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Faith Janes, Author at Minimalist at Home
A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Are Your Summers Lazy or Crazy?

As my kids have gotten older, their summers have gotten busier and busier. I can’t decide if I’m really happy about that. Ok, actually I’m not happy with it at all. However, I’m trying to weigh the busyness against the fact they are having fun and having experiences they don’t have throughout the year. As we were putting our plans on our calendar, it hit me how much busier this summer is going to be.

Go Slow: Part 2

Editor Note: This the second part of a guest post series on “Go Slow by Gena Smith from Hanuiloa. If you have just arrived at Part 2 I highly recommend you bookmark this page and head over to read Part 1 of this 3 part series.

My name is Gena, I live on an island and I want to teach you how to “Go Slow.”

If you are approaching an intersection and discover the signal isn’t working correctly and crossways traffic is still headed through in spite of you having a green light; are you going to take your chances because you were given the green light and barrel on through the intersection hoping not to get hit? Of course not. You understand the need to apply the brakes in that situation. You may even pump them to get the traffic behind you to notice the predicament, but you’re not going to ignore the situation. You’re going to deal with it. You don’t want to get crunched by an oncoming cement mixer, right? So you put on the brakes. Funny thing how we notice the obvious when a few tons of steel are headed our way, but not the equivalent of an invisible freight train. Hello dear reader, meet your life’s schedule, otherwise known as a ‘freight train.’ Something is going to give soon, and it won’t be the locomotive; you are going to have to decide to put the brakes on.

Stop Complicating Your Life

When my husband and I were first married, we lived in one half of a duplex and my grandmother lived on the other side. Like many newly married couples, our first home was nothing special. The walls were so nasty that we asked permission from the landlord to paint them ourselves. The bathroom wallpaper was […]

Minimalist Moms Favorite Reads This Week

This a collection of my favorite things I’ve read this week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. If you enjoy these posts, be sure to share the love and comment on the author’s site. Below is also a little weekend update from me. The Case Against Buying Christmas Presents by Leo […]

Minimalist Target: Kitchen Clutter

Clearing out a kitchen is a big job. There are so many areas of a kitchen to focus on that it can be instantly overwhelming. Breaking it into smaller more manageable pieces is definitely the way to go. Today’s target is the kitchen clutter found in your drawers or in those nifty decorative containers that […]