Decorating for Christmas as a Minimalist

When I tell people I’m a Minimalist, they tend to assume I don’t have anything to sit on in my house and that it’s stark and sterile. While I don’t really have comfortable things to sit on, I do have a couch and chairs. I also decorate my home, to the surprise of some, seasonally. While my definition of decorating seasonally may differ from the techniques of many, I do still like to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Continue reading “Decorating for Christmas as a Minimalist”

Let’s Chat Season 01, Episode 07

Happy Sunday everyone! This week’s Let’s Chat brings with it the last weekend of November…where did the time go? Continue reading “Let’s Chat Season 01, Episode 07”

Christmas and Minimalism

It’s almost that time again. Christmas time of course! (For all those who observe it.) Unfortunately though modern western Christmas traditions don’t usually mix well with minimalism. Decking the halls and gift giving can easily get out of hand. However, with that said you can find a balance for the holidays that wont result in excess consumption and boxes of decorations that are only used for 1/12th of the year. Continue reading “Christmas and Minimalism”

Fighting the Impulse to Fill Space

One of the first comments I hear when I tell people that Trevor and I have donated more things, and that we’ve almost got the amount of stuff we own to our goal, the first thing I hear is something along the lines of “pretty soon you won’t have anything left!” I’m not sure where the idea of filling a home with stuff came from, but I wanted to talk about this subject for those of you that are struggling on your quest to live with less. Continue reading “Fighting the Impulse to Fill Space”

Simple String Light Photo Display

I’m constantly looking for ways to make our bedroom more soft and relaxing. Our metal canopy bed is very demanding of the space and I try my best to down-play it in subtle and clean ways. Continue reading “Simple String Light Photo Display”

Creating an Inviting Bed

Earlier this week I shared a photo of our finished bed on Instagram and it was received fairly well! As promised, I’ll be sharing how I jazzed it up in today’s blog post. Continue reading “Creating an Inviting Bed”

How To Install: Mounting Dream Full Motion TV Wall Mount

Looking to upgrade your media center but unsure how? Well this post will show you how. Literally! I purchased the Mounting Dream Full Motion TV Wall Mount and will show you in video form how to install it. Continue reading “How To Install: Mounting Dream Full Motion TV Wall Mount”

IKEA “ALEX” Desk Review

There’s been a lot of interest in my ALEX desk lately on NautilusMODE, so it seemed like it was the perfect time to put out my review on the product. Here we go!
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My New IKEA “ALEX” Desk

Things have been hectic for us. We’ve been working really hard on going through our belongings again for the last time. I mean, as we move and grow we’ll get rid of things, but Trevor and I both feel like this time around we are truly getting rid of all the excess. One year after we started on our journey, we believe we’ll be finished with it.

Between tearing the house apart, listing things on eBay and Craigslist, and helping my sister tackle her clutter……….we found time on a Saturday to drive 5h round-trip to our “local” IKEA to snag me a new desk.

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Our 2015 Christmas Tree

This year was an interesting one for us, in terms of the holiday season. This post is supposed to go up before Christmas, but it just didn’t happen. Lately I’ve been feeling unhappy in my surroundings, which typically means we have too many possessions. Continue reading “Our 2015 Christmas Tree”