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Chasing Slow: 4 Lessons on a More Intentional Life

Chasing Slow: 4 Lessons on a More Intentional Life

Erin Loechner, the author of Chasing Slow, has a talent for storytelling. She writes about her pursuit of a simpler life in a story that is full of forgiveness. She captures the journey of pursuing an intentional life so beautifully and raw. Her words feel authentic as she describes her mistakes and the lessons learned. I finished the book with a different perspective in my minimalism journey. [Read more]

Digital Minimalism and Parenthood

Digital Minimalism and Parenthood

When I moved into my dorm freshman year, in a new town 3 hours from home, my dad bought me a map of the city- a real fold out map. The year was 2007 (the year of the first iPhone release). We lived in a world where printed mapquest directions helped us reach our destination and where dads bought fold out maps for their daughters. [Read more]

How I Became a Minimalist: The “Why” of Ownership

How I Became a Minimalist: The “Why” of Ownership

This story isn’t about purging my kitchen drawers or donating half my clothes to a local charity. It doesn’t begin with selling, eliminating, or decluttering. The story of how I became a minimalist begins with a purchase (a financed purchase at that)- a coffee table to be specific. [Read more]

The Minimalist Guide to Mother’s Day

The Minimalist Guide to Mother’s Day

You are here because you are searching for the perfect gift for the mother figure in your life and you’ve read through what seems like the same gift idea list on every blog. A charm bracelet, coupon book, breakfast in bed… (I’ve read these articles […]

Book Recommendation: The Joy of Less

Book Recommendation: The Joy of Less

The Joy of Less is a fun, easy to follow guide to minimalist living from bestselling decluttering expert Francine Jay. Inside you’ll find:

How pairing down can make you happier
10 Easy Steps to Decluttering your Home
Specific techniques to tackle each room
How living lightly can help save the plant
Decluttering tips for the whole family [Read more]