Category Archives: Simplicity

Does Your “To Do List” Have Tasks or Opportunities On It?

Lately I’ve read several books (see below) about negative thoughts versus positive thoughts.  Many times we don’t even realize how negative we can be. Every day I write out a “to do” list on a white board.  I tend to … Continue reading

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Fire Drill! Stop, Drop, and Roll.

Do you remember being taught the fire drill of Stop, Drop, and Roll? This short statement is drilled into our brains from the time we are little to help us know what to do in case our clothes ever caught … Continue reading

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Are Your Holiday Greeting Cards Addressed and Ready to Mail?

I pulled out my greeting card list to get started with addressing the cards. Wow!  I didn’t realize it was such a mess. Addresses were scratched out.  New ones written to the side.  My niece got married.  A new last … Continue reading

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Remembering the Lessons Learned After 9/11/01

As we go about our hectic daily lives have we lost some of the lessons 9/11 taught us? With the election coming up are we focusing too much time and energy on the petty differences and not what’s really important? … Continue reading

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An Experiment in Clothes Closet Clutter

I was reading a blog post from “Be More With Less” where she talked about doing experiments on how to live with fewer things.  She said to look at these experiments as temporary. This seemed to hit a cord with … Continue reading

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Reduce Stress by Creating New Traditions

December is one of the most hectic, crazy, and hopefully fun months of the year. There are the holiday parties at the work place, schools, friends’ parties, and family gatherings.  Then there is the shopping for gifts plus the shopping … Continue reading

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Giving The Gift of the Holiday Spirit

From the news reports about Black Friday and Cyber Monday people really got an early start on the shopping.  The numbers were up from last year. People are in a buying mood and gift giving mood.  That is all part … Continue reading

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Changing Fall Colors

I changed the banner above to reflect some of the colors and events that happen during September. Every year there is the Great Forest Park Balloon Race here in St. Louis. There are some neat photos on the site but … Continue reading

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New Look: Clean and Simple

After three years of the same theme I have decided it was time to clean up and simplify the look of my blog.  The brighter cleaner look makes me want to write more about decluttering and organizing. It’s motivating to … Continue reading

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Take Time To Enjoy The Moments

I wrote the following post a couple of weeks ago before I had technical problems with my blog. It seems that this post did not get restored from the back-up so I’m sending it out again. If you read it … Continue reading

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