Simple Life – Writing Stories

My simple living led to new directions, and I neglected my blog. I still declutter and live a slow, simple life which has allowed some traveling and changes in what I want to do every day. When all the drama flows away and your mind clears, you can hear your inner desires and feel its pull. You can’t ignore it so you explore, little by little. Writing Stories When I was a small child visiting family in Brooklyn, New York, my grandfather took me for walks and told me stories he made up using the people around us as the […]

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Simple Living with Simple Eating

Is It Time For Simple Eating In your simple living journey, I hope you take time to look at simple eating. I didn’t enjoy cooking until I learned to simplify my meals. Disclaimer: I’m doing keto but I make meals for my non-keto partner. Hopefully, I can convince you of the benefits of skipping processed foods and go for simple menus. Instead of eating a microwaved meal in a plastic tray aka TV dinner, you can fix a chicken breast in the oven (or use a Instant Pot – my favorite kitchen appliance), steam some veggies in the microwave, and […]

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How to Design Your Own Simple Living Journey

Where Are You Now? Would a simple living journey help you? Are you stressed, overwhelmed, or exhausted by everyday life? Are you getting through the day with nothing left? Wondering why your life is like this? I have been there. The first time, I did nothing about it and nothing got better; it got worse. I didn’t design my simple living journey. One of my biggest regrets. The second time, I stopped to listen to figure out the source of my discomfort. I wanted to stop running in the hamster wheel. We were running a business in one state and […]

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5 Ways to Improve Your Finances

October is Financial Planning Month Do you find financial planning scary? Forty-seven percent of Americans do. And 82 percent wish they were in better control of their money. I have 5 ways you can improve your finances that you can do yourself without a financial planner. So let’s go through them. Get Out of Credit Card Debt Get out some paper and list your balances, fees, rates, and payment terms. Add all the balances up. That hurt didn’t it. Make it a BIG priority to pay off all your credit cards and keep them paid off. If you need some […]

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How to Deal with Paper Clutter Once and For All

Paper Clutter Queen I’m not an organized person with paper. I add it to a pile to file later. Then another paper is added to the pile and this goes on until I need another pile. When I moved from Texas to Washington, I moved several bankers boxes of paper piles and children’s school papers. I am the queen of paper clutter. I set out this week to take care of my current paper clutter mess in my sewing room since I would like to get back to sewing and quilting. So I went through my current file box and […]

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Get Out of Debt Snowball Style

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Jump off the debt train and get out of debt Society sold us a bill of goods that is just plain wrong. The American Dream is based on being up to our eyeballs in debt. This keeps us trapped in jobs we don’t like and not pursuing what we want in life. It drives stress levels up and harms our health. We don’t spend enough time on healthy relationships because we are too busy working. The debt piles up so high we see no retirement down the road or we are too old and unhealthy […]

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Spend Less Time Cleaning by Decluttering

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The next time you clean, grab a box along with your cleaning supplies. You are going to see the benefits of decluttering the next time you clean. Would you rather clean house or go do something you want to do? I’d rather go ride bike or go to the races. Cleaning is dead last on my list of things to do. I like a clean house but I want to spend as little time as possible to keep it that way. Declutter First First, you will streamline future cleaning by decluttering anything you are tired […]

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Remineralizing and Whitening Toothpaste

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I don’t use traditional toothpaste with fluoride and preservatives. When I used traditional toothpaste, my dentist was getting rich on my dental bills. Since I started making my own remineralizing and whitening toothpaste, my teeth are healthier. The whitening part is new now that I added activated charcoal to my powder. I tried brushing with just the activated charcoal but that was just a mess. Now it is part of my tooth powder and my teeth are getting whiter. Ingredients: 3 tbsp Calcium Carbonate powder 2 tbsp Bentonite Clay 4 tbsp Baking Soda 2 tbsp […]

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