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 IContinue reading “A Minimal Footprint”

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- 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”

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, itContinue reading “A Minimal Christmas”

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”

How to Declutter Your Schedule

Decluttering isn’t limited to the items you may find in your house. Sometimes it’s our hectic schedules that need to be reevaluated and pared down. It’s no fun “running around like a chicken with its legs cut off”. That’s my sweet friend Christie’s version of the saying. I can’t remember where she adopted it from,Continue reading “How to Declutter Your Schedule”

Minimal Makeup

As a mom, I find that sometimes the “clutter” that really gets to me is not just physical messes all over the house, but a hectic and scattered schedule. I think that when we are seeking to declutter, we should really reach beyond our environment and into every aspect of our lives. This week, I’veContinue reading “Minimal Makeup”