Declutter, DownSize, Family, kids, Mental Clarity, Minimalist, Stress, toys, Uncategorized

I Need a Smaller House

Photo by Patrick Perkins on Unsplash Image from "Life in the 21st Century" and LifeEdited.com I think about this heat map image a lot. It shows you where the average family spends the most time in a typical American sized home. Interesting, right? I'm reminded of it every time I walk into a room in my house that is… Continue reading I Need a Smaller House

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Health, Love Your Life, Meditate, Stress, Uncategorized

Good Change, Bad Change, It’s All the Same

Photo Credit: Joe Leap Have you ever wondered why you felt so drained even though you've accomplished something amazing? Maybe you're supposed to feel elated about a career move but then suddenly you're exhausted just thinking about it. If you express those feelings you'll be seen as unhappy and ungrateful. It's okay, there is nothing wrong with… Continue reading Good Change, Bad Change, It’s All the Same

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How to backtrack after chasing the American Dream

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash I recently wrote an article on how living in Italy changed my idea of minimalism and it had a lot of wonderful responses and questions. The main question: how can we live like this without actually moving to Europe? Obviously, we can't live exactly like this because we don't… Continue reading How to backtrack after chasing the American Dream

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Minimalist Gifts for Your Love Language

There are five love languages and it's not hard to figure out which one you are by taking a simple test. The five languages are Acts of Service, Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, and Receiving Gifts.  It can be difficult to know someone else's love language and give them a gift that truly speaks to them unless you… Continue reading Minimalist Gifts for Your Love Language

kids, Minimalist, toys, Uncategorized

Why I Don’t Rotate Toys

As parents, we have lofty goals of giving our kids the best of everything. Most times, this equates to a complete excess of everything! In truth, it's unhealthy for kids to have 200+ toys, even if they are the best quality. If you haven't read the book Simplicity Parenting, by Kim John Payne, then rent… Continue reading Why I Don’t Rotate Toys

Love Your Life, Minimalist, Pyschology, Uncategorized

Start with You

Photo by Jeremy Cai on Unsplash I find advice that begins with 'start with yourself' to be the best. I love Dave Ramsey and when my husband and I took Financial Peace University together I used to lay in the bath at night and watch his success story videos. Dave Ramsey has always recommended to… Continue reading Start with You