Good Reads!

Good Reads!

First of all, YESSSSS!!!!! It's time to use pumpkin pictures again!  

Second of all, here are a few links I'm loving this week.  Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy.  

First of all, YESSSSS!!!!! It's time to use pumpkin pictures again!  

Second of all, here are a few links I'm loving this week.  Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy.  

Sorry Mom, your kids don't want your stuff

Fall is here, time to tune in to a new Swedish buzzword - Lagom - short for "just enough"!

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Simple Luxury

Simple Luxury

As we enter the new year, I know it's easy to focus on what we want to change about ourselves and the resolutions we made (and probably broke by now), but we if we focused on the luxury we all have access to? The luxury that comes, not from million dollar yachts and Dom Perignon, but from appreciating the simple beauty all around us?

I would like to propose a few simple, happy changes to make.  Ones that will remind you of the beauty all around us and of how lucky we are.  If you're not in love with your life, consider trying a few of these.   Most can be had for free or under $20.  

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12 Lessons from the Holidays

12 Lessons from the Holidays

1. Less can be more. I only put out 1/3 of our decorations.  We moved into a new house that we are sharing with a housemate and I didn't want to completely overwhelm her with our 5 boxes of Christmas. But you know what?   In addition to being easier to set up and take down, it was still homey and cozy.  Would you downsize your decorations?  

2. Sometimes dinner feels like a Sisyphean task.  I find a can of garbanzo beans, some olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and lemon juice also make an excellent 30 second dinner.  My husband disagrees.  If the troops mutiny, tell them to cook their own damn dinner. :) Or better yet, ask your partner or Munchery* for help.  Not feasible? Rotate between a few favorite easy meals.  It's better than being a martyr and overextending yourself. 

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