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Paying it Forward

Paying it forward. Let me start off my acknowledging the fact that I am very privileged to make the suggestion on paying it forward. My job sent me to work at home over two weeks ago. I have been able to maintain my current salary. As a result, I have given myself a mission to … Continue reading Paying it Forward

Book Review: Living Simple, Free & Happy by Cristin Frank

Regardless if you purchase the book or borrow it from the library, one of the best ways to support your favorite authors is to review their books on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Living Simple, Free & Happy: How to Simplify, Declutter Your Home, and Reduce Stress, Debt, and Waste by Cristin Frank Not your typical decluttering, … Continue reading Book Review: Living Simple, Free & Happy by Cristin Frank

2020 Theme: Slow Cooking

Thankfully that I picked Slow to be my 2020 theme. Not sure how my mind develops these ideas but I am grateful that this idea came to me and I accepted this idea. Maybe it’s like the Big Magic that Elizabeth Gilbert wrote about. Today I am here to writ about slow cooking. When I … Continue reading 2020 Theme: Slow Cooking

Book Review: Do You Mind If I Cancel? (Things That Still Annoy Me) by Gary Janetti

Regardless if you purchase the book or borrow it from the library, one of the best ways to support your favorite authors is to review their books on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Do You Mind If I Cancel? (Things That Still Annoy Me) by Gary Janetti Are you looking for a hilarious book? Don’t go any … Continue reading Book Review: Do You Mind If I Cancel? (Things That Still Annoy Me) by Gary Janetti

Book Review: The Book of Ichigo Ichie by Hector Garcia Puigcerver and Francesc Miralles

Regardless if you purchase the book or borrow it from the library, one of the best ways to support your favorite authors is to review their books on Amazon and/or Goodreads. The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way by Hector Garcia Puigcerver and Francesc Miralles … Continue reading Book Review: The Book of Ichigo Ichie by Hector Garcia Puigcerver and Francesc Miralles

Book Review: How to be Fine by Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: There will be a live “Book Tour” on Friday, April 10th at 12pm EST. Check out an article by Modern Mrs. Darcy. Regardless if you purchase the book or borrow it from the library, one of the best ways to support your favorite authors is to review their books on Amazon and/or Goodreads. … Continue reading Book Review: How to be Fine by Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer

Made in My Own Country

Over the past couple of weeks I have made one very strong personal rule. I am going to buy made in America as much as possible whenever I shop. As you know, I’m currently on my second year of no shopping with a couple exceptions. My shopping is fairly limited to start. However, when I … Continue reading Made in My Own Country

Slow Sunday

Actually this weekend has been all things slow. I just love when you slow roast some thing in the oven that takes a couple of hours. You can’t run out. You just have to be home and enjoy the aromas. I made my first pot roast today.  It was delicious.   Mr. BMM and I sat down … Continue reading Slow Sunday

Slow Sunday

I don’t know about you, but winter is not my favorite time of year when I can’t get outside. Today’s weather was a pleasant surprise of 50 degrees. Back to our front porch with a jacket and blanket for some more porch reading.

Book Review: Phyllis Diller’s Housekeeping Hints

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Five star all the way! Who this book is for?  Those that think that they must keep a magazine worthy home.  Those that think rain or sunshine are always reasons to clean.  Those who are feeling overwhelmed and stressed doing all the things.  Those who think their household chore list is off balance.  Anyone … Continue reading Book Review: Phyllis Diller’s Housekeeping Hints

Why I Love Minimalism

I love making lists.  Lists are the most perfect way for me to show what is going on and keeping organized.  Lists might not be for you and that is totally ok.  But here is a list of my Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Minimalism.  There is white space in my days… well I … Continue reading Why I Love Minimalism

Happy One Year Anniversary to the Beautiful Minimal Millennial

This little blog called the Beautiful Minimal Millennial is celebrating its first anniversary. I started this blog to keep me honest with my spending habits and help me build better money habits. I will be honest, growing up I remember two financial phases. The first phase was frugal, coupon clipping, and watching every penny come … Continue reading Happy One Year Anniversary to the Beautiful Minimal Millennial

Mini February Theme: Self-Care

Part of cutting back on the unrealistic and insane cleaning narratives, a door opened for me to spend time giving myself some much-needed self-care.  While attempting to give myself self-care during my second no-spend year could be challenging, I came up with 5 frugal and some free ideas.  Just like Jonathan Fields described in his … Continue reading Mini February Theme: Self-Care

Book Review: Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope by Mark Manson

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Wow.  If you are looking for a book that makes you question everything (literally everything), then this is the book for you.  The book has lots of information from Kant and other philosophers with excellent and well researched thoughts.  It questions everything like money, religion, forms of government.  The explanation about the blue dot study … Continue reading Book Review: Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope by Mark Manson

January 2020 No Spend Recap

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. – Michael Altshuler Earlier this year I posted about having a list of 20 for 2020 items or mini resolutions for 2020.  Here is an update on my 20 for 2020 progress.  CREATE – My professional Theme for 2020 Attend a meditation workshop … Continue reading January 2020 No Spend Recap

My Battle With The Cable Company: Do I really need internet?

Ugg. Just received the most recent cable and internet bill. Our cable company just hiked up our bill another 8% this past month with an increase in their random “fees”. I swear they increase the charges and then later take away favorite channels. There has to be a better way! They increased the “broadcasting fee” … Continue reading My Battle With The Cable Company: Do I really need internet?

Student Loans for Millennials:  How I Plan to Keep $23,000 (of Interest) Rather than Pay Lenders

It’s that time of year when I do my taxes and nearly puke because 63% of my student loan payments went to interest and I got back less than one month’s payment on my taxes. I’m pissed! Student loan interest rates are insane! You cannot avoid paying your student loans unless you die. The government … Continue reading Student Loans for Millennials:  How I Plan to Keep $23,000 (of Interest) Rather than Pay Lenders

From Clutter and Over Consumption to Simple and Minimalist

Back to my first full work week since before the holidays and my headphones have been working in overdrive. I stumbled across some of the most beautiful and amazing podcasts about minimalism this week. Since I am a recovering shop-a-holic, listening to podcasts about decluttering and minimalism help me keep my old behaviors in check. … Continue reading From Clutter and Over Consumption to Simple and Minimalist

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Welcome back! I am officially, really back! Did you have a chance to check out my 2020 Themes, No Spend 2019 Update, or my 20 for 2020 articles? If not, check them out. I like to start each year with a plan and intention. I am thrilled that my 2020 theme is … Continue reading Happy New Year!

20 FOR 2020

If you listen to Gretchen Rubin’s podcast Happier, you already know about putting together a list of 20 items or mini resolutions for 2020. Last year it was 19 for 2019. My list involves some solo items as well as some to get me outside with others. It also includes things specific to me and … Continue reading 20 FOR 2020

Presenting My 2020 Themes

Today I present my personal theme reminders. I want to live a SLOW life and professionally I want to CREATE. Personally my 2020 theme is SLOW. I want to live a slower, more intentional life with less insanity. Professionally my theme is to CREATE. I want to CREATE great content on this blog as well … Continue reading Presenting My 2020 Themes

Tis the Season

Enjoying the holidays with a little break from writing. I will be back with new content in the New Year. Wishing you all the best!

Slow, Snow, and Insanity

What a week. I found myself grocery shopping slowly as I listened to The Slow Home Podcast episode, Busy and slow – can they co-exist? Usually I like to take in all of the sights and sounds of the grocery store. I truly enjoy the experience. However, I felt a bit overwhelmed this week so … Continue reading Slow, Snow, and Insanity

OFFICIAL WEBSITE!

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