minimalism

Tidy Tuesday- It Doesn’t All Have to “Spark Joy”

If you haven't read Marie Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up", then maybe you've seen her talk about this on her Netflix show. The KonMari method encourages you to only hold onto things that "spark joy". While I love this concept of surrounding ourselves with things we love, it's not very practical. My Toaster… Continue reading Tidy Tuesday- It Doesn’t All Have to “Spark Joy”

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Tidy Tuesday- Help Me Help You!

Jordan and I share a workspace in our bedroom. It's cramped, but needed since he is in school and occassionally has film projects to work on at home and I need a designated work space as well for doing my bidnez and writing. His side of the desk has drawers underneath, so I store all… Continue reading Tidy Tuesday- Help Me Help You!

Decluttering, organize, simplify

Tidy Tuesday- A Challenge for all you Bookish Peeps

I'm starting a new weekly post. Every Tuesday, I'll share a new tidying tip, hack, or challenge. This week is books! These are all the books we own right now, including the kids' books. Someday when I have space, I want a library. Books are the one thing that I feel okay slightly hoarding. Ok,… Continue reading Tidy Tuesday- A Challenge for all you Bookish Peeps

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How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe

This isn't a new thing, but here's my take on creating a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothing that is strategically designed so that all items of clothing can be mixed and matched in many different outfits. It saves you money, space, and time picking out your outfits. Now I wouldn't… Continue reading How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe

life, motherhood, parenting

What Motherhood (Honestly) Means to Me

I had to shut my mouth at church on Sunday because in our class, the question was asked, "What does motherhood mean to you?" While everyone started spouting off all the reasons motherhood was so special and meaningful to them, I nodded and smiled in agreement even though my insides were screaming out snarky comments… Continue reading What Motherhood (Honestly) Means to Me

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A Minimal Christmas

I'm on my second cup of hazelnut hot chocolate of the day. That tells you that I'm having a day where chocolate is the only thing keeping me going. I thought I'd take these chocolate-induced moments of peace to share why having a minimal Christmas has been the best decision for us. At first, it… Continue reading A Minimal Christmas

life, mental health

8 Reasons Why Depression Sucks

One thing that I've decided to start writing about is my struggle with depression and anxiety. It's very closely related to the reason I first started looking into minimalism. The noise and chatter in my brain just couldn't handle anymore stimulation in any form, so decluttering became a coping mechanism. Does it fix it or… Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Depression Sucks

life, minimalism

I’m Back from My Six-Month Hiatus!

Ok, so it's been 6 months since I last posted anything. Oops. I really don't have a good excuse. Life happens. What's important is that I'm back with lots of more tips to share with you amd more ideas for what I want to do with this blog, so I hope you stick around! An… Continue reading I’m Back from My Six-Month Hiatus!

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Why I’m So Excited to Downsize

The time has come for us to leave California so my husband can continue pursuing his education and find more job opportunities in his industry. We will be moving to Utah, which is both terrifying and...well, mostly terrifying. All our close family members live in the same town as us, so to say that I'm… Continue reading Why I’m So Excited to Downsize

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Quick Update

Hi! Good news: baby number 2 is here! Actually, he's been here since February as he decided to come a month early! All is well and he is a strong, tough little guy. I've been MIA here due to trying to adjust to life as a mom of two. Clearly, it's thrown me off my… Continue reading Quick Update