Downsizing: Walking the Walk

Downsizing: House Comparison

As I mentioned in my last post, the second main reason for my 2 month writing hiatus is simply because I was too effing busy to write.  Why?  Because we’ve been making HUGE progress against our goals.  In the span of 2 months we made the decision to sell our home, rented a house almost half the size […]

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The Great Toy Purge

The Great Toy Purge: Attacking the Toy Clutter By Deciding What Stays and What Goes -- thebeautywithout.com

I have been slowly reducing my kids toys over the past few months as part of my larger effort to declutter my home.  I’ve been making steady progress on the toy purge, sneaking toys into piles in the garage, gifting them to my local Buy Nothing Group or throwing them away when they’re broken.  They will occasionally […]

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When a Dream Dies

Two years ago my husband and I purchased a 2.5 acre parcel of land just yards from our current home.  We spent 6 months drawing up the floorplan for our 3,750 sq ft rambler with 4 bedrooms, an office, a separate kids wing and an open concept living area.  We had finally made it!  We […]

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“So, what do you do for fun?”

I’m not sure when it happened exactly, it feels like it was a long evolution.  One day I realized that I didn’t know who I was anymore.   Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t depressed, I didn’t actually feel lost while it was happening.  I had simply been so caught up in building a career and […]

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