Simple Living

It may not be perfect, but at least it’s real.

When I lived in Atlanta and they were constantly throwing up new neighborhoods, it irked me to no end that they would come up with high falutin’ names for them that were basically a couple snotty sounding, unrelated words strung together, like Crestwood or Westhaven or Saddlebridge. I wondered if they had some website that… Continue reading It may not be perfect, but at least it’s real.

Home Sweet Hatteras · Simple Living

What It’s Like to Downsize by Half

We’ve been in our new house exactly one week today. Moving into a fully furnished house has its benefits. Until the moving truck showed up with all our stuff, we felt like we were on vacation. Then the moving truck arrived and everything changed. We purged quite a bit before we moved, but we still… Continue reading What It’s Like to Downsize by Half

Simple Living

Fish Chowder Recipe and a Book Review- “In the Heart of the Sea”

I recently finished In the Heart of the Sea- The Tragedy of the Whale Ship Essex. I passed over this book at least 50 times at my public library, probably because I associated it with Moby Dick, which I found a bit boring in high school. (Didn’t we all?) In the Heart of the Sea… Continue reading Fish Chowder Recipe and a Book Review- “In the Heart of the Sea”

Get Outdoors · Simple Living

Day Trip to Ocracoke Island, NC

Ocracoke Island is the kind of place that hardly exists anymore. Picture a totally undeveloped beach, a tiny village of unique houses and eclectic shops, and a quaint waterfront area with a charming white lighthouse. No stop lights, hardly any cars at all, no fast food, no chain stores. That’s Ocracoke. Ocracoke Island lies south… Continue reading Day Trip to Ocracoke Island, NC