Minimalist Beauty: Let It Be

The subject of beauty has been uncomfortable for me as I move along towards a simple life. I’m not quite sure why it matters so much. I’ve never been in the spotlight or considered a beauty so I wonder why it’s been so hard to let go or to just allow it and not worry. […]

Buy No Books

  When I decided to become a minimalist I thought that there was a certain criteria I had to follow. Along the way I have learned to forge my own minimalist path and do what’s right for me. I can’t express this enough. What works for one may not work for another and even though […]

Building an Authentic Life

Becoming a minimalist has been so rewarding this last year. It made moving simple. When friends and family asked how the move went instead of giving the expected answer of how painful it was, we smiled and told them how easy it was. Everything was moved and put away within two days. Everything. Now they […]

Drawer Organization

Part of our plan for this year is to re-purpose and organize. We’ve minimized in some areas and continue to work on others. One thing I haven’t been able to completely give up is  cosmetics. So I’ve decided to limit my spending on them and not buy extras. Today I took the plastic container from […]

Product Combinations for Minimalists

  When I find a product that has many purposes I do a little dance.  The closer I come to becoming a minimalist, the more I like this idea.  The more uses each product has that you buy, the better because it saves you money,, space, time, and worry.  Here are some products, combinations, and […]

Extreme Minimalism: Clothes in the Closet 2

Every Spring I go back to my closet and it becomes the minimal. Sometimes through the winter I add a sweater or I think I need “city clothes” so I buy a blouse that gets worn a couple of times and then belongs to someone else in need. I think this will be the year […]

Being Less

Being Nobody Going Nowhere. That’s not depression. It’s a book on being content with not being ambitious, not setting worldly goals, and  simply recognizing the moment, Could you do that? Could you give up your goals and agenda for even one week? People say that it’s impossible, that we must have goals and plans for the future to […]

Taking the Next Step

As I continue to test where I am going in life and what I want accomplish. I find myself looking towards being self-employed. Although working for a corporation has its benefits I feel the need to venture out on my own. I recently started reading Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”.  It helped me understand how […]

Would You Be a Minimalist?

Would you be a minimalist if you won the lottery? Aquired an inheritance or other large sum of money? Would it make a difference in how you live? These questions were one to ponder as I came into some money this spring. The laws of supply and demand may actually affect my course to minimalism. […]

Avoiding Chaos at Work

The last two years I have gathered some ideas on avoiding chaos at work and would like to share them. This is part of my quest in becoming a minimalist. I put that label on myself not for others but for myself. It reminds me where I want to go and the instruments to lead […]

Moving Towards a Simple Life

I started making the move towards a simple life a couple of years ago. Ever so slowly I gave things away. We recycled some old things into something new. I became mindful of where my money as well as my time is going. I recently made the change to a job with less stress. It’s […]

Aging Beauty

  On the road to Minimalism I have struggled with the concept of beauty. Do I keep on using makeup and hair color? How do I keep life simple and stay attractive? Should I embrace aging by allowing nature to take its course? I’m soon to be 47 this winter. The realism that I am […]

Minimal Housekeeping

Household chores can be a drag.  Keeping up with maintaining a house can be overwhelming if we let it. We made housekeeping easy at our house by doing with less, streamlining our routines, and using efficient tools. Taking the time to plan ahead is worth it. *Get rid of clutter If you don’t use it […]

Emptiness

As my house becomes empty in preparation for our move across country, I find myself in between apprehension and awe. The prepared me likes to have food in the pantry. Its been an interesting lesson to see the supply there dwindle. I have found myself pacing in front of the shelves as if looking for […]