• March Mood

    ?What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.? ? Kobayashi Issa

  • Spring Sprucing To Dos

    April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. William Shakespeare Ah spring. The time for fresh starts and spring cleaning. Although I try and keep up with everything year round, I like to go extra hard in the spring in preparation for the brutal Texas summers. I want everything as streamlined, minimized, and light/airy as possible. So here’s my spring to do list (and hopefully you get some ideas as well)! Purge Expired or unneeded OTC medications, vitamins, and prescriptions. (You can safely dispose of these at certain Walgreens locations.) Extra cords and chargers. (Drop these off at your local tech recycling.) Unused hangers. (Donate to Goodwill or other…

  • Q1 Thrift Finds

    I don’t think zero waste/minimalism and loving fashion and beautiful homes have to be mutually exclusive. I think it just means being mindful of purchases. With that in mind… I only recently got into the whole thrifting thing. I know, I know. What was I doing? But I made a resolution this year to ONLY buy thrifted clothing items. Nothing new. Actually, initially — my idea was to not buy any new clothes until March. But once I started thrifting, I realized I could do it the rest of the year — no problem. My husband even got in on it too. I feel good about buying clothes that are…