10 Ways to Reuse Shopping Bags | DIY Recycling Challenge

Hi everyone! This project has been in the works for a month now, and I’m so excited to finally share this project with you! This blog post and video was done in collaboration with Simple Victoria, and several other Youtube channels, to bring you guys tons of different ideas on how to take an object and turn it into something new. This project is our first collaboration project, ever, and we hope that you guys enjoy and find some ideas in this video. Continue reading “10 Ways to Reuse Shopping Bags | DIY Recycling Challenge”

16 Things We’re Thankful For in 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers! I had another post planned for today, but we decided last minute to share with all of you 16 things that we’re thankful for in 2016. This list isn’t in any particular order as we just threw it together as we thought of it! Continue reading “16 Things We’re Thankful For in 2016”

How To Utilize Wish Lists

It’s a little hard to believe that the end of 2016 and the holidays are well on their way. As a minimalist blogger, the holidays are a little touchy of a subject with one of the most common issues raised is how to handle giving and receiving gifts from friends and family. Today we’ll talk about one aspect of that process that we’ve been using for a couple years now: the wish list. Continue reading “How To Utilize Wish Lists”

4 Things I’ve Learned from Blogging

I’ve been in a fairly reflective mood lately, I mean more so than usual. Typically Trevor and I reflect on our lives once a week to make sure we’re headed in the right path, but I’ve been doing more and more personal reflection to make sure I’m where I want to be. That aside, I’ve spent most of my time reflecting on this blog and wanted to share some of the lessons I’ve learned, now that I’ve personally been blogging for a total of 6 years. Continue reading “4 Things I’ve Learned from Blogging”

Discovering My Personal Preferences in Coping with Loss

This past week I lost a relative that I used to be close with. It’s been very difficult for me to express in words what sort of an impact the situation has had on me, but I’ve learned a few things and grown as a result of the experience. Continue reading “Discovering My Personal Preferences in Coping with Loss”

On Having a Life Plan

I’ve tried to write this post several times, but something stops me after about two hours of work. I write 1,000 words, then delete it all. This topic is a topic I need to discuss in a very elegant and careful way, as my views on the matter are probably very different than what a lot of people believe. That’s part of the beauty of this planet, right? Millions of people with millions of beliefs, put together to have conversations and help guide each other through the world…at least, that’s how I see it. Continue reading “On Having a Life Plan”

Philosophy: Removing Negativity

Breaking news, death destruction and mayhem, more at 11. Be sure to join the conversation with everyone else who is upset by these events in the news social media and comments.

Or don’t. Sometimes it’s best to strive to lessen our exposure to these things to live a happier life. Continue reading “Philosophy: Removing Negativity”