The Golden Rule of Simplifying

Life can get pretty complicated, can’t it? So why add a messy house to the mix? That’s what I tell friends when they comment on how clean and tidy they always usually find my house. “But how do you do it?” they wonder. ” By following my Golden Rule of simplifying,” I tell them.

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Dog Payments, Snowballs and Debt-Free Living!

I’m fond of saying that Hubby and I should have received a financial stupidity award in our early marriage. Armed with credit cards and few brains, we shopped foolishly and extravagantly. Even buying a dog on credit! 

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Cultivating Contentment in a World of Stuff

I once read the testimony of a family in difficult circumstances and with limited finances, plagued by discouragement and malcontent. Until the day their young son prayed over lunch.

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The Giant, Odor-Free Minimalist Travel Towel,

Try the huge, but compact Turkish Peshtemal that only gets softer and fluffier with successive washings!

Do you have a problem with smelly towels? We always did, but no more! Over here, especially during rainy season, towels take a long time to dry. So unless washed after each use, they turn sour-smelling, and so unpleasant to use!

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One-Bag Travel: Packing List

My complete one-bag-travel packing list can help you travel super light. And yet never lack for a single thing!

In sharing why we Travel With Just a Carry-on each, I also shared that traveling so light seemed utterly impossible to me. And that’s because I’m the type of person who likes being prepared for anything and everything! An organizer and champion list maker, I’d jot down everything imaginable and drag it along. Only to realize that we never even used a lot of it! 

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Travel with Just a Carry On

Why exhaust yourself dragging too much stuff along? Regain freedom by traveling with just one carry-on!

Seeing how travel restrictions are easing in some places (and because we’ll soon be departing too) I’m dusting off my travel skills. Which means I’m pleased to present what I’ve discovered about carry-on travel!

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Simple Living for Retirement

Retirement years often bring reduced income, energy, and strength. These 3 simple steps can help you prepare for them…

Retirement anymore seems just around the corner for us. Yikes! And because of certain life-style choices we’ve made, we’re starting to think they will be interesting years, to say the least. Not that we’ll be alone. It’s fairly common for folks to find themselves in reduced circumstances during retirement years. 

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The Gift of Mamma’s China

Some time ago, I came across a post which intrigued me: Which Lord of the Rings Personality Are You? I’d heard of personality types and tests, but dismissed them as a lot of nonsense. But The Lord of the Rings? They had me hooked there! 

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