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House Sitting Horror Stories

I’d like to say I’ve seen it all when it comes to house sitting. And I’d like to say I’ve heard it all too. But some of our house sitting horror stories don’t even hold a candle to others. I don’t think any house sitter can predict everything that can […]

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25 Minimalist Rainy Day Ideas – Never Be Bored Staying Dry Again!

It’s been a brutal winter here in Vancouver, with record setting snowfall (no, seriously) and cold temperatures. Having not experienced the harsh Canadian winters in a few years, it would be an eye-opener if  my eyes weren’t frozen shut. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m happy it’s started raining […]

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Is Selling Stuff Selling Out? How Minimalists Make Money

I was recently offer a nice lump-sum of money to put an ad on my site last fall. It was an ad for something I do believe in (insurance), it’s just not what I thought my readers would care to see. I said no because I find ads to be intrusive, especially when […]

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Hey Little Turtle, Come out of Your Introvert Shell

A pretty cool thing happened this past summer, although the coolness didn’t come to fruition until this past week. It probably wouldn’t have happened if we were still in our cozy little introvert shell either. Back in August we had a friend from Ontario visit Vancouver. Her son, a member of Canada’s […]

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Wondering How to Become a Minimalist? For Starters, Stop Stressing About it!

So the The Minimalists documentary; Minimalism recently became available on Netflix, and now it seems everyone wants to learn how to become a minimalist. Actually, people seem confused as to what minimalism is; moreover, how they can become a minimalist or if they are minimalist enough. They seem to create […]

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How Store Flyers Trick You into Buying Stuff You Don’t Need!

I used to get excited when the store flyers came in the mail. Not “I’m so excited (and I just can’t hide it)” like the Pointer Sisters. And it wasn’t because I had a bird cage that needed lining every week, or glassware that required wrapping in said print ads. No, […]

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Are You Ready to Hit the Reset Button on Life?

I used to play video games a lot when I was younger. The sports games were always my favorite. But sometimes those 32-bit systems would freeze mid-game. Other times I’d be playing versus the computer and the computer would start winning, which is just unacceptable. So in both cases, I’d […]

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Creating Christmas Memories Without All That Stuff

As I type this out I’m watching the snow fall in downtown Vancouver, with 20 centimetres expected to fall in a city that doesn’t often receive snow. Across the street is a boot store with window-painted drawings of a snowman, a wreath, and a scrawling of Seasons Greetings. Christmas songs are […]

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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 […]