Simplify Your Thoughts

Simplifying my life has been more than just getting rid of stuff or pursuing a low waste lifestyle. A major criteria of simplicity is simplifying my thoughts.

I make sure that I fill myself with truth and positive thoughts. This allows me to reject “waste”; negativity, anxiety, and stress. I want my mind to be zero waste as well!!

It seems like recently I’ve been surrounded by negativity; hateful gossip, feeling taken advantage of, and even an individual trying to steal my ideas and making it seem like it was their idea all along. All of this can chip at you and bring you down. I had to decide to choose positivity and meditate on scriptures each time that I felt an attack. I decided to also stay off social media in the evenings and even have been undergoing major detox, starting by eliminating sugar. The more I fill my mind with negativity, the more negative I will be. But the more I fill myself with positivity, the more peaceful I will be as negativity will not have any room!

πŸ’› Renee

French Market Bag

Typically, I pretty much have self control when it comes to shopping. I only buy what I need. That was until I spotted this beautiful cotton yarn by Yarnbee at Hobby Lobby. I fell for the “I will make something with this” excuse to justify my purchase!

Well, it wasn’t really a bad excuse! Recently, I’ve fallen in love with low waste living. This movement to be creative with the intention of saving our beautiful planet is incredible. When I think about how my careless actions can destroy the homes of our wildlife gives me discernment. I believe the Holy Spirit has been dealing with me on reducing wasteful living and use my creativity to support the cause of zero waste living!

So, I decided to use this beautiful yarn to crochet a colorful French Market bag. The colors are so much fun!

I hope to make many of these available for sale in the future! This bag was very therapeutic to make and watching the colors transition was actually exciting!

πŸ’› Renee

Mimi Bean

My very best friend besides my husband is my “dog-ter”, Mimi!

My husband prompted me with a brilliant request; crochet an amigurumi Mimi!

The process was so tedious and messy!

But the results were worth it!

Her stance looks funny, but that’s because that is really how she sits! She often sits on one side of her hip and stretches out the other leg. I have always found this posture to be so cute!

I’m so grateful to be able to capture a moment of this little stinker using yarn! 🧢

πŸ’› Renee

Quiet Spirit

It’s taken many years of walking and obeying the Lord, yoga, meditation, prayer, and simplifying every aspect of my life to truly embrace my inner self and achieving a quiet spirit. In fact, I still am a work in progress, but I have come a long way!

While this does please God, I believe that He wants us to achieve this for ourselves and for those around us.

Why hold onto anger, anxiety, stress, and worry when we can achieve peace of mind and help those around us?

Even in the tangible sense, why hold onto clutter when we can live in peace and simplicity and free ourselves from maintaining and drowning in stuff?!

Make an effort to simplify every aspect of your life. You can start small with cleaning out that junk drawer and eliminating social media at night. Every small effort will make a difference in your overall health so that you can be your best and help others!

πŸ’› Renee

Valentines Day!

Remember that you are all loved on this day! No matter if you have a significant other or not, love exists all around us.

Most importantly, strive to show love rather than to expect to receive it. That is when the magic happens!

Today my husband and I took the day off of work for a romantic day of getting all of his wisdom teeth retracted! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜… So, if anything, most of you will have a much better day than his! I will be his caregiver and spend the remainder of the day crocheting, watching Netflix, and enjoying the French Macarons that he got me today!

πŸ’› Renee