Why I Simplify (Everything)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

If you remember from the beginning of the year, my word for 2019 has been 'edit.'  I've absolutely been sticking with that for the last 6 months, even getting a new job so I could edit out the biggest annoyances of my old one - taking the train every day and going to court.  I'm constantly editing my wardrobe and meals and what I do with this blog.  Edit and simplify.  I thought I would share a few of the top reasons that came to mind about why I love to simplify so much, why I put the effort in to think through everything and edit my choices this year.  Also known as 'what I actually love doing with all my free time and money that I now have since simplifying everything in my life.'

My 5 Minute Makeup Routine

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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I like getting up early-ish in the mornings.  I find I'm able to get a lot done if I wake up when John does, since he leaves for work over an hour before I need to.  But a full face of makeup is not one of those things I want to spend my productive morning hour on (and I'd also need to spend more time taking it off at the end of the day, which I never feel like doing.)  I'm just not up for the whole entire makeup routine - I save that for evenings out when I feel like playing around.  In the mornings before work, I'd rather just get it done in 5 minutes and get out the door.  I know a lot of people feel the same way, so I thought I would share my routine and products.  And I have timed it!  This does take me just a few minutes:

Simple Homemaking Habits

Friday, September 14, 2018

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There's a lot of different facets of getting back on track on my to do list.  One of the main aspects of that is our home.  When I straighten up and maintain the house, it always makes it feel like the rest of my life is together too.  Of course, since I’m so minimalist, it’s actually incredibly easy to get back on track with homemaking, and to stay there.  Just one of the many benefits of not having crap around - super easy to clean and organize even if every single item is out of place at the same time.  Even without being as extremely anti-stuff as I am, though, you can still adopt these super simple homemaking habits to keep your home in order too.


My Minimalist Skin Care Lineup

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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Like everything else in my life, my skin care has to be minimalist too.  And clean, and cruelty free.  Since I already updated you on my minimalist makeup collection, it seemed like sharing the clean and natural skin care lineup was next up.  Not that I don't believe in a multitude of great skin care products - there's tons.  And they do work.  I just don't remember to use them all and don't see a difference in my own skin when I do.  So I stick to my basics and I find that my skin is responding really well.  Which means I'll keep chugging along, because if it ain't broke, don't fix it.


10 Vintage Skills That Save Money

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

That's what these are called now, 'vintage skills.'  Because it's been so many years since people regularly did these things, but really, it wasn't that long ago that we used to be so much more self-sufficient.  It's on my goal list to learn one of these vintage skills, because they really can save money.  Now, I love modern conveniences as much as the next girl, and I don't feel the need to unnecessarily complicate my life just for the sake of going back to how things used to be done.  Not every update has been a winner (fast fashion and everyone's inability to sew a button back on their clothing), but not every old skill is either (it is, in fact, cheaper to buy bread than make it, for example).  So here are a few of the vintage skills that save money that I'm thinking about learning more about, before I pick which one I want to commit to.