26 Days to Simplicity: Quality (Clothing and Capsule Wardrobes)

One reason why we find ourselves back at the store again, even after we’ve simplified our wardrobes, is that our clothes are so cheaply made, they hardly last through the season, much less a year.  When I think back to buying even a basic t-shirt at Kohl’s ten years ago, I recall how much better the quality was compared to what I find in the store today. The high cost of cheap, overseas clothes manufacturing is appalling in itself, when[Read more]

Simple Beauty Secrets

Your smile. Laughter. Rosy cheeks. Clean lines. Good posture. Confident steps. Hydrated skin. Soft hands, whether gnarled or smooth. Eyes bright from a good night’s rest. Honesty. Humor. Humility. A reverent spirit. Words of praise. A heart filled with love. Outstretched arms. You.     What would you add to the list?  What makes you feel beautiful, or what do you see that is beautiful in others? Let’s engage in an uplifting, inspiring, simple dialogue about beauty.  

Minimalism in the Bathroom and a Beauty Giveaway!

Over the past few weeks, I have slowly been working my way through our bathroom drawers and closet.  We currently have one bathroom to service our family of seven, and lines are frequent in our hallway.  The good news is that we will hopefully have a second bathroom installed this year yet- hallelujah! I don’t care how minimalist we become, a second bathroom is a necessity with a family of our size and ages. One thing our current bathroom has[Read more]

To Color or Not to Color (On Going Gray)

For the past few weeks, my emerging gray hair has had me considering whether or not to let myself go gray once and for all.  I’ve had noticeable gray hair for at least a decade, but only in the past couple of years have I had to resort to coloring it. The other night, I looked up inspiring articles and pictures on Pinterest, and I almost had myself convinced . . . until I brought it up with my husband. [Read more]