A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Crafts and Hobbies: Maximum Creativity with Minimal Mess

I received several requests to talk about what to do with craft clutter around the house. I am a fellow crafter so I understand the desire to have all kinds of crafts supplies just waiting for my creativity to strike. The difficult balance seems to be maintaining a minimal mess while encouraging maximum creativity.

ASK THE READERS: What is your favorite low-cost, low-maintenance family vacation location?

I’m changing things up a bit today and asking for your input on: Family Vacations

I took a few minutes and did some Googling (yep, totally a word) in an effort to find some family vacation ideas. I learned in about 2.2 seconds that the family vacation ideas that pop up in Google are for big spenders that like to Go, Go, GO for the entire trip.

I just want to a vacation that doesn’t cost an entire month’s paycheck for a week of vacation, have something fun that my kids can do, and provide lots and lots of relaxation for mom and dad.

Go Hard Core with a Clean Slate Room Declutter

“The only thing constant in life is change” – François de la Rochefoucauld Things are changing here on the home front. Our not-so-little combined household of 10 has decided against making renovations on the house. There’s not a lot of money floating around for home renovations right now, plus we came to a decision as […]

Back Home By Choice: Our Move to Live with Less

“Mom, what I want for my birthday is to move in with grandma and grandpa.” We didn’t know it at the time, but my seven-year-old son’s birthday wish would completely change our lives. After his initial request, we just laughed it off as, “Aww, isn’t that sweet?” But it grew into a nagging thought that […]

The Road Less Cluttered

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And I have eagerly traveled both, And being the seasoned traveler, I stood Looking down both roads as far as I could To where experiences led to personal growth; Article originally published on 09/27/2011