Friday, May 4, 2012

Minimal Update

Life has gotten in the way a bit and I apologize to my readers.  With summer coming on I'll hopefully have more time to dedicate to writing this blog.

In the mean time our friend Miss Minimalist has much exciting news on her blog  I can't wait to see how her new minimalist philosophy develops!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Equinox! 

My fingernails are stained
Red clay earth moist and cool
Welcome Persephone.

Today is the Spring Equinox.  This is a time of renewal and rebirth.  Take the time to get dirty today-whether in the garden, the garage, or sweeping the corners of your mind and soul.

This year we will be attempting to homestead again.  Last year was jointly successful and daunting.  The learning curve was steeper than we expected.  Give us credit, though.  I grew up in the land of concrete and my husband grew up on the beach.  Farming is not exactly in our genes.  There will be tomatoes, peppers, and maybe a couple of root veggies.  Pictures to follow once the boxes are repaired and ready :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Minimal Weekend
Minimalism isn't all about sorting and removing items. Sometimes our schedules and hectic lives need weeding too. I happen to have a weekend to myself to reevaluate what I include in my life.

For me socialization is important. I'm a very social animal and I get kind of nutty if allowed to be on my own too long. As such plotting out my social engagements while including enough family time is the planned activity of the weekend.

We have cut out tv and that has freed up time for me to do more studying and socializing during the week. That allows weekends to be used for family outings, date nights, and relaxed hanging out at home.

What are some things you would like to make time for? What can you cut to free up that time?

Monday, January 30, 2012

The not so little things

My husband, saint that he is, gave me an amazing gift for the holidays. Are you holding on to your seat? We rented....a dumpster. Yes, you read that correctly a dumpster. Into this large receptacle we have removed all the broken, unwanted (even by charity shops), and non-recyclable items from our home. The dumpster is being picked up this morning and taken away. In its wake it leaves a basement I forgot we even processed, space for a second car in our garage, and a laundry room. It is astounding how much one little dumpster can hold! So, if like me, you are looking about your house and asking where all your space has gone-get a dumpster and let it show you all the clutter you have been storing in that precious space.