March 21st, 2012
thelittlecorner:

The Little Corner
Home & Cottage Magazine

thelittlecorner:

The Little Corner

Home & Cottage Magazine

(Source: homeandcottage.no, via modernhepburn)

February 12th, 2012
bookmania:

“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

bookmania:

“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

January 9th, 2012

Out With The Junk! 7 Step Guide To Keeping It Healthy At Home

fitvillains:

Cookies don’t last in my house. Neither does ice cream. Chips. Chocolate. If it’s there, I will eat it. Sometimes in moderation. Not always.

People are shocked when I tell them this, as if I of all people should have the MOST self-control. I do, but I also know myself WAY to well. My solution is NOT about depriving myself or exhausting my brain, forcing it into situations where it constantly has to fight it’s urges and choose the salad instead. I learned a long time ago that the key to MY success was NOT relying on willpower. It made me bitchy. Periods of restraint were almost always followed by binges (some that lasted weeks). Plus… it’s not fun.

My solution? I almost NEVER have these items in my house. They are my kyptonite. The best thing I can do is to control my environment: I have healthy snacks, clean options and easy-ready-to-go meals available at all times.

So many people sit around feeling like failures for dipping into the candy, the chips, the pizza, the cake etc. Your failure is NOT that you succumbed to the desire (in many ways, we’re programmed to WANT those things, especially when energy is low and stress is high). It’s in not controlling your environment to begin with.

It’s common for some people to have an emotional reaction to throwing away their favorite treats. But the stronger you feel about KEEPING them, the more important it is to get RID of them. Change does not happen unless we actively take steps to support it: you won’t learn healthier behaviors (and learn to LOVE healthier foods) until the unhealthy ones are gone. I’m not saying you can’t EVER have a treat - but keeping them away from your home base can be the difference of whether or not you hit your goal.

So if you’ve started a healthy journey this year, it’s time to clean HOUSE!

1. Get rid of processed junk. All of it, or as much as you can. It’s either the garbage or your body. (Tip: I ALWAYS feel guilty throwing away food, so I tend to donate what I can, make a huge meal, or give it to friends/co-workers. My bottom line is that if it’s in the house, I will eat it and if it’s not good for me, it’s gotta go.)

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Out With The Junk! 7 Step Guide To Keeping It Healthy At Home

fitvillains:

Cookies don’t last in my house. Neither does ice cream. Chips. Chocolate. If it’s there, I will eat it. Sometimes in moderation. Not always.

People are shocked when I tell them this, as if I of all people should have the MOST self-control. I do, but I also know myself WAY to well. My solution is NOT about depriving myself or exhausting my brain, forcing it into situations where it constantly has to fight it’s urges and choose the salad instead. I learned a long time ago that the key to MY success was NOT relying on willpower. It made me bitchy. Periods of restraint were almost always followed by binges (some that lasted weeks). Plus… it’s not fun.

My solution? I almost NEVER have these items in my house. They are my kyptonite. The best thing I can do is to control my environment: I have healthy snacks, clean options and easy-ready-to-go meals available at all times.

So many people sit around feeling like failures for dipping into the candy, the chips, the pizza, the cake etc. Your failure is NOT that you succumbed to the desire (in many ways, we’re programmed to WANT those things, especially when energy is low and stress is high). It’s in not controlling your environment to begin with.

It’s common for some people to have an emotional reaction to throwing away their favorite treats. But the stronger you feel about KEEPING them, the more important it is to get RID of them. Change does not happen unless we actively take steps to support it: you won’t learn healthier behaviors (and learn to LOVE healthier foods) until the unhealthy ones are gone. I’m not saying you can’t EVER have a treat - but keeping them away from your home base can be the difference of whether or not you hit your goal.

So if you’ve started a healthy journey this year, it’s time to clean HOUSE!

1. Get rid of processed junk. All of it, or as much as you can. It’s either the garbage or your body. (Tip: I ALWAYS feel guilty throwing away food, so I tend to donate what I can, make a huge meal, or give it to friends/co-workers. My bottom line is that if it’s in the house, I will eat it and if it’s not good for me, it’s gotta go.)

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October 16th, 2011

All these years they played a trick on me

No I ain’t the man I used to be

Tonight I feel like Mississippi 

September 28th, 2011
<3
jenkin’s creek
mom-mom’s & pop-pop’s dock—- so many memories here
so many holidays here
so much of my life— (t)here
(t: the feeling of being away from home)

<3

jenkin’s creek

mom-mom’s & pop-pop’s dock—- so many memories here

so many holidays here

so much of my life— (t)here

(t: the feeling of being away from home)