THE ORIGINAL 30 DAYS OF MUCHNESS

It all started 30 days ago. Well, not really. It actually started 30 (or so) years ago. When I was born. But no-one is really that interested in the nitty gritty details. So, for all intents and purposes, it started 30 days ago. When I read the line:
I USED TO BE MUCH MUCHIER, BUT THEN  LOST MY MUCHNESS.

I thought “Wait- I used to be much muchier, but then I did! I lost my Muchness!” And so started my facebook photo album “30 Days Of Muchness.” My quest to Find My Muchness through Sparkles, Color and Smiles. You can read more about it here.

I’ve assembled this post with all 30 days of my original 30 DAYS OF MUCHNESS.

I wanted to also share the comments- they are half the fun, but it was too hard to figure out how to copy and paste them all. Oh well.

ENJOY!
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“I used to be much mucher, I think I have lost my muchness.” In an attempt to regain my “muchness” I’m introducing my “Muchness pic of the day”… I find my muchness when I wear sequins and happy clothes and ridiculously high heels. How do you tap into your muchness?

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 1

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 1

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 2

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 2

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 3

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 3

 

 

No work today so Im still in my PJs. 17 months ago I put up the first of these mirrored backsplash tiles (actually dollar store coasters). Today, it has finally been completed!! No two colored tiles are the same exact color, and the beveled edges on the mirrors sparkle like the fanciest crystals. It’s a whole lot of Muchness!

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 4

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 4

A little bit of sparkle, even on the weekends!

 

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 5

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 5

Today is Sunday and it is Mollys day of Muchness. She insisted on wearing this dress. Apparently my insanity is hereditary.

 

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 6

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 6

If you can’t wear sequin encrusted leggings to work on a dreary, rainy monday, when can you wear them?? I mean, really…

 

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 7

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 7

I’ve had this neon green sequined scarf for two years and never thought to actually wear it. Until now. Daydreaming of ways to tap into my Muchness also sparks creativity and confidence!

 

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 8

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 8

Apparently, these are the shoes I (now) concider appropriate for navigating through the concrete jungle.

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 9

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 9

Giving the sequins a break and going back to the default sparkle of choice, RHINESTONES!!! When Elie asked me to marry him I actually looked at the ring and said “ooh, it’s just like a swarovski crystal only shinier!”

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 10

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 10

Some people have commented that they like this “30 Days of Muchness,” but they don’t really “get it”. Is it really just about what i’m wearing that day that sparkles and shines? Not even close. This journey into Finding My Muchness is about being present in the moment. It’s about remembering to see the fun, optimism, beauty and creativity that we so easily start to overlook as we get older. The sparkle is just a tool that helps me to do that. But somedays it’s harder than others. In the spirit of that I present MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY -DAY 10
My old college friend Robert Johnson. Sadly, he passed away early this week from longstanding health problems. He leaves behind a wife and young daughter. Although I haven’t seen him in a long while, I can’t remember him without a big ol’ smile on his face. Robert was in touch with his Muchness. You will be missed, my friend.

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 11

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 11

Sometimes what sparkles isn’t what makes you shine.

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 12

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 12

Pre-Birthday Birthday cake decorated by the birthday girl herself. Edible Sparkle. Because everyone knows that muchness starts inside you.

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 13

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 13

It’s game day!! Can you guess where on my outfit the sparkle is? First one with the right answer wins a smile!! Yay!! Haha!!

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 14

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 14

When in doubt, go neutral.

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 15

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 15

Today at work was so busy I didn’t have the time to post my Muchness! But lots of golden opportunities presented themselves and I dressed for the occassion. :)

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 16

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 16

I had my Muchness all planned out since last night (planning the Muchness is half the fun!) when my co-worker walked in this morning and ruined my plan!! She gave me earrings! Said they made her think of me. Can’t imagine why… Not only do they sparkle, but they make this shimmy-shimmy noise in my ears that sounds like a Lilliputian Party! Guess the original Muchness will have to wait for another day…

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 17

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 17

Today I was on the hunt for Muchness while doing my friday errands. Took a while but I finally found success!! Stopped by my cousin L’via’s to help her with some stuff and her 13 year old daughter was reading the very next book on my reading list!! (hmmmm… does this mean I have to start a reading list?…) Happy Friday!

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 18

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 18

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 19

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 19

If I cannot see my Muchness, does it mean it isn’t there?

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 20

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 20

Because I can, thats why. Wait? You mean walk in those? Oh no. No I can’t. Small sacrifice.

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 21

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 21

Something about these sequins makes me thing of sushi. Tomorrow is a Color Splash filming day! You know I’ve been planning my outfit for the last 20 days!!!

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 22

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 22

Color Splash Filming! That’s right peeps- bedazzled by hand with swarovski crystals… cuz I got nothing better to do with my time. What? Oh… with these and these ..of course.

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 23

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 23

Wore these boots to pieces when I bought them many years ago. They’ve sat scuffed up and neglected with a hole in their sole till I recently brought them to the shoemaker to have them revived. The ribbon laces just added a little extra oomph cuz some days you need that.

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 24

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 24

They arrived!!! I <3 them soooo much!!! You can see the million color hologram reflection the best when they’re in motion. They ROCK!!!

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 25

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 25

What other three year olds get to glitter coat bags for their friends for Purim? My girl’s got Muchness!

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 26

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 26

How much? THIS MUCH!!!!

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 27

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 27

Confession: I wore something today for my muchness, but really, I dont like it. Its brown. Blech. And, by extension, today kinda sucked. I’m congested. Im working on 4 hours sleep. It’s rainy. It’s cold. I’m bloated. Just want to go home, cuddle up and wait for tomorrow. But then, I passed the florist. I pass him every day. Waiting patiently since the beginning of sunflower season for him to display those yellow blooms right next to the white daisies. Anticipating that the day he did that, i’d know it was gonna be a good day. And there they were! It’s only 4 o’clock. We’ll see what the rest of the day brings… My spirits are lifted.

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 28

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 28

We got a new front door!!!! Three years with a rickity, sqeeky, energy sucking and most importantly, sunshine blocking oooold door- replaced in just a couple of hours!!! Baby, let the light shine in!!!! What? Yes- that is just clear glass looking right into our home. Mr. David “color splash” Bromstad will be addressing that situation in three short weeks!!! 😀

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 29

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 29

Today I sorta feel like a disco dancing, construction working lesbian. And I’m OK with that! Happy Wednesday!

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MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 30!!!!!

MUCHNESS PIC OF THE DAY - DAY 30!!!!!

It’s the final day folks and my 30 Days Of Muchness has honest-to-god transformed me.
30 Days of Life
30 Days of Color
30 Days of Sparkle
30 Days of Fun
30 Days of Found Joy
30 Days of Healing
30 Days of Happy
… How can I not continue?? Stay tuned for the next stages of Muchness… Thank You to everyone who “liked” or commented… 😀     I appreciate it!!

Love & Muchness, Tova


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