It’s In Our Blood… Thank You Pioneer Ancestors!

There’s something to be said for the tenacity of our ancestors through our DNA

Read It, Know It, Defend It.

I do not apologize for being conservative. But we ON BOTH SIDES need to be respectful of others, find compromise, and stop tearing each other down.

Putting On My Super Hero Big Girl Panties

My ego was just a tad inflated to have heard my 14 year old daughter compare me to a super hero

A Pinterest-Worthy Garden

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

Simply No Sleep Tonight

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

The Ever-Tempting Capsule Wardrobe

For a while now I have been kicking around the idea of creating a capsule wardrobe. I am in awe of those who have managed to reduce their full wardrobe down to a bare minimum of pieces. My closet has been thinned and the dresser gone through a few times over the last year. I am … Continue reading The Ever-Tempting Capsule Wardrobe

A Blank Slate

There’s nothing quite so simple as a clean slate. A blank page staring back at me, waiting to be filled with something worthwhile. Something that may inspire someone, give new perspective, or maybe validate someone else’s efforts to live a more minimal lifestyle. But the words don’t come. I sit and ponder the very idea … Continue reading A Blank Slate

The Joy of A Simple Saturday

One week has passed since I completed my 5 Day Purge.  Many things are still awaiting our attention, and will be. Nothing is final. But there is definite movement to keep things going in a positive direction.  I made a list of some smaller, or ongoing projects that I can jump in and complete when … Continue reading The Joy of A Simple Saturday

Day 5: Finding Satisfaction In The Process

Day 5 has come to a close and I made it! I can relax and no longer spend every moment decluttering or thinking about what to do next. And yet, I know that this is just the beginning. Just a scratching of the surface that goes so much deeper to create the life of simplicity … Continue reading Day 5: Finding Satisfaction In The Process