Growing up I never saw my Nanny use either set of her fine china. NEVER! It was always tucked away for a special day or a special meal. For the first 23 years of my life, my Nanny’s china was tucked away. Finally, after my Nanny and Poppy restored my great-grandmother’s home did my Nanny … Continue reading Cracked My Grandmother’s Fine China Platter
The planning fallacy refers to a prediction phenomenon, all too familiar to many, wherein people underestimate the time it will take to complete a future task, despite knowledge that previous tasks have generally taken longer than planned. ~ Science Direct The optimism bias is essentially a mistaken belief that our chances of experiencing negative events are lower and … Continue reading Planning Fallacy and Optimism Bias: It Happens to All of Us
Growing up my Mammy always referred me to her junk drawer when I needed scissors, plastic baggies, or, come to think of it, pretty much everything I needed for my arts and crafts projects at her house. It was an average size drawer in her kitchen. That drawer was always filled with treasures. The memories … Continue reading 5 Simple Steps to Eliminate Your Junk Drawer
Recently I wrote about my biological family trauma. It felt really good to share it with the world. Growing up I was conditioned not to open up and share my feelings or what was going on at home. We were conditioned to dress nice, smile, and all sit together at church to protect an image. … Continue reading Why Do I Want to KonMari a Second Time?
Like with most things you see on Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram, there is the reality vs. the internet. At the start of this month I had these lofty goals of reducing our waste and edging closer and closer to zero waste. My fantasy-self thought we could go the whole month without putting out garbage and that … Continue reading Week 4 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: Wrap Up
Have you ever wanted to declutter but felt overwhelmed? Didn’t know where to begin? Can’t remember when that pile of magazines started? If that sounds a little bit like your space, then you might be suffering from procrastination clutter. Procrastination clutter is a mix of putting something off intentionally or habitually and clutter. It is … Continue reading Procrastination Clutter is the WORST
A couple years ago I did my KonMari tidying event on a self-imposed dare. See before I walked into my local library I said to myself if the Marie Kondo book was on the shelf then I would read it and do my own KonMari tidying event. This was sort of the triple dog dare … Continue reading Would This Fit Into a Tiny Home?
Yesterday I eavesdropped on my coworkers talking about a virtual Tupperware party going on. Honestly I thought Tupperware was from my childhood and it wasn’t a thing anymore. It was all of that burnt orange, yellow, and green from maybe a 1970s Tupperware party that I grew up using. Anyone else remember these? My Mammy … Continue reading Tupperware Parties are Coming Back! – My Frugal Ways Avoided the Party
How’s the low waste May Challenge going? I’m frustrated. Honestly I’m really frustrated because so much of what I thought was recyclable isn’t recyclable. Plastic #5 isn’t readily recyclable nationwide and yet IT’S EVERYWHERE! Yogurt containers and lids, plastic meal prep containers and lids, and probably so much more. My only option to recycle plastic … Continue reading Week 2 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: Why isn’t This 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?