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 thinkingContinue reading “It’s Really Not “Just Stuff””

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 mightContinue reading “Minimalist Christmas Gift Ideas”

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 myselfContinue reading “Tidy Tuesday-How to Get Motivated to Tidy When You’re in a Rut”

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

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 allContinue reading “Tidy Tuesday- Help Me Help You!”

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”

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’tContinue reading “How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe”

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’mContinue reading “Why I’m So Excited to Downsize”

Why Letting Go of Clutter is So Hard

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. TheContinue reading “Why Letting Go of Clutter is So Hard”

10 Habits for a Tidy Home

Having a tidy home has a lot to do with developing small habits. Once something becomes a habit, it’s second nature. It’s no longer a big deal. It takes a little bit of time to do these things, but it’s a small price to pay. It takes a lot longer to clean your home whenContinue reading “10 Habits for a Tidy Home”