How to Make Some of Your Money Back When De-Cluttering

How to Make Some of Your Money Back When De-Cluttering

When I talk to people about what's been holding them back from doing the major de-cluttering purge that they've been "meaning" to do... it usually comes down to a few of the same things:

  • I don't even know where to begin.

  • It all seems so overwhelming.

  • I don't know what to keep and what to get rid of.

  • I don't have the time to do it.

These 5 Habits to Add to Your Routine Will Change Your Life

These 5 Habits to Add to Your Routine Will Change Your Life

When you hear the word "habit," your brain may automatically go to bad habits and start thinking of things like biting your nails or putting things off until the very last minute.  But, not all habits have to be bad.  In fact, the more positive and healthy habits you start incorporating into your life, the better you're going to start to feel.

And the good news is, they don't all have to be these massive, Earth-shattering changes.  You can make a few very small changes and institute a few new simple habits to your routine and begin to feel the benefits immediately. 

Why I Will Raise My Kids as Minimalists

Why I Will Raise My Kids as Minimalists

When I was growing up, I think I had a pretty typical "middle class American" childhood as far as the possessions that I had.

We weren't rich, so I didn't have an extravagant amount of belongings.  But, I did have a decent amount of toys and games.  My sister and I had a playroom in the unfinished basement of our childhood home that had several shelving units full of board games, puzzles and the like, as well as a wooden chest of dress-up clothes, a play kitchen and even a full-sized chalkboard and antique school desk where we could play school. 

Guest Post - How Downsizing Led Me to a Life of Adventure

Guest Post - How Downsizing Led Me to a Life of Adventure

I'm super excited to have my friend, Alexis Stephens from Tiny House Expedition, guest post on the blog this week.  Alexis and her boyfriend Christian have been an inspiration to me ever since the beginning of my own tiny house journey.  And having gotten to know them over the years at various tiny house festivals, they're pretty cool people too.  ;) 

So, make sure you follow their adventures!  And without further ado, here's Alexis...

How to De-Crapify Your Life

How to De-Crapify Your Life

Last night, I was chatting with my BFF about the biz and the new membership program I am building (which btw, you have a MAJOR say in... you can let me know what you want right here) and she said, "You basically help people cut all the crap out of their life.  You de-crapify their lives!"  We both laughed.  But, you know what?  That actually is my passion.

To help you de-crapify your life.

How My Life Changed After I Started Practicing Minimalism

How My Life Changed After I Started Practicing Minimalism

Whenever I give a presentation on downsizing and de-cluttering or teach a course on it, I always tell people that it will give them a new life perspective.

It may seem like a pretty lofty statement - how could donating a few bags of clothes and a few boxes of kitchenware change your life?

Because, if you've come to the point where you are ready to start practicing minimalism, your life will never be the same.

Dear Younger Me

Dear Younger Me

Recently, while driving in the car, I heard the song "Dear Younger Me" by MercyMe and it got me thinking... what would I say to myself if I could write to the younger me?  Although I could've written to myself at a lot of different ages, I decided to write to the 20-something me.  

Why I'm Now Totally in Love with NOW Foods (+ a BIG giveaway for you!)

Why I'm Now Totally in Love with NOW Foods (+ a BIG giveaway for you!)

Recently, I had the opportunity to take my first ever, behind-the-scenes tour of a manufacturer.  And I'm not gonna lie, I was pretty darn excited.

Ever since I ended up with advanced adrenal fatigue back in 2014, I have been MUCH more conscious of the foods that I eat and the products that I use.  It was like a veil was lifted off of my eyes and I realized that it is up to ME to take care of my health.  No one else is going to do it for me.

Why I'm Glad My Tiny House Fell Apart

Why I'm Glad My Tiny House Fell Apart

If you know me from my episode of HGTV's "Tiny House Big Living," you know that in 2015, I moved into a 160 square foot tiny house on wheels named "Sweet Caroline."  You may remember it as the one with the rooftop deck, the one with the purple front door or most infamously, the one with the collection of 150 shotglasses that had to be worked into the design plan.

Why Living Joyfully is Simpler Than You Think

Why Living Joyfully is Simpler Than You Think

We all want to be happy.

I think we can pretty much agree on that, right?

Although, I actually wrote an entire blog post a few weeks ago about how I don't want to be happy... I want to be joyful.