minimalism

What if we only bought the stuff we loved?

February 7, 2014
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I came across an article by Kathleen (Frugal Portland) the other day, and I absolutely LOVED the idea she threw out to her audience regarding the stuff we fill our lives with. She had been inspired by a quote she read in an NPR article on compulsive shopping – which in itself was good: “you can never get enough of what you don’t really need” […]

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What Went Well This Year? What Didn’t?

December 18, 2013
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My favorite parts of the months/years, are the ends. ‘Cuz something in us loves to stop for a few and look back over what just happened, and then look forward to what’s about to come. (Or, what we *hope* is about to come ;)). So when my boy Nate shot me a link over to Chris Guillebeau’s recent article on reviewing 2013, I stopped what […]

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Minimalism is Wrecking My Wardrobe

October 21, 2013
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So as many of you know, I go on these “minimalism binges” where I get super hardcore about having/using/buying less, and then eventually it wears out and I go back to my normal whacky ways. In a way it works wonders cuz there will be periods where I save butt tons of money by not shopping for X number of days, or I de-clutter an […]

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Stuff I’d Miss If a Bank Stole My House…

July 26, 2013

Yesterday I came across a headline so ridiculous sounding that I thought it was fake: “Bank Accidentally Steals Woman’s Belongings, Refuses To Make Restitution“. Well, it wasn’t. The short story goes like this: Woman goes on vacation for two weeks and comes back to a ransacked house with new locks on the doors. She calls police and finds out a bank (not her own) repossessed […]

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Happily Squished: Learning to Live in 270 Sq. Ft.

June 13, 2013
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(Article by Cat Alford) High up on a hill on a little Caribbean island called Grenada sits the cutest, tiniest 270 sq. ft. apartment you ever did see. It has no couch, no TV, no central AC, and no dishwasher, but despite its shortcomings, I’m proud to call it home. While one person could definitely live here comfortably, I share it with my 6’3” husband, […]

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Thoughts From a Wealthy Neighborhood

June 12, 2013
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So it’s been over a week and a half now chillin’ at the mother-in-law’s, and so far everything’s going superbly. Every day we hang out together, drink coffee together, and even have dinner at a normal time of night together – 6pm. Down 5 hours from our normal late-night feeding we were trying to break ;) I’m actually feeling like a responsible adult these days! […]

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How About RV’ing Across the Country For a Year?? :)

February 4, 2013
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How fun would that be?? Minimize your life down to the bare necessities (or throw it all into storage) and then travel free as a bird exploring our great country? All the while blogging/tweeting/LIVING life on the road? I think I could be pretty good at that… At least for the first week ;) And of course it’s no surprise that I get excited about […]

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How Are Your New Year’s Resolutions Going?

January 29, 2013
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Remember those?? Or has life thrown you back into “normal land” again along with your motivation? Haha… If so, consider me your alarm clock buzzing around your ears and the only way you can turn me off is to come up with a new one to tackle this month ;) What’s changed in the past 4 weeks that you’d rather work on instead? Personally, I […]

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5 Mostly Doable Challenges To Try This Year :)

January 15, 2013
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Whelp, it’s that time of year again! When everyone declares grand gestures of all types and takes on some seriously challenging challenges :) But that’s what I love about the new year and all the buzz that comes about it – people using their time and energy for GOOD! Even if the motivation dies over the next few months, haha… but that would never happen […]

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The Year of The Simple

January 1, 2013
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Happy New Year! Are you ready to kill it all over again?? Stack them papers up high and get your coin vault ready to be jumped in a la Scrooge McDuck? I know I am, haha… Nothing motivates me more than starting *fresh* – even if it’s just all in my head ;) Just like yesterday’s post on reviewing the past though, I should give […]

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Could You Quit Using Money Forever?

June 6, 2012

I don’t think I could do it.  In fact, I don’t think I *WANT* to do it! Haha… but, I think it’s one of the most interesting things in the world someone can do, and I find it all kinds of fascinating. And apparently so does my friend (and fellow car-giver!) Miss Britt who just read a book on someone who’s actually doing this right […]

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A Minimalist And Money

February 1, 2012

I saw this over at Everyday Minimalist, and just love it. Thinking of printing it out and putting it on my wall as a reminder to stay on track – I tend to wander at times :)  Maybe you’ll like this too? A Minimalist’s Train of Thought Less money spent means more money saved More money saved means the longer you can live in financial […]

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A Reader’s Journey to Becoming Debt-Free

September 27, 2011

(An anonymous reader’s story on her journey to becoming completely debt-free.  I wanted to share this with you all so you know it’s definitely do-able! I hope you get as inspired as I did :)) The wake-up call came for me when I was 53 years old. I was operations manager in a construction company. Working in construction I was used to being laid off […]

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I Wanna Need LESS Money, Not More.

September 22, 2011

Read that again: I wanna need LESS money, not MORE.  I don’t know why it sounds like such an epiphany for me right now, but I’m really digging that thought process! :) We’re always talking about wanting more and more, and trying to finagle ways to bring it all home even faster  (*ahem* our side hustle series) but at the end of the day if […]

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