Living on One Income

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

In talking about the switch from full-time, outside of the home career to full-time homemaker, I would be remiss if I brushed over the fact that we are now living on one income. John brings home the paycheck and I find ways to make our budget stretch. It's always an adjustment to live on less, but since we've always saved most of my paycheck, it hasn't been a huge change. Still, I've been finding new ways to save and thrive on a single income.

Full, Not Busy

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

As I sit here writing this post, I realize how productive I've been in the past week. I have times like that, where my energy levels ebb and flow, and this happens to be one of those times when I've been particularly adept at finishing up projects and crossing things off the to do list. I like the word 'productive.' I never want to be known as the alternative - busy. I don't want anyone else to comment on how busy I am, and I certainly never want to say the words 'I'm so busy lately.' It's a true four letter word to me.

Finishing Touches: Creating a Cozy Home

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

I've always thought of my home as a place of rest and grounding. Numerology supports this, our house is a four. But as a minimalist, it wasn't feeling quite as cozy or 'finished' as I would like. Just not totally lived in, if that makes sense. I'm very particular not only about what fills a space, but how much. So I'm not ever going to load a room with wall hangings and throw pillows and oversized chairs, no matter how cozy it may appear in a photo. All that clutter would be stress to me, not quiet contentment. Instead, I needed to take my time and carefully choose a few key ways to make each room reflect that cozy, restful, peaceful vibe I was looking for. The finishing touches.

Favorite Things Lately

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

I used to share three favorites every week - when something works particularly well for me, I want to tell other people about it. Since I moved away from daily posts, it just didn't make sense to keep up those posts that often. As such, I haven't posted about my recent favorites since mid-April. I figured it was time, so let's get into what I've been loving the past few months.

Bloglovin Testing

Thursday, September 3, 2020

This is a test post for Bloglovin followers. The site has caused me a lot of issues and doesn't have a support team so you may not have been getting updates to my posts since June. But I have been posting! If you are seeing this in your Bloglovin feed, then my work has been a success, let me know in the comments!