Take a look at pinterest or instagram and you will see a trend of excess: Boutique walk in closets. These are closets which include such features as velvet-lined jewelry drawers, boutique-style shoe racks customized for the height of room residents, designer wallpaper, and mirrored walls. I recently read an article in the Wall … More Decadence

Spring cleaning

     Spring has finally sprung in our house hold.  The cold weather seems to be relinquishing its grip, and our personal lives are calming down after several hectic weeks.  With the arrival of this new found inspiration, we have welcomed something we have been waiting for all winter: utilizing our enclosed porch to its … More Spring cleaning


     It is easy to occasionally loose our hope in humanity. With everything going on in the world, the amount of hatred and contradiction becoming commonplace, I find myself regularly needing to take breaks from giving attention to the day-to-day facts of reality to keep my own mental and emotional stability. The degree to … More Hope

The expense of time

     One topic people of all walks of life will agree upon is the dislike of expenses. You will rarely find a person who enjoys the monotonous costs of life. Paying utilities, car payments, rent/mortgage, loan payments, these are all aspects those of us with them would be quite pleased to be able to … More The expense of time

A weekend getaway

     I recently took a four-day trip out of state to visit some old friends. On this trip, I packed the following: 2 sets of clothing (pants & t-shirts) Jacket layers (an insulated flannel shirt, a zip sweater, and an outer rain layer) The book I’m currently reading (“A Walk in the Woods” by: … More A weekend getaway