For those of you that feel the world is going to hell in a handbasket.

If one were to live on news and mainstream media alone, one would surely become suicidal or severely depressed with no hope in site.  I truly believe that is why so many people these days are addicted or use drugs, pills, pot, booze, food, and sex to try and escape into a self-made Utopia.  I believe this is why so many people these days are so stressed, miserable, in fear, and wanting to give up. I believe this is why so many people these days are so stressed, miserable, in fear, and wanting to give up. The world, according to the … Continue reading For those of you that feel the world is going to hell in a handbasket.

The simple and free way to begin a writing career.

I am first and foremost a mother and homemaker.  That gets old after some years.  Not the motherhood, that always stays interesting and you have your deep, motherly love to keep you going.  Homemaking is a good job…and monotonous.  You really have to shake it up every few months if you are like me.  I never stayed in jobs for long periods out of boredom and, so far, I’ve had this job a little over 5 years. At first, I was in heaven.  I didn’t have to wake unnaturally to an alarm clock and commute to a job, please a … Continue reading The simple and free way to begin a writing career.

How to create a cozy cottage from scratch and limited funds.

  This photo is NOT my house at this time.  However, I talk so much about downsizing, simplifying, and living well on one little income I decided to download some photos of what my current home looks like.  Our home is 860 square feet and most of the things you see are hand me downs, thrift store, and garage sale finds.  I have one or two pieces I purchased new and I regret it to this day. Yes, my kitchen window looks dirty but it’s not!  It’s that old double pane window and the condensation gets in between the panes … Continue reading How to create a cozy cottage from scratch and limited funds.

Winning the housing challenge.

I I sit here vibrating with a busy and intense day of trying to win a very challenging competition.  The housing market.  I’m in California and it’s absolutely ridiculous.  The housing prices are at pre-bubble popping, pre-recession crashing prices.  No one could afford them back when the bubble burst around 2008 and nothing has changed since to make it affordable for people now.  I read an article the other day that said that the housing prices are not only up to that crazy amount they were years ago but people’s salaries are only a tiny percentage higher.  So, how are buyers doing … Continue reading Winning the housing challenge.

Learning to live in this world and be at peace.

    Meditation is something that has been suggested to me millions of times by friends, books, blogs, signs from the Universe. I know this is a good thing and that the benefits are a long list of pros.  I don’t know why I resist or lag on doing this easy and free practice that could bring me such peace and a direct connection to the Super Universe. As of lately, I have become unusually stressed and feeling like I am going to loose my s–t, as one girlfriend describes it.  I have been yelling at the kids, the spouse, … Continue reading Learning to live in this world and be at peace.

Almost home.

Well, I’m up again at one of my ridiculous hours.  It’s Sunday and I’m up before 5 am.  I really should live on a farm, although, the thought of going out in that cold to feed animals and milk cows sounds awful.  I’d rather wake with the roosters…and stay in my cozy bed typing. My thoughts today cover a range of things; how frugality and planned budgeting guarantees a better future, manifesting and how it works but not always how we think it will, and finding a home. If all goes well, my husband and I will be buying our first … Continue reading Almost home.

On Vacation.

I’ve been plugging away for over a year now building a writing career.  I am raising two little boys and playing the role of a 1950’s housewife.  I’ve been cleaning, cooking, raising boys, writing, blogging, researching, reading, editing, and publishing around the clock. I have loved every stinking minute of it, however,  I’m needing something… I don’t drink anymore…or smoke cigarettes and I’m trying to stay away from my kryptonite “the cake”.  I have been raising my voice too often in the last week and become uptight and tired at the same time.  My sleeping habits suck.  I’m up right now … Continue reading On Vacation.

How to transform yourself at any age.

You wake up one day…or maybe you’ve been reawakening for a long time and you are ready for something new.  This is an exciting time.  Especially, if you have an idea of what it is you would like to do with yourself. We change so much and so many times from birth to death.  If we allow our imagination and creativity to flow we can reinvent ourselves over and over and over.  Think about how different you were at 20 years old, 30 years, and so on.  We go through immense shifts every decade.  Look back, look at photos.  You may look … Continue reading How to transform yourself at any age.

How to have great girlfriends and be a great girlfriend.

I was watching Nick Jr. with my boys the other day and they have these commercials about the American Girl doll.  It’s quite the following they have, these dolls. I am not much into all the crap advertised on the kiddie channels and it irritates me when they create these cultures, these ideologies surrounding a toy.  With the American Girl Doll, they have created this philosophy of “girl friendship”.  The commercial has a grown woman sitting with a little girl and asking her advice on how to handle an unruly gal pal or female coworker. The philosophy of the American … Continue reading How to have great girlfriends and be a great girlfriend.

How I am dealing with the election and let’s talk politics for a moment.

    I shared a marvelous, educated, and deeply thought out post from mrsmotherdirt.com the other day.  In a way, out of total laziness, I borrowed her homework.  I did vote.  I brilliantly registered here in Sacramento and ask for absentee ballots.  I know that with my husband’s work schedule and my kids I will not be making it to a voting booth.  So, I have already voted, done my part people.  Other than that, I refuse to watch this madness as I refuse to watch the news, politics, environmental issues, or anything outside my happy place.  Yes, I know … Continue reading How I am dealing with the election and let’s talk politics for a moment.