What can you live without? This is another question that runs through my mind from time to time. In many ways this question is just as, if not more, important as asking where we want to be. Because a lot of the time we have to sacrifice something to get where we want to be.…Read more What Can You Live Without?
Huge, big, colossal sigh... I finished my double wedding ring afghan. Then I understood what loose ends really means. I literally had hundreds of loose ends to weave into the blanket after I attached all of the pieces. I swore - a lot... To say I had a love/hate relationship with this blanket would be…Read more Loose Ends
Ah, can you feel it? 4 days until Christmas. 4 days until all the hustle and bustle and stress are over for another year. Hang in there... And do yourself a favor and find something, anything, that you can find joy in while you're dealing with all the crap. Okay, the happy crap. For me…Read more Something That Makes You Smile
This is the time of year for traditions. Long-held, new, fun, formal, religious. There are so many different kinds of traditions. Starting a tradition is one of the first things you do when you start your new life with someone. You find something both of you can share that brings meaning to the holiday and…Read more Lasting Traditions
Have you ever been in a snit? Have you ever been asked why you're in such a snit? Have you ever even heard of a snit? I have and let me tell you I am a grade A, professional snitter. And some of the snits I've been in have been over some pretty stupid stuff.…Read more The Snits Must Die
I happened to pick Ryan Holiday's The Daily Stoic and I read one of my favorite quotes from Marcus Aurelues, Meditations, 12.1 (excerpt from The Daily Stoic, Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman). You could enjoy this very moment all the things you are praying to reach by taking the long way around - if you'd…Read more Only So Many Steps
A frugal life is a creative life... I came across this line the other day while I was reading Meet the Frugalwoods and it made me smile because it's something I've believed for quite some time. Maybe you haven't heard about the Frugalwoods. They are a couple who decided that the consumerism lifestyle wasn't for them.…Read more A frugal life is a creative life
Have you ever been doing something and thought 'there has to be a simpler, easier way'? That happened to me the other day while I was making breakfast. It wasn't the first time and it certainly won't be the last. I found this recipe for hash browns a while back and they are awesome -…Read more Overly Complicated