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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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Tidy Tuesday-How to Get Motivated to Tidy When You’re in a Rut

My kids have been sick off and on the past few weeks, which landed us stuck in the house pretty much all through the month of March and most of the beginning of April. As a textbook introvert, I'm usually pretty stoked to stay at home, but I definitely reached my limit. I found myself… Continue reading Tidy Tuesday-How to Get Motivated to Tidy When You’re in a Rut

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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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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!

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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

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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

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Keeping it Tidy with a Baby

I've always refused to believe that having kids would mean that my house would always be a wreck. To be sure, kids are messy. Add to that the never-ending exhaustion of parenthood, and who has the time for cleaning? The first few weeks after we brought Aiden home, really the last thing on my mind… Continue reading Keeping it Tidy with a Baby