...you lose some. That 10-cent tassel I bragged about below? Found it being used as a body puff.
"That's not a scrubby thing? I thought you hung it on the TV chest so I'd remember to wash up before supper."
On that note, let me highlight a comment left by Annie:
As someone who has lots of success in allowing the "detach yourself" voice win, (I would have made a great nun) I will let you know of a little discovery I have made. Every effort that I take to make our home more beautiful (and I do NOT have a natural knack for it) is appreciated by my children and husband. So I am training myself to "give in" to loveliness if it doesn't add to our clutter and mess. But I am able to remain "detached" because I know that in my house, with six sons and three daughters, it may not last long. ;o) I teach myself to enjoy it while it lasts.