When my phone smashed to smithereens last month, I decided to switch teams and order an iPhone. One of the main reasons was the customizing that could be easily done with an iPhone rather than searching for an android app to do the same thing. App Limits: I limit myself to 15 minutes of Instagram … Continue reading Freedom of Screen Time Limits
It's really interesting to sit back and observe humans. We all seem to be focused on being the best runner, the best employee, the best partner, the best minimalist, the best blah blah blah. We will search the internet for definitions and how to's and tips/tricks in order to be the best. We act like … Continue reading How Many Forks Do I Have?
Maintaining two capsule wardrobes seem to be taking a toll mentally. I periodically bring up this topic about what to do with my clothes during this new normal state. Here is the reality. It's late August and I went into the office one time in five and a half months. I probably wore a dress … Continue reading Itching for a Smaller Capsule Wardrobe
Two years ago I KonMari'd my things before it was cool. Yet I am still finding things that do not spark joy or get much use. During our state shut down or when the rules of engagement continue to change or when I just don't feel like driving to the donation center, I needed to … Continue reading Decluttering During Quarantine
Just finished listening to a special Patron episode of How to Be a Minimalist where Katie discussed what to do when you are the only minimalist in your home. She offered some great tips. It got me thinking about my journey to minimalism and how I converted Mr. BMM. To give some background on Mr. … Continue reading How to Convert Others To Minimalism
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 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
Lately as my state starts to reopen I have had this feeling of overwhelm. When those feelings happen I try to see what is causing the overwhelmed feeling. Is it too much on my schedule? Too many plans? Too many expectations? After reflecting on it this past week, I realized that it is too many … Continue reading Making Cuts: Expenses, Emails, and a Toaster Oven
As more time passes without gyms being able to reopen, I had to get creative. For some people it's following workout videos. I'm not that type of person. I really don't like watching TV much more than streaming my daily yoga class. I wanted a workout that could travel into the woods with me. So … Continue reading A Minimalist Workout for Maximal Results
My whole journey through minimalism started when I decluttered the physical and then the mental stuff around me. Before I decluttered, I thought that a home needed to look like a museum or be perfect for a scavenger hunt. The mental stories were similar. The most stuff I had the better I was. But I … Continue reading Decluttering 101 – Deciding on an Approach