Four years ago, Greg and I created a guilt -free home. For years, I had been weighed down by guilt. Most of it was self-imposed. I felt guilty about having a cluttered home. I felt guilty about not wanting all of my mom’s and sister’s stuff to invade my home. I felt guilt because I … Continue reading Let’s Ditch the Guilt in 2019!
I posted this last year, so maybe it's a bit of a cop-out to re-post. The thing is I wrote this for my hubby as a stocking stuffer several years ago. We both love it. We've shared it with friends, as well. Some of the pets have changed, but the holiday chaos is the … Continue reading Merry Christmas
When Greg and I were planning our wedding, we wanted something a little different. We also wanted it casual, relaxed, quirky, and fun. We both come from a role-playing background, he with his assorted D20 games, and me, with my love of Renaissance Fair acting. At the time, we were both interested in Steampunk, so … Continue reading Role-Playing
Phew, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve written a post. This month has been pretty hectic, and time has just slipped by It was after I tidied our home that I was able to learn how to tread joyfully through my life. It’s a learning experience. One thing that I never thought … Continue reading A Volunteer Newsletter
A bonus post for the emotions of stuff 6 part series. Well, together we went through my emotional tidying adventure. It felt weird just kind of leaving it ending with sentimentals. My emotional tidying journey taught me about “me” and not so much about my stuff. Each category brought a little more of my … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: What I Learned About Me
This is part 6 in a six part series on decluttering. When I was 5, my Mom and I visited an old rummage shop in the next town. Actually it was a called a junk shop, which was not a bad term to use at the time, just descriptive. The man who owned the place … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: The Sentimental Things
This is part 5 in a six part series on decluttering Komono! When I first read about this category, I thought it was crazy. I had just gotten used to being told do this stuff, then go to this one next. Now I had to figure out what to do next on my own? … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: Komono, The Miscellaneous Category.
This is part four in a six part series on de-cluttering. Papers is the third category in Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, yet it can be the hardest. This is a really huge issue, so much so that it can send the most determined de-clutterer into a panic. I’ve heard from … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: Papers
This is part one in a six part series on decluttering. I love Marie Kondo’s method of Tidying Up. It was the major reason I was able to finish decluttering my home and move on to a joy filled life. While her method is straightforward and gentle and gives you a step by step process … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff
On the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, our growing time is pretty short. Plants go into the ground in May if the frosts have ended, and crops start dying down in September. My garden finished up last week, with the exception of some of the flowers. As I pulled up the spent plants and … Continue reading Harvest Time