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

What Don’t We Need In Order To Simplify?

Today I have taken some time to determine what simplifying our lives is all about. While I am in the throes of minimizing possessions in our home, scaling back my wardrobe, and creating a clearer space at the office, there are many other areas where simplifying is just as important in order to begin leading … Continue reading What Don’t We Need In Order To Simplify?

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

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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

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

The Ties That Bind

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Our humble brick ranch, in Pennsylvania, used to be part of Jackson's farm  before houses were built here in the 1960's. It was constructed by my husband Danny's Great Uncle Huck and his wife Dot and was lived in by the couple along with two of his siblings, Danny's Great Uncle John and his grandmother - … Continue reading The Ties That Bind