Most of my life, I was plagued with guilt. I think I was just taught that. Mom didn’t mean to do it out of malice; it was all she knew. She passed those lessons on to me. It seems that I felt guilty about everything: guilty for having my own wants and needs; guilty … Continue reading Kon Mari Magic Series Part 2: Living Guilt – Free!
A popular topic of the Facebook Group, KonMari Method: Life Changing Magic, is that of wondering what life is like after you’re done with the purge. What is Life Changing Magic? In the beginning, when I first wondered what the magic might be, my mind went right to my stuff. Maybe the magic was … Continue reading KonMari Magic Series Part 1 : Relationships
Off the beaten track, in a small place called Middlegate, Nv. there once stood a shoe tree. For years and years people driving along Hwy 50 would stop at the infamous shoe tree, take off their sneakers, tie the laces together, and toss them high into the tree. The tree was crowded with shoes, … Continue reading The Memory Tree
Over the last few years, I become fascinated with pollinator hotels. Partially because of the reduction in honeybee population, but also because when I moved into my home 15 years ago, I was stuck with need to keep native plants in my area. So many of the homes around me are suburbanized, leaving a lot of the wild … Continue reading A Pollinator Hotel
It’s a stormy day today and since I can’t go out into the garden, thought I’d share a cute story that happened several years ago. Greg and I still talk about it and it always brings a smile. We have a very rural yard. I’ve kept a lot of the native plants to invite … Continue reading Looking For Mr. Grumpy
Is it possible to have a guilt-free home? It sure is! First let’s talk about why our homes feel guilty in the first place. We have feelings of guilt we have when we look at the state of our homes and see nothing but clutter. We berate ourselves and focus on the negatives. We … Continue reading A Guilt – Free Home
We use tools for everything, in every aspect of our lives. It doesn’t matter what we are doing, we need some sort of a tool to help us. Some tools are self explanatory. When we cook, we need at least a pan and some heat and maybe something to stir with. When we sleep, we … Continue reading Use Your Tools, Or Let Them Go