What to do when the people you live with don’t join the simple wagon.

I can’t say exactly when I first read about simplicity but it was years ago when I read Elaine St James book and I must say I was intrigued. I don’t think I ever really implemented any of it although I thought about it a lot in a romantic kind of way. I didn’t actually … [Read more…]

I’m in love with “granny panties”

So this is a bit of a cheeky post (maybe pun intended) but sometimes the details in life can make all the difference. I’ll admit that for most of my life I thought “fancy” panties were the way to go. I had/have them in every color and with fancy lace and such. But then, every … [Read more…]

This Ash Wednesday, I can’t do ‘Ashes to Go’ or ‘#Ashtag’

Came across this in my feed about Ash Wednesday. I hadn’t heard of this but really appreciated his thoughts on this. If you can’t take the time to go to a service for the faith you profess to believe in, then perhaps you should re-evaluate your priorities. Again. It’s a running theme for me. What … [Read more…]

The minimal wardrobe, revisited

Over the past few months I have been steadily decreasing the amount of clothing I own and curating what I leave behind into a collection that is largely mix and match and full of favorites. I have had inspiration from Miss Minimalist, Shari Braendel, Living More with Less, The 333 project and more. Black is … [Read more…]

6 Things about Binghamton that make me want to live out of a bus anywhere else and 1 good thing

The other day I came up with a new slogan for my hometown. “Binghamton: Beautiful Deadness” I have lived here for 28 years and threaten to leave frequently. My husband and I started this whole “simplicity” thing in order to downsize our stuff so someday we can make a quick tidy exit. Alas, my parents … [Read more…]