Winter Purge/Spring Cleaning 2020: How to reduce the number of appliances and gadgets in your kitchen

For every new health food craze on Pinterest, there is a kitchen appliance or gadget to go with it.  When I was doing a cleanse in 2016, it was making noodles out of veggies with a spiralizer. Last year it was the instant pot. And these days the Air Fryer is the star of home kitchens. If you bought … Continue reading Winter Purge/Spring Cleaning 2020: How to reduce the number of appliances and gadgets in your kitchen

How to deal with too many open browser tabs

Image by 200 Degrees from Pixabay I always have 10 or more tabs open. I know I've gone overboard when I can no longer see the favicon... or any of the words that tell me which WordPress window I'm blogging in. Add to that another 30 to 60 tabs on my phone. Each tab represents … Continue reading How to deal with too many open browser tabs

Changing Your Relationship with Stuff, through Language?

As a writer, words are very important. As you find out when learning a new language, certain words have nuances and connotations that you can only learn with time, practice and exposure to the new language. But we don't always pay attention to the words we use in our own language. Taking a slight detour … Continue reading Changing Your Relationship with Stuff, through Language?

Living with a Packrat: How I Make it Work

We just moved from a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment to a 400 square foot studio on a college campus. Nonetheless, for an aspiring minimalist who wishes to live simply, without the burden of stuff (or rent), this is an absolute dream come true. That's not to say it's not without its challenges. My adorable little … Continue reading Living with a Packrat: How I Make it Work

Fashion for Minimalists: 10 Rules

I've always been intrigued by fashion, and how some people manage to look so put together, all the time.  I don't want to say that I was ever too poor to have a cute outfit, but as an adult, I feel like I'm just figuring out how to dress myself. The more I'm inundated with impeccably dressed … Continue reading Fashion for Minimalists: 10 Rules

Why I’m Giving Up Online Shopping for Lent

So lent started last week, and the only thing I gave up was giving unsolicited advice. An awesome pursuit, as I can become a better listener and mind my own business. Except, my boyfriend said, "why don't you give up something hard?"  I hadn't really thought about it much until I went to Amazon.com yesterday … Continue reading Why I’m Giving Up Online Shopping for Lent

Appliance Whore

I have to admit. I have an appliance hoarding problem. I've hated cooking for most of my life so I've acquired many appliances that can make cooking simpler. At one point in my life I had/have the following: Vegetable Steamer Blender Magic Bullet Knock-Off AirPopper Waffle Iron Juicer Toaster Toaster Oven Crock-Pot (2) Mixer This of course … Continue reading Appliance Whore