Things I love - Eclectic Mistress
My life as I know it is very ..crowded. Crowded with events, ideas, and items. I feel slightly smothered by the number of things in my life right now so I've decided that I would like to try a pseudo-minimalism style of living. I'm going to go through my entire wealth of things I've accumulated and mark the date - in a few months, if the date is not updated.... I'm going to ruthlessly cut it out. In a few months I'm going to hold a liquidation yard sale and there will be TONS of stuff for sale. I believe that not only will this be a way to maybe bring in some cash, but it will feel so good to get rid of as much stuff as possible, how much lighter will life be? 

If you're feeling a little cramped, maybe give this a thought.... I'll let you know how mine turns out. 
And adorable hand made gloves!

We're always told that we need to be honest. We aren't just told that to combat the fact that telling a lie is considered 'bad' - we're also told that for our own good. Being honest is really always the best policy. 

There is a scene in Star Trek the Next Generation, where Dr. Crusher and Captain Picard are having breakfast together - this is a very long running custom for them as friends. Dr. Crusher has an excellent meal planned for the next breakfast - a Romulan dish! Crusher and Picard get captured while they're on an away mission and they have implants put in that make them feel each others thoughts. Eventually it comes out that Picard hates that Crusher makes all these fancy dishes for breakfast, but she thought he would want something fancy, and he thought she liked fancy things. Turns out - all either of them wanted was coffee and croissant. 

Be open :) 
Make sure to read or listen to the lyrics, and keep them close at heart!

I love walking - it's such good exercise, and a little rain never hurt anybody

Make sure to slosh in all the puddles :) 
I tried acorn squash tonight - thank you Chelsea! - and it was something completely different! It was similar in texture to a sweet potato. I added butter, and the scoring let it soak in....mmm it was tasty. I could only eat half, it fills you up! 

Try an acorn squash, it's worth it. Easy way to get veggie servings and a medium squash only has 172 calories! O.O 

Acorn Squash:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Cut the squash head to bottom, when you get it, the inside will look like a pumpkin. Using a spoon, make sure to scoop out all the seeds and strings. Take a knife and score the squash, making cuts vertical and horizontal. Place squash in a pan, and add about 1/4 inch of water to prevent the squash's skin from burning and drying out. Here is where you can get creative - try adding butter, cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar, whatever you like. Place in the over for about an hour to hour and 15 minutes. Better to over cook than undercook. Remove and allow to cool (these babies get HOT!)....enjoy with a big glass of milk or water!

What did you think?