Still sorting stuff out . . . today’s organizing discovery

Well, today I discovered that I have more than enough candles and definitely shouldn’t buy any more of them until I have depleted my current stock. At the rate I am going, I probably won’t need any more candles for the next decade. Isn’t it funny how we tend to buy the same thing over and over. For some reason, …

HOW MUCH GARBAGE DO YOU CREATE EACH DAY?

This one was a shocker for me – apparently the average American throws away more than 22 pounds of garbage every day! I am pretty sure it would take our family of four weeks to get to that amount since we compost and recycle most of our refuse. Yesterday was EARTH DAY and my youngest son participated in a protest …

Happiness = Experiences NOT things!

Why? Experiences provide more lasting satisfaction than things. We can take pleasure in our memories of good times for the rest of our lives. Things get broken, become outdated, get lost, wear out or we just get sick of them and no longer love them or want them in our lives. Sometimes the novelty of a new item wears off …

How Not To Gain Weight

I am going to offer a few simple steps to help you not gain weight:1. Never eat until you feel completely full. It takes 20 minutes for the brain to catch up with the stomach, so when you think you are still hungry, wait awhile. Otherwise you will end up overstuffing yourself and consequently gaining weight.2. Have an active lifestyle …

Spring Is Coming!

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With winter dragging on and non-stop rain all day yesterday, some beauty and color becomes essential to our happiness. I took these photographs at a nearby botanical garden, where spring is already well underway.

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Keep Our Earth Clean

Yesterday was a perfect spring day. We don’t get a lot of them here in southern Ontario, usually we go straight from snow in May to boiling hot humidity in June. I stopped at the waterfront and took a little stroll. I was really in the moment, enjoying the soft breeze, the sun on my skin and the sparkling blue …

Is Your Lotion Safe?

A couple of days ago, I participated in a market research study on hand and body lotion. I currently have in my possession many, many bottles of hand and body lotion. I have been on a search for the holy grail of lotions that will keep my dry skin at bay without feeling sticky or greasy. It also has to …

Save $$ – Borrow Audio Books FREE!

I love listening to an interesting book while I walk. Looking forward to the next chapter motivates me to get outside and exercise when I am feeling less than energetic. However, usually, one listen is enough, and purchasing as many titles as I would like to hear would be exorbitantly costly. A great resource that many people do not realize …

Organization and Simplicity Project

Well, the mess continues. I have been systematically going through my entire house and purging things I no longer need or love. It has been months and I am starting to feel like it will never end. Actually, the truth is, it never will and I need to start accepting that fact. Our lives consist of things coming in and …