Over the past several weeks, I have been thinking about this blog. I am guilty of being caught up in the blogging frenzy that has become so popular over the last several years. I have […]
I get asked all the time, “How can I simplify my life?” Over a cup of coffee, I listen to them regale the saga that has become their lives. They are stressed, tired, broke, and […]
My daughter is 21 and still lives with me. It’s not a problem for me, but sometimes it is for others. There is the expectation that because she has entered her 20s, she needs to […]
When I moved into my tiny house, I had to digitally scan every document and photo. I don’t have the room for jam-packed filing cabinets. Scanning my documents produced hundreds of new files. It took […]
This year, as we take inventory of our New Year’s resolutions, many of us have vowed to get more exercise. Of course, you can invest in a gym membership or join a work out group. But some of us are opting just to get out more and walk. If that is your goal, here are a few ideas to make your next stroll a little more enjoyable.
Michael Barnes is more than a sculptor, he is part magician, part mad scientist. He prods, pinches and pokes his creations until movement and matter merge into something worth pondering. Sometimes, when you expect it the least, you find art worth circling back for.
Many of us are making an effort to make a smaller footprint, waste less and save money As you’re making your way journey through the low impact lifestyle, switching from plastic and disposable items to sustainable alternatives can be a challenge. Here are some changes to consider.
Let’s figure out how we can be kinder in the New Year. Here are 50 Random Acts of Kindness that you can implement immediately.
We hug others when we’re excited to see each other, happy, or sad. Hugging is generally, universally comforting. But beyond comfort, hugging makes us healthier and happier. Here’s how.
Whether you are hoping to minimize your wardrobe or just pare down the excess, here are 4 benefits of owning fewer clothes. You just might be surprised at how liberating it is.
Here’s a little shout out to my favorite veterans, my dad, brothers and currently deployed nephews… and all of the others who have sacrificed for our families and country. Here are 11 places veterans can enjoy a free meal on Veterans Day.
Being a mom of a daughter with Asperger’s is hard– really hard. Every day presents new challenges. I discover new speed bumps and potholes in daily living. Sometimes I spend an abundance of time racking my brain to come up with new creative coping skills…
While this isn’t my usual genre, I was asked to write an article for Whidbey Life Magazine about Whidbey Island’s only tool sharpeners. It was an interesting assignment and I enjoyed my time with the […]
If you have set a goal to take control of your finances, get out of debt and start saving, 2019 is your year. As 2018 draws to a close, consider the following tips to cultivate […]
Oktoberfest My Oktoberfest Began with a mug of beer, Ice cold and frothy. My Oktoberfest, Packed with singing and swilling, Mugs clinking with “cheers!” My Oktoberfest Ended with a hangover, Languishing for days. Bye Oktoberfest, […]
Sometimes you just want to write a story. Bronwyn leaned back after hours of slumping over her papers. She was displeased with the verbiage of the contract before her. Bronwyn had sold her father’s flat after […]
Over the past year, I’ve been making a real effort to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. Whether that’s taking 10 minutes to sip my morning cup of tea or taking time […]
In a world where bullying is so pervasive, we could all stand to be a little kinder, to be a little more compassionate. Here are 12 times we could all stand to keep our mouth’s […]
Most American homes have so much more than they need or will ever use. As the holiday season encroaches, consider low impact waste gifts this year. I know most people would much rather have an experience that […]
If you are ready to take the plunge and simplify your life but aren’t exactly sure where to begin, here are ways to guide you along your journey. Prioritize. What is most important to you? […]
Epsom salts are amazing! They can be used for dozens of things including exfoliating your skin, gardening, and household cleaning to treating insect bites, poison ivy, and detoxifying the body. They are inexpensive, and you […]
I admit I am an app girl. I love apps that make my life easier. I heavily rely on my phone, particularly when traveling, so apps are essential. Here are 11 minimalist beautiful apps that […]