B-Bye Office Job

There’s been a pattern with me concerning jobs for as long as I can remember. I’m a three-year max worker. When I hit that three-year mark something happens. Either the company starts to make changes (like, I don’t know, tossing their unlimited FTO policy that just went in place last year, but only for my department)…

Minimalism is a Daily Choice

Recently, a friend sent me an article about “Project 333“, a “minimalist fashion challenge that invites you to dress with 33 items or less for 3 months.” The more I read about it, the more intrigued with minimalism I became. Minimalism doesn’t mean you don’t own stuff or you only have 33 items of clothing….

Recipes: Dishwasher Powder, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Fruit/Veggie Wash

My husband and I make our own household cleaning and personal care products. We make them ourselves because of the chemicals/ingredients in store-bought items and also because we love saving money. Mouthwash, dish and clothing detergent, bath salts, face scrub, body butter, sunscreen, solid perfume. You name it, we make it. I want to share a…

Free Spirit -How I’m Becoming One

I’m not sure how we become who we are. It may be just deciding one day that we want to be X and then acting the way we think X behaves until we become what we believe X to be. Growing up I didn’t know who I wanted to be, all I knew is I didn’t…

Adventures in Camping

  Growing up, I didn’t camp. Up until a few years ago the idea of camping turned me completely off. But one day I got it in my head that I needed to try camping. After suggesting it to my always-up-for-anything husband, we began collecting the basic camping gear needed and before I knew it…

Fitness goal – 12 pounds down!

Earlier this year I set a fitness goal to lose 20 pounds. 2017 is only a few weeks, so I probably won’t reach the 20 pounds by then. So far I have lost 12 pounds and it’s really only been in the last 10 weeks. How did I do it? A few things have helped….

First Cruise = Happiness

This past June I took my first cruise with two girlfriends. I was very anxious about it because I am terrified of the ocean. However, I sucked it up, booked the cruise, jumped on the plane and did it. We booked a six-day Carnival cruise with stops in Nassau, Half Moon Cay (private island owned…

Happiness is Yoga!

I have had a love/hate relationship with yoga since I was young. I practiced at home, but it wasn’t until I was in my early 40s that I became a regular at CorePower Yoga. I attended every type of class they offered anywhere from 6-10 times a week. I completed every challenge and had my “reserved spot” in…

2016 Goal – Lose 20 Pounds

This weekend my husband challenged himself to draw something every day in his sketch pad. Today a friend told me she is going to run 500 miles this year and is about half way to her goal. I’m not usually a goal setter, but after hearing theirs I’d like something to work toward for the rest…

Fashion Fun – Stitch Fix

I love fashion, but I’m only good for about an hour of shopping a month. Trying on clothes all day is not my idea of a good time. Enter Stitch Fix. If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix it basically consists of filling out a questionnaire about your style, deciding how often you want a…