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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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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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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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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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Stress-free Christmas Gifting

So I’ve been MIA for a few weeks now, life has just been crazy busy and my time to sit down and write was sacrificed in favour of various other social activities (which I suppose is to be expected in the lead up to Christmas), but made worse by the fact many events were delayed…

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I Bought a New Phone, at a Bargain but Over my Budget

That’s right, I bought myself a new iphone. I’ve had my current iphone for the last six years, which I think is actually pretty good going. I don’t like to replace things before I really have to, not only to reduce clutter but also to save money. My current iphone 6 no longer updates, meaning…

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