Simply thank you InstaPrivy!

 A Big thank you to Paul and his wife of . I met Paul a few years ago at an Overland Expo in Flagstaff AZ, when I first saw his InstaPrivy invention. I was very impressed and thought this was a great idea for SUV-RVers like I have been, Car and Vehicle dwellers, Camping families, "Different Abilities" (ADA people), Road trippers and Nomads. A very practical, logical solution that is budget friendly, easy to pack. When Paul added the backpack for storage, portability and extra supplies I was even more impressed.  At the 2021 Overland Expo West, I filmed Paul and his helpers working their booth and giving great information about how to use this unique product. We discussed the possibility of sponsorship at that time. Unfortunately the phone I filmed with had cut off the camera at sometime during the filming and my footage was useless as it was.   At this spring's May 2022 Overland Expo West in Flagstaff. I reconnected with Paul and his wife, who gracious

Simply Lesa - update!

Hey Blog Readers! Wow, it's been awhile hasn't it. Lots of stuff has happened and changed in my life and at my micro homestead - home base - property. i finally have a laptop, a working cell phone and a weBoost cell phone signal booster! Life is becoming a little easier - one tiny turtle step at a time. I feel kind of tired of being alone all the time - it's nearly time for the NE AZ Spring GTG! and I certainly need some social interaction! I hope you will contact me and join me where ever I am around April 14 through the 23. I hope to be camping in the general White Mountains of Arizona area - I am keeping a close watch on the weather to decide what location will be best - especially to have the NTBMO - Lamb Dinner (yes other choices available - people don't generally go hungry unless they want to) which will be at Sunset (hopefully not windy or cold) on the 15th this year.  I am leaning towards cutting this event back to a 4 day event in the future because it's ch

Keeping It Simple - Gracious Gifting!

 Thank you so very much everyone who continues to follow me here on as well as over on my YouTube channel SimplyLesa! I have received so many gracious and wonderful gifts! It has been a challenge to carefully manuever my low income life with the goal to live debt free - which is often a goal and and has been a reality a couple of times. I appreciate you all. PayPal, years ago, offered me a account and I used it for quite sometime. We NEED to stop using it.  I had a follower ask me if received some gift and I needed to call Pay Pal for support to find out what happened. I learned that someone else is also using Simply Lesa as an account name on Pay Pal. SOOOO, IF you are wanting to give me a gift on Pay Pal --- ONLY login to your account and use my email address! because email addresses on PayPal are our account numbers. Also, in our post Covid 2022 world, the IRS is taking note of business transactions and requiring a tax payment. At this current time,

Simply FREE doesn't always work!

 Good morning  Does accepting gifts or taking things that come to you for free does this always work well.  In my years of living basically low income consciously and aiming for a simple and minimalistic lifestyle I have learned that things that are free do not always work.  For example I recently was gifted five hens I thought this might be a great way to have fresh healthy eggs while I'm on my property. Turns out that didn't work out so well the person did not know what breed of hens these were and when I did some research I learned that these hens lay very few eggs each year and that they're one of the most difficult breeds to raise because they are very wild birds. At first I thought this might be okay and it turned out it wasn't they roosted in the trees they didn't mind foraging for their own food in fact they prefer that. But they started to try to roost on the roof of my studio or tiny house and they were attempting to fly in the windows and I could imagine

I'm finally an Amazon Influencer! I started an influencer Store - just giving you the link 

Minimalist Decision Making

Oh my, I have been moving some of my things into my as yet unfinished off grid Studio or cottage. As I  do that I am evaluating,  yet again,  the importance and/ or usefulness of each item. Because of my specialized diet, which is primarily whole foods, I'm talking mostly about kitchen items. Over the years, I have used and collected many things trying to make my life and food more "normal", whatever that is.  Today, I finished installing a few shelves in the unfinished studio's kitchen corner. As I have been placing items on the shelves, I find that I am asking myself if i still use or need the item,  have I bought something to replace it,  have I experienced any discomfort or problems with the item that I would like to improve... boy, my answers. I love my Moka coffee pots so they bring me joy and get to stay. I love my coffee and spice/flaxseed grinder - also joy, it gets to stay.i have a couple favorite coffee mugs, and a red enamel tea kettle that I bought for us

Keep it Simple - huh?

 Good morning friends,  I'm so often talking about keeping it simple and every once in a while in my own life I realize that I've gotten beyond Simple and made things too complicated in everyday life. Sometimes it looks like the way that I choose to make coffee one day or the items that I decide I want to bring into my life and then I have to reevaluate and maybe let some things go. Sometimes they simply just find myself a little settled a little bored almost and I hunt for ways to make everything better. I find it amazing the few times in my life when I've realized I have everything I need I have enough I don't need a bigger income I don't need another kitchen item I don't need a new shirt I don't need a different new food in my diet. There's a satisfaction that comes with realizing that I have enough I am enough I have a stable life and stable friendships but even if some of them are silly ones I have a balance of helping others and self-care. sure the