Embracing Minimalism: Moving

I’ve been looking at apartments off and on since 2013. We even almost bought a house then, which is a story for another time. It is safe to say I’ve never truly enjoyed this apartment. Two bedrooms, one bath, 700 square feet; the place has severe moisture issues, shared laundry and poor natural light. It is a design nightmare, as well as a blogger’s nightmare. Continue reading “Embracing Minimalism: Moving”

Embracing Minimalism: Criticism, Part Four

Any time you announce you’re downsizing someone has something to say. There might be a lot of praise, but there’s usually more negativity. Especially in America, due to rampantly out of control consumer culture and marketing brainwashing, the general consensus is that stuff should make you happier. Stuff should improve your life. Stuff holds memories. If you eliminate that stuff, you might regret it. Continue reading “Embracing Minimalism: Criticism, Part Four”

Embracing Minimalism: March 2015 Bedroom Progress

Since I’ve been going on about this topic for a bit, I thought I’d show you where we stand at the end of March. We have a two bedroom, one bath apartment that is 700 square feet. I’ve taken photos of the bedroom to share with you, as that’s where the most progress has taken place. Continue reading “Embracing Minimalism: March 2015 Bedroom Progress”

Embracing Minimalism: Downsizing, Part Three

The beginning of March, Trevor and I made the decision to try to live as lightly as possible and use Minimalism as our guide. You can read the previous posts in the series here; Part 1 and Part 2. In this post I am going to start talking about the biggest step in the entire process: the home-purge.

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Embracing Minimalism: Do Your Research, Part Two

In my last post on minimalism I discussed how we came to understand we had too much stuff, things we didn’t need we thought we did, and furniture that wasn’t working for us (or wasn’t our style). Trevor and I want to live with less and embrace a minimalist lifestyle, not just the design philosophies. Continue reading “Embracing Minimalism: Do Your Research, Part Two”

Embracing Minimalism: Realization, Part One

I’m writing this in my iPad, in my bed, after three weeks of personal growth and realizations. Ultimately I’ve matured a lot in this time and have come to believe I understand what I need to do in order to “live the good life.”   Continue reading “Embracing Minimalism: Realization, Part One”

The Importance of a Cat’s Routine

Most kitties are creatures of habits very simple to understand as an owner. The sooner you learn your cat’s routine, or establish one for your kitten, the happier both your lives will be. Continue reading “The Importance of a Cat’s Routine”

DIY: Personalize Your 2015 Filofax

If you checked out my Filofax unboxing post, or are the proud owner of a brand new Filofax, I’m sure you noticed the inserts it comes with are bland and boring. Here are a few ways you can customize your Filofax in order to make it into something you love, and functional for you. Continue reading “DIY: Personalize Your 2015 Filofax”

Unboxing: Filofax Domino Personal Organizer

Interested in purchasing a Filofax? Check it out before you buy. Continue reading “Unboxing: Filofax Domino Personal Organizer”

Photo Journal: Longwood Gardens

The holidays have somewhat escaped us this year. Although we decorated, things seem different. We aren’t as excited this year and the season seems empty. In an effort to re-kindle our eagerness, we met up with some family to tour Longwood Gardens. Continue reading “Photo Journal: Longwood Gardens”