Conquer Clutter | A Simple How-to Guide

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If you have acknowledged that your stuff has a tight grip on you, it’s time to take action.

Good intentions are simply not enough. Like any good thing we want to happen, we need a plan. Not a complicated plan. Not a time consuming plan. But a plan that propels us forward in a steady, manageable way. A plan that gives us results. Continue reading “Conquer Clutter | A Simple How-to Guide”

Learning More About Living With Less

Small PantryMy hubby and I ease into our Saturday and Sunday mornings. We drink coffee and wake up slowly. CBC Radio One, NXNW quietly plays in the background. Sheryl MacKay interviews guests in her dulcet voice and we listen. It’s never long before one of us cries, “turn it up – turn it up”. Recently, it was me. Guest, Katelin LeBlond shared details about her journey of decluttering and the leap into a zero-waste lifestyle.

Our household is a long way from zero-waste. Yes, I am a minimalist (of sorts). Yes, the house is organized. We buy only what we need and try our best to rid ourselves of things that have outlived their usefulness. We live without clutter but we are not zero-waste.

All of us fall somewhere in the spectrum of zero-waste and lots of waste. Katelin got me thinking about what more I could do. Continue reading “Learning More About Living With Less”

How to Style a Holiday Table you will Love

Joy and beauty are deeply rooted in meals around our Vancouver table. Whether it is a modest or a lavish get-together, our time with friends is treasured. Every gathering is special – not fussy or flouncy or stressful, but inspired: by the moment, the ingredients in our fridge, the availability of local produce, and a chance to gather the foraged and the found.

Setting a simple table – one that is relaxed and thoughtful, a backdrop and not centre stage – sets the tone for a meal, whether it is brunch, lunch, dinner or just nibbles.

5 tips for styling a simple holiday table you will love

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