Living Simple When Your Partner Doesn’t

One of our YouTube subscribers had shared that they are more enthusiastic about living simple than their family is, which can be tough sometimes. We’re sure it can be! The clutter, the mess and the excess are all things you have to contend with when you’re more keen on living simple than your family and sometimes it can feel like you’re the lone ranger, tackling the stuff solo. For your family, you getting rid of your things might seem a little nuts! This week we’re sharing our suggestions on how to make home life a little more peaceful, for all parties involved, because life isn’t about stuff! Continue reading “Living Simple When Your Partner Doesn’t”

Shopping As An Essentialist

Truthfully this wasn’t an area of my life that I had anticipated would change, but it greatly has. I mean, I was fully aware that the shopping habits we’d had a few years ago were atrocious, but I’d thought we’d cleaned up our act a good amount. Turns out essentialism and living simple with only what you need would have a major impact on how Trevor and I spend money (AND view money, so if you’re interested in learning more about that let me know in a comment below). Continue reading “Shopping As An Essentialist”

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”

Minimalists or Essentialists? | Let’s Chat, S02 E06

Hi there! This week we reflect on minimalism and essentialism and realize that we are more essentialist than minimalist. Continue reading “Minimalists or Essentialists? | Let’s Chat, S02 E06”

His 2017 Work Wardrobe

Happy Tuesday! For today’s video on Minimalism I’ve got Trevor’s work Wardrobe. It’s simple, short and to the point. Continue reading “His 2017 Work Wardrobe”

ALEX Desk Update | Let’s Chat, S02 E05

Happy Sunday! This week we’d thought we do something a little different and offer an update on my ALEX desk unit from IKEA that we had picked it up and built on our YouTube channel over a year ago. Continue reading “ALEX Desk Update | Let’s Chat, S02 E05”

Simple Planning | February 2017

The end of the month is my favorite time of the month as I get to set-up the calendar for the following month in my planner. Am I obsessed? Do I have a problem? Eh, whatever. Let’s talk planners! Continue reading “Simple Planning | February 2017”

We Bought a $130 Scale | Let’s Chat, S02 E04

Happy Sunday everyone! This week we wanted to do a super quick update to let you know we’d invested in a smart scale. Continue reading “We Bought a $130 Scale | Let’s Chat, S02 E04”

Two Years of Minimalism | How We’ve Changed

It’s been two years since Trevor and I became Minimalists and, we’re happy to say, we’ve learned a number of things. The experience wasn’t always easy, or enjoyable, but we have arrived at a much improved and happier state of living. Continue reading “Two Years of Minimalism | How We’ve Changed”

Minimalism Won’t Make You Happy

Hey everyone! Today’s topic is something I didn’t know was a thing until a couple weeks ago. I was checking out content similar to ours on YouTube and found several videos promoting polarizing opinions by comparing Minimalism and Materialism and suggesting that one is superior than the other in the video titles. This absolutely frustrates me as, for starters, polarizing media disgusts me. The short of it is: no way of living is superior to the other, or will guarantee you happiness (SPOILER ALERT: we all have to do that for ourselves), but there is a way of living that is best suited to you and your personality. This, of course, means doing the research and throwing on that thinking cap to find a method of living that sounds best to you. Continue reading “Minimalism Won’t Make You Happy”