Purging with Purpose

Understand from the beginning that I am not in any way talking about food! These are my thoughts on scaling down and simplifying my life… It’s not just children who struggle with the “need” versus “want” concept.  I grew up in an average middle class family with four children, both parents, and usually a pet or…

Fireplace Mantle Redo

It’s been awhile since I posted a DIY, and since much of my decorating involves shifting things around to make them look different, I thought I’d share how I do it with a before and after: I simply took some pieces from my Thanksgiving mantel… …a simple twig wreath that I purchased several months ago for less…

Reflect and Resolve

Every year seems to pass by with things “I intended to do” and didn’t get done. Pictures in Rubbermaids, rooms that need painting, shelves that need cleaning. I’m not REALLY a procrastinator, though I sometimes wonder if I don’t see myself very clearly. The mirror doesn’t lie, so why should I? I know what I AM… *A…

ThanksLiving

It’s a season of thanksgiving and many are posting on Facebook what they’re thankful for each day.  I haven’t had the time to sit down and do that every day, but I am pondering this… Does this conscious attempt to be thankful contribute to the general sense of joy we feel through the holidays?  I believe that a thankful heart is…