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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Use this, not that (#1)

Use this, not that (#1)

(You can see my Halloween recap over at The Mini Skirt!)   Hi there! I’m kicking off a new series today where I provide some healthier, less toxic alternatives to many popular beauty and household products.  I’ll probably do a post like this about once a month. Even if you’re not into going completely non-toxic, hopefully you’ll appreciate having a few new options anyway!     1.  Use Alba Un-Petroleum Multi-Purpose Jelly or Waxelene, not Vaseline Petroleum Jelly I used petroleum jelly like a crazy...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (12/13)

Things I didn’t share Friday (12/13)

1. Lincoln Park After Dark by OPI is one of my all-time favorite nail polishes to wear during this time of the year.  I actually had a spare moment on Wednesday night to paint my nails (using that color), but my polish was already chipped by Thursday morning!  I’ve had no luck with OPI polishes lately.  If anyone has any tips on how to make it wear longer, please please please share with me! 2. MT and I watched Home Alone on Tuesday night for the first time this holiday season.  I’ve watched that movie so many times that I...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (10/25)

Things I didn’t share Friday (10/25)

  1. Michael will already be a year old on Halloween.  I can hardly believe it!  Rather than stressing myself out planning a giant party that he won’t even remember, I decided to have a small family gathering this Sunday afternoon.  I’m really looking forward to it, and I plan on taking lots of pictures for Monday’s weekend recap. 2. As cute as my little guy might be (in my humble opinion), Michael did something yesterday that wasn’t very cute at all.  He took a 15 minute nap around mid-morning and was up and...

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How I reduce clutter in my home

How I reduce clutter in my home

(Please note: This is a sponsored post.  However, all opinions stated below about musicMagpie.com are my own true thoughts.)   If you’ve been reading The Grass Skirt for awhile, you already know that I am a very neat person.  And by neat, I don’t mean great, wonderful, or fine, as defined in the dictionary.  I’m neat in the habitually orderly sense. Even so, I’ve been feeling as though I just have too much stuff. Too much makeup.  Too many shoes (that I never wear).  Too much jewelry.  Too many dishes, books,...

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