Letting Go Of Stuff

Perhaps it’s just the season I’m in but…….

China Hutch

for the past few weeks I’ve reevaluated how much I really need – how many decorations, how many plates – asking the question what do I really use on a regular basis and why am I storing items that are not a good fit for my lifestyle anymore?   It’s hard at times to place items in boxes and yet freeing to let go.  I know this – my china hutch looks a lot better after decluttering and cleaning the mirrors.  

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Packaging my grandmother’s china set for my son and soon-to-be daughter-in law.  This is the storage set I used.

Declutter Christmas

This was one of several boxes that were donated to Goodwill and hope others will enjoy decorating their home for next year’s Christmas celebration.

Lemon Paleo Cookies

Of course I’ve been doing a bit of cooking while streamlining.  Here are some wonderful lemon cookies made from Almond and Coconut flour as well as fresh lemons from our backyard tree – one of the perks of living in AZ.  Recipe from Paleo Kitchen Cookbook

One of my goals this year is to read the bible from a chronological perspective and, of course, I will continue my decluttering project.

I’d enjoy hearing about a goal or two of yours.  May 2015 be full of blessings for you.

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Yogurt Parfait with Oat Groats

This is my breakfast this morning and I thought I’d share it with you.  It’s subtle in looks but big on taste and texture.

Yogurt Parfait with Oat Groats

 Oat groats are oat kernels with the hull removed.  They can be served warm or cold.  They have chewy consistency and work well as a cereal or even in a salad.

Yogurt Parfait with Oat Groats
A great source of protein, good fat, and fiber.
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  1. 3/4 to 1 cup of Greek Yogurt - I used 2% Plain Fage
  2. 1-2 tsp of honey
  3. 3-4 strawberries, sliced
  4. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  5. 2 Tbsp chopped nuts (I used pecans and hazelnuts)
  6. 3 Tbsp of cooked oat groats, chilled
  1. Place all ingredients in bowl except for 1 Tbsp of oat groats. Mix well. Place in serving dish and top with remaining oat groats.
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I hope you are taking the time to shake up your taste buds every once in awhile and fuel your body with good nutrition.  It makes a huge difference in how we see our world and how our world sees us.  

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