Week-end: links & life {vol. 37}

“Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships, and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.” – Eleanor Brownn

crochet by Kathryn

Simple. That’s what I’m working towards. Simplifying belongings, yes, but simplifying other parts of life, too because there are some parts that are going to remain complicated no matter what I do. Related: I really need to let Kathryn teach me to crochet because it seems like a beautifully meditative thing to do.
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Trending towards real

My favorite bloggers have, since the beginning, tried to present a balanced picture of life, rather than painting everything with a rosy glow. I’ve tried to do that, too, because we don’t have any rainbow-eating, butterfly-pooping ponies around here. {Anybody get my Horton Hears a Who reference?}

Lately, I’m seeing this trend towards “real” in blogland more often. And I like it.

trending towards real

Best of all, it’s being done well — which means telling the truth without violating the privacy of those we love, and without putting more negativity into the world. {Because the news has plenty of that.}
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Week-end: links & life {vol. 36}

“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” – George Bernard Shaw

silly sunglasses

Life requires a sense of humor. Like when you’re shopping and get tickled about ALL THE TAGS on the sunglasses. Bonus: my mom (shopping with me) thought I was a nut taking selfies in TJ Maxx.
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