When You Love What You Have…

It’s the Monday Wednesday* after the Thanksgiving holiday and this blustery Winter wind has be feeling all the things. For those of us who have been secretly celebrating Christmas since sometime in September, now is that time when everyone else joins in the fun. I peeped that gigantic Christmas tree in Turkey Creek on our way back into town Sunday. *I started it on Monday … Continue reading When You Love What You Have…

A Drive Five Decades in the Making

Last week we went on a drive on the Foothills Parkway. I remember doing this as a kid and it was pretty spectacular. It’s great living in Knoxville because we have quick access to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Taking the kids was an inevitability but our first drive was not only nostalgic, it was history in the making. The Foothills … Continue reading A Drive Five Decades in the Making

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Sense and Simplicity

I’ve been thinking a lot about simplicity lately. Lusting more than thinking really. Think pioneer, bare-bones furnishings and pulling back on expectations for me, my family, and my home. I know I’ve been posting a lot about Marie Kondo and her methods but it goes beyond that and it started long before I read her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. It’s no surprise that … Continue reading Sense and Simplicity

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Learning to Let Go

This blog isn’t meant to be all about KonMari and decluttering; but it is the thing I’m doing right now so you’re going to hear a lot about it. KonMari is about letting go of what doesn’t bring joy. Everywhere I turn in this season of my life, I am confronted with the challenge of letting go. Sometimes letting go means releasing something bad that’s … Continue reading Learning to Let Go