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Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour

For Father’s Day we toured the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Saint Louis and stayed for lunch in the outdoor Bier Garten.  It was a fun day together!    166 more words


The Truth About Your Stuff.

I’ve mentioned before that I have been selling stuff on eBay and donating a lot of things to clear out our house. It’s really a bizarre thing to handle these items that I have been given years ago or things I have purchased myself that seemed so important at the time, to then donate them or try to sell them online for a lot less than originally purchased or less than what is expected of them. 414 more words


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. 767 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