How many bathroom towels do we need?

I was visiting with a friend this week and we were talking about minimalism, she said, “I’m interested in minimalism, I need to find out some more information.” And I was like, “Well, what do you want to know? Because I could tell you!” And she said, “For example, how many towels do I need?”…

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Tips for Effective Decluttering

If we’re decluttering, we want all of our work to be effective, right? We want it to accomplish something. We want to see a change. We want to make our lives easier because of decluttering. For so many years, I decluttered all the time and I never saw a difference in my home. So today…

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Jalapeno Cheddar Sourdough Boule

My daughter-in-law is an amazing sourdough baker and when we visited she made this Jalapeno Cheddar Boule. Sorry, no pictures of the inside… but I can tell you it was DELICIOUS! If you want to see the video of her making it, you can watch that here. And she was kind enough to write the…

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Healthy-ish Pancakes

My kids love pancakes for breakfast. Because they like bread. Any sort of bread. Quick bread, yeast bread, sourdough bread- it doesn’t matter. If it’s some sort of bread they will adore me for making it and eat their fill. It goes like this: Eggs. Well, ok. Bacon. Yum, thanks Mom! Bread of some sort.…

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Baked Tilapia and Roasted Potatoes

  I avoided fish for so long because I didn’t know how easy it was to prepare. I was always worried about under-cooking and “how could you tell if it’s done anyway??” But it turns out, baking fish simplifies ALL of that. And it’s easy to mix things up with a variety of seasonings or…

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2021 in 2021 Decluttering Challenge

Say goodbye to feeling overwhelmed! We’re getting rid of 2,021 things in 2021! My FREE 2021 in 2021 Decluttering Challenge will help you transform your home into your own personal oasis. Freeing up our physical space is important because the environment in which we surround ourselves affects our moods, health, and how we interact with…

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Decluttering Kitchen Counters

Have you ogled the pictures of model homes, and longed for similar kitchen counters- where there is nothing on them except a bowl of delicious fruit? Me too!! And I never thought it would be possible, but I’ve learned and I’d love to share with you how to maintain completely decluttered counters. First, we have…

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How to complain less and appreciate more

Unless you are someone who is really introspective, most of us don’t pay attention to whether we are constantly complaining or expressing appreciation. We don’t notice what we say and what we think about, because we’re used to the way we are and it seems normal. We can focus on the negatives in life and…

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A simple how-to of minimalist decor

If you’re wanting a minimalist aesthetic and struggling to get there- make sure you have actually embraced minimalism. It’s too hard to achieve the look of less when the cupboards and closets are overflowing. *wink wink* Ok- let’s assume you’ve already decluttered the excess, you have only the essentials left in your home and you’ve…

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I don’t want to be known as a minimalist

A few years ago I was at an event and ran into a friend. As we were visiting, she paused the conversation to introduce me to someone else she knew and said, “This is Rachel, she’s a minimalist.” I was shocked. Although I refer to myself as a minimalist here on the blog and teach…

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How to declutter and organize your home

You want to declutter and organize your entire home, right? Sounds great! And I have a plan for exactly how to do just that! First off, let’s talk about decluttering. What does it mean to “declutter?” When I’ve done Pinterest searches on decluttering the house, I got a ton of articles… that all talked about…

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How to have a fun-filled toy-free Christmas

If you’ve been contemplating a toy- free Christmas, you may wonder if it would still feel like Christmas to your children? And is it possible to give them gifts they’re excited about that aren’t toys? What kinds of gifts can we give that won’t leave them disappointed? Before you go all-in on changing Christmas up,…

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Feeling overwhelmed with your home? Do this.

Have you been feeling overwhelmed with your home lately? I get it. I have 6 kids… and all the stuff that goes along with them. When I think back 15 years ago, I was in the thick of it all: The stuff, the dishes, the laundry, the school work, plus church commitments and school activities.…

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