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Simply Living

“My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed a night. In between, I occupy myself as best as I can.” – Cary Grant

I have a habit of letting myself get “overwhelmed” or at least sometimes I feel that way.  It seems as though I have so much I want to do and try that I just don’t have enough time in my day to do it.  In all honesty, it is probably due to my time management and ability to sit in front of the tv too much when I could be doing what I want (and need) to get done.  I could write a book on the art of procrastinating.  Between getting up in the morning and going to be at night, I need to focus on how I am occupying myself and the quality of time I spend on things.

So in my ability to try new things, crafts, projects, etc. and to ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH/ATTEMPT new things, I will use this blog as motivation. Instead of reading and watching others, I will be the one to stick to a plan or project and see how it turns out.

Part of what I want to focus on is cooking more (as in the homemade, little processed foods, etc.), growing a garden, canning those veggies, making homemade goods, actually using that sewing machine more, attempting those Pinterest projects, and experimenting with what little creativity I have.  I want to carve out more time to focus on the little things-playing catch with my dog, spending time with my husband (not in front of the tv), and smelling the honeysuckles as they start to bloom in the next few weeks. I really appreciate and want to learn how to go back to “Grandma’s way of doing things.”

I want to spend less time stressing about work and school, cleaning the house, folding the never-ending pile of clothes (at least they are clean right?!), and being just crabby in general.

As Reba McEntire puts it “To succeed in life, you need three things:  a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.”  So, I set forth to have the ability to make my wishes come true, the strength to overcome and to make things happen, and the ability to laugh at myself when that Pinterest project turns out to be a total fail.  This blog will serve as my motivation.  Hopefully I will be able to share what I accomplish and provide tips and insight along the way.

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