Honest Simplicity

my winding road to a simpler life

Month: April, 2015

Under The Sink

Today’s Cleaning Task #1: clean and line the cabinet under the kitchen sink.

1st: I emptied everything out of the cabinet, discarded unnecessary items, and scrubbed it clean.


2nd: I measured and cut non-adhesive shelf liner to size (Duck brand if you are curious) using my rotary cutter and cutting mat.


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Spring Cleaning Bug


The spring cleaning bug bit me this week and took hold.  I’ve vacuumed up dust bunnies and the insides of drawers, removed tiny toys hiding out under the living room furniture, tossed books and clothes unapologetically into my donation pile, and recycled other odds and ends.  It all feels very gratifying.  Admiring one tidy shelf is quite satisfying.  Emptying out an entire drawer is even better.  Just because I have (share) 6 dresser drawers doesn’t mean I must fill them all.  Don’t you love walking into a room that is free of clutter?  It is soothing to the soul.

How about you?  Have you started your spring cleaning yet?  Do you know where to start?  Identify which area of your house Read the rest of this entry »

Green Energy Boost

Citrus Green Smoothie

Citrus Green Smoothie

When you crave a late-day energy boost, what do you reach for?  Sugar?  Caffeine?  If so, you are not alone.  I’ve been there, done that!  Unfortunately, those quick pick-me-ups don’t replenish our bodies, but instead leave us feeling even more depleted.  It is a nasty cycle to find yourself in, so get out while you can.  (I’m not against a morning cup of joe or occasional sweet treat, by the way) How do you get a healthy uplifting boost?  Don’t underestimate the power of veggies….you know, those leafy dark Read the rest of this entry »

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