We no longer travel a lot by train, as we once did. But it always takes me back to our early car-less years here in Italy. When my husband rode an old moped 12 miles (20 km) to work, rain, snow, or sunshine. Italy's public transport enables car-free living in some areas. But no buses … Continue reading The Much of Little [Video]
Quite possibly you're sitting there wondering "What in the world IS Affluenza?" So did I the first time I heard it! Influenza I knew all too well! In fact, I'm recovering right now from yet another bout of it - mamma mia! But I only recently heard of Affluenza, a term mainly used by critics … Continue reading Do You Have Affluenza?
Ever feel like time gets away from you, or am I the only one? Our past few months have been particular. First our month-long stay in the USA, and the resulting jetlag. So I haven't gotten much writing done. Not that I've been lazy, I've been quite busy actually... We also purchased some furniture (both … Continue reading 3 Time-Tested Tips for Making the Most of Our Time
Have you ever written a blog post that starts out apologizing for not blogging in a while? I haven't, but the thought had crossed my mind! Until I read a post about Blogging without Obligation. The author basically brought out the fact that no one should have to apologize for how often they post. An intriguing thought. … Continue reading Blog With Purpose, Not Obligation
Why I became a minimalist is a question I often get asked. And it's not always easy to explain, particularly to those who've never heard of minimalism. Or when I tell them that it all came about because of a bottle of vinegar! It started when I learned that my daughter no longer bought chemical cleaning products! … Continue reading Why I Became a Minimalist
Our First World obsessions. How did we get them? Picture-perfect homes. With fine decor, and all artistically arranged. I can't help but wonder: How did we get this way? I recently read a post about hiding external cords of wall lights. You know, the kind added after construction. Because that cord. Well, it's ugly, messy, and … Continue reading Our 1st World Obsessions