All around we are encouraged to 'flaunt it', 'show it', and display whatever we've got (and even what we don't have) ostentatiously.
However, one of my favorite passages in the Bible says: "Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Fret not about anything; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (Philippians 4:4-6) We are encouraged to live simple and modest lives, for the reason that God's light within us may shine supreme.
In creating a haven for ourselves, we don't need to waste resources or spend money foolishly just to satisfy whatever takes our fancy. There is an economical and creative way in obtaining that, which we will find out is more satisfactory than just giving in to our whims.
Living modestly doesn't mean that we will renounce quality, beauty and style. Rather, it is a vow to live creatively and unpretentiously with good taste, but without squandering or getting into debt.
That is why I have created a new blog, which is meant to remind me that there is always a better choice. And I hope that in this space you will find that choice more attractive and tasteful than the flamboyant offerings of this world.