A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Rage Against the Mess

Sometimes you just have to get angry!

“I can’t stand this mess anymore!”

“I am so sick of all this junk!”

“Enough is enough!”

Sound familiar?

If you’ve ever spoken those words or had those feelings, then you are definitely not alone! Often all the planning and good intentions to declutter won’t get you as far as just jumping in and attacking the mess.

In Search of the Christmas Spirit

Yesterday I spent about six hours baking all kinds of holiday goodies. From lemon bars to Rolo thumbprints to all kinds of cookies in between, we cooked and taste tested our hearts out. Today the kids and I are watching a Christmas movie marathon. The goal of all this: to encourage the Christmas spirit to […]

Minimalist Moms Favorite Reads This Week

This a collection of my favorite things I’ve read this week. Several of them this week focus on the upcoming holidays. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Make Christmas Clutter Free with Consumable Gifts by Jessie Leigh at Money Saving Mom Consumable gifts are a great way to have something to […]

Clear Priorities: When Reality Scares You Straight

It’s a good practice to remind yourself of your priorities and how you got to where you are now. Writing them down always helps me because I have a tendency to forget (shocking, right?). The noise of life does a pretty good job of clouding our thinking and distracting us from the important questions we need to be asking ourselves. Take the time to ask yourself why you do what you do. The awareness you will gain is important but keeping it is the vital missing piece to the puzzle.

Blessed by Clutter

I’m reposting this in honor of Thanksgiving Day today. Whether you’re celebrating this holiday today or not, take a moment to look around you and count your blessings. Have an awesome day! Today I’m thankful for my mess. I’m thankful for my distractions and I’m grateful for my crowded house. I’m thankful because I’ve been […]