Before I started my first no spend year in 2019, I swore that borrowing books from my local library wouldn’t work for me. I had this weird narrative in my mind that the library book had to stay home, couldn’t be read during breakfast, I could only check out old, dusty and dated books, and … Continue reading I Have a Book Problem But My Librarian Disagrees with Me
Recently I have been coming home from work, getting the little tasks done around the house, and feeling this overwhelming sense of calm around me. All of those little tasks haven’t felt like a mountain to climb over. I don’t feel that I’m spread too thin. I’m sleeping amazingly well. My body is feeling great. … Continue reading Why Do I Feel So Calm?
Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier & Healthier for Less 5 star book Who this book is perfect for: New homeowner, recent college graduate, or someone starting off their debt busting journey. If you have been on your debt busting journey for a couple years, this book might not offer any new suggestions for you. … Continue reading Book Review: Suddenly Frugal by Leah Ingram
The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness 5 star review! The author did a fabulous job explaining the psychology behind how people arrive at making their own money decisions. I enjoyed reading a recently released book that focused on facts but did not over do the facts and references. Wonderful balance. … Continue reading Book Review: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
Could you imagine going a whole month without alcohol, shopping, elevators, newspapers, cellphones, dining out, television, taxis, coffee, cursing, chocolate, or multitasking? That's what Mary Carlomagno, author of Give It Up!: My Year of Learning to Live Better did. She lived January without alcohol, February without shopping, March without elevators, and so on. Inspired by … Continue reading March 2021 Experiment Inspired by Give it Up! by Mary Carlomagno
It’s the BMM 2nd Blog-A-Versary Happy Blog-A-Versary to the Beautiful Minimal Millennial! After reflecting on the past year, let’s all agree it’s been a crazy year! Nobody ever would have guessed that the world would have shut down, lives turned upside down and sideways, and we are all living a new normal. I know that … Continue reading Guess what day it is!?!?!?!
No. <--That single work is a complete sentence. Yet too often we feel like we should or must say yes. Not only do feel like we have to say yes but that we must say yes with nearly Mary Poppins perfection. Yes, I would love to attend your bridal shower. Yes, I would love to … Continue reading Book Review: F*ck No by Sarah Knight
Full disclosure. I read this book for an online book club and as a result I tried to finish the book. If it wasn’t for the book club, I never would have attempted to finish this book. About halfway through the book I started to skim. And then I gave up because I realized that … Continue reading Book Review: I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
After reading The Secret, I wanted to put this out to the Universe. I AM strong I AM beautiful I AM young I AM smart I AM the perfect body weight I HAVE a beautiful family I HAVE a loving and caring husband I HAVE wealth I AM financial independent I AM living my life … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret by Rhonda Bryne
Body on Baker Street (Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery #2) by Vicki Delany This is the second book in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series and Vicki Delany did not disappoint. You can certainly read this book on it's own because the author does a great job developing the plot and characters. I see myself being … Continue reading Book Review: Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany