Caribbean · Mindfulness · Tiny Living · wanderlust

When Jimmy Buffett Songs Take On A New Meaning

I (Shannon) have been a Jimmy Buffett fan since high school. I didn't go full-fledged "Parrothead" until college. Once I went to my first Margaritaville (in Key West), I knew that the Parrothead lifestyle was for me. I spent the next few years listening to his music, going to his concerts, reading his books (there… Continue reading When Jimmy Buffett Songs Take On A New Meaning

betty white · furbabies · Minimalism · pets · Tiny Living

Betty White’s 8th Birthday

Betty White turns 8 today! Obviously, we are speaking about our Betty White, our pibble-mix rescue who is the light of our lives. We rescued her when she was just 6 months old. She came into our household joining our senior kitty (Wilson) and a senior pup (Pharrell) and was told from the beginning to… Continue reading Betty White’s 8th Birthday

conservation · Minimalism · sustainability · Tiny Living · upcycling · zero waste

Upcycling- Denim Jeans = Clothespin Bag

If I could somehow, bring forth the words in this blog post, to show the pride I have for myself right now, I would... but I cannot. It's just not possible. I have always wanted to be crafty. I used to scrapbook every single moment of our lives until the minimalist bug hit me and… Continue reading Upcycling- Denim Jeans = Clothespin Bag

Holidays · Minimalism · sustainability · Tiny Living · Vegan

Long Weekend- Sustainability Projects

Since minimizing, and going tiny, we have felt the need to be better about living a more sustainable lifestyle, reducing our carbon footprint, and using natural resources for our basic needs. There are many ways in which we can get better, and we have an ongoing list of projects to work on in that arena,… Continue reading Long Weekend- Sustainability Projects

Minimalism · Tiny Living · Vegan

My Ride or Die, Nooch (Nutritional Yeast)

I often find myself singing at night, when I am preparing Betty White's dinner. I make up little names for her, and shout them to a melody, "Betty White-stone Creamery, your dinner is ready for you, your Majesty, I hope you don't mind the regular cuisine that I- have- pre-paaaaarrrred!" She stares at me with… Continue reading My Ride or Die, Nooch (Nutritional Yeast)

Minimalism · Tiny Living · wanderlust

Embracing a New Norm- Living Free

A year ago, Gerry and I would have been envious when others would say, "Happy Friday!" or use #tgif since our weekends running our business were consumed with managing staff, customers, hectic weekend hours, and wishing we were able to get away for a couple of days, like everyone else. Our norm for living was… Continue reading Embracing a New Norm- Living Free

Mindfulness · Minimalism · Tiny Living · Vegan · wanderlust

Bodhisattva (Will You Take Me By The Hand)

The last few years have seen major shifts in our lifestyle and ways of thinking. From minimalism, tiny house living, mindfulness activities, and meatless eating, it appears transformation is in the air... and we're all the better for it. This momentum has carried over into my perception of religion/spirituality and the roles they play in… Continue reading Bodhisattva (Will You Take Me By The Hand)