Well, I am trying my hand at writing! The local paper had an opening for a small column and I thought I might write about the library. Hoping to get a column in once a month.
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Our home is SMALL. Sometimes I feel like we could be on a tiny house show. Space is a challenge, but not for my husband. He has the ability to draw up plans and build anything. He built us leaf table that extends for company and a bench with storage for kitchen appliances. The project isn’t finished as he wants to build another bench. Entertaining certainly has become much easier!
Often my friends & I complain about our busy lifestyles and how we don’t eat well enough. So one day I decided to have the girls over for what I call a “Healthy Bites” party. It’s essentially pot luck, but healthy food. We have a Pinterest board and pin some of the recipes we are interested in. Last night we had a veggie quinoa bowl, orange chicken with asparagus, some amazing dip, zucchini brownies, banana bread and coconut macaroons. WOW. Guilt free & yummy.
Once again, I stand a distant observer or semi-participant in this minimalist lifestyle.
If you haven’t seen my blog, I recently posted about deconstructing my wedding dress. I am starting small with projects. My second project was making a book cover. I took the lining from the dress and cut a small piece for the book cover. I included some purple string that matched the color scheme of our wedding.This shelf pays homage to our big day & my favorite hobby.
Alright, I admit, sometimes I find myself making reference to
Marie Kondo’s Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
One of the points in her book was making use of one object in different ways.
We’ve been packing stuff away for our Spring yard sale and I guess I put away many flower vases than I originally thought.
I was in the kitchen trimming flowers, realizing I had no small vases.
How about a mug?
Well, I don’t think I will ever achieve minimalism. But I am enjoying being a distant observer.
When I type in minimalism into Pinterest I tend to find quotes among the zillion bloggers attempting minimalism. Some of them were worth saving and struck a chord: