The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Part III)

Konmari all the things. In the past two days I have gone through sweaters, shirts, pants, skirts, scarves, socks, bracelets, shorts, necklaces, rings, bags, books, notebooks, binders, magazines, and pictures. We made one massive trip to Goodwill with another planned. I recycled three paper grocery bags full of papers. I condensed over three boxes of photographs … Continue reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Part III)

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Part I)

This Christmas, I asked for Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.  If you've read any articles on Kondo's method of  tidying you may feel that she's slightly batty. Or entirely batty. But you may also feel that she is onto something worth learning. Kondo begins her … Continue reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Part I)

Meatless Monday: 1 of 52

   It was a crazy first day back in the office today and I didn't leave to pick up Emma until 5:30pm.  This meatless meal took 45 minutes to cook but it was well worth the wait, even after forgetting to put in any of the seasoning. šŸ˜‚ Thanks to Taste Love and Nourish for the recipe!

Dog friends, you've been warned!

My husband and I have recently taken up dog sitting. Not for profit but for love and, to be completely honest, with hope of reciprocation. When you become a dog parent, you start to do these crazy favors so that when the time comes, your friends will feel obligated to the same level of crazy. … Continue reading Dog friends, you've been warned!

The Inefficient Multi-Tasker

InĀ Bittersweet, Shauna Niequist writes the following words, words that resonate so deeply within my tensed muscles that I nearly felt relaxed to read to them:She writes, "This winter, I got the kind of tired that you can't recover from, almost like something gets altered on a cellular level, and you begin to fantasize about what … Continue reading The Inefficient Multi-Tasker

Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist

It's cold. More accurately, it's 50 degrees but the Internet weather site states that it feels like 44. My logical brain tells me that if we were just leaving the icy grip of winter, this weather would be warm enough for short sleeves and rolled down windows, but it isn't the break of winter and … Continue reading Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist

The Word

I have been spending a lot more time in the Word lately (a relative statement). Not simply "the written word" as if I've suddenly began devouring book after book, butĀ TheĀ Word. The Bible. I joined a small group bible study, which I have been putting off for some time, following the gentleĀ insistenceĀ of a friend. I also … Continue reading The Word