Tag Archives: simple living

Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Local

There is no doubt about it, this is going to be an unusual Christmas. It will be a season that can either bring out the best in us or the worst in us, in every way. For those of us … Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink!

When I first began this blog in 2011, I had a few goals in mind. I wanted to share my passion for thrift shopping for a variety of reasons: support for charity, support for volunteerism, keeping things out of the … Continue reading

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The Art of Tidying

So by now, you’ve probably heard of Marie Kondo or the Kondo-Effect. Kondo has created a little empire around tidying up. She’s written a book. She has a Netflix series. She has a website. She has a franchise. It’s not … Continue reading

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The Laundry, The Laundry!

Anyone remember that great Charlotte Diamond song about the laundry? So fun. I actually don’t mind doing laundry all that much although if someone invented clothes that would put themselves away after they’ve been washed, that would be awesome. I … Continue reading

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A Peace Minded Traveler

Today I want to introduce you to one of my favourite people, a friend and fellow writer and someone who always challenges me as he challenges the norms of society. Aiden Enns is the founder and editor of an award-winning … Continue reading

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Christmas Movies with a Message

What’s the message, you ask? An Anti-Consumerism message! I LOVE (certain) Christmas movies and there are certain movies that we watch each and every year, including several versions of A Christmas Carol (Alistair Simms, of course, the Muppet version and … Continue reading

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Cheap Date

Last month I overheard a conversation. A group of young adults were discussing the etiquette of dating, specifically whether the male or the female should pay for a date. One young woman said that she felt it was appropriate for … Continue reading

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I Can Do That

My friend Julia is a creative person with an old soul. She has done a number of creative things over the years including scrap booking and card making. She’s always loved thrift shopping, looking for vintage things and antique furniture. … Continue reading

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Purge, Don’t Organize

Last week something came over me and I cleaned a room in my house. Not just any room but the room we euphemistically call “the crafts room.” Most of you have a room like this in your house only you’re … Continue reading

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Resolution Update

So, remember that New Year’s Resolution? (I mean mine, not yours. You can stop feeling guilty now.) I resolved to do something about waste: create less and bring less into my house. So I thought I’d update you on how … Continue reading

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