minimalism

The Triad of Hustling

December 4, 2017
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5 months ago I was on the verge of burning out again. I got sucked right back into all my projects and had my head down grinding away as we do, when one day I look up and my son was there asking if I’d like to go on a “hike” with him. (And by “hike” he meant a “walk” down by the “river” which […]

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New Experiment: Buying All My Clothes Online!

September 18, 2017
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Alright guys – I’m on a new mission over here! I’ve whined about this before, but ever since I’ve gone down this glorious road of minimalism and not shopping anymore, my wardrobe has gone completely from Rockstar to Vagabondstar and my clothes are literally falling apart. Here are the jeans I’m currently wearing: Notice the beautiful patches along WITH the holes :) Not so bad […]

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What Being Homeless Taught Me About Money and Happiness

August 4, 2017
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[Got another great guest post for y’all today. This one comes from Lyn Alden, a newer blogger on the scene who puts out some great in-depth financial guides on her site. Today she dives inwards and shares a part of her own journey with us, and what she’s learned about money and happiness throughout it. Hop on over to her site when you’re done and show […]

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“Maybe the life you’ve always wanted is buried under everything you own!”

June 21, 2017
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Got another book recommendation for y’all! The More of Less, by Joshua Becker. Where that headline came from, and which should be the official bumper sticker of all minimalists, haha… “Maybe the life you’ve always wanted is buried under everything you own!” How good is that?? Similar to the book, Essentialism, I raved about the other month, this is another one that helps get your […]

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We Bought a Hotel Room (and Now We Live In It!)

October 28, 2016
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[I am sooo excited to share this with y’all today!! I recently found out that Amnesty from Primal-Prosperity.com not only lives in a hotel, but also OWNS the room herself (!!), and has graciously agreed to share the details with us… Thank you, Amnesty! Finally a home I’d be willing to buy! ;)] Yup, you read that correctly – we own a hotel room. About six months […]

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8 Ways to More Minimalist Money

March 16, 2016
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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci The other day I got a note from one of my favorite minimalist bloggers out there – J. Becker from Becoming Minimalist. I was hoping it was a request to grab lunch or a beer, but it turned out to be the next best thing – an intro to a reporter looking for local minimalists to […]

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What I’ve Learned After 5 Years of Self-Employment

December 14, 2015
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5 years ago almost exactly I got laid off and officially became a full-time blogger. I remember it like it was yesterday because things like that completely change your life. It also completely changes your mindset, so I thought it would be fun to share some of the ways the old me thought about life/money/business vs. the current me :) You know, cuz I’m so […]

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The 5 R’s of Not Wasting (MONEY)

October 7, 2015
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Exactly two months ago today I stumbled across the fascinating world of No Waste. It hit me at the perfect stage when my brain was open and ready for more knowledge, and my desire for minimalism was ready to be pushed into overdrive. So on an emotional high I vowed to never throw anything away again this year! WOW! Okay, not really, haha – that […]

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New Rule: List One Thing a Week on Craigslist!

September 12, 2014
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I’m pretty excited about this one today :) I’ve been all about the “missions” lately on this blog and in my life, and while some fade away faster than a scalded dog, others stick around for the long haul and become absolute game changers. And I’m hoping/praying/anticipating this will be one of them! If there’s two things I’ve really wanted to conquer lately, it’s owning […]

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How to Score a Kick-Ass [Cheap] Wardrobe

August 22, 2014
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Okay, so wow. I have a new store crush: Plato’s Closet I’m not sure if you’ve ever heard of them before (their site claims they’re “the fastest growing retail franchise in North America” so people seem to love them!) but regardless I hit one up for the first time in 10 years and damn was I pleasantly surprised. High quality clothes for a fraction of […]

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A Wealth Poem – Recited by Guy on The Road

June 6, 2014
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That was the title of an email I just received from Aimee – a fellow fan of the site. Intrigued (of course) I opened it up, and I’m so glad I did: Yo J, You HAVE to listen to this guy! My boyfriend and I are taking off in a van in the Fall to explore America for 5 weeks and he came across this […]

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“Would You Go Out and Buy It Again?”

June 2, 2014
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Hidey-ho neighbors! Welcome to Monday – the best day to hustle and get your mind right :) I thought we’d continue sharing some tricks we have up our sleeves, and add it to the awesome list we’ve been accumulating over the past few months… One day I’ll put these all on a single page for y’all to peruse and save as a resource, but for […]

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What if we only bought the stuff we loved?

February 7, 2014
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I came across an article by Kathleen (Frugal Portland) the other day, and I absolutely LOVED the idea she threw out to her audience regarding the stuff we fill our lives with. She had been inspired by a quote she read in an NPR article on compulsive shopping – which in itself was good: “you can never get enough of what you don’t really need” […]

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What Went Well This Year? What Didn’t?

December 18, 2013
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My favorite parts of the months/years, are the ends. ‘Cuz something in us loves to stop for a few and look back over what just happened, and then look forward to what’s about to come. (Or, what we *hope* is about to come ;)). So when my boy Nate shot me a link over to Chris Guillebeau’s recent article on reviewing 2013, I stopped what […]

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