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An attachment to stuff - part I

It’s amazing how quickly we can devalue our material possessions, so that they become virtually meaningless to us, devoid of the emotional connection we once felt for them. 730 more words


The Downsizing Dozen: Basic Bliss

Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated 30 years of marriage. The anniversary gave me an opportunity to compare what we had then, to what we have now. 764 more words


A Girl Can Never Have Too Many Contingency Plans

The title of this post was my mother’s and my motto with each other, as I’m the Queen of making plans and then having to constantly and often dramatically rearrange EVERYTHING in order to accommodate random last minute changes that seem to inevitably occur. 1,689 more words

Tiny House Building Plans & Progress

Let's Be Poor - Part II

Your reactions to Part I landed in one of two camps: Most readers remembered fondly their own youthful creativity when funds were thin, while a few wondered why the hell I’d even contemplate this at all. 682 more words


Unfeathering the Nest

When I was very young I loved it when I would come home from school and my mother had rearranged my bedroom.  I loved decorations and furnishings even early on.  744 more words

Farmgirl Decorating

Retirement Planning Role Reversal

I think I have opened Pandora’s box.  Spouse and I will probably leave the workforce in another year.So, a few months ago I purchased a book (actually a workbook) designed to help couples plan for retirement. 484 more words

This box went everywhere with me

On April 28 I gave my king-sized bed away to a stranger, and for the next fifty-five nights I slept on the beds and couches of family, friends and a few hotel chains. 554 more words