 bowl, 1 cup and 1 set of silverware for each family member. What a fabulous idea!

Now, I don’t necessarily think I can go to that extreme, so I decided to start to make the change gradually so last night I went thru our cuboards and went down to 2 set of dishes and silver for every family member. I thought that was a reasonable amount. We shall see if my husband notices that there are less dishes available.

Hopefully it will help me to keep my sink empty of all those dirty dishes. Has anyone else ever done something like this before? I’ll keep you posted and let you know how it goes.

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