Oh... the photos! One of my "inherited treasures" from my sister was her collection of thousands (not kidding here) of photos. My sister traveled all over the US and at every State or National Park entrance. She would stop the car and take 4 photos. All were the same shot of my nephew, … Continue reading Decluttering Stumbling Blocks: Photos
It’s okay to have stuff There. I said it. It just doesn’t seem like a popular topic these days. I belong to several online groups about the life changing magic of tidying up, living a simple life, living tiny, and being minimal. I joined one of these groups because I needed help getting my … Continue reading It’s Okay To Have Stuff
I adore my hubby. He is my best friend; smart; playful; and a mountain of a man. Everyday, he tells me I’m beautiful. Everyday, he calls and texts me. Everyday, he thanks me for the meals I make, and the little things I do. He always checks to see how I am doing and … Continue reading Joy and Relationships (part 1)
I'm going back a couple of years here. When topics come up my facebook KonMari Tidying group that everyone seems to struggle with, I can't help but add my two cents worth. And since it's Spring, and I'm freshening up my home, the topic of purging the little things, seems timely. One of the hardest … Continue reading What to do with the small stuff (or how I learned that I had outgrown my great ideas).
Last week, I was telling you about how I was ditching my "list" of projects and tasks, because it was running my life. I thought I share a quick update on my listlessness journey. Last week was pretty busy for me, so on Day 1 and Day 2, it really wasn't so bad. There were … Continue reading Ditching The List, Week 2
Spring just can't come soon enough for me! We had some hints in January of what is to come, but now we are back to the bitter wind and weather. This year has been light on the snow for us, so we need what storms we can get. But, I can't seem to get … Continue reading Life Lessons From Gardeners #3
Having grown up in a Swedish influenced household, the thought of having just enough isn’t a foreign word to me. It’s how we lived, while I was little. We didn’t have an overabundance of things. We had our family time. We played out of doors a lot. We learned to horseback ride. We had a … Continue reading Lagom … Not Too Little; Not Too Much.
A client once asked me why her house still felt “off,” after we decluttered her home. This was in 1988, so the words tidying, and KonMari, were way in the distant future. . At the time, I wasn’t quite sure what she meant. We sat at her lovely dining room table, drinking … Continue reading Teddy Bears and Tidying
It can happen at anytime, that feeling of being overwhelmed by circumstances and getting steamrolled by life. And it can be anything that does it: a broken car, and cluttered home, a natural disaster, or a death in the family. Sometimes, it’s not even a big thing. It’s that last straw that reminds you … Continue reading Finding Hope In The Chaos
Last week I cleaned out the shed. Or maybe I should say, I finished cleaning out the shed. Two years ago, when I tidied my home, I did this shed. The challenge I had at the time, was that I had tons of house projects that still needed to be done. So I saved a … Continue reading Just How Much Value Should We Get From Our Stuff?