simple living

Less by Rachel Aust

Less by Rachel Aust

This book is a very unique book to my minimalist book review series. Less: a visual guide to minimalism, was written by the popular minimalist youtuber Rachel Aust. In her book she gives a very unique perspective and a simple visual guide that many new minimalists will find very helpful. You will love her lists and decision charts in this no fluff guide to decluttering and living a simple happy life.

Wisdom Wednesday

Wisdom Wednesday

This week try to find something in your life that you can make easier. Maybe its trying to meal prep this weekend so you only have to clean up your kitchen once. Perhaps its having a family meeting and implementing a chore chart. Personally, my favorite thing that simplified my life was a gift from my in-laws for Christmas which with this one change saves me 42 hours a year that I don't have to spend on doing this boring chore.  

Wisdom Wednesday

Wisdom Wednesday

The only way that you do get better at this art like with most art is by practicing. Minimalism is a lifestyle. Be patient with yourself and don’t expect to get everything done in one day. It took a lifetime to gather everything around you its gonna take some work to undo that.

Wisdom Wednesday

Simple is beautiful. Simple allows us to breath, think, create, and be free. When we remove all the extra we find out what and who is actually important to us. Once we get rid of all the garbage cluttering our lives we get peace. If we want to achieve our goals this year we must get serious about removing all the extras; the extra stuff, extra (often unnecessary) time commitments, the long to do lists that never seem to end. We just need to take a look at life and put our priorities first. Check in with tomorrows blog post to see just how to do that and to give yourself the credit that you deserve for all the stuff that you continue to get done.

Simple is beautiful. Simple allows us to breath, think, create, and be free. When we remove all the extra we find out what and who is actually important to us. Once we get rid of all the garbage cluttering our lives we get peace. If we want to achieve our goals this year we must get serious about removing all the extras; the extra stuff, extra (often unnecessary) time commitments, the long to do lists that never seem to end. We just need to take a look at life and put our priorities first. Check in with tomorrows blog post to see just how to do that and to give yourself the credit that you deserve for all the stuff that you continue to get done.

The December Line Up

The December Line Up

I have been working hard so that I can help you this Christmas season. I am pleased to announce the 25 days of Christmas starting from today until New Years eve. See more to see a sneak peak of what I have in store for you!

The Minimalist Rockstar Joshua Becker

The Minimalist Rockstar Joshua Becker

A review of Joshua Becker the man that introduced me to minimalism. I have a special place in my heart for him and his words which started me on this path of growth. Hear about two of his books and his Uncluttered class. 

Wisdom Wednesday

Wisdom Wednesday

Life is all about balance. Have any of you seen Eat Pray Love? If so you kind of know what I am talking about. Make sure that we aren't running ourselves ragged just for the sake of doing. There is no reward in that except exhaustion and burnout. Put your power and energy behind things that you care about.

The Craft Box Project

The Craft Box Project

I don't think I am the only one in this world that is overrun by unfinished crafts and too many hobbies. That is what we are tackling today with the box project. How to declutter both the old hobbies that we have outgrown and the new ones that we love.

Special Date Night Thanks to Minimalism

Special Date Night Thanks to Minimalism

The title of this blog is simple HAPPY life. We can live as simply as we want but if we don't replace all that time we gained back by not being a slave to our things with new adventure or things we enjoy then our life will be no happier than it was before. Here is an adventure date night that Patrick and I were able to have thanks in part to decluttering. 

Decluttering Your Makeup With The Box Project

Decluttering Your Makeup With The Box Project

After the feedback from my philosophy on how to declutter, using the box project method I give you this example of how to put that method into action. The category we are decluttering today is beauty products. The box project method allows for quick decluttering with limited decision fatigue and no regrets. 

The Simple Living Box Project

The Simple Living Box Project

There are many different philosophies that are used as tools to help you on your minimalism journey. I have created my own process that helps you declutter efficiently without any regrets (and those two things do not usually go hand in hand). Make sure you apply this method to take full advantage of the "Purgatory Box" philosophy as well.

Top 5 Kids Books to Inspire Simple Living

Top 5 Kids Books to Inspire Simple Living

As parents you know you can't exactly just give them a book on minimalism and expect them to be on board. These books and movies will help you start that conversation with them and promote good values to live a happy life.