One In, One Out?

The ‘one in on out’ concept is something that is often discussed and talked about in the minimalist community. In my early minimalist days, I was attempting to be so strict that I actually followed a ‘one in two out’ policy as a way to try and curb any unnecessary clothing shopping. These days I’m…

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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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Why I don’t Shop at Shein

I have no doubt that many of you are aware of the website I’m talking about. Shein is a online only, fast fashion website that appears to have thousands upon thousands of cheap products for sale. Whilst their number one product is clothing, they also sell a variety of beauty products and homewares. Basically anything…

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Luxury Goods

Sometimes I feel…conflicted. I like to live with less, to live a relatively minimalist lifestyle. As I’ve previously discussed, I don’t consider myself to be an extreme minimalist or anything like that (I have a lot of shoes still haha) but I do try to not bring unnecessary things into my home or more to…

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Temporary Living Situations

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…

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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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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…

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Shopping Guilt

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…

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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…

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