I want to start off by saying that I'm not perfect. My home isn't perfect. I don't' shop at West Elm, it probably won't ever be featured in a magazine or even on Instagram, and I'm cool with it. Because this home makes me happy, it makes my boyfriend happy, and we are living a cozy and happy life together, and there's nothing better than that.Read More
What does it mean to simplify your life? Most websites portray a simple life as serene, gentle, nature-driven, and mystical. Filled with quiet moments and hidden treasures, which is lovely and accurate, but it doesn't paint the whole picture.
Simplifying my life has been exciting, full of travel, road trips, laughs, and possibilities. It's bright, vivid, and adventurous and entirely untethered to daunting tasks or mundane to-do lists.Read More
I think every person who is on the clutter-free journey wants everyone in their life to join the club, right? Once our clutter goggles are on, all we want to do is locate and destroy stuff that is no longer loved. And because we know that clutter is the source of chaos, stress, and unhappiness.
Quite frankly do you have time for being miserable? I sure as hell don't! I want to spend my life doing things I enjoy!Read More
To me, my home is a sacred place. It's a place for love, rest, and growth. It brings me peace and allows me to be my truest self without fear or judgment
It's also the window to my mental or emotional state. If it's messy or disorganized I know, I'm stressed. If it's tidy and in order, it allows my mind to create, my heart to sing and my body to dance.Read More
We just arrived home a few days ago, and I was so relieved when we walked in the door, and the apartment was was clean. Sheets washed, laundry done, counters empty. It was like stepping into a spa, all that was missing was the smell of eucalyptus.
But, my apartment wasn't always like this.Read More
25 days from now, we will be huddled around the Tree, waiting to open presents.
But if you’re anything like me, your anxiety is building! Why?
Because you may receive gifts that fall into the "Don’t need this,” "Don’t want this,” or “Don’t like this” categories. I'm not ungrateful, I am eternally thankful, but I just don’t know what to do with stuff that brings overwhelm and guilt for not liking it.Read More
Have you ever looked at your home and felt stuck? Walls are caving in, every surface and corner filled with papers and objects stacked on top of each other. The desk is so utterly disorganized that a keyboard and mouse are barely peaking through the debris.
When did it all get so messy?
To be honest, when I see my home in disarray, it fills me with anxiety. I get so anxious that I want to scream, cry, and fall to the ground.Read More
Everything starts with a plan. And a plan isn’t a plan unless you’re organized! Organized planning is essential when you begin decluttering.
I know planning isn’t easy for everyone. I struggled too. But I promise you this guide will provide a clear plan of attack to start decluttering your house.
When you look at your clutter (no matter the size) do you ask yourselfRead More
We hear it every day global warming is real! And it seems like we’re a long way away from leaving gas behind, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do anything!
Americans produce 4.4lbs of trash every day! Multiply that by 365 days, and that’s 1,606 pounds a year! To be honest, when I look at my day, I’m continually using paper, plastic, cardboard and other non-usable items. Don’t forget all the boxes and bubble wrap I get delivered to my door from online shopping!
When you're simplifying your home it may be difficult to add decor without over doing it. Use these 3 simple rules to decorate a simple home. Guest Blog By Renee-Claude Gratton from mauveinteriors.comRead More
When I’m having a busy month, the last thing I want to do is plan my meals or shop for groceries.
I want to avoid thinking at all cost and never step foot into a grocery store.
When life is hectic, I avoid my local store like the plague. Stores nowadays are too stressful. Why should I waste my time bumping carts or fighting for fresh kale?Read More
How many times do you answer "How are you?," with "Busy?"
Today our society is so overwhelmed with work and doing so much stuff, that we have forgotten how to answer a simple question.
But it honestly doesn't need to be this way. There's so much room to simplify our lives if we're willing to spend a little time letting go, reducing, and fine-tuning everyday tasks!Read More
Everyone knows the feeling of having a million and one items on their to-do list.
But it doesn't have to be this way!
Using the one-minute rule will change your perspective on how to get things done!
From the moment I wake up, it's go-go-go! There was never any time to make the bed or have breakfast. At work, there is no time to think about home life, let alone lunch. Seven hours later, I would be home and would see my to-do list staring me right in the face. Does it ever stop?Read More