A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Recovering from Post-Holiday Clutter

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Post-holiday clutter can overwhelm and frustrate even the best of our minimalist efforts. We had a great time with family and friends over the Christmas holiday. It was a nice break in routine with lots of baking, visiting, and relaxing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long before the mess starts to overwhelm the house and the […]

The Ferris Wheel of Clutter Just Ain’t Fun

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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 […]

Experiments in Simplicity

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You can only read so much about minimalism, simplicity, and living with less. At some point, you just have to jump in and try it. I’m guilty of being an over thinker sometimes. When I’m faced with something new I like to examine it from every angle. The problem with this approach is that it’s […]

Weekends Will Not Wait

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I love blissfully relaxing weekends. I don’t always get them, but I do love them. This past weekend was one such weekend. The picture above is the view taken from the little cabin my husband and I just stayed in. Fresh air, a hot tub, and a porch swing. It doesn’t get much better than […]

Minimalism for Moms

Note: This post originally appeared as a guest post at Becoming Minimalist. Some of you may have already read it but for those of you who didn’t, I thought I’d include it here as well. It’s about tapping into your power as a mom and making a difference in your family through the power of […]