Fix It Fair

Fix It Fair

We live in a consumer society. When something breaks, we are far more likely than our ancestors to just get a new one. We also have manufacturers who’ve created “planned obsolescence” where they actually create items that are less durable or work to create new features in that next phone that comes out, making our […]

The Camino is Calling

The Camino is Calling

In 2013 I heeded the call to walk the Camino Frances from St. Jean Pied-de-Port, France to Santiago, Spain. It was an amazing experience and one that I will never forget. I enjoyed it so much, that the call to walk has returned. I was originally hoping to walk in spring of 2016, but a […]

Paper Shredding

Paper Shredding

I had intentions to shred my six-inch stack of old confidential files, but this option seemed to make more sense. UPS charged me $8.40 to shred my ten pound grocery bag of old tax documents. My present paper shredder can handle about 2-4 pages at a time. If I think about doing the shredding myself, I […]

Aspirational Clutter

Aspirational Clutter

I’m not really a martini gal! And I’ve kept these two martini glasses for more than eight years. Why did I keep them you might ask? They were part of a hope chest that a friend had created for me when I moved from San Diego to Portland. Not a traditional hope chest, but a […]