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You have to be a little bit mad to be free

By On July 30, 2015

“You have to be a little bit mad to be free.” – Mooji Nelson and I have been on our downsizing adventure for several months now. Mostly, people’s reactions include excitement, wonder,… Read More


Make time for yourself

By On May 14, 2015

On Monday, I dropped Yukon off in the middle of Shining Rock Wilderness for a 4-day solo backpacking trip on the Art Loeb Trail.  This was his long-overdue “make time for yourself” adventure. He… Read More

Getting Started

10 lessons learned after a month of living like minimalists

By On April 27, 2015

Oh, the things you discover after a month of living like minimalists! In case you’re new here, my husband and I sold most everything we owned in order to move full-time into… Read More

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One step closer to the tiny living lifestyle

By On March 27, 2015

Tomorrow is one step (and only five days remaining) to bring us closer to our tiny living lifestyle. Tomorrow is garage sale #2 – the final one. We’ve moved most everything into the… Read More

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Declutter your home

By On March 5, 2015

Are you one of the many people out there who wants to declutter your home? After four years and two moves, Nelson and I have learned thing a thing or two about… Read More

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Tiny living lifestyle

By On February 16, 2015

We’re about to embark on the tiny living lifestyle with the purchase of our 2005 Forest River 5th wheel. We debated going smaller or trying to build a yurt or a more “traditional”… Read More

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Asking hard questions about life

By On February 5, 2015

  We’ve started asking a LOT of hard questions questions about life around our house these days. Why do we have so much stuff? Why do we have 14 t-shirts when we… Read More

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Make some room for a different kind of life

By On January 19, 2015

We’re ready to make some room for a different kind of life. Stuff is leaving our house. Slowly. Slowly. There’s reluctance, I admit. I love that little shelf. Have had it forever.… Read More

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Is the purpose of life adventure? (Outside Magazine’s Video)

By On January 5, 2015

After watching this video (Is the Purpose of Life Adventure?) compliments of Outside Magazine, I really asked myself that question. And if it is, is that the only purpose? I wonder what you, gentle… Read More

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Downsizing – our newest thing

By On December 16, 2014

Ah, yes, downsizing. Again. I thought we already downsized a lot. I sold my 1,500 sq. ft. house in Charlotte. We combined our households into Yukon’s 1020 sq. ft. house. Then we… Read More