Gift Wrapping

One thing I really do not like spending money on is gift wrapping. Wrapping paper, ribbon, gift bags, gift tags, cards…you name it I don’t like spending money on those items. These are the items that in my opinion can be soooo overpriced, especially when sometimes (let’s be honest) the cost of cards and wrapping…

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Singapore and Four Pairs of Shoes

We recently went to Singapore and I did something totally and completely not minimalist. I bought four pairs of shoes. I know from the beginning of my journey I’ve always said that I’m a minimalist except for shoes but of all the shoes I bought reallyyyyy I only needed one pair. My sneakers have holes…

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I Only Let go of One Thing

A few days ago, I decided to finally get rid of a book I’d been holding onto for about six months (probably more if I’m honest but time goes so quickly it’s hard to keep track). I tried a number of times to sit and read this particular book, but couldn’t seem to get into…

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Our Budget Bathroom Renovation

Apparently in Australia, the average bathroom renovation costs upwards of $10,000. I’m talking the entire gut job, replace everything, the works. And that’s a small bathroom. My husband and I live in an older home (30 plus years to be more exact) and the bathroom has for some time needed to be completely redone. Everything…

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At Home Beauty Substitutes

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…

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Greeting Cards

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, mostly because I’ve been busy getting married!! Super exciting, (but more on that to come). Anyway, I’m due to have some friends over shortly for a catch-up, however the house obviously needed a really good once over. During my clean, I attempted to tidy the cluster of…

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A Disco Party

Last night I went to a disco themed party and you know what that means – dressing up. A dress up party, depending on the theme, often involves having to purchase an item of clothing or an accessory in order to fit in with said theme, because let’s be honest and say that a lot…

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Having Guests Over? Panic Stations.

I recently invited a group of friends over to my house for the first time. My partner and I immediately panicked when we realised what this actually meant. The house was a mess, clutter everywhere, stuff strewn across every surface etc. I know, I know…that’s not exactly minimalist which brings me to my main point.…

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The Can Opener

Seeing that I was the one who moved in with my boyfriend, it meant he was the one with the house and everything that went along with that including furniture, artwork and you guessed it, kitchen utensils. I’ve always struggled with using his can opener. I don’t know what it is about it but it’s…

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Post Christmas Clear Out Part Two

And so it continues… The start of my post Christmas clear out gave me motivation to pursue this further. Now, I find myself daily trying to get rid of at least one thing from my home (whilst also not trying to bring more things in). Since beginning, I have now become re-addicted to less. I…

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