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
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
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!
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
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
For the past few years, I've been intrigued by people who pare down all of their belongings and drastically downsize to tiny living. If you've never heard of the tiny house movement, where have you been? Go google some pictures or take a look at Pinterest. It's amazing the ideas people have on how to… Continue reading Tiny Living: Could You Do it?
Well, friends, it's a new year and I have several blog post ideas from last year that never came to fruition. They are still sitting in my draft box. My goal has always been to come out with 1 or 2 blog posts per month, but that hasn't happened for several reasons. One thing I've been struggling… Continue reading Confession: I Almost Quit This Blog
Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. In my family, it's usually when everybody comes together, and I just think it's a load of fun! I love the reminder of giving thanks for the blessings we have and celebrating the simpler things in life. Also, who doesn't love an excuse to eat a… Continue reading Thanksgiving and Black Friday Hype
Decluttering is not always easy. There are many items we hold onto for years that are hard to part with. These items are often connected to memories, unfinished projects, or are kept out of a sense of duty. Old wedding dresses, papers, unused gifts, broken objects you meant to fix, mementos of the past. The… Continue reading Why Letting Go of Clutter is So Hard
I confess, even as a tidying addict who tries to stay on top of clutter, if you were to take a really close look at my house, you'd probably say it isn't really all that tidy most of the time. I don't religiously wash my windows, scrub out the tub, dust all of my furniture,… Continue reading “Good Enough” Tidying