My Addiction

My name is Kelly and I'm a knitter. That's only partly true. I am a knitter. I have an Etsy shop and everything. But in the past two years I haven't had much time to knit, so in truth what I have become is a yarn hoarder. Because while I haven't been knitting much, I have continued … Continue reading My Addiction

Reflection

I think what I like best about this time of the year is having the last week of the month off from work and other obligations to sit and reflect. By now, I've had time to park my butt on my comfy couch, feet up and glass of wine in hand to stare at my Christmas … Continue reading Reflection

The Restructuring of Time

I have slowly come to realize over the past couple of years that I spend a fair bit of time trying to find more time to do the things I like that require a certain amount of time to do. Only to discover that, in the end, the 24-hour day is what it is and if … Continue reading The Restructuring of Time

Creating A Peaceful Haven

The bedroom renovations are complete and we have moved back in to our new, peaceful space. As much as I loved the crimson red, it was time for a change. The red no longer suited the mood I wanted for our bedroom and the rose carpet had never suited but finances did not allow for … Continue reading Creating A Peaceful Haven

The Joy of Gift Giving

Each year, the adults in my family (which numbers 8) draw names at Christmas Dinner to see whose stocking they will fill for the next Christmas. In my family, the stockings have always been the best part of the holiday tradition and the part we look forward to the most. Instead of opening them at … Continue reading The Joy of Gift Giving

The Unintentional Minimalist & His Wife

My husband is a minimalist, though I'm not sure he was aware of it until we watched the documentary The Minimalists on Netflix last night. (Great documentary - check it out if you haven't already.) JB hates spending money, is completely averse to debt and would be happy if all he owned was a bed, a few … Continue reading The Unintentional Minimalist & His Wife

Creating the Capsule Wardrobe

I have made my first pass at creating a Capsule Wardrobe for Winter. I say 'first pass' because ideally I would like to whittle it down a bit more. Right now, I have 45 pieces of clothing, but that does not include shoes/boots or coats. I own a fair number of boots. I've tossed several pair into … Continue reading Creating the Capsule Wardrobe

The Moratorium

In an effort to purge unwanted / unnecessary items from the house, I have come to the sad realization that this will not be accomplished if I keep buying new things to fill their vacated space. Therefore (heavy sigh) - a moratorium on shopping must be called. Now, I love shopping. I really do. But … Continue reading The Moratorium

The Great Purge of 2017

I have been immersing myself in reading up on minimalist living, paring down, need versus want and the best way to go about achieving a life less cluttered. My goal for 2017 is to achieve these things. I've already committed to removing 800 items from my house in the month of December. Over a month ago, … Continue reading The Great Purge of 2017

A New Beginning

As I sit here writing this, I am dangling on the precipice of 50, and as I stare down that half-century milestone, I've noticed a few things: Fifty is not old. If anything, I'm in better shape mentally and physically at 49.953 than I ever was at thirty. Granted, this was due to a concerted effort on … Continue reading A New Beginning