The Grand Canyon has always been a place that I’ve wanted to see. Just saying ‘The Grand Canyon’ gives me a warm-n-fuzzy feeling. And now I can finally say I’ve experienced The Grand Canyon, but in visiting Arizona I realized it’s a state of endless life experiences! Okay, let’s start […]
The minimalist lifestyle – selling all your stuff and doing more stuff with less stuff.
5 Ways to Save Big on Your Next Reno
I’m a DIYer. I like to “do it myself”. I’m pretty good at most DIY stuff, but I know my limits, too. DIY can provide some big-time renovation savings. Not knowing your limits can eliminate those renovation savings with a flick of a light-switch, or turn of the tap. But there […]
The Best Minimalist Wedding Rings on the Planet!
Diamonds, platinum, gold, titanium, tungsten carbide…pfft, who needs them! Overpriced symbols of love if you ask me. And don’t even get me started on the over-commercialization of Valentines Day! Hey, you don’t need a special day to express your love (or to buy overpriced flowers). Nor do you need to spend […]
4 Simple Tricks to Treat Yourself to a Minimalist Halloween
Did you know Halloween is the second highest grossing holiday for retail stores? That’s gross all right, but there’s big money in Halloween. If you go to a big-box store like Walmart you’d expect to see Halloween displays, but even Lowe’s and Home Depot have gotten in on the mix. […]
It’s okay to keep stuff, even if you’re a “minimalist”
Selling all your stuff is fun, at least it was both times we did it. You learn new stuff each time, and when you do need to purchase stuff you know of better purchasing methods like Thrift Shops, or finding ways to re-purpose stuff, for that matter. But sometimes it pays to not […]
Is a Nomadic Lifestyle Better than a Stationary Lifestyle?
I wouldn’t go as far as to say we’re nomads, although we do live a bit of a nomadic lifestyle. We don’t exactly have a “permanent” address, and even when we do it’s definitely temporary. In the past three years the longest we’ll have lived in one dwelling is 5 […]
Why Did I Stop Watching Sports? What Happened? I Used to Know Every Stat Possible!
The Super Bowl has come and gone, the water-cooler discussions have shifted to the commercials and half-time show, and by mid-week we’ll all have forgotten about one of the most watched sporting events of the year and all the story lines it provided. I was your typical kid growing up, I […]
Want to Save Money? Then Do Stuff Yourself!
During our previous lifestyle of accumulating stuff, we (okay, I) tended to do stuff myself. Within reason of course. I know there are certain things I can’t do and paying someone to do it right is a good idea. But after this new life of living with less, we’ve been able to […]
Sell All Your Stuff and…Live in Your Car?
This next post is an insanely awesome guest post by Heather Ferrie. I don’t want to lead in or spoil any of it, so let’s just dive right in… It was always one my dreams to travel & I’d made it to a few cool places. However, this dream was different. […]
How Do You Deal With Moving Stress?
Are you moving? If you are, you’re probably suffering, or will suffer from moving stress at some point. Why? Because moving can be a stressful time…But there’s opportunity in that stress, and you can make it less stressful on yourself. Packing sucks. I’ll be honest, I hate it when it […]