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Selling Our Home 

Where to begin….

As you noticed from all my posts, we have been eliminating items from the house over the course of a year. Yard sales, Goodwill donations, giving to friends in need, and some garbage have been our lives for the past year. 695 more words


I’ve handed my baby over to a friend.

I have chosen my friend for the job because she has worked in this area for years and knows what’s what. 309 more words

Slow Living

Emotions, Procrastinating, and Bumps in the Road

Today was a hard day to get started. I had planned to go through our toddler’s baby clothes. I knew that it would be an emotional purging day but today just did not go as planned. 540 more words


7 Tips for Decorating a Small Home

Ever have a relationship that’s wonderful when the going’s good and horrible when it’s bad? That’s how I feel about my current apartment.

Home-wise, my apartment isn’t too bad. 562 more words

Apartment Decorating

5 Steps to Thrive After Getting Laid Off

One month—almost to the day—after getting married, I was laid off. Out of the blue, the boss of my startup company came in and announced that he had to cut our entire department. 905 more words


Purging Comes in Phases

So we have been going through our stuff for the past 10 days. I have to admit, PURGING IS HARD WORK! I keep trying to look forward to being simplified but getting there is hard. 567 more words



When I went through the Navy boot camp physical at the age of seventeen years, they listed my height as six feet, two inches. I know that I’ve shrunk with age, so now I put down “six feet” when asked my height in a doctor’s office. 481 more words

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