Tag Archives: simplicity

Having More, With Less

We live in a society that constantly tells us that we need MORE.  We need more stuff.  We need a better house.  We need a new car.  We need to upgrade our computer.  We need the newest hand-held tech thingy that everybody else has, and we need to get it BEFORE everybody else does.  We…

Signs of Spring

Despite the cold chill in the air, there are signs of Spring popping up everywhere. These pretty little flowers are always some of the first to bloom in my garden, nestled among my tulip and hyacinth leaves.  (I never actually see any tulips or hyacinths as the deer like to keep them well pruned!)  I…

Taking Time

I am the first to admit that I like to be busy.   As wild and crazy as life can be, I am the one who most often chooses to make it wilder and crazier.  I do this almost without thinking about it, as I pile my already full “plate” with more projects, new hobbies, and…

Simple Beauty

Hubby and I have discovered a new place to walk.  It’s a bit unconventional for this girl, but it’s quiet (except for the odd woodpecker and rooster) and it has some beautiful scenery. Sometimes it pays to walk off the beaten track.  This “trail” starts a 5 minute jaunt from our house and we’ve walked…

News from the Nightstand

A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. ~William Styron, interview, Writers at Work, 1958 As my life seems to be getting busier and busier I am finding it even more important than usual to carve time out of my day to read.  Living vicariously…

My Mortar and Pestle

I wanted to try something different today, so for this blog post I bring you…. My first video! On which I share with you one of my favourite kitchen tools (I can just see you jumping up and down with excitement right now!!  Andi’s talking about kitchen tools – woohoo!) Seriously, though, I do love…

Turning off the TV

We lost our TV a few months ago due to our ongoing house renovations.  (We still own it, it’s just dusty and dirty and the only place to sit and watch it is just a few centimeters from the screen.)  And I haven’t missed it.  Not that I have ever been a big TV watcher…

Real Life happens at the kitchen sink

I spend a lot of time here, at the kitchen sink.    When hubby and I were looking for a house, one of the things we decided we didn’t need was a dishwasher.   There are days I regret that decision.  Days when I just want the pile of dishes that snake across the counter to…

What’s Growing in the Garden in February…

Absolutely nothing but snow!  We haven’t seen snow like this in a while.  Usually it snows and melts snows and melts.   But this year it snows and snows and snows some more. That’s the picnic table under there.  Anyone up for an alfresco dinner? What’s that?  You’re up for a snow picnic?  Well…first we have…

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