I’m Darci Isabella
a lifelong minimalist
living with a family of maximists. 🤣
This includes my husband, 8 of our 10 children, 1 dog,
20 laying hens and one pestering hawk in our mulberry tree.
So if I can live minimally, SO CAN YOU!
Before starting a family, I always lived with less. When I was young, I could fit everything I owned into two garbage bags. Yes, this actually happened! Long story. More importantly, I was fine with this and living simply and living with less always made me happy.
I went on to get married and birthed ten humans, five in the hospital and five at home. Good times! And with those eleven extra humans, I learned to adapt minimalism to my new life. Feel free to get started with my minimalist room tours and our family discussions on minimalism.
Minimalist finances? Definitely! In January of 2018 I wrote up MY MINIMALIST BUDGET and by February we began living on a budget for the first time in our life. We struggled financially for the first two months but were STILL able to pay the minimum on all that was due and not charge anything on a credit card. Ya! 🤗
Then by April, our hard work paid off and we were finally able to start PAYING OFF OUR DEBT. Only seven months later and we PAID OFF OVER $11,000. We no longer charge anything on credit cards and our goal is to be debt-free by the end of 2019!
Minimalist food? Absolutely! I have been gardening since I was twenty-years-old but it took my daughter’s allergic reaction to preservatives, over a decade ago, for me to understand the negative impact processed food was having on our bodies. This is also what lead me to research health and nutrition and when I found Dr. Weston Price’s book, “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration” and Dr. Norman Walker’s book, “Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices.”
The more I researched, the more I learned about ways to live a more natural and healthier life. I now buy mostly one-ingredient foods, which simply means that I buy food from the store with only one ingredient listed. Then after getting my finances organized, I wrote up a GROCERY BUDGET. Subscribe to my website today and you’ll receive access to all my FREE budget printables.