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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The Kitchen Sink

Having completed our bathroom renovation recently, we have now turned our minds towards the kitchen. Our laminate cupboards are peeling, the self lighting gas stove no longer self lights and the oven is falling out of the wall (legit). It’s time. But, it’s also going to take some time too. When we went through the…

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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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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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Pantry Clear Out

Last weekend, we cleared out the pantry. When I say cleared out, I mean everything was removed before anything was considered to make the cut and make it back on the shelf. Things had got to the point where you couldn’t find anything let alone find space to put anything new in. It was most…

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Credit Cards, Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

Credit cards have a tendency to get a bit of a bad wrap. Which, in many circumstance is fair enough. But, not always. Growing up when I was having difficulty with something (the printer is usually a good example) I would immediately blame the printer whereas both my parents would tell me it was a…

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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…

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Less Plastic, Less Stuff

One of the most plastic filled environments in my house is the bathroom cabinet. It’s quite frightenting really, especially being that it’s all single use plastic. As a result, I’ve been attempting to slowly make the switch to more environmental alternatives. Glass, metal and refillables wherever possible. But moreover, I’ve slowly been reducing the amount…

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