In memory.

22. November 2016 home&family, loss, photos, poetry 1
It was unexpected, his final departure. When he finally was granted his rest. You see, he was the best. The best at rides on his mower, The best tomato grower, The best at cast iron corn bread, Kisses on heads, And (most-of-the-time) at cards. He was the best at Christmas. The decorations were extravagant Yet ...

Why I am not wasting my vote.

I will be repeating thousands of other people by reiterating that this election cycle is–pardon my French– stinky poopy. Both parties have given us deplorables to vote for, for various and non-overlapping reasons. Because I don’t feel either one of them deserves my respect let alone my ballot, I will be voting 3rd party. And ...

colliding simplicities

For the past few weeks, I’ve been listening to a LOT of podcasts and clips on youtube, vimeo, and even TED on the concept of minimalism and how it can help us as mothers, consumers, and society. (I used to read. Then I had kids.  So now audio anything is my primary “input” right now.) ...

a blaze for simplicity

30. September 2016 home&family, simplicity 0
a few days ago, i subscribed to a free 3-day decluttering series by genevieve parker hill.  (if you want to do it too, go here and sign up!) i really appreciated the last day, where she talked about the concept of the “blaze.” basically, you take a basket or a box, walk through your space, and deposit ...

Starting something simple

25. September 2016 photos, simplicity 0
We  allow junk, don’t we? Mail we don’t want creates piles on our counters. Miscellaneous paper debris comprised of old receipts, business cards, and gum wrappers find themselves stuffed in our wallet or the bottom of our bags. I might even find a baby sock randomly wedged there as well. Stuff we don’t need… stuff ...