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This space is my attempt to take control of my life and figure out how to declutter, strip down and get back to basics.  I would like to make due with less, want less. Every time I open a magazine or turn on the tv I am told of all the things I don’t have and can’t live without.  I have spent so much time dreaming of a new house and moving to a new place that I realize I have missed out on enjoying what is right in front of me.

I want to take the time to reconnect with all the things in my life are important to me.  This space is all about what I love and the journey to doing more with less.

First things first. These are the things that do make me happy:


My boys make me happy:


My garden makes me happy:


My puppy makes me happy:


Cooking makes me happy:


Exploring the world with my camera makes me happy:


Along the way I hope to learn something about myself and spend more time exploring all my happy things.  I’m sure there will be some disasters as I muddle my way through and try to learn what all the buttons on my camera do, but I hope that you’ll join me as I try making, growing and exploring the things I love at home.