Thursday, July 21, 2011


There's an over-used word at our house.

The word is...


Yes...crap.  Everyone here says it...myself included.

Not that crap is a horrible word...the alternative is much worse...but it's just one that has gone from slightly-used to incredibly over-used and it's going to stop.  It has also exited the boundaries of our home and is oftentimes used outside of our home, as well.

Not acceptable.

So yesterday I found myself with an empty jar.  A lone canning jar, just sitting there looking for a way to be productive and useful in our house.


To decrease, and hopefully stop, the usage of crap in our home, I have created this:

Here are "The CRAP JAR Rules"

1.  If you say CRAP, you owe a quarter to The CRAP JAR.

That's it.

One rule.

Not sure what we'll do with all the crap money.

We'll figure that out as we go.  (I'm thinking vacation.)

But all-in-all...pretty easy rules to follow, huh?

Yeah...we'll see.  There's a lot of crap flying around this house!

Wishing you a peaceFULLYsimple...and crap-free day!


  1. Okay, I LOVE this and just might have to implement it into my household. The word is used far too often there.

  2. Ha! This made me laugh :) So, how many quarters are in there so far?

  3. So far there are eight quarter in the jar. Unfortunately most of them are mine...cuz I keep referring to the jar by name, instead of just calling it "the jar".