Beauty Talk

I’m not in shape right now. I gained 10 pounds last year out of spite over my futile job search and now that I am employed I’m too tired, stressed and well lazy. It’s been a cold, dark and uninspiring winter. On a couple nice days I went for a run and received a bigger … More Beauty Talk


I could use some inspiring words this Thursday. Daylight Savings continues to be  struggle and I’m anxiously awaiting an early morning sun. In the meantime, I have managed to use my other waking hours productively. Yesterday I went to MEP to visit Melanie and the girls. They’re doing well and getting ready for college. I’m … More Life


I decided to read my old blog and it’s been a humbling, cringe worthy and entertaining experience.  I’ve made it through 2009 to 2011 and discovered I forgot most of the things I did! My former blogs (and even this one prior to the change) were basically online journals.*  I was young and it was … More #TBT

Martin Luther King Jr. on Self-Centeredness

“An Individual has not started living fully until they can rise above the narrow confines of individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of humanity.  Every person must decide at some point, whether they will walk in light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgement: ‘Life’s most persistent and … More Martin Luther King Jr. on Self-Centeredness

Debt Freedom

When Gina told me about her new snowball budget a few years ago I thought it was ambitious but a little extreme.  I’ve never had credit card debt; therefore, it was easy to consider it bad debt.  Student loans and car loans on the other hand seemed perfectly fine.  I needed those things and couldn’t … More Debt Freedom

Uncle John

My high school graduation My Uncle John passed away last week.  He was a kind, thoughtful and loving person.  He was a bright spot at family events and we miss him.  In all my minimalist endeavors one item I’ve never considered parting with is my jewelry box. It was a gift from Uncle John and … More Uncle John