Monday, January 15, 2018

A Minimalist's ENvision Board

If you search Google images for “vision board,” you’ll see some wonderful examples of vision boards that aren't for me. They represent ambitious people with twenty exciting interests pulling them in twenty different directions. With a vision board like that, I’d hop from one path to the next to the next without making progress on any path. It’s just too much!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Crocheted Dish Scrubbies

I scrub pots and pans with a nylon scrubby instead of a sponge. The latter gets mildewed too easily (pee-yoo!), whereas a nylon scrubby dries fast. But sometimes they’re hard to find. Homemade dish scrubbies to the rescue!

Friday, December 29, 2017

My New Year's Resolutions for 2018

Yes, I’m one of those irritating people that make New Year’s Resolutions. Resolutions are the goals I strive for to help me learn and grow. After all, if we’re still on this Earth, shouldn’t we be learning and growing? Otherwise we’re like a summer pond during a drought: shrinking, withdrawing, and unable to nourish the lives around us.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Creative Envelopes

What happens when you want to drop a note in the mail but you’re short an envelope? Make one, and get creative about it!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Sewing Napkins from the Thrift Store

Recently I made a set of summery napkins. With a budget of only 5 dollars for six napkins, I had to search the thrift store for fabric, and I'm glad I did!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Peek Inside a Minimalist's Purse

I don’t carry much in my purse, and that’s good. I never have to dig for my keys, shuffle through faded receipts to find a tissue, or anything like that. Even when I was more of a stuff-collector, I always carried a light purse. I admit that, at the time, I was a sleep deprived, young mom, and packing light was just a way to make my life easier and not have to stand in the rain to find my car keys!