Living Lightly: A Primer

I’m not a purist. I’m not perfect — beware of anyone who says they are! But I like to think that I’d leave the world better than I found it, thus: Living Lightly . When we have less, harm less, we have more to give. I try only not to judge others; particularly, not myself. We’re going to make questionable choices, we’re going to do the wrong thing — which … Continue reading Living Lightly: A Primer

Ovarian Cancer Survivor: What I’m thankful for in 2015

I was diagnosed with an Ovarian Tumor in January 2015. **warning – extremely honest, authentic, menstrual information follows** As I was saying, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January 2015… The diagnosis wasn’t a complete surprise. I’d been having menstrual issues,particularly extremely heavy bleeding and abnormally large clotting, for a couple of years. This bleeding and clotting took a dramatic turn in 2014. Instead of … Continue reading Ovarian Cancer Survivor: What I’m thankful for in 2015

What I’m Reading: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

This book has been on my to-read list and Santa brought it for me!! With very little moved back into our first story home after new flooring was installed, we’re using it as a clean slate for the coming year! (as seen on my Facebook page last week) Margin Most compelling (summarized) thought thus far: your clutter may be you holding onto your past — you … Continue reading What I’m Reading: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

New Years Eve Games We LOVE!

Affiliate Post – thank you for clicking through to help me keep my blog ad-free! We love board games. We enjoy some video games, but we truly love board games. My husband and I go on binges with them. On our honeymoon, when we got the food poisoning and torrential rain kept us in the cabin, it was Classic Upwords Board Game; on our first year … Continue reading New Years Eve Games We LOVE!

{Ramblings On} Homeschool resolutions

Inspiration: Homeschool resolutions by Kara Anderson at Quill and Camera – Yay! I love this post and love to re-read it every. stinking. year. As I clear the clutter, abandoned books and *teaching* materials from our office, I realize that I’ve also built in an actual break. A break from school, teaching, worrying about schooling and teaching — a real vacation for myself and for my family. … Continue reading {Ramblings On} Homeschool resolutions

{Ramblings On} Modern Mrs. Darcy: My favorite posts of 2015

Last week I shared the 10 most popular posts of 2015, as determined by pure numbers. Today I’m sharing my favorite posts of the year, and as you can see, that isn’t the same thing as “popular.” There is ZERO overlap between the two lists. These are the posts of 2015 that I Source: My favorite posts of 2015 Delighted! I am delighted that some of my favorite … Continue reading {Ramblings On} Modern Mrs. Darcy: My favorite posts of 2015

What Worked for me in 2015 @ Bikurgurl

{affiliate links – thank you for supporting my voracious book-reading, planner supply, travel budget — at no extra cost to you — Thank you!} I am so inspired by the wealth of strong, female writers and simply adore Modern Mrs. Darcy, who is inspirational with her pithy posts and fun lists of what she’s learned. So today, I thought I’d also answer the question: What … Continue reading What Worked for me in 2015 @ Bikurgurl

An end to a beloved e-zine creates Margin for Blogger, Sarah Mackenzie

In my year of less, I have found some tremendously inspiring and thoughtful writers who encourage Margin. For me, it’s part of Living Lightly. Margin — the extra space on a page, transforming to extra space in our lives. For our families, for our friends, for our meditation and prayer, for ourselves. We, especially as caretakers, cannot give all of ourselves and have anything left … Continue reading An end to a beloved e-zine creates Margin for Blogger, Sarah Mackenzie

2015: The Year of Less…Live Lightly!

2015: The Year of Less Bikurgurl 2015, Hiking – WinPhone – What has this been for us? We began the year with a vision we needed less — less stress, less stuff, fewer commitments, fewer expenses…. Margin What this really meant was more. More of all the things that we want to have in our lives: time together, time with our children, making memories, enjoying … Continue reading 2015: The Year of Less…Live Lightly!