You Can’t Return This Gift!

I grumbled to my husband as I lamented how I hate to buy Christmas gifts. There are many love languages and gift giving is not mine. I try to do my best but often I miss the mark. I stick to a budget but often the budget is thrown out the window and then I…
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A Shopping We Will Go

I am reminded this time of year how much I dislike shopping. I feel the sense of urgency with the shoppers and I get a little panicky even though I am relaxed. My husband and I made the mistake of pulling into the Target parking lot on busy holiday shopping weekend to buy a bottle…
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Organizing Is The Spice Of Life!

In life there are few things that you want to declare bankruptcy. Wikipedia defines it as a “legal status of a person or other entity that cannot repay the debts it owes to creditors.” But in the organizing world I like to use the term bankruptcy to convey the starkness of some of my actions.…
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No Spend November: The Reveal

So my results of “No Spend November” are in and they aren’t pretty. I am happy to report that my spending was decreased the month of November but not to what most would consider “no spend.” The bonus was I did discover were a few key things about myself. Don’t pick November to not spend…
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Have Yourself A Minimalist Merry Christmas

Before you head out shopping for gifts for the holidays, I want you to reflect on what you purchased last year. Can you even remember? And then I want you to randomly contact a few of the gift recipients and see if they remember what you gave them. Promise me that you will not have…
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