Midsummer Garden Tour 2018

I get a little carried away in talking about working toward debt-free living in this video but this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone! 😁 It’s just about midsummer and most of the garden is going strong. I’m thinking that the weak plants on the west side of the garden could possibly be due to the way we tilled it. Dominic hand-tilled his section and I machine-tilled the entire other

Top 20 Minimalist Kitchen Essentials

This minimalist kitchen starter set was specifically designed to encourage making homemade meals. If you have the basic essentials at your fingertips, it’s the first step in helping to discourage that quick run to the local fast food restaurant or grabbing that canned soup from the grocery story. Making meals from scratch can be as simple as cutting up some vegetables to as complex as simmering chicken bones for a

Minimalist VS Maximist Closet Tour

Joe’s mother once told me a story about him when he was a teenager having to do with his clothes. The main point of the story was that even though the laundry basket was only a few steps from his bedroom, he would still throw his dirty laundry on the floor right next to the dirty laundry hamper. Never once did the dirty clothes actually make it into the laundry

What My Children Ate Today

 Ever since finding out about my daughter’s allergy over ten year ago, our meals have never been the same. I do my best to provide my family with unprocessed, no refined sugar, no wheat/white flour and mostly one-ingredient foods. Yes, it’s definitely a challenge when 90% of the “food” at the grocery store is unhealthy but I explain to my children that eating this way will help them to

Dealing With Family Who Aren’t Minimalists

 Compromise! This is what it takes to live harmoniously with family members who don’t understand or who choose not to live minimally. Just as anything in life, you can’t force your opinions on someone else. Some family members enjoy more just as much as you enjoy less. We have found that designating certain areas in the house for our own personal space has allowed each of us to respect