Have you ever had your house fill up with delicious smells from what you were cooking in the oven only to have to wait until it's ready? I am literally bundled up and typing this blog post from my front porch. It's about 45 degrees, sunshine, and a light breeze but I CANNOT wait until … Continue reading Oh Fall Dinners… I Missed You
During the podcast episode of Go Help Yourself, they discussed Angela Duckworth's book titled Grit. The piece that hit me the hardest was about giving up on low level goals. For the Type A, overachiever that may reside within me (ok it does!), it feels weird and wrong to give up on a low level … Continue reading Helping Myself to Sleep and Great Books
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 It's true! Americans are rushed workaholics with little sense of hygge and American Cozy perfectly highlights this issue. While this book felt similar to The Little Book of Hygge, it was great to see the American lifestyle compared to the Danes as well as simple ideas to hygge in America. Americans, we all need … Continue reading Book Review of American Cozy: Hygge-Inspired Ways to Create Comfort & Happiness by Stephanie Pedersen
Sitting in a month/year end financial statement close meeting yesterday and the local CFO announced that he would be out of the office on Monday during the important close call with the corporate CFO to explain the financial results. I thought to myself. Is that really allowed? Isn't that like a major problem? The local … Continue reading What’s on your schedule?
This over packing former hoarder is taking her first week long trip this summer since coming to minimalism. Do I pack really light and do laundry mid trip? Can I use a smaller suitcase than usual? What do I need to take versus what could I buy there (i.e groceries)? If I start well in … Continue reading Packing for Vacation
Our oldest niece turned 15 in May and so the birthday planning began. Years ago, we started a tradition that we do things with her rather than buy presents. This year she is going to NYC. Yes, one of the most expensive cities in the world for a day trip during my year of no … Continue reading Minimalism with a Teenager (Birthdays) UPDATED
You got invited to a party. Great! What do you bring? Hmmmm. This summer I found my signature dessert while searching for British inspired desserts for my May book club (AKA the anniversary of Meghan and Harry!). The recipe I selected is beyond easy and is a hit at every party. I no longer ask … Continue reading Minimalism Got me Here: Have a Signature Dessert
Me: After work I have to go pick up my Wal-Mart order. Coworker: You’re lazy. Me: Nope, I am smart. I have more time to do things I really enjoy. Coworker: (rolls eyes) How often does this happen to you? Please tell me I am not the only one. Ok, fine in my co-worker’s defense … Continue reading Are Millennials Lazy or Smart?
The Best Podcast of the Week goes to Amazon Prime Music's 2 Hour Headache and Anxiety Relief. It has been a rough week so I turned to instrumental music to provide calmness. Happy to report this music did in fact help relieve my headache/migraine. Check it out today!
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words so here is my weekend summary. Getting his fur done! Hiking with the family! Eating ice cream at the local dairy farm and picking up farm fresh eggs! Snuggling on a rainy day! Reading books! Making meals from scratch! The journey to reach this point … Continue reading Minimalism Got me Here: Weekend Relaxation