Santa Clause is Making his List

I know…it’s September. However…I’ve almost finished my Christmas shopping…I’d say I’m 70% of the way there. How I did it? To this end, I don’t feel overly stressed about Christmas, actually I feel well organised and planned. I feel as though I say this every year, but START EARLY. Costs are going up, so are…

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Save the Broccoli Stems

Like many other countries around the world, Australia has been experiencing inflation at a somewhat alarming rate. Pretty much everything is going up in price, but perhaps the most notable is the cost of groceries and in particular fresh fruit and vegetables. Recently, news sites and social media were flooded with images and articles of…

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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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Travel Savvy

After a two year travel pause, the Australian borders are open. I can’t quite believe it but my husband and I are looking forward to a trip to Singapore. We had a trip booked in August of 2020 but obviously that trip was cancelled due to COVID-19. It was super exciting to be able to…

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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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