eco-friendly, minimalism

It’s Really Not “Just Stuff”

I've been an aspiring minimalist for the last several years. I say aspiring, because, well, I still think we have a lot of "excess" in our home and I would love to pare down more. But in the past few months, I've been making the switch to living more Earth minded and have been thinking… Continue reading It’s Really Not “Just Stuff”

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A Minimal Footprint

I have always felt strongly that we are stewards of this planet and that we should be taking better care of it. But I found the idea of changing all my ways and habits so overwhelming that I just kind of gave up on it. Minimalism has taught me to make small changes where I… Continue reading A Minimal Footprint

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Minimalist Christmas Gift Ideas

Ok, Thanksgiving is over, today was Black Friday and everyone is in Christmas mode now right?!🎄 We've been listening to Christmas music all week and have had our tree up for weeks, but I'm SO excited that it's officially time to start counting down!🗓2️⃣5️⃣❄ While on the topic of Christmas, here's a question you might… Continue reading Minimalist Christmas Gift Ideas

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The Most Common Toxic Ingredients in Beauty Products

Becoming a minimalist has helped me to live more intentionally. One thing I've been working on is cutting out toxins in my home, especially beauty products. Things you are going to be using everyday should not have harmful ingredients.  Did you know many of the ingredients allowed in our personal care products are banned in… Continue reading The Most Common Toxic Ingredients in Beauty Products

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Self Care Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

July was terrible. Truly just a terrible month for me mental health wise. Things are better this month, but I thought it would be appropriate to share some ways that we can all take better care of our mental health. Sound good? Good! It's no secret that more people today are dealing with mental health… Continue reading Self Care Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

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How to Resist the Urge to Spend

Even as I've pared down my belongings, the hardest part of my minimalism journey is resisting the urge to buy things. Whether it's clothing, a cute pair of earrings, makeup, or cute baskets and bins to aid me in my next organizing project. And this is a problem because this urge, this overwhelming need for… Continue reading How to Resist the Urge to Spend

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Non Toxic Cleaning Solutions

Spring has cleaning on my mind, so I thought it was time for a post on some easy, cheap solutions you can use in your home. The best part is, they are non-toxic! Minimalism has made me more intentional about the things I bring into my home. And one of those things is the products… Continue reading Non Toxic Cleaning Solutions

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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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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

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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