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The Job Title of MOM

I do not know who I received the following story from.  I can tell you that it was printed out for me on December 28th, 2005.  With many stay at home mom’s feeling they are not important, almost invisible these days, (I have been there in my younger self days) I felt it was a … Read more

Budget $25 Food Allowance

Budget $25 For My Weekly Food Allowance

First of all I found my money/food allowance was decreasing while my waistline was increasing. I also found my food extras in the cabinet and refrigerator seemed to be expiring before being used. On top of all that, my blood pressure was beginning to spike.  Perhaps you too can relate to one or all of … Read more

Tidying Up and Art of Decluttering

  the life-changing magic of tidying up:  the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing by Marie Condo This small book by Marie Condo was indeed a life changing book for me.  I armed myself with this book, a tiny downsizing e-course with it’s community, constant prayers to God, fb and calls with friends & family … Read more

Laundry Day in a Tiny Smaller Home

Laundry Day in a Tiny Smaller Home

The actual laundromat I use. Does laundry day strike fear within your household?  Can you imagine having all your clothes in a tiny smaller home and having to figure out how to wash them?  Yes, I know the fear is beginning to rise. When you begin your journey to a smaller home, you usually downsize … Read more

Where does your money live?

Where Does Your Money Live?

I have a fabulous leather wallet from Italy that answered the above question “Where Does Your Money Live?”   My wallet answered with a resounding loud and clear:  “not in here”!  Can you and your wallet relate? Living in my larger home, a little over 80% of my net income went to pay the ‘rent’. … Read more

Photo Friday – See The Light!

  As the Sun Sets The Moon Rises Clouds and Sun Co-Exist     Take The Time To Breathe and Watch The Sunset S Watch Until The Last Rays of Light “If  you will stop to see the light, you will be in the moment.” ~ Brenda Photos are personal property photographed by Brenda Mason.  … Read more

Smaller Home Kitchen In Need Of A Cook-Top

Oven, No Cook-Top When I recently moved into my smaller home, I was without an oven and a cook-top. Being a Baker, I resolved the oven issue first. This left me with the problem of solving not having a cook-top. You see besides being a Baker, I am a top notch Chef ‘Wanna Be’. I’ve … Read more

Baker, Tiny Home Kitchen, No Oven, Yikes!

My Smaller Kitchen, No Oven A baker, going into a smaller home kitchen, no problem. No oven in the smaller home kitchen, a baker, this is now a problem. Simply need to come up with a creative solution. There is some counter space, perhaps a counter top oven? Begin research. Realize that a counter top … Read more

The Size Of Ice Cream, Defining a Minimalist?

I love simple pleasures – I’ve discovered Haagen-Dazs’ white chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream.  Yummm! Recently at the grocery store on the frozen isle, another shopper said to me – “I recognize you” and continued “I couldn’t be a minimalist like you.”  I’m sure I looked a little surprised- she continued – “I couldn’t possibly … Read more