Minimalism

Taking a Step Back + Moving Forward

I started this blog on a whim, but quickly had big dreams for what it could become. I’ve always struggled with things having to be “all or nothing” and it often leaves me disappointed and unmotivated. This blog was no different. I began comparing myself to others and instead of being inspired by them I began to feel like I…

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Minimalism

A Beginner’s Guide to Minimalism

I’m no expert on being a minimalist. My journey is a work in progress. I’m also not striving to live with nothing. I like to have things that bring me joy. It’s about finding a balance between the things we need + love and the things that just take up physical + mental space. That being said, I feel like…

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Family, Minimalism

Apartment update – 6 months later

In May of this year my family and I moved from a 1700 sq ft, 2-story home with a basement into a 1000 sq ft apartment. Over the last few years we have moved toward a more minimalist lifestyle + financially we felt it was wise to cut back our rental costs to save up for when we decide to…

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Kids + Baby, Minimalism

A Minimalist Playroom

One common question parents seeking minimalism ask is “How many toys should my children have?”. It’s a valid question. I asked it myself as I first began embracing a more simple, minimal lifestyle. I don’t think there is a one size fits all approach. It’s okay to downsize – then downsize a few more times – until you find what…

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Minimalism, Uncategorized

30 Day Social Media FastĀ 

Hi, I’m Ashley and I’m a bit of a social media addict. Like most people I find myself caught up in the world of “likes” “follows” and “notifications”. So why did I decide to go 30 days without social media? IT STEALS MY JOY. Minimalism isn’t just about physical clutter – it’s about mental clutter. For me, social media is a…

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