North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trailby Scott Jurek, Jenny Jurek I picked up this book because I enjoy running and I love the mountains along the east coast. What I didn't know was the real story behind these badasses, Scott and Jenny Jurek. Who decides one day to run 2,189 over 46 … Continue reading Book Review: North by Scott Jurek and Jenny Jurek
Over the past 18 months, I have been on a no shopping ban. It has been wildly successful by getting my finances on track to build an emergency fund, fund a Roth-IRA, and pay off debt. And things were going great. Yesterday I shopped. I did not shop from my approved shopping list or from … Continue reading Oops. I Shopped.
A little while ago I wrote about my summer meal planning that involves one single rule. No OVEN! Rather that using the oven and heating up the house, I use the crock pot, grill, and smoothie or juice maker for all of our meals and snacks. This will be my second summer in a row … Continue reading 2020 Summer Theme: Summer of Burgers
About 10 days ago I cancelled Amazon Prime. I started to see that it truly was not benefiting us. Rather than haphazardly reordering items on Amazon Prime, I started actually price comparing. Take for example banana chips. I spent $21.99 on a 5 pound bag on Amazon. After taking an extra couple of minutes, I … Continue reading Life After Cancelling Amazon Prime
We are members of the cult of efficiency, and we’re killing ourselves with productivity. ... Far too many of us have been lured into the cult of efficiency. We are driven, but we long ago lost sight of what we were driving toward. We judge our days based on how efficient they are, not how … Continue reading Book Review: Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee
Mr. BMM is friends with a guy from our gym. Mr. BMM plans for the guy from the gym and his wife to meet up for a motorcycle ride. We start chatting. The guy from the gym's wife recently ordered a fanny pack. We have only met twice. Is it too early or weird to … Continue reading Fanny Pack Friendship – Do you Need an Official Minimalist Label?
The lovely and beautiful Author, Podcaster, and YouTuber, Katie Coughran, featured one of my articles on her most recent podcast! I started this blog as a way to keep myself honest with my no spend 2019 challenge. It has morphed over time but always comes back to minimalism. To hear the words spoken out into this universe … Continue reading OMG BMM was on a PODCAST!!!
I lost my mind during the global shut down and I'm not beating myself up over it. It happened. I over bought food. I WAY OVER BOUGHT FOOD. But I refuse to beat myself up over it. The old me would yell, scream, and put myself down because I spent too much money on food … Continue reading Shopping Your Home SAVES Money $$$
Earlier this week I wrote about cancelling Amazon Prime because I really failed to see value in paying a membership fee. Amazon Music was ok but randomly decided when I could listen to certain songs. Amazon Prime Video was nice but we can still rent movies without the membership fee. Amazon 2 day shipping is … Continue reading Crap My Fanny Pack Broke
I live where we have two seasons. Winter and construction (aka summer). I need clothes for cold weather and warm weather. There is no spring or fall here. As a result, I have a capsule wardrobe for each season. Lately, I have been opening up my closet and questioning if I have too many clothes. … Continue reading Maintaining 2 Capsule Wardrobes