Why Online Grocery Shopping Works for Me

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. Anyone else tired of constantly making decisions? Tired of constantly being bombarded with advertising? Ever go to the store with a list of 5 things and come out with 50? Ever since I started to live a more minimalist life I realized that all of the advertising, flashing signs, and marketing stuff … Continue reading Why Online Grocery Shopping Works for Me

Week 1 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: What Is Actually Recyclable?

Since my May challenge is my “reduce our waste,” I thought it would be important to address our recycling. I mentioned in my first article for this challenge that we recycle as much as possible because it’s FREE. We pay for garbage pickup by the bag. I need to confuse something to you, my dear … Continue reading Week 1 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: What Is Actually Recyclable?

An Honest Letter Why I Don’t Celebrate Mother’s Day or Father’s Day

Growing up I had to, almost for survival, practice being perfect in every way.  If I scored less than an A, I got grounded.  If I missed a little dust spot, I got grounded.  If I behaved anything less than perfect, I got grounded.  Saying yes to every request or demand was applauded.  Doing it … Continue reading An Honest Letter Why I Don’t Celebrate Mother’s Day or Father’s Day

May 2021 Experiment Inspired by Earth Day

After spending some time on Earth Day cleaning up other people’s garbage, I’m taking on another challenge for May.  I’m really enjoying these monthly challenges.  It’s giving me the space to experiment and try something new without all of the pressure to succeed.  Rather than the go big or go home mentality that I associate … Continue reading May 2021 Experiment Inspired by Earth Day

Aliases of Sugar: How Many Names Does Sugar Have?

Most criminals don't have 56 or more aliases yet sugar does. The real life mobsters featured in Hollywood's The Irishman didn't have many aliases. Let's see Russel Bufalino was also known as McGee and the Old Man. Then there was Frank Sheeran known at the Irishman. Jimmy Hoffa has no alias listed. While it might … Continue reading Aliases of Sugar: How Many Names Does Sugar Have?