Asian-Inspired Minimalist Home Tour – Lori

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Lori, who has kindly offered to share some images of her beautiful home with us: My family and I live in a medium size apartment in Asia.  I’m sorry I don’t know the exact size.  We have four bedrooms and two bathrooms. I grew up in a family…

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Tough Questions: Do You Need To Re-Home Your Pet?

Recently in my facebook decluttering group a question was brought up: what to do when you need to rehome a pet? I would never recommend “decluttering” a pet. I don’t believe that is something we should consider when embracing minimalism. Our personal family dog and a cat bring much joy and companionship and I believe…

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Super Simple Real Food Halloween

Are you in the mood for a Halloween party but don’t want to deal with sugar, additives and food coloring? We often have a Halloween party with friends, and many of our friends and their children are on restrictive diets, so having treats that their kids can eat is really special to them. Here is a…

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A Collection of Simple Valentine Treats

Valentine’s Day is my absolute favorite holiday. I love the simpleness, just showing love through thoughtful actions. And chocolate. Always chocolate. Here are some simple treats to make your Valentine’s Day special:   Hearts cut from melons! Great for a Valentine’s breakfast or brunch and a snack that the kids can help create. These cute…

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Kitchen Organization: Drinking Glasses

Do you have random glasses cluttering up your counter tops? Hearing “Is this my cup?” “Did someone drink out of this one??” “Which one is mine?“ Someone asking if you’ve put the glass they just got into the dishwasher… yet again? Let’s solve that problem!   There are two ways to solve it: Color coding ~or~ Design coding…

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Minimalism: Your Home's Atmosphere

A couple weeks ago I talked about the Enemy of Minimalism: Sentimental Feelings. What about other people’s sentimental feelings? I think this has been just as hard as dealing with my own attachment to items. I have gotten rid of a few things that some family members might have a really hard time with. They might…

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