The Dollar Value of Gifts

My Dad is difficult to buy for (I’m sure like most Dad’s are). In all honesty he already has too much stuff, wants for nothing and if he does happen to want or need something he just goes right ahead and buys it himself. As a result, for his birthday I’ve been agonizing over what…

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If You Haven’t Started Your Christmas Shopping Yet…

…Start now… For many people, saying the word Christmas at this time of year is like saying a dirty word, however I find that starting my Christmas shopping as early as possible helps me with at least one thing closer to Christmas- my stress levels. And yes, I actually started my Christmas shopping back in…

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My Favourite thing about Pizza

Sometimes it’s nice to either go out for pizza or get a takeaway. Sure, it’s cheaper to make at home but sometimes it’s just an enjoyable experience to buy one because I’ll be honest here, for some reason the store bought ones just taste different don’t they? But a good kind of different. Further, sometimes…

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If I had all the Money in the World…

…would I still live frugally? Yes I would. I like my life, there are very few things I would change about it and even then sometimes the things you wish you could change are things money can’t buy anyway. I honestly don’t feel that buying more things or upgrading the things that I do currently…

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Making the Most of a Bad Experience

As a gift, my boyfriend bought us tickets to see Charlie and the Chocolate factory (the stage show/musical) which is currently playing. As this was something I’d been wanting to see, I was ecstatic. On paper (literally because he’d printed off the tickets) he’d bought me the perfect present. Not only was it something I…

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Easter Reflections as a Minimalist

I was extremely spoilt this Easter, I received four big chocolate eggs (gluten and dairy free of course!). There’s something about Easter eggs isn’t there…the majority of chocolate you can buy all year round just in the form of a block or chocolate bar, but for some reason it tastes much much better when it’s…

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Just One Thing

I noticed that of late I’ve struggled to find the time and motivation to get rid of stuff I don’t need. Minimalism is a process and by nature this means the items in my home should be constantly re-evaluated as to their purpose there. Well, today I purchased a new top (long story as to…

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Why my Desk isn’t Minimalist

At my home, it’s an ongoing process of purging unwanted and unnecessary stuff and in particular- knick knacks. Travel souvenirs, gifts, figurines, collectables and pieces of my childhood. After years of hoarding these sorts of items, I now find that most are unwanted dust gatherers that cause me additional work and anxiety. However, I thought…

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My Minimalist Birthday

Recently it was my birthday and one of my friends asked me the question on the day- are you having a minimalist birthday? I thought about this for a moment or two and then decided with a resounding yes that I was. Might I add, this was for several reasons and no it’s not just…

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Minimalism and the Video Store

I know that I have written a few posts about my birthday, but well here is another one! One of my friends gave me an extremely thoughtful minimalist gift that I thought was a great example to write about. Let me explain. In a gift bag, she handed me a variety of my favourite gluten…

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