The Introduction in the book, New Minimalism, defines it as, “…a call to a mindful, intentional way of living, prioritizing relationships and experiences above material things…your time is better spent experiencing life with people than it is spent looking for, managing, organizing, cleaning, and purchasing…things.“
December has been on the bitter cold side (temperatures of -1 and -4 degrees), with a little bit of snow and a lot of gray skies. Candles were lit while working from home and almost every evening. Traditionally, I take a lot of time off this time of the year to give myself the time needed for all of the holiday preparations. I have to say, the gift shopping went rather smooth which allowed for me to continue to try out new recipes. Here’s what I tried this month!
The last Christmas book of the year. This is an enjoyable story of family dynamics where one person does not fit in/is not like the others. Opportunities presented themselves (with the help of mom) in which the main character, Carmen, learns the importance of family and community, and of course, a romance blossomed (it’s a Christmas book).Continue reading