Did you expect me to give you a list of things to buy?  I’m a minimalist and try not to buy anything unless I need it to survive or it is something I know I am going to use a lot.  But enough about stuff, let’s get into what are definite must-haves to have a […]

This summer I will admit my quilting has slowed down, but that is because we’ve been out doing so many fun things together as a family. My main hobby is truly quilting.  It is weird to think that I have been making quilts for nearly three years already.  I feel as if I was born […]

The last time we went to Knoebels Amusement Resort in PA, was 7 years ago.  I actually wrote a blog post here and here about it!  The boys don’t remember it because they were so little (1 and 3). In the beginning of the year, we were trying to decide what to do with Rob’s […]

I don’t know if you remember, but I actually made resolutions this year and one of them was to be more active physically with swimming being included in the goals and to take photos with the camera I had mentioned I was getting after being without a real camera for a year (which I did […]

I remember telling my mom when I was engaged that as long as I had Rob to be with, I didn’t mind living in a cardboard box with him. When we got married, we lived in my parents’ basement with a bedroom, couch, and TV outside of the room attached to my parents’ laundry room.  […]

We have never really been a napkin using family, honestly.  If we had messes in the past, we’d grab a paper towel and use that as a napkin.  We’d fold the paper towels to use as napkins. A few months ago, we stopped using paper towels and have been using Norwex towels to clean up […]

In my longing for minimalism and simple living in general, everyone has differing opinions on the subject and what it means for them, and that’s okay! Everyone is in a different stage. My parents had this “century collection” of books.  Each one highlighted news, fads, and photos from each decade starting from the late 1800s […]