Sometimes, I Suck at Minimalism

Sometimes, I Suck at Minimalism

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It’s not really a secret that I consider myself a minimalist. I’m notorious for bagging up things to send to thrift stores and more likely then not I always have some bag to send away in my car. There’s close to nothing on our walls, and often you’ll find me going through out household items just for fun.

Although I’m passionate about living a simple, intentional life, there are some ways that I’m not really a ‘good’ minimalist. I don’t have the picture perfect home you see on Pinterest, or have a perfectly hand-picked life. Yes, I cut back on clutter and am crazy about what I put on my walls – but there are areas that I allow myself to splurge, and items that I give myself room to enjoy. Continue reading “Sometimes, I Suck at Minimalism”

A Collection From Boone, North Carolina

A Collection From Boone, North Carolina

This one’s a bit of a throwback. For my birthday in February, we booked an overnight Airbnb trip to Boone, North Carolina. This was a special trip for us. Two years ago, for our first anniversary (where has the time gone!?) we went to the nearby town of Blowing Rock. Although we had a blast and enjoyed our stay, we always felt like Boone, a bit bigger of a town, would be a place we could call home in a region we adored.

Almost two years later, we finally made a visit to Boone. And as it turns out, it’s pretty awesome. Continue reading “A Collection From Boone, North Carolina”

Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

This summer, one of my main goals was to start reading more. Between running our own business and raising a free spirited toddler, it’s incredibly hard to take the time to sit down and read. It’s easy to think there’s not a place for reading in my life and that it’s not worth the fight. However, knowledge is power, or so they say, and there have been some books I seem to be continually bumping into that have peeked my interest and I feel will add some wisdom and value in my life. Continue reading “Summer Reading List”

3 Marriage Lessons We’ve Learned in 3 Years

3 Marriage Lessons We’ve Learned in 3 Years

I don’t write about marriage much. Jeff & I have only been married three years, and although we’ve learned a ton since those first few days, for sure, it’s nothing compared to the people married 5, or 10, or 25 years. It’s often easy to think we don’t have much worth sharing at all.

However, recently my perspective has changed. The past five months have been incredibly trying. It seemed as though Murphy’s law was in full effect against us- everything that *could* go wrong, did go wrong. I said things to others I wish that I hadn’t, we’ve gotten more frustrated with each other than ever before, and have cried more together then any other time I can remember. Throughout these few months, I’ve benefitted from people sharing their own experiences and failures, as well as their shortcoming and successes in their marriages.

That’s why I am sharing with you today- not because our marriage is perfect, or because we have everything figured out… but rather because we don’t. Continue reading “3 Marriage Lessons We’ve Learned in 3 Years”

A Minimalist’s Guide to Decluttering

A Minimalist’s Guide to Decluttering

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, I have to clarify- I am a big fan of living simply, especially in small spaces and in unique, challenging ways. I think it’s good to be challenged, and I dream of living a nomadic lifestyle in a mobile Tiny Home or even with no home, just traveling the world with the clothes in your bag and your family beside you. It’s beautiful, it’s wonderful, and I do believe those kind of experiences are beneficial and healthy.

However, as great as all that is, the truth is not everyone can just pack up and move into school buses or sell everything they own to travel. Continue reading “A Minimalist’s Guide to Decluttering”

Summer Bucket List – Asheville, NC

Summer Bucket List – Asheville, NC

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 to a brand new area and wanted to explore it. However, near the end of summer (and once fall rolled around), doing these new things rolled to a screeching halt. It became just easier to stay home where it was comfortable and not really get out and enjoy the place we were in. Continue reading “Summer Bucket List – Asheville, NC”