365 Simple #11 – Simple Make Up

  “Hello.  My name is Leslie and I am over 50.  I am a former member of AA.”  Not the real AA, but Anti-Aging Anonymous. I am constantly being told by society that I must look like I am 25 by any means possible.  Stretch.  Fill.  Paralyze.  Die.  Suction.  Bleach.  What rubbish! I am now a proud

365 Simple #10 – Simple Wardrobe

When I initially began my journey toward a more minimalistic life I had to confront the beast that was my closet.  I don’t have a walk-in closet in my master bedroom, rather a long(ish) narrow one with upper and lower poles for hanging clothes that takes up two-thirds of the space.  The other one-third only

365 Simple #8 – Simple Gratitude

So, how are you doing today?  Are you feeling happy?  Grumpy?  Frustrated?  Sad?  Overwhelmed?  Angry?  Depressed?  Has the week been a good one, or one you’d like to forget? Were you late for work, spill your coffee on your favorite shirt, get caught in a huge traffic jam, or get chewed out by a customer?  I’ve had

365 Simple #6 & 7 – Simple Hygiene

I simply want to give you a few recipes for DIY deodorant and toothpaste.  I originally started writing this post giving all sorts of links to articles about the perils of aluminum in deodorant and the problem with those tiny polyethylene microbeads found in some commercial toothpastes.  I even threw in a few references to

365 Simple #1-4 Simple Cleaning

  Today, October 1, 2014 marks the beginning of 365 days of simple.  I (hopefully) will post 365 simple ideas to improve your life — in one form or another. Today, for this first post I wanted to share how simple it is to make pretty much all of your house cleaning products with three

Spending Update

I sat down with my checkbook and calculator today and added up all of my expenses at Walmart and Target for the months of July through mid-September.  I wrote a blog post in July titled Walmart and Minimalism – not a good match where I shared, with chagrin and horror, that the first six months of the