A Simple Approach to Living With Less

How to Revive Your Minimalist Mojo


When I began my journey to minimalism two years ago, I thought it would be easy. It felt so great to watch the wide eyes of the Goodwill workers as we carried in yet another load of our belongings. I loved feeling lighter and lighter as our rooms and closets all cleared out. I was […]

Getting Back on Track to Living With Less


- Where did all this mess come from?! Didn’t I just go through all this stuff? It happened again. The clutter in our house has reached the point where it cannot be ignored. I admit it. I’ve desperately been trying to ignore it. Well…actually I think it would be more accurate to say I’ve been […]

The Ferris Wheel of Clutter Just Ain’t Fun


Ahh, the ferris wheel. The classic entertainment venue of fairgrounds everywhere. On the first ride to the top it’s great fun to look around and see how far you’ve come. The second trip up is still new enough to keep up the excitement, but not quite as momentous. By the fifth or sixth time around […]

Letting Go of Your Not-So-Favorite Clutter


I was rocking my three year old daughter yesterday afternoon. We were singing and snuggling. As she hugged me as hard as she could, she looked up at me and said: “Mama, I love you sometimes.” I couldn’t help myself and just starting laughing. As the youngest in a household of 10, she often chooses […]

No Room for Excuses in a Fresh Tomorrow


I don’t really do New Year’s Resolutions. I do enjoy reflecting on the previous year, contemplating goals for the upcoming year, and tossing in a few long-term dreams as well. I like Courtney’s concept of making a “Love List” of the things you’d love to do or start doing in the new year. The reason […]