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Konmari Your Way to Peace–10 Week Konmari Challenge

Up there at the top of the blog, my little tag line goes something like this: Seeking Simplicity in the Midst of Chaos. I have spent years in search of that simplicity. With three people with ADHD and two with OCD in our home, simplicity is the essence of survival! I have found a good deal of it through simplifying what we eat, what we use, and how we consume products. In 2015 we moved even … [Read more...]

Leaning in to Change

So...remember the thirty days photo project? Yep. So do I. Only, I kinda suck at remembering to share the photos I'm taking.  Oops. Sorry! I promise I have a good excuse! June has been a whirlwind of change for us. We decided at the very end of May to put our house on the market. We have spent the last three weeks feverishly decluttering, repairing, mulching, landscaping and more. We've been in … [Read more...]

After the Storm

Today was not a good day. You know those days? The ones where it starts out promising (the a/c repairman is coming today!) and then suddenly it turns crappy (it is under warranty but it is still going to be almost $800 to repair!?!) Yes, that was my day today. Things just went from bad to worse all afternoon. We know how blessed we are, that this is just one of those annoyances in life, but it was … [Read more...]

The Wanderer

Have you ever walked away from something that you loved, just for a short time, and then found it really, really hard to pick it back up again? That's me and blogging. I know that I really, really, REALLY love blogging. I need blogging! But once I step away, it is hard to pick it back up again. It's like I've stepped back into a conversation and don't know where my line is. After seven years … [Read more...]

Restoring Hope

Earlier today I posted on my Facebook page a challenge. I didn't sleep well last night, as I tossed and turned thinking of how many people were hurt yesterday. Those families are feeling an unspeakable loss. Our country seems to have also suffered a great loss. A loss of innocence like that takes its toll on all of us. I wanted to do something to turn that around. So I posted this … [Read more...]

Don’t Survive the Holidays–Enjoy the Holidays!

Thanksgiving is only a few days away and I know that for most of you, the countdown to chaos has already begun. You are running around trying to thaw turkeys, figure out what the heck a brine is, how to clean the house for company when your kids keep making it a disaster area, orchestrating the great side dish cook-off of 2012 (one oven, eight side dishes and one turkey: enough said), not to … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of ADHD

Today, in the continuing saga of unmedicated ADHD, I have: Heavily researched and argued on Facebook for people who work at a company that I really don't care that much about. I mean, I love Twinkies and Snoballs, but I  don't know why I needed to know exactly how much the CEO is compensated, how Hostess had been taking money from employee paychecks for the pensions but not putting it into … [Read more...]

The Five Minute Principle

I am overwhelmed. It doesn't matter where I go or what I do, when I look around me I see a million plus one projects that I should be working on. The front yard needs weeding. The back yard needs watering. I need to go through the bag of clothes to be donated. I need to re-organize my kitchen cabinets, which resemble a war zone. I need to make laundry detergent, but I'm out of borax. I need to … [Read more...]

When God Speaks

A few months ago I was browsing through some yard sales looking for camping gear when I stumbled upon a simple but charming little 365 days prayer calendar. Put out by a local church, it is simply colorful index cards on metal rings, and each day has a new piece of wisdom or scripture written on it. I'm not sure why I was intrigued by it, but I was, so I picked it up for a quarter. I try to look … [Read more...]

Back to School–Calming the Chaos

Whew! What a whirlwind couple of weeks. We returned from our two week vacation up to Northern Michigan on Monday night (pictures and details of our glamping trip to come soon, I promise!), and went right into Back to School prep. School started Wednesday, so we only had 24 hours to prepare. I was worried that it would be totally crazy, but in fact, it turned out really well! LittleMissSunshine is … [Read more...]