So, it’s been almost four months since I started this journey into minimalism, and I’m pretty sure my house looks way worse at this moment than it did four months ago. In my defense, we are STILL remodeling our home, and I’m finishing up my last week of school before graduation, so things are a…… Continue reading A Real-life Look at the Process of Minimalism
Holidays and minimalism are a tough battle. We are so ingrained with the gift giving traditions that surround each holiday that it seems like we are taking something away from our children, or ourselves, when we don’t indulge in these traditions. Back in February, I discussed our first major gift-related event since our journey to…… Continue reading Easter and Minimalism
April Fools’ Day is just around the corner, which means April Fools’ Day pranks are too. There will be stories of those being tricked, scared, or even pregnant (seriously though, please don’t go there). The Web makes it even easier to get in on the fun, and with all the capabilities of social media, the…… Continue reading April Fools’ Day: Minimalist Style
When I started this journey of minimalism, I not only wanted to remove the excess physical stuff from my life, but also some of the extra “stuff” that is in my diet. Stuff like preservatives, fat, and sugar. I wanted to lose weight, feel better, and set better nutritional habits for my kids. I decided…… Continue reading Eliminating the Excess in Your Diet
Getting started with minimalism can sometimes be overwhelming. It’s hard to know how, when, or where to start. There are many articles about the subject, but probably the most common suggestion from the minimalist community is to set a small goal, such as cleaning out a drawer or a cupboard, so that there is immediate…… Continue reading Slow Progress is Still Progress
Minimalism and Home Parties are pretty much on opposite ends of the spectrum. Home parties generally entice people to buy things that they don’t need, and, of course, minimalism encourages purchases of only necessary things. How does someone striving to simplify participate in these parties, or is declining the only option? First, let me put…… Continue reading Minimalism and Home Parties
Yesterday was International Women’s Day, which is a day to celebrate women’s rights and the gains that have been made in gender equality. I am all for this celebration. There have been countless women who have made a difference in this world, enabling me to live the life I do. I am so grateful to…… Continue reading International Women’s Day – Celebration or Pity Party?