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A fresh start

What is it about a clean slate that I love? Is it the possibility of a new beginning? It is a clean crisp white space? Is it the optimism that comes with starting fresh? Is it theoretically erasing old mistakes or bad habits? I believe […]

Reducing waste during Thanksgiving

  This Thanksgiving is my first since beginning my zero waste journey. For the past three years we have hosted Thanksgiving at our home outside of Dallas.  This year we hosted my parents, both my brothers, and their significant others along with my family of […]

How I became a minimalist.

  It all began with coming home from my son’s 3rd birthday and unloading the presents.  We are so fortunate to have many friends and a large extended family that care about our son… and who together gave him A LOT of presents.    The […]

Traveling light

My husband and I took an eleven-day trip to Greece to celebrate his 40th birthday. Neither of us had ever been to Greece, let alone Europe together. It was such a wonderful way to celebrate and enjoy a kid-free trip. We are very lucky to […]

Zero waste: where to start

  1. Look in your trash – What do you throw away? Is it actually recyclable? Do you actually need it? Could you purchase it with out the trash it creates (i.e. in the bulk food bins, glass, metal, or paper- all of which are easily […]

10 Steps to Jump-start your Decluttering Journey

  Minimalism: Where to Start Read Check out a list of books here to read to learn more on decluttering and living with less. Try to resist the urge to start decluttering before at least doing a little reading so you don’t end up discouraged […]

Too may toys?

Children need space to be creative. Too much stuff can actually be over-stimulating to little ones. A study from the University of Toledo observed 36 toddlers by inviting them to play in a room for 30 minutes with 4 toys or 16 toys. The researchers […]