Why I love a Simple Beauty Routine + A Look Inside my Minimalist Makeup Bag

Why I Love a Simple Beauty Routine + a look inside my minimalist makeup bag

Today we’re talking all about minimalist makeup and simple beauty routines! It’s easy to end up with too many makeup products. They seem small and innocent enough, but before you know it you have drawers and baskets overflowing with makeup and other personal care items. A lot of which you might not even use or like! Today I’m sharing why I love a simple beauty routine, along with a look inside my own minimalist makeup bag. I hope it gives you some inspiration and encouragement if you’re ready to create your own simple beauty routine. **This post contains affiliate links. […]

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Minimalist Bathroom Tour: Simplifying to Make Life Easier

Minimalist bathroom tour - simplifying to make life easier

As I said in my playroom tour post, I love seeing inside other people’s homes. Not just what you can see as a guest on the surface. But a really deep look at how their home is organized and functions. I especially love checking out people’s homes who are pursuing a minimalist, simplified lifestyle. I find it so inspiring, encouraging and interesting to see inside their homes.  In keeping with that, today I’m giving you another peek inside our home with a minimalist bathroom tour. Your bathroom is a great place to start decluttering If you’re ready to start decluttering […]

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Minimalist Playroom Tour: Creating a Simple, Playful Space

Minimalist playroom tour - creating a simple, playful space

I always find it interesting, helpful and inspiring to see how minimalism looks in other people’s homes and lives. Kid’s stuff and toys often seem to be one of the biggest hurdles many families face when simplifying and decluttering. Today I’m sharing a tour of our simplified, minimalist playroom to show you what minimalism looks like in our home. And hopefully, give you some inspiration and encouragement to tackle the toys in your house! **This post contains affiliate links. Click here for our full disclosure policy.** Our version of a real-life minimalist playroom Minimalism will mean something different to each […]

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How to Have a Simple Toy Rotation to Simplify Your Life

How to have a simple toy rotation to simplify your life

One of my saving graces while minimizing our kids’ toys has been setting up a simple toy rotation system. It’s well documented that kids do better with fewer toys. But sometimes you have great toys you don’t want to get rid of, but also don’t want out and available all at once. A simple toy rotation is a perfect way to keep fewer toys out at one time but still offer some variety in the toys for your kids. Why set up a toy rotation? If you find yourself with too many toys, even after you’ve gotten rid of any […]

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6 Reasons Why Fewer Toys are Better for Your Kids

6 reasons why fewer toys are better for your kids

Play is a child’s work. Playing is how kids learn about and discover the world around them. Because children learn through play, the toys our kids play with are more than just playthings. They are the tools of their job! Carefully choosing what kinds of toys we provide for our kids is important. But equally important is being intentional about the number of toys our children have. Today I’m sharing why fewer toys are better for your kids and your whole family! We live in a time when toys seem to be taking over many houses. In fact, research shows […]

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How to Have a Simple Summer You’ll Love

How to have a simple summer you'll love

I love the sweet, slow days of summer. And summer is a great time to enjoy the simple things in life. During the summer, life seems to slow down in general. We take more vacation time, the kids are out of school, most activities take a break, etc. There is often less structure and routines, and more freedom, relaxation and play. If you want to have a simple summer like this, it’s not only possible, it’s easy! With a little planning and forethought, you can have a simple summer filled with wonderful, simple moments! We declutter and simplify our lives […]

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How to Make Life Easier as a Highly Sensitive Person

How to make life easier as a Highly Sensitive Person

Being a Highly Sensitive Person can certainly make life challenging at times. But there are ways to cope with and manage the challenges of being a Highly Sensitive Person to keep them from having a negative impact on your life. Today I’m sharing 5 ways to make life easier as a Highly Sensitive Person. What is a Highly Sensitive Person? If you’ve never heard the term “Highly Sensitive Person” before, check out this post for more detailed information. Basically, Highly Sensitive People have particularly sensitive nervous systems, making them especially sensitive to stimuli of various kinds. As a result, Highly […]

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How Meditation is Helping Me Learn to be a Better Parent

How meditation is helping me learn to be a better parent

The more I simplify and declutter my life, the more time and space I create to live more mindfully. Mindfulness can be incorporated into our lives in many different ways. But one of my favourite ways to incorporate more mindfulness in my life is through my meditation practice. Today I’d like to share how practicing meditation is helping me learn to be a better parent. Being able to stay calm in times of conflict or stress is a skill that can have a tremendously positive impact on our daily lives. This is especially true when you’re a parent. Meditation is […]

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5 Common Decluttering Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

5 common decluttering mistakes - and how to avoid them

Today I’m sharing 5 decluttering mistakes I’ve made over the years while decluttering, simplifying and embracing minimalism. These decluttering mistakes are common and easy to make. But that doesn’t mean you have to make them too! Take what I’ve learned and skip the decluttering mistakes so you can declutter more efficiently and effectively right from the start! When I first started decluttering our home, I was doing it on my own. I had no guide or program to follow. I just knew I was overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in our house and was looking for a better way. […]

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7 Easy Ways to Share Minimalism with Your Kids

A guest post by Rachel Watson Today I’m sharing a guest post from Rachel Watson of OurStart. Rachel’s sharing her tips and ideas to help share minimalism with your kids. Start with your “why” When choosing to declutter, simplify and embrace minimalism, it’s important to include your family in the process. Especially sharing why you are decluttering, simplifying and embracing minimalism. If you share the benefits of simplifying, it can help your kids and your family understand why you’re choosing minimalism, why it’s important and how it improves your life. Trying to force your family to declutter and simplify is not an […]

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