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Create Your Oasis and Simple Feng Shui (#1)

What is Feng Shui? Feng Shui is an old Chinese study that believes human beings and the environment they are surrounded by (their home, workspace, etc.) is full of tangible but invisible energy. This energy is known as Chi’. The energy Chi’ belief goes further in that there are two energies.  The first energy is … Read more

My Ceramic Water Filter System

Clear containers to show filtration. I use the solid food grade buckets.     The Ceramic Water Filter System that I use is by Pristine Filtration.  I have used this system for the past 5+ years.  Decided to keep this system when moving and brought it with me to my new smaller living home.  I … Read more

Water for My Tiny Home

I have so much to say about water overall, but for today I’ll talk about my current off-grid, non-running water for my tiny home life and current solutions. My smaller home does have a holding fresh water tank of approximately 185 gallons.  I have not yet filled it.   I would like to eventually drill … Read more

The Weight of Minimalism Decluttering Downsizing

Minimalism, Decluttering and Downsizing!

The most popular words that I hear are Minimalism, Decluttering, and even Downsizing.  They are what I am frequently asked to speak on.  UGH! Those words “seem HEAVY to my soul”. Drive Me Nuts!  Why?  They have become labels, catchwords, and keywords. All three are very real.  We all hover around one if not all … Read more

The Job Title of Mom

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

I Started Decluttering My Clothing

On May 1st, 2015, I began my journey of downsizing to a tiny home.   Making the decision to begin by decluttering my clothing, was good.  With seemingly constant prayers to God, Facebook postings, and calls with friends & family, my fast and often overwhelming month timeframe of my journey of decluttering and downsizing began. My ‘then’ closet … 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!

Photo’s.  See the Light!  So beautiful as the light rises and sets! 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 … Read more