Yesterday was International Women’s Day, which is a day to celebrate women’s rights and the gains that have been made in gender equality. I am all for this celebration. There have been countless women who have made a difference in this world, enabling me to live the life I do. I am so grateful to…… Continue reading International Women’s Day – Celebration or Pity Party?
Before we get started on this conversation about Lent, let’s take a quick look at its history. Becoming a Christian back in the days of Roman emperors was a process that took years of preparations and study. To conclude these studies, the people went through a purification and enlightenment process before they were baptized on…… Continue reading What Does Lent Mean to You?
Mardi Gras. The very nature of the celebration is excessive. There are parades with beads and trinkets being thrown everywhere, lavish food and desserts, and of course alcohol! Today is Fat Tuesday, the last day of the weeks-long Mardi Gras celebration. Tonight at midnight, the party will shut down until next year. In case you’re…… Continue reading Minimalizing the Impact of Mardi Gras
My grandmother was our family’s photographer and photo keeper. She enjoyed photographing her family and friends, as well as flowers and wildlife. I always remember looking through her albums as a kid, fascinated by the pictures of my mom and grandparents when they were much younger. Grandma always had at least one album on her…… Continue reading The Clutter of Photos
173. That is the number of cubes of storage in our home. Cubes of storage? You know cubes! The wood-like shelving that come in a variety of colors and sizes to organize items in your home ranging from decorative to baby items. Image 1 credit: https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/da0e6c34-90cb-4594-91cc-ef64c3d7a3a2_1.8ac285bdda3a26db484acb52f6325463.jpeg Image 2 credit: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/2d/2a/5e/2d2a5e5a18605080bc5600f64fad52a2.jpg We use these shelves to…… Continue reading Cube Shelving: Organization Tool or Clutter Catcher?
So far, we are making slow progress on our journey to minimalism. We have cleaned out our playroom and donated some clothes and household items, but we still have a long way to go. Although we are making changes in our lifestyle and home, we have come to the realization that our over-accumulation of stuff…… Continue reading Other People’s Stuff
Laundry is one of those inevitable, never-ending tasks. Unless it becomes acceptable to walk around naked, I’m pretty sure it’s here to stay. Even if something changes, I’d still rather do laundry than to participate in, or see others, living nude daily. I have managed to get laundry down to two days per week for…… Continue reading Laundry Snob