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Summer Cooking

I love to cook. My one grandfather really sparked my interest in cooking. He would have me over to teach me how to make different recipes. Such a beautiful memory. I actually have his crock pot and a recipe book. I love using them both as a sweet reminder of an awesome man. If I … Continue reading Summer Cooking

Thrifting is Officially Cool

Recently podcasts started to talk about thrifting being cool and all of the environmental benefits. Honestly, thrifting has been cool for a long time. We sometimes weird ourselves out and make up some crazy stories as to why thrifting won’t work. Maybe all of the right stars collided one day to bring me to minimalism, … Continue reading Thrifting is Officially Cool

Book Review: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

Found this book at one of my local Little Free Libraries along one of my many walks over the past couple of weeks. I love running. I enjoy Memoirs. Figured I would give this book a chance. Right now, I’m trying to calculate how many years I have been running. I started sometime around 2005 … Continue reading Book Review: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

Minimalist Mind Reader

Weeks ago I started talking about what I wanted to keep as well as change going forward as the world slowly starts to open up. While this shut down sucked, it was the first time in my whole life that I had time to reflect and truly make the best decisions for myself and my … Continue reading Minimalist Mind Reader

What Can I Subtract?

Part of my state is open now but my county is still closed down. Re-opening is going to happen but I feel that I need a plan. How much do I want to add back to my schedule? What can I subtract? I’m going to really comb through my schedule to see what really matters. … Continue reading What Can I Subtract?

Book Review: Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames

Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living by by Elizabeth Willard Thames Recommended by a reader, Jen @ Healthfulsaver, I am so thankful that I received this recommendation. I have found the need to reconnect with my frugal, inner saver, pay off debt person after having a hellish April. Once I started Meet … Continue reading Book Review: Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames

Advice to New Graduates

Around this time many students are graduating high school or college with huge goals and dreams. I remember graduating high school completely lost as to what I wanted to do when I grew up. I followed the traditional path of trying college, practically failed out, and went to beauty school. I thrived at beauty school. … Continue reading Advice to New Graduates

Social Media for BMM

It’s official! The Beautiful Minimal Millennial is now on Instagram! While I personally do not have Facebook or Instagram, I realize that in order to grow my blog I need to get out there. I will be posting articles, never before seen pictures, and more. I just started posting this week so pop over to … Continue reading Social Media for BMM

Return to Minimalism

Well, well, well. This past month has felt as if I’m living through a Stephen King novel where I’m getting chased by some creepy clown with a chainsaw down a dark alley wearing high heals. I really don’t even know if Stephen King wrote a book about that but it feels like it could have … Continue reading Return to Minimalism

How Do You Plan the Future?

We are now about a month into this new norm of social distancing, practically cleared out social calendars, and a completely new normal. In the beginning I fought this change, then I got really upset and angry because my life changed without my consent, and now I accepted this is my new normal. However, what … Continue reading How Do You Plan the Future?

Book Review: Joy at Work by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein

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. Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein After I completed my personal KonMari tidying event two years ago … Continue reading Book Review: Joy at Work by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein

Book Review: You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington by Alexis Coe

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. You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington by Alexis Coe Honestly, I rarely if ever read biographies and almost never read … Continue reading Book Review: You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington by Alexis Coe

Power of Duct Tape

Over this past weekend, we had nice weather. Maybe the first nice weekend of spring. You know that kind of nice weather where everyone would want to do something just like the weeks leading up to Christmas. And my little introverted being would be like “can’t I have an hour alone please?” Rather than being … Continue reading Power of Duct Tape

My New Normal is Ok

Earlier this week I cried to Mr. BMM. I can’t imagine that I’m the only one out there that cried at any point over the last month. I cried because life changed drastically. My old normal no longer exists. Nobody knows when our old normal will return, if it ever will return completely. After I … Continue reading My New Normal is Ok

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