mine is going well! very productive, so far. and i’m feeling a lot less hungry here on day number three of the south beach diet. we dropped matty off at school and then david and i busted through a bunch of errands (and a little coffee stop with a friend). i made this ‘live simply’ necklace yesterday with the new open circle component. i hammered the back side to give it a more distressed appearance. i’m considering practical ways to live more simply–and to give to others. I’m thinking about clearing out my wardrobe and donating to a shelter or thrift store. i’m looking for a place to donate jewelry. perhaps a program that helps women dress and prepare for job interviews. what are some practical ways to live simply? check out brianna’s blog (heldt family) for her thoughts, too! off to straighten up the house a bit before i have to get the boys from school.