A Simple Approach to Living With Less

More Than a Homemaker

I am a woman. I am a wife, daughter, sister, mother, and friend. I am a hard worker. I am a writer, a web designer, a teacher, a cook, and a housekeeper. I am a hybrid homemaker. I am blessed to be able to work from home and be with my family. For … [Continue reading]

Minimize Yo Butt

Elephant Butts

Being out of shape is like living in a cluttered home or being in debt. Typically, it happens a little bit at a time and once it's a problem we struggle to reverse the damage. I never used to worry about things like eating right or exercising. … [Continue reading]

Update on Tiny Retirement House for My Grandmother

I get lots of requests for updates on the Tiny House project for my grandmother on our family property. So here it is...finally! I was very torn about sharing the follow-up for one main reason: I am not comfortable recommending the company we … [Continue reading]

Toot Your Own Horn Contest

Let's face it. Not everyone you know will be as excited with your minimalist progress as you are. Not everyone can appreciate the joy you experience when you clear out a junk drawer or consolidate six boxes of band-aids into one. To some people, … [Continue reading]

20 Simple Ways to Save Serious Money by Becoming a Minimalist Family

There are many ways that being a minimalist family can save you money. Saving money isn’t really the main reason for becoming a minimalist, but it is a nice side effect. I’m sure you’ll come up with more ways that minimalism saves you money, but this … [Continue reading]