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Minimalist Lifestyle: Could I live off grid?

Could I really live off-grid? It has been quite some time since we have written a post but that is going to change.  This past week has given me a new perspective on MANY things but mainly to get back on track with my minimalist lifestyle and this blog. One…

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Minimalist Lifestyle: Living With Someone Who Is Not A Minimalist

Living Together Dating A Minimalist: Your shared spaces are the trickiest areas. You may feel tempted to fill these with items to make the space feel warm and inviting, but your partner may prefer empty walls. Best advice here? Compromise. Ideas include: Select just one wall for wall decorations Limit knick-knacks…

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What the world needs more of is less.

We don’t need more. What the world needs more of is LESS. Note: When I started writing this article, it was just before Christmas.  The past year seems to be a blur but I was determined to address this topic.   This is a topic I’m very passionate about and…

How To Pay Off Debt By Living Minimally and Simply

The past two years have been a little rough for our seasonal business. Thank goodness for living minimally and simply because it was easy for me to slip back into pay off debt mode.  You will always have ups and downs when you own your own business but usually the…

5 Ways To Build An Emergency Fund

We have all been advised at one time or another that it’s important to have an emergency fund. I prefer not to use the term “emergency” so I have a contingency fund that includes both cash and credit in the event I need it.  The question is why have one and how…

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Minimal Living: Spring is the perfect time of year for minimalists.

It’s hard to believe that it is already the beginning of April. I know I have not written an essay lately and I apologize but I honestly do not know where the past few months have gone!  Do you feel that way also? Seems like in a blink of an…

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Dating A Minimalist VS Dating As A Minimalist

Are you dating a minimalist and stumped? We’ve got you covered! Note: While “dating” is in the title, this post is a great place to start for any meaningful relationship you may have with someone who is a minimalist/as a minimalist. Read Denise’s essay on this exact subject:  Minimalist Living…

No Longer Minimalist? Fallen Off The Bandwagon

Why hello, old friends. It’s been way too long since I’ve last written. Six months – yeesh. I have a confession to make – I haven’t been feeling very minimalist lately. I’ve unfortunately fallen back into old habits of splurging and purchasing, slowly filling up the empty rooms in my…

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Living Minimally Equals Living Abundantly

One thing that is hard for many of us to wrap our brains around is living abundantly while being a minimalist.  Living minimally and living abundantly are actually quite possible.  These two words are actually not polar opposites like you may think. One definition for abundance is: overflowing fullness:  abundance…

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Make The Holidays About Memories Not Things

As I’m sitting in my office writing this week’s post, it dawned on me we are fast approaching the holidays.  We are only about two weeks away from Halloween!  Where in the world did this year go? Seems we just celebrated Christmas and New Years Eve and here we go…