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Archive for December 2014

Top Posts From Nourishing Minimalism in 2014

2014 has been such a wonderful year, and such an amazing year of growth for this blog. I’ve just spent the morning reading emails from my newsletter subscribers and I have been blessed with such wonderful readers! What a wonderful group of friends I have made through this blog, and I want to thank you. You are…

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2015 in 2015 Decluttering Challenge

    Are you ready to make a change in your home this year? Last year over 1094 people downloaded the 2014 in 2014 chart. That’s a whole lot of people making a big difference in their homes! Are you ready to make a commitment and purge 2015 things from your life this year? Click…

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A Minimalist's Approach to Christmas Dinner

Growing up with a Swedish heritage, we had a smorgasbord on Christmas Eve with my mom’s side of the family. If you don’t know what a smorgasbord looks like, it’s basically finger foods- cold meat, sausages, cheese, canned sardines, oysters, clams, vegetable trays and it would always end with the traditional lutefisk and rice pudding. I love…

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Gift Giving Isn't About the Giver

In our culture there is this idea that in order to show children our love, we must give toys in abundance. But why? Why do we feel that it is necessary to give so much? Or even that it is our right to spoil? Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for giving gifts. I, myself, LOVE…

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How to Have a Special Christmas Day Without Gifts

A reader asks: Thinking about Christmas this year and I’m trying to minimize as much as possible. Growing up, christmas was spent in a pile of presents. Since my kids won’t necessarily have that, do you have suggestions of traditions and activities for Christmas Day that will make memories and help us to not miss…

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Ditching the American Dream and Living With Less

Today’s post comes from MaVi at mavisays.com   About five years ago, I decided to ditch my “American Dream” for a backpack and some adventure across the pond in Europe. Many things change when you make such a drastic life change. What I never expected is how much simpler my life would become. I live with…

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DIY Turkey Deli Meat

Today’s post comes from Libby at eatplaylovemore.com   Have you ever paid attention to the deli counter at your local supermarket? I usually just zip past it without giving it much thought but the other day I curiously stopped and just stared. I was in awe of the rows and rows and rows of preserved meats!…

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