Do not allow this time of pandemic to erode your peace.
Others' expectations of me are what they want. Not what I need. And not who I was divinely created to be.
If you're like me, you are stressed, tired, and overwhelmed - finding it a challenge to maintain the simple lifestyle you crave
My ego was just a tad inflated to have heard my 14 year old daughter compare me to a super hero
This year I have created my first Pinterest-worthy vegetable garden. It’s far from perfect, but I justify referring to it in this way because of all the research, learning, planning, and serious effort that went into the final product. 🙂 I should say that, though I have been organically growing since I started gardening, I … Continue reading A Pinterest-Worthy Garden
One thing that definitely does not relate to simplicity is lying awake at night and running through things in your mind over and over. It’s after 3:30AM and I woke from a strange dream - I was living in impoverished conditions. My husband was gone and I was crying over a photo of an Irish … Continue reading Leprechauns & Tornadoes
For those of you who are born organizers this is likely your favorite part of simple living. Some of you, in fact, may be ready for this “final” step to minimalism right now... Having everything in its place. Ahhh... the ultimate goal! I will humbly admit that I am not there yet. I’m still languishing … Continue reading Everything With A Place
So, what do you do when your pets are keeping you awake all night? Write a blog post, of course! With two cats and a large dog residing with us in our small home, it is not unusual for this to happen. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to it, and tonight it simply … Continue reading Simply No Sleep Tonight
One thing that makes my already rewarding job fun, are visits like the one I enjoyed with a potential new donor-partner yesterday. I had the pleasure of a personal, guided tour through the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, in winter. What a beautiful season to experience their 60 acres - salvaged and restored from a decimated strip-mining … Continue reading Pittsburgh Botanic Garden in Winter
Often when I use the word “simple” I am referring to a pure, honest and uncomplicated action. Easy to understand and to grasp the concept of. But that does not make it “simple” to do. Many of us struggle with the action of letting go in our lives. We can’t seem to let go of … Continue reading Let. Go.