An ode to minimalism

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My June Challenge: Donate or Toss One Item Every Day

Donate or Toss My Way to MinimalismI’m challenging myself to donate or toss out one item every day throughout the month of June.  I have a small 1200 square foot home that already has four people, four cats (long story), one dog, and one turtle.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my little house ...more

Don't Be a Grouchy Mommy

We were discussing simplicity, minimalism, the concept of living simple lives…...more
I'm with you, Kathy!  Stephanie, can we be BFFs??  Oh how I love your wit and sarcasm!  :)more

Simplify Your Life to Find the Real You

Living joyful and simple lifestyle can help you find balance in life. Simplify your life and you will see the results. You will be more productive, happy and able to focus on essential parts in life."The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." - Hans Hofmann ...more

Minimal & Multi-purpose

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Confession: we don't have any electronic toys

Way before baby boy was born I banned electronic toys. I decided that we would live without the jingling sounds of digital pianos, singing key rings and speaking teddies. Family and friends were informed as politely as possible in an attempt to prevent any "inappropriate" gifts from entering the house. My close friends just laughed: "It's inevitable!" they said. "There's nothing you can do! Your house will be taken over by an army of plastic doo-dahs, gizmos and gadgets that beep and blink every time you bump into them at night. Count your blessings if they have an off switch!"...more

Tips for a Thrifty Baby

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Addicted To Tiny House Nation

It seems that everywhere we turn there is a minimalist trend ranging from running shoes all the way to tiny living. This booming trend peaked my interest while reading my latest Entertainment Weekly letting me know of a new show called Tiny House Nation. So, I set my DVR and two days later I was all caught up and fascinated with this tiny house boom!Tiny House Nation Show...more

Comfort and Joy

BEHOLD. I have found THE source for ever-lasting joy: A clean house. ...more