A Minimalist’s Guide to Decluttering

How To Declutter Your Home

On social media recently I’ve been seeing a lot of posts and questions about minimalism and living simply. There are a lot of resources out there, but a lot of what we see on the media & television is people taking what’s seen as dramatic, extreme measures to pursue a simple lifestyle. Before I continue, […]

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Summer Bucket List – Asheville, NC

Bucket List for an Appalachian Summer

Well, it’s pretty much officially summer. Yes, I know that technically the correct day is June 21st (the more you know), but after a three day weekend and warmer weather it only seems fitting to celebrate a little bit! Last summer was super great. It was easy to get out and do things because we moved […]

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Joy Elise – 18 months old

Motherhood reflections of a toddler

“The days are long but the years are short.” It’s a cliche I’ve grown up hearing, and now that I’m a mother I actually relate to it. It didn’t even make sense to me until another mom mentioned how she’s just now getting what that means- and in that moment it clicked with me too.

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Max Patch

Max Patch might just be my favorite spot in North Carolina. If I wasn’t such a city girl, I’d totally want to build a little cabin on top of it and wake up every morning to the incredible view and silence of the outdoors. To be fair, though, one of the things that makes Max Patch so magical is the people there.

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365- love

365- love. Part of a personal challenge.

For those of you who don’t follow along this little blog, I committed to doing a 365 photography challenge- which is kind of laughable because in these 14 days of February I’ve maybe taken photos a whole three days. Oops.

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Home

Home - A Full Time Traveller's Reflection

Today, we move. No, we’re not going far away (literally two miles down the road), just to a bigger apartment in a slightly closer area to where we want to be. But it’s strange and surreal to be moving away from a place that has been ‘home’ the longest.

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Calm and Ordinary Moments

Family with toddler travels to NYC

In November, we had the chance to explore the Northern East Coast a little bit. We stopped by New York City, visited family, and rested. I wanted to share some of these moments with you, because I learned so much in this trip and found rest.

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For Those Who Need Hope

For some of us, though, the New Year can be isolating. The better tomorrow seems impossible. A silent God, hopeless dreams and the reality of loneliness seem to step in the way of the excitement of the season because at this point, it really feels as though nothing can change. So we grin and bear it through the turn-of-the-year parties and resolutions, knowing things won’t change but deep down wishing they would.

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Joy’s Christmas List – Buying Minimal For Your Child

A Minimalist Christmas

One of the biggest reasons we built a Tiny House was to pare down on our items and have less of an attachment to physical things. We wanted to value experiences above things you can hold, wear, and show off- and even though we don’t live in a Tiny House anymore, those same values are still close to me. We want to raise Joy in a way that that upholds contentment over a consumerism attitude, memories over objects, and giving above receiving.

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