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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

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!  Perhaps Minimalist size? Recently at the grocery store on the frozen aisle, 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 – … Read more