It's December! I should be decorating the house, baking cookies, shopping for and wrapping presents...so why am I taking the time to edit my closet? It's because I know that with all the extras and activities this month I need to simplify wherever I can. So, I took an hour and went through my closet, … Continue reading Why I’m Editing my Closet
Once Thanksgiving has been celebrated the days just seem to speed up and almost before we can blink, Christmas has come and gone and we have begun a new year. I want to be fully present with the season. I want to experience and appreciate the festive activities, family meals, gifting and decorating and not … Continue reading In the Fullness of Time
For some of us, our love language is gifts. We love to pick the perfect gift for each person in our life. We want to show them how much we love and appreciate them through the gift we choose to give them. It doesn't matter how extravagant or how inexpensive the gift is, what matters … Continue reading Simplify Holiday Gifting
We all want Thanksgiving to be simple, but we also want it to be special...and special food takes time! Yep, the dishes you choose to make for Thanksgiving dinner will probably be more complicated and time consuming than the average weeknight supper. And that is OK! We want it to be special. And special takes … Continue reading Simple Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas
Food is at the center of our thoughts and memories surrounding Thanksgiving...probably because the focal point of the entire day rests around a huge meal! We associate memories and feelings with certain foods and smells. Whether you enjoy cooking and look forward to preparing a big meal for your loved ones or if the thought … Continue reading Simplifying the Thanksgiving Meal
As soon as November arrives, the whirlwind of the holidays arrives right along with it. Too much to do. Too much to spend. Too many expectations. I want to enjoy the holidays this year. I want to enjoy the entire process of it, from the beginning preparations, to the fun traditions, to the yummy food … Continue reading Joy, In the Holidays?
How much time does your family spend in the car on the average day? On the average week? We home school, so there are some days that the kids and I never get in the car. But, we also don't live in town, so on the days we do get in the car we spend … Continue reading Redeeming the Time: Car Rides