We Need a Slow Revolution

Remember when you asked a person “how’s it going?” and the standard response would be “it’s going alright” or “fine” or “good good”, but more often than not today the response is “BUSY!” and then you sympathize and say “I know, so busy”. Being busy has become a cultural norm. I long for the days […]

Shopping Ban 2019…

I have attempted a shopping ban a few times over the past few years, and I have failed.  I don’t think you can go hog wild on ceasing to shop all together unless you have a reasonable outline of what is allowed and what is not allowed, and you check in monthly for accountability.  I […]

Day 20 – Summer 2018 Mins Game 

Today is day 20 of the #minsgame; it is getting harder, but not so hard that I am coming up empty.   Today’s purge involved the bathroom cupboards and I came up with the following:  1-10 A variety of skin products to be tossed  11-12 Choker necklaces 13 Old crusty contact lens container  14-16 Hair […]

Day 10 – Summer 2018 Mins Game

You would think at this point it is getting harder, but not yet!  Still so much stuff to dispose of…  All going to good will, besides the almost empty dental floss!  Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cd Dental floss Dental floss News magazine News magazine Reusable Lululemon bag Address book Comic book German book Container or […]

Ending 2017 with Intention

I must give credit where credit is due so I want to share what blogger and author Cait Flanders https://caitflanders.com/ shared with her readers from Daisy for “No Sidebar” https://nosidebar.com/intentionally/ , which is ten questions I have copied below to end the 2017 intentionally. I encourage all of you to visit the URL I pasted […]

Prepping for a Successful Shopping Ban

I am a firm believer in the old adage “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”, most especially if it is something you aspire to be or acquire.   I have tried the “Shopping Ban” a couple of times, and I have failed, and perhaps I just wasn’t ready. I was a self proclaimed […]

Shopping for Leather in Florence, Italy

When one visits Florence, Italy, a treasure you may want to bring back for yourself or a loved one is a gift made out of their famous Florentine leather. The problem is many merchants in Florence want to get in on the leather action, and some leathers are better than others, sadly some leathers are […]

Day 9 – Minimalism Challenge

As I have not been posting consistently, I noticed I missed a day. I have been busily going through all my clothing and belongings seeing what does not “spark joy” in me and it has come to my attention I tend to buy a lot of clothing without being mindful of my current wardrobe and […]

Day 10 – Minimalism Challenge

I most likely will be powering through a few days shortly. I am “KonMari-ing” my place and plan to get rid of loads of clutter.  The following ten clothing items did not spark joy in me!     1. Lululemon cropped pants 2. Lululemon winter hat 3. A non functional hat which does nothing for my […]

Do You KonMari? 

   Do you KonMari? Your days of having to watch “Hoarders, Buried Alive” for inspiration to clean the house are over. If you are looking to declutter your space and have a more zen like and peaceful environment, look no further as I am pretty sure I have discovered the Bible of tidying. I cannot […]