A Simple Approach to Living With Less

How to Create Your Bedroom Oasis

The state of your bedroom will deeply impact your last thought of every day and your first feeling of every morning. If you are surrounded by clutter, you will feel unsettled while a clear space facilitates calmness. I love my big family, but if I didn’t have my bedroom to escape to I would quickly […]

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 hibernating by the fire, cooking up some homemade goodies, and […]

When Life Gives You Lemons, Don’t Let Them Clutter Up Your House

We’ve all heard the popular quote: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” This popular bit of advice is all about making the best of a not-so-great situation. It’s great advice to battle that sense of helplessness we feel when life doesn’t go our way. Chaos Leads to Clutter It happens to the best of […]

Simple Fantasies

Most of the time I enjoy living in a household of 10 people. It’s warm and friendly and life carries this built in sense of cooperation with it. But there are some days when I dream of a different life. I have this fantasy about what life would be like as a traveling homeschool family […]

6 Simple Steps to Wake Up Your Life

Our hectic schedules have a numbing effect on our lives. We wander around from one obligation to the next with barely a moment to pause and consider where we are headed. Whenever I feel like I’m sleepwalking through life, I know it’s time to step back and get a wake up call. As I wrote […]