Living with Less We are currently renovating our bathroom (on a budget) which I will write about when it’s been completed – hopefully next week! But in the interim, my husband and I (yes we got married! Definitely more to come on that also) are living with his mother whilst we have no bathroom/toilet of…Read More
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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…Read More
What are you Baking this Christmas?
Like it or not, Christmas is just around the corner. Christmas stock is already starting to pop up in some stores and I’m just waiting to hear that first Christmas carol (although as I’m writing this I am watching Holiday Home Makeover with Mr Christmas on Netflix which was my inspiration for this post). As…Read More
I feel so guilty. I’ve shopped a lot in the last couple of weeks and I reall need totalk about it. I know… It’s not frugal or minimalist and you know what? Minutes befoe writing this post I purchased something. It was hard for me to come to terms with but I was re-assessing my…Read More
Recipes with Long Ingredient Lists
I don’t know if I’m just being lazy, feeling overwhelmed or if it’s the minimalism in me, but I always tend the shy away from recipes that seem to have a list of ingredients as long as my arm. I’m constantly looking for new recipe ideas (usually one pot wonders) or anything that’s quick and…Read More
Shoe Life Hack
One of my friends inspired this post, well, sort of. You see, today I bought a new pair of shoes. A pair of white sneakers to be exact, super versatile, comfortable and basically plain white to go with everything. This is in replacement of the cheap white canvas shoes I used to buy relatively frequently,…Read More
Leftover Chips and Food Waste
I’m a big fan of leftovers, any potential food waste that I can save and re-purpose the next day is a big win for me. I hate throwing away perfectly good food, aside from the obvious, it feels to me just like throwing away money. Just as if I were to take a $5 note…Read More
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.…Read More
Have You Started Christmas Shopping?
So…June is almost upon us. Almost halfway through another year. Gosh its gone quickly. But you know what’s coming up even quicker? Christmas. I feel as though I write about the festive season in advance most years, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who needs a friendly reminder. I know to a lot…Read More
COVID-19, Minimalism and Gifting
Since embarking on a minimalism journey several years ago now, with certain friends and my boyfriend in particular, I try to give gifts that reflect minimalistic values. That is, experiences rather than things. Experiences such as tickets to shows, airfares, hotel stays, vouchers for things such as massages or movie tickets. However, since COVID-19 and…Read More