Beauty products generally come with a high price tag attached. Moisturisers, cleansers, exfoliators, shaving, waxing, nailpolish. You name it, we, and women in particular spend a lot of money annually on these types of self care and pamper products. I feel like a lot of the expensive products on the shelf can be made at…Read More
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When did Gifting Become Over the Top?
I have found myself, on a number of occasions that involve the standard gift giving ritual feeling rather uncomfortable about the gift I’ve given. There are various events that I believe require a modest, yet thoughtful gift. Now, I’m not talking about a wedding (though I do find the new fad of asking for money…Read More
What’s for Dinner?
Sometimes I find one of the most difficult things to do as an adult is decide what I’m having for lunches for the week and also what I’m having for dinner. Trying to come up with ideas (particularly quick and easy mid-week ideas) is one of the most mentally taxing decisions I have to make…Read More
Why I Still Buy a Diary Each Year
As a minimalist, I’ve had many people ask me why I still buy a diary each calendar year. I suppose it’s a fair question. In today’s day an age with our mobile phone technology, many ask why I don’t just use the calendar in my phone. This is a question I’m happy to answer and…Read More
We all have those occasions where we either can’t be bothered cooking dinner or due to circumstantial reasons we end up running out of time. It’s so easy in these types of scenarios to say “oh let’s just go out” or “let’s just order a takeaway”. This can turn into a very costly decision and…Read More
Small Frugal Wins – The Birthday Card
My boyfriend and I try to live fairly frugally. We aim to find the best deals and we both get a real buzz out of finding a bargain (when it’s something we need of course and not just a bargain for the sake of buying because something is cheap). We both really enjoy sharing small…Read More
Receiving Minimalist Gifts
I know it’s late January, but there still seem to be some Christmas discussions floating around as I catch up with various groups of friends after the holiday period. One conversation recently got me thinking about one of my favorite minimalist gifts. In a previous post here, I discussed the minimalist gifts I gave (among…Read More
Welcome to ‘This Is Minimalism’
To all my readers who have followed me here, I thank you. To those who are reading for the first time, a very warm welcome. I look forward to sharing this new journey with you. Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments at any time.Read More