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21 Words to Live By for a Better 2021

I don’t really like traditional goals or resolutions. Sometimes they are too difficult to fulfill, leaving me frustrated or disappointed. Other times, I do accomplish a goal only to be left with a feeling of, “Now what?”.

So instead, I created a list of 21 words to live by for a better 2021. 21 words that will improve my life, and hopefully yours, too! These are the words I would like to use and utilize … Continue reading...

20 Must-Read Minimalism Blogs for 2021

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Last Updated: December, 2020

There are millions of blogs out there, and thousands of people writing about minimalism. As I have continued to learn more about minimalism, I’ve found a number of blogs very helpful and influential.

This idea sprouted from a realization that there is not as much of a community within minimalist writers as there is for other topics. For example, … Continue reading...

Minimalists – Nothing More Than Spoiled Brats?

The closest picture I could find to represent the notion of an elitist, spoiled minimalist

Who Do You Think You Are?

Is minimalism bad? Minimalists go around talking about how less is more, we encourage you to declutter your home, and to get rid of what doesn’t bring you joy. We talk about mindful consumerism and avoiding the impulse to buy that unnecessary pair of jeans or the new iPhone. Minimalists tell you to … Continue reading...

Can a Frugal Minimalist Enjoy Disney?

C saw Mickey dancing by himself and asked if he could join

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First, a disclaimer: We only took this vacation because my parents were incredibly eager to see their grandkids experience Disney. They paid for almost the entire trip. We, as a family, are very fortunate to have all of the things we do and to be able to experience trips like this. Thanks, Mom … Continue reading...

17 Experiences to Give Kids Instead of Toys

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B’s Birthday

Our youngest son, B, is about to turn four years old. He is pretty excited for his
“Blaze and the Monster Machines” themed birthday party, let me tell ya. But what is he really excited for? He hasn’t mentioned anything about getting toys or gifts. B is really excited to have all of his friends with him to celebrate and he is … Continue reading...

How It All Started – (Part II – Minimalism)

Grand Canyon – Another example of money well spent in my earlier years.

The Beginning

I first stumbled upon minimalism a few years ago when I saw “The Minimalists” on Netflix. From that moment on, I was hooked.

I read every blog I could find, especially those from Joshua Becker, The Minimalists, Courtney Carver, and Leo Babauta, among others. I combed the library for books pertaining to minimalism. Read about what … Continue reading...

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