The calendar has flipped and it’s fall even though it doesn’t feel anything like that where I live. But I know the cooler weather is coming and soon that will fade and winter will be here.
I’ve partnered with other authors for a sale on books to fill your e-readers for such a time. Reading, hot drinks and comfy blankets are my favorite way to spend my evenings. I’m thinking you might feel the same?
It’s spring weather sort of…rainy, gloomy and partly sunny.
Over the winter I’ve watched some of the Netflix series Tidying Up and read the Cozy Minimalist. I’ve been inspired to remove some of the things in my home.
The idea of piling all my clothes on the bed and donating
the ones that don’t bring me joy sounds like a bad idea. I’m tired of wearing
my winter clothes and it’s not warm enough to switch over for the next season.
If I followed Marie Kondo’s advice next winter, I’d have to shop for an entire
new wardrobe. Sounds like fun.
My bank account has been following the minimalist life style
too long for me to purchase much of anything new.
Then there are the books. So many books in my house and I’ve
donated a lot of those already. I’m going to say the ones that remain all bring
me joy or like the ones my laptop sits on earn their keep.
Collections to pair down? I had to think about that one. I
don’t seem to have those either unless you count the millions of files and
photos on computer. I suppose I could take the next ten years and tidy those
up. Nah. Can’t see those so they can’t possible count as clutter, right?
There is one room in my house that could use some tidying.
The sewing room.
Shudder. That room is a scary mess. So many things were
piled in there when my son and his wife and my grandkids moved in while their
house was being built. Sure they took their stuff out but the room is ‘out of
sorts’ in a major way.
This is where following these plans becomes tricky. It seems to be the area that I’m not ready to let go of that causes me and maybe others to hold back from letting go.
That room will take a long time to go through and I’ll have to evaluate if I want to keep sewing. I think I do but honestly, I haven’t sewn anything in five years. But I want too, I think. I don’t have time until summer to tackle this issue, but it is weighing on me. And that’s when the tidying up and minimalist people say it’s time to get to work and find out what’s important enough to stay.
I’m giving going to set a deadline for next September to have that room back together or packed to donate. Pray for me!
What about you? Have you hopped on this crazy train of
living like a minimalist?
I’m giving going to set a deadline of next September to have that room back together or packed to donate. Pray for me! What about you? Have you hopped on this crazy train of living like a minimalist?
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What a fun book to write. I was so hungry for cupcakes after writing the farmer’s market scene. Seriously thinking I should attempt to create of few of them in real life, but I’m not great at baking and I’m gluten-free which makes changing a basic recipe a challenge.
So what’s this book about? Glad you asked!
She’s an impulsive risk-taker. He’s got trust issues and a secret past. Can they be the perfect combination or a recipe for disaster?
Alison Dahl works as a pharmaceutical rep for a struggling company. Not wanting to see if she’s next to be laid off, her entrepreneurial spirit kicks in. With a leap of faith, she quits her job and heads to the lake town she loves to open a cupcake shop.
Chad Hastings, a widowed dad known for his loyalty and dependability, has his hands full with a son and a few overzealous matchmaking friends.
When Chad is hired as the general contractor for the cupcake shop remodel, his friends see him and Alison as the perfect recipe for a sweet ending.
Chad’s secret could melt away any hope of a sweet ending.
Can she look beyond his past mistakes?
Can he look past her impulsive risk-taking?
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