A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Minimalism, Mind Reading, and Looking for Feedback

Communication….it’s the foundation of all good relationships. It sounds simple, but it’s easy to forget. I often find myself getting wrapped up in my own thoughts, deciding my own game plan for life, and I forget to run things by anyone else.

If you’re married, I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about here. I’ve often fallen into the trap of thinking my husband’s hopes, dreams, and weekend plans will magically align with my own. By trial and error, we’ve both found that life goes more smoothly when we talk about our expectations ahead of time.

More recently, after I watched the movie “Forks Over Knives,” I got it into my head that I wanted to explore eating a Vegan diet. As I’m prone to do, I jumped right into things with full force. I researched new recipes, planned a bunch of vegan menus, and went shopping for a bunch of plant-based food choices. I didn’t get very far before almost the entire family revolted against the idea. Needless to say, things don’t go well when you unexpectedly change the food choices in a household of 10 people. [Continue reading]

Article originally published on 10/19/2011

Frozen Feet, a Thankful Heart, and a Listening Ear

Like much of America, we have had some insane winter weather here in Georgia. It has been nearly a solid week that we have been iced in. Yep, not snowed in. . .literally iced in. Our half-mile driveway is completely impassible. So we have been … [Continue reading]

Attack the Linen Closet

For nearly a week I have been looking at two giant boxes marked “Linen Closet” on them with no clue of where I was going to put all of their contents. Yesterday I decided enough was enough and I dove in. Linen closets crammed beyond capacity are so … [Continue reading]

The Nitty Gritty Details of the Minimize Yo Butt Challenge

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The Minimize Yo' Butt Challenge begins this Monday, July 18th. I am sure you are counting down the days just like me . .  you are, aren't you? In case you're wondering what to expect with the challenge, this post is here so you will wonder no … [Continue reading]

I Am Considering Closing My Blog

Well, the post title sums it up pretty well. You may have noticed that I didn't post here at all last week. I've been doing a lot of thinking, sulking, and pondering lately about all the things I spend my time on. One of the things I'm evaluating is … [Continue reading]