On first glance, today’s photo is a study in things that don’t belong together: E.L. Doctorow’s novel of New York City in the early 1900’s, Ragtime, and a Barbie Doll with an American flag as the backdrop. Add the photo of a line drawing of a Charles Dana Gibson “girl,” and a picture of chorus … More Today’s Coffee: Ragtime and Gibson Girl
I’m not what I would call a social media maven. I’ve only used this blog in the past to document the steps my husband and I took to downsize into a smaller house. I have a Facebook account (SandyNork) that I look at once or twice a day (and, by the way, repost a lot … More Today’s Coffee: Origin Story. A little project grown large.
I’ve read a lot recently about how new purchases can set you up for “the domino effect.” Here is how it happens: you buy a new thing for your house, let’s say a new couch. The couch arrives at your home, and the delivery guys put it in place, and it looks great. But then … More Downsizing: The Domino Effect
My husband and I are about to buy a couch. This is our first major non-appliance purchase since we chose to downsize. Downsizing was a terrific experience for us. We worked hard, going through our belongings, deciding what we wanted to keep, getting rid of the rest. Downsizing was a long, exhausting process that now … More Downsizing: When It’s Time To Replace Furniture