A Spring Capsuling Update

It's snowing outside. Just flurries, but in the past couple of weeks we've had a semi-storm, a nor'easter and constant flurries. Not to mention the sub-zero temperatures more reminiscent of January than March. Despite daylight savings time making it lighter in the evenings, I am not feeling the 'spring' vibe. Needless to say, my wardrobe capsuling … Continue reading A Spring Capsuling Update

The Post Purge Office Organization

I am in the final stretches of turning my office into a library / craft room! But I ran into a bit of a hitch as I was decluttering and trying to re-organize the layout and how best to store things for optimum neatness. Because the room was previously used solely for my writing, it had two bookshelves … Continue reading The Post Purge Office Organization

When Plans Go Awry

For the shortest month of the year, February always seems to feel like the longest. Maybe it's the crappy weather, the inundation of snow that feels never ending as it piles higher and higher on the snowbanks framing my driveway. Or maybe it is simply that I'm now thisclose to Spring yet it feels so … Continue reading When Plans Go Awry

Monthly Wrap Up – January

So, as it turned out, January wasn't quite as productive as I had envisioned it would be, but I still managed to get things done. I always think I have more free time in my off-work hours than I actually do and sometimes, a girl just wants to sit down, decompress and not task herself … Continue reading Monthly Wrap Up – January

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 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 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