KonMari: Komono (Part I)

Yes, I spelled that right. It’s not kimono – like the dress – it’s komono – like miscellany. The fourth step of the KonMari Method is probably the hardest. It certainly has been so far. Some might argue that the final step of sentimental items is the hardest for obvious reasons, but I would argue the sheer volume of komono makes this category the hardest. It is … Continue reading KonMari: Komono (Part I)

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