In reading more about minimalism and pursing a more simple life, I stumbled across some attitudes toward it that were interesting. Ideas like "only wealthy people can afford to be minimal, as they can replace something if they really need to" or, "minimalism is only for the privileged, who can choose it rather than do… Continue reading Is Minimalism Only For Those Who Can Choose It?
I was a bit jealous. Someone famous had posted a picture of herself and her kiddos in their new car, and one of the first things I noticed was, "oooh, her car has leather seats." What's crazy is I don't even like leather seats. To me, they're too hot in the summer, they can get… Continue reading The Thief of Joy
On Monday, I broke down why we're buying all the things (catch up on Part 1 here). Today I'm sharing the strategies that help us fix that! Definitely just being aware of stores' sneaky marketing tactics is a good start. But here's 5 other ways to avoid buying more than you need: Buy groceries at the grocery store, not… Continue reading Here’s Why We’re Buying All The Things (And How To Fix That) | Part 2
"I went into the store for 4 things and came out with 12." "I was looking for paper towel and ended up with a new shirt." "[Insert store name] is my happy place. Going there is like a quick pick-me-up." ***** Stores strive to make themselves inviting. And some of them do it really well. Imagine this: you pull… Continue reading Here’s Why We’re Buying All The Things (And How To Fix That) | Part 1
"Clothing is valuable. It should be valued. Cheap clothes not only undermine those who sew, sell, and design them, they're the pitiful result of decades of price pressure that has erased the craftsmanship and splendor of what we wear. Incessant deal hunting has also erased our collective knowledge of what clothing and style could… Continue reading Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost Of Cheap Fashion