Here is something simple and powerful to think about: Imagine waking up everyday knowing that everything you saw, felt, ate, experienced, interacted with etc. that day were all your favorite things. What's stopping you from actively work towards surrounding yourself with those things . . .
Without even knowing it, we are taught from an early age that learning to edit is good. In school, rough drafts were always submitted to be picked apart and criticized before we were allowed to write a final draft. As we grow up, we subconsciously edit our clothes, our toys and our friends. Our . . .
Packing for a trip, however long or short, is never easy. I'm more than guilty of sitting on a suitcase or two trying to get it to shut. But what's worse than overpacking is overpacking only to realize you packed nothing that actually works. I'm crossing the pond this week to attend my only . . .
Two days after we moved into #DukeTheTravelTrailer, I got one of those Facebook 'memory' notifications with a photo from this time last year when we were doing the opposite of downsizing. Instead we were moving out of one bedroom and into a larger two bedroom apartment. (the me now gasps!) The whole . . .
It's easy to understand why Instagram has become the most popular social media platform for delivering content. In it's infancy, Instagram was (and still is, I.M.O) the essence of minimalism. There are no spammy links, short concise captions and a focus on beautiful visuals. Of course, they had to . . .
When I tell people that we are moving into a trailer, I get a pretty mixed bag of responses. Overall it's extremely positive and those who know us understand the logic behind what we are doing. But there are some people that don't quite grasp it. Instead they assume and imply that pure frugality is . . .
S is also for Simplicity. A favorite word of mine. So when I was introduced to this stylish and simple new shoe brand, SUAVS, it was love at first sight. When it comes to footwear my main goal is ultimately comfort. Nothing puts me in a bad mood faster than when my feet start to hurt. I don't think . . .
Not too long ago I struggled with the art of letting go. Someone might say the wrong thing or generally do wrong by me and game over. Everything I owned had an emotional attachment. I held onto some items way past their useful life... 'just in case'. I would bitch, complain and make myself . . .
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of inviting my good friend Michelle over for some wine, brie and a little podcastin'. Michelle Pimm, is the marketing manager at Frames Direct and a badass. She wears many hats; freelancer writer for many popular Austin publications, wife, dog mama and now; podcast . . .
What if we all committed to all opting for quality over quantity? Would our lives become more efficient? More peaceful? More manageable? What if we purchased things that could withstand the test of time and not break after the first or second use? Sometimes things are broken before we even use . . .