A Delicate Balance

If you're like me, you are stressed, tired, and overwhelmed - finding it a challenge to maintain the simple lifestyle you crave

Minimize Your Possessions

Perhaps the most obvious accomplishment in living a simpler lifestyle is to minimize the amount of possessions you own. This is one of my favorite parts of moving toward a simplified existence. I don’t generally find it difficult to let go of what I really don’t need. And there is nothing better than that feeling … Continue reading Minimize Your Possessions

Day 2: The Five Day Purge Continuation

Day two was a bit of a slower pace, but constant. I wasn’t quite sure where to start, there is so much to do and I want it all done now! I know that’s not possible. As they say - your house didn’t get this messy overnight and it’s not going to be clean overnight … Continue reading Day 2: The Five Day Purge Continuation

Day 1: The Reality of It

Day one of my current purge has come and gone. At first, I was a bit saddened when it began to dawn on me that the five days I have set aside for this mission are not going to result in the incredibly simplified, organized home that I envision when I close my eyes and … Continue reading Day 1: The Reality of It

What’s Really Important To Me?

This is a question that I have needed to pause and ask myself. While I have many areas in my life that are important to me, and have a broad vision of where I want to be, I have never listed these areas out, set goals and created a clear and concise plan to reaching … Continue reading What’s Really Important To Me?

My Autumn Basket List

Simplify

When it comes to seasons, there's not much I love more than the first, almost imperceptible noticings of the coming fall. The cooler nights, the crickets' incessant chirp, dewy mornings, flocking starlings that cover the yard searching for insects to fill up on for their journey, the sweet smell of hay being mown and stored … Continue reading My Autumn Basket List

What Makes Life Simple?

The past two weekends have been a bit different than usual. My husband and daughter were both sick and I spent a lot of time trying to get some things done while caring for them. Just making sure they had what they needed.  Lots of fluids, something they were able to eat, and some medicine to … Continue reading What Makes Life Simple?

The Winds of Change

Finding it hard to sleep tonight as I listen to the howling winds whipping up the hill and the heavy rains beating the side windows of the house. It's supposed to begin snowing over night as another storm moves into the area. Hard to believe that it was a sunny, beautiful 64 degree day today. … Continue reading The Winds of Change

From Ordinary to Extraordinary: A Most Ingenius Fix

My husband never fails to amaze me. One of my favorite things about him is his ability to build, create, or fix things. He is a problem solver and a people pleaser, so he never fails to come up with the perfect, simple solution. He has a tendency to agonize over a problem, mulling over … Continue reading From Ordinary to Extraordinary: A Most Ingenius Fix

Clutter

I have to confess. Mine is a slow work in progress. We moved into our home two years ago (hard to believe, already!) and our shame-inducing secret is: we downsized but brought it all with us! (Hanging my head in shame). There it is. Now I can breathe a sigh of relief. I am in … Continue reading Clutter