Recently I have been wondering why I haven't been drawn to purchasing anything new. No new decorations for the house. No new kitchen appliances or gadgets. No new clothes or shoes. Nothing except for food and replacements to broken well used things. Then I heard about the Diderot Effect. A light bulb went off. When … Continue reading Why We Shop: Have You Met Diderot?
With all things 2020, global pandemic, killer hornets, and possibly aliens right around the corner, we decided to have a staycation this summer. We are focusing on what we are gaining rather than focusing on what we are losing. Sure we don't get to check out a new place this year. We don't have to … Continue reading Operation Staycation 2020
Earlier this month, I wrote about returning to my monthly SLOW themes. In June my goal was to put the phone down whenever Mr. BMM was home. I will be honest. I didn't do so well the first week or two. This past week I kicked it up into high gear. I decided that since … Continue reading 2020 Theme: Slow – Ditch the Phone June
Lately as my state starts to reopen I have had this feeling of overwhelm. When those feelings happen I try to see what is causing the overwhelmed feeling. Is it too much on my schedule? Too many plans? Too many expectations? After reflecting on it this past week, I realized that it is too many … Continue reading Making Cuts: Expenses, Emails, and a Toaster Oven
If you have been following my blog, you know that I have written a lot about the new normal. Some of you have even commented about your new normal or things that you have observed, things that you like, and other things that you can't wait to be over. If you are new to my … Continue reading Can You Actually Fit Your Old Normal into the New Normal?
Since the global shut down, Mr. BMM and I have adopted a more outdoorsy type of life. Each night we look at each other and ask "What do you want to do tonight?" We usually go with a bicycle ride, motorcycle ride, walk, hike, or run. Each night we go to a different place and … Continue reading My Personal Nature Fix
We made it to the unofficial start of Summer. With Memorial Day behind us there are only hot days ahead. I don't know about you but turning the calendar to a new month is exciting. I treat the start of a new month like others treat New Year's Day as a new beginning. Reflecting back … Continue reading ¡Adiós! May – Enter June Mini Theme
I love to cook. My one grandfather really sparked my interest in cooking. He would have me over to teach me how to make different recipes. Such a beautiful memory. I actually have his crock pot and a recipe book. I love using them both as a sweet reminder of an awesome man. If I … Continue reading Summer Cooking
If you told me 5 years ago that I would be writing a blog and writing about no shopping, I would have said you lost your mind. If you said I would have decluttered and own my very own capsule wardrobe, I would have suggested that you get your head examined. Here we are. It's … Continue reading Frugal is the New Cool Kid… oh Please Tell Me More
Part of my state is open now but my county is still closed down. Re-opening is going to happen but I feel that I need a plan. How much do I want to add back to my schedule? What can I subtract? I'm going to really comb through my schedule to see what really matters. … Continue reading What Can I Subtract?