Chasing Doc Martin in Port Isaac, Cornwall

“I’ve got 99 problems and Portwenn is all of them.” –Dr. Martin Ellingham I have wanted to visit Port Isaac – County of Cornwall on the west coast of England – for years. This sleepy little fishing village with a population of less than 50 permanent residents has been on my bucket list of places to visit […]

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Packing for 3 Weeks in England Using 1 Carry-On Suitcase

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” –Antoine de St. Exupery Last year when I was entertaining the idea of becoming more minimalistic, I already had a 2 week trip planned to Turkey & Spain. After reading about how many people were only packing a carry-on suitcase when traveling, I decided I would challenge […]

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Living More Simply by Tackling Wardrobe Clutter – Part 4

“The more you have, the more occupied you are. The less you have, the more free you are.”  –Mother Teresa                                                    It’s the end of the month & I’m very happy […]

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Living More Simply by Tackling Wardrobe Clutter – Part 3

“Discard everything that does not spark joy.” –Marie Kondo Last week while the decluttering project continued, I had a bit of an emotional crisis. It wasn’t because of all the clothes I’m getting rid of, it was because of the mounting evidence that I do indeed have a problem. Case in point – this coat: […]

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Living More Simply by Tackling Wardrobe Clutter – Part 2

“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterdays junk”. –Louise Smith As if I didn’t need any more motivation to declutter my wardrobe, my husband and son’s reaction to last weeks blog was more than enough. Between Jerome’s silent head shaking & Chris’ loud disapproval (what does a 22 […]

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Living More Simply by Tackling Wardrobe Clutter – Part 1

“You don’t need all the stuff to have it all” –Courtney Carver (from bemorewithless.com) At the beginning of last year, I briefly entertained the idea of creating a “capsule” wardrobe. If you aren’t familiar with the term, it basically means that you have only 33-35 pieces of clothing in your closet/dresser at any given time […]

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Friday’s Favorites – Ethical Beauty from Marshall’s: ANDALOU Naturals, BIO KERATIN, Giovanni Eco Chic Hair Care

Because I love vegan, cruelty-free, ethical beauty products AND a great deal(!), I’m always on the lookout when I’m shopping in my favorite store, Marshall’s. Some of these products are old favorites & some are new to me. All opinions are strictly mine. Please let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of them […]

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My Long Journey to Becoming Vegan

“I didn’t change, I just woke up.” –Anonymous One year ago this month I started eating a plant-based, vegan diet. Yes, I became “one of those people”! This new way of eating didn’t happen overnight for me. In fact, the road getting to this point had been 23 years in the making. Because I’m always […]

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My Love Affair With London

“Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” — Samuel Johnson If you know anything about me at all or if you’ve started following this blog, you know that I am a hopeless Anglophile. I truly am obsessed with most things […]

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