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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!

It’s official. I have a website! Check out beautifulminimalmillennial.com

Oh Black Friday, What Fresh Hell You Are… or How I am Thriving this Week

We are in Thanksgiving week here in the United States.  I can feel the insanity in the air.  I call it Crazy Hell.  I am trying to be slow and intentional this week by not get caught up in the insanity. However, I am totally looking forward to my personal Black Friday tradition.  I grocery … Continue reading Oh Black Friday, What Fresh Hell You Are… or How I am Thriving this Week

Inspiration

You know the right thing to do when opportunity arises. So, do it! – Anonymous

Hello Self Care Rockstar!

The stars aligned this week to give me a very clear message. FOCUS ON SELF CARE! It was self care from podcasts. Self care from a book. Self care from yoga. Self care. Self care. Self care. Okay Universe, I got it! My self care focus started this past weekend when I challenging myself to … Continue reading Hello Self Care Rockstar!

Inspiration

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. – Hugh Downs

Glowing Fall Skin

As the weather changed and the days got shorter, my routine needed to change. My workout routine flatten out and expands to 5 days from 4 days. That shift bumped my grocery shopping day. Next, I took some time to readjust my self care routine by researching oils to use on my face. For about … Continue reading Glowing Fall Skin

Inspiration

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. – Eleonora Duse

Hello Extra Hour of Sleep

Making sleep my #1 priority over everything else has been one of the best decisions I made recently. This weekend we turn our clocks back an hour so I get an extra hour of sleep! Hello pillow! I remember the times when I would be equally as excited for an extra hour at the bar. … Continue reading Hello Extra Hour of Sleep

Inspiration

If you need a little more joy today, think positive thoughts, share kind words and the warm hug of a friend. – Anonymous

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We have so many reasons to rejoice. Celebrate one today. – Anonymous

Inspiration

Few joys equal the joy that we feel when we find a heart that understands. – Anonymous

Big Goals are Scary 👻

The beginning of my week felt like I was skipping in a field of wild flowers. Here is how I felt: Been practicing a daily yoga/ meditation/ gratitude for a couple of months now. Recently I have found myself watching drama but not getting sucked in. Or recognizing passive aggressive attitudes and be able to … Continue reading Big Goals are Scary 👻

Inspiration

True joy is rooted so deep within the heart that the storms of life cannot chase it away. – Anonymous

Inspiration

Make every day the happiest day of your life. – Anonymous

Inspiration

Joy is not an emotion that can be forced, fabricated, or faked. – Fred Bittne

Falling into Slowness

Self-care continues with puppy walks, reading, yoga, running, and lifting. While that might sound like a lot, it means peace and calm in my mind and body for me. I found that I am embracing a slower pace after a couple running injuries and digestive issues earlier this month. For a type A, it is … Continue reading Falling into Slowness

Inspiration

From small acts of kindness, a ripple effect grows. – Anonymous

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Show up today in love and kindness. – Anonymous

Minimize: Fall To Do Lists

Personally I find it easy to over do things. This year I tried to carefully curate a list of fall to do items. Some are basically necessary and others are lingering tasks that I always think about doing. But basically these tasks that take between 30 seconds and 30 minutes. I refuse to ruin a … Continue reading Minimize: Fall To Do Lists