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Kid Friendly Closets

Our kids are 4 and 2 and they’re both striving for more independence each day. To help them have more independence in getting ready each morning, we wanted to make their closets more kid friendly. We installed some stacking shelves and a lower hanger bar that was at their level so they didn’t need to […]

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One Side Effect of Simplifying

When we started to simplify the stuff we had in our home, we started to notice other areas that needed attention. These were areas we had stopped paying special attention to. Areas we weren’t motivated to look after for one reason or another.  Recycling Bins & Compost Bin One of these areas for us was the […]

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How Old Are Your Hair Products?

I recently got my haircut and was talking with my stylist about how one of my favourite hair products no longer smells as fragrant as it initially did. As it turns out, hair products, just like sunscreen, also have expiry dates. 🙂 I don’t know why I’ve never paid attention to this, but I’m now aware […]

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Does Your Office Inspire You?

Where you spend a lot of your time can have an impact on how you feel. The environment around us can create an inspiring, positive vibe or if you’re not careful, it could create a draining space. Close your eyes for a moment. Imagine what your ideal working space would look like, feel like and even smell […]

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4 Simple Things That Made Me Happy Today

Today was a great day! There were a few simple things that stood out for me that put a smile on my face and brightened my day. Here they are in no particular order. 1. Going for a Family Bike Ride Our son recently mastered riding a 2 wheel pedal bike which has made us […]

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Being Content

I know I take a lot of things for granted in my life and I’m trying to do a better job of being grateful for everything and everyone in my life. When we live in a world where we are bombarded with messages of constant consumerism and needing the next best thing, we can easily get […]

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A KonMari Inspired Linen Closet

Today, let’s talk about linen closets. They’re a place to keep your bedding, towels, perhaps even toiletries. If you’re not careful, it can be a place to stuff and store things you don’t want to think about. I know i’m guilty of trying to stuff old blankets and flannel bed sheets as high as I […]

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Clear Off Your Kitchen Counters

Rethinking what we keep on our kitchen counters Up until recently, we stored our toaster, tea kettle and blender on our kitchen counter all the time. It made sense because we used these items almost everyday. So it was convenient to keep them out and ready to be used. It wasn’t until Joshua Becker, (www.becomingminimalist.com) challenged […]

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Stepping Outside of your Comfort Zone

Are you an Introvert? I’m an introvert at heart. I’m also a home body which is why I love hanging out at home and relaxing on the couch in my comfy clothes instead of going out. Perhaps it’s another reason I currently live right down the street from my parents while my sister’s family and my […]

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30 Day Minimalism Game (Part 2)

Today I’d like to do a recap on the 30-day minimalism game. I recently participated in a 30 day challenge where I removed a total of 465 items from my home. On the first day, you were to remove one item, on the second day, two items, and so on until you removed 30 items […]

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