My best decluttering tip (& it might surprise you)

My best decluttering tip (& it might surprise you)

As some of you may know, I’ve been into decluttering and minimalism for awhile, and I’ve really kicked the purging process into high gear because we are preparing to sell our house in the very near future (so excited!).  I obviously want to stage our house really well, but I also want to avoid bringing anything unnecessary into our next home. My current project has been going through all of those “organized” bins, baskets, and storage containers in my house, and it has been an eye-opening experience. After this long...

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Friday Favorites (3/6)

Friday Favorites (3/6)

My favorites for the week are kind of all over the place- although I guess that is really the norm around here! Anyway, here they are… Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Lavender Candle You all know that I love my Bath & Body Works candles, but I wanted to add some non-toxic candles into the mix and decided try a soy candle by Mrs. Meyer’s.  I actually wanted to get the lemon one, but the reviews were kind of iffy, so I went with the lavender.  Even though I am typically not into lavender or other floral scents, I really love...

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Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one

Part of my decluttering/simplifying process involves using up things that I already own- especially when it comes to cosmetics and personal care products. Admittedly, it was sort of difficult at first. I wanted to try new lotions, thought I needed a new shade of lip gloss, and was positive that a different body wash would change my life.  But I forced myself to shop my existing arsenal of products and make use of what was in there, and now I am actually having fun with it.  It’s pretty satisfying to use things up, carry the empty...

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Easy ways to become a minimalist

Easy ways to become a minimalist

Every year at this time, I seem to go through an intense period of decluttering and purging unwanted things from my house.  But this year, I am in overdrive.  MT actually asked if I was nesting again!  And just to put it out there, no.  I am not pregnant again. More and more, I just seem to be fascinated by minimalism and having fewer possessions.  My idea of minimalism is probably laughable to a true minimalist, as I am not one who can get by on one shirt, one appliance, and a book as my sole possessions.  However, I seem to grow more...

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Friday Favorites (12/19)

Friday Favorites (12/19)

Happy happy Friday! I’m overjoyed that Christmas is almost here, so I apologize in advance for the use of any ridiculous made-up words, rambling, or excessive perkiness used in this post. Now that we got that out of the way, here’s what made my list of favorites this week… Winter Dreams Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter Duo This body butter makes my skin feel so silky, and it glides on easily and absorbs quickly.  I just wish that the set came in a larger size because I am going through it very quickly.  FYI- It is on sale...

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How & why I’m detoxifying my beauty and cleaning routines

How & why I’m detoxifying my beauty and cleaning routines

Please note: What you will read below is what has personally worked for me.  I realize that even making drastic lifestyle changes may not help everyone who suffers from an autoimmune disease, and as always, you should consult with your doctor to determine what will work best for you.  For about half of my life, I have known that I have an autoimmune disease called lupus.  I’ve learned to manage very well with it over the years (mostly without prescription medication) thanks to my very healthy lifestyle.  As I wrote in the disclaimer...

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