Anxiety, Decluttering, Mindfulness, Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

11 of the best FREE apps to help you live a more mindful, minimalist, & eco-friendly life

Part of living more mindful, minimalist, and eco-friendly living means reducing – a term I call ‘reduction-based living’. Reduction-based living (mindfulness, minimalism, anxiety management, and zero waste living), like any lifestyle change, can have challenges. And while overcoming the challenges are so worth it, I’m all about introducing a little help where I can.  And… Read More 11 of the best FREE apps to help you live a more mindful, minimalist, & eco-friendly life

Decluttering, Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

How to live zero waste and be a minimalist when your partner isn’t

How do I get my partner/family/roommate/parents on board with a lifestyle change such as decluttering or going zero waste? I see this question ALL. THE. TIME.  All. The. Time. And for good reason. Since I started my reduction-based living journey, specifically the minimalist and zero waste pieces (five years and 2.5 years ago respectively), I’ve… Read More How to live zero waste and be a minimalist when your partner isn’t

Anxiety, Decluttering, Mindfulness, Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

26 Mindfulness, Minimalism, Anxiety Management, & Zero Waste Living Book Recommendations

It’s time for my annual (third one this year!) book list/reviews of everything I read last in 2019. My goal for each year is to read the number of the year – so, in 2019, I had a goal of reading 19 books. This year, it will be 20.  I’m super excited to share that… Read More 26 Mindfulness, Minimalism, Anxiety Management, & Zero Waste Living Book Recommendations

Mindfulness, Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

A Minimalist and Zero Waste Advent Calendar (with 58 Kindness, Traditions, and Activity-Based, Non-Candy Ideas)

My family always had an advent calendar growing up. I LOVED going in each day starting December 1st and finding the date, opening up the door, and grabbing my piece of candy. I have such fond memories of it that I knew once I had Little E that I would want to continue. Fast forward… Read More A Minimalist and Zero Waste Advent Calendar (with 58 Kindness, Traditions, and Activity-Based, Non-Candy Ideas)

Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

A Comprehensive DIY Beeswax Wraps & Use Guide

Beeswax wraps are becoming a popular kitchen item these days. Whether you’re looking to reduce single-use food wraps, reduce plastic, save some money, or create a minimal kitchen, beeswax wraps are a great alternative. They also make great gifts! This guide walks through exactly how to make your own, provides a trouble shooting guide, and… Read More A Comprehensive DIY Beeswax Wraps & Use Guide

Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

10 ways to graciously tell someone: ‘no gifts, please’ (with actual examples)

“What to ask for for Christmas” is something that over 9,000 people on average search for each month. While that may not seem like a lot in the grand scheme of things, this is just people who actively search in Google, and doesn’t include people who ask themselves this question each and every year but… Read More 10 ways to graciously tell someone: ‘no gifts, please’ (with actual examples)

Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

What is a fiver party and how to throw one (includes a party invitation wording guide)

My son recently turned four, and this year was his first ‘friends’ focused birthday party. When he turned one, we did a huge party- basically to celebrate us as parents getting through the first year- kidding. Kind of.  Birthdays two and three consisted of small family get-togethers, where gifts were coming in smaller quantities and… Read More What is a fiver party and how to throw one (includes a party invitation wording guide)

Decluttering, Minimalism

How to declutter toys for good (plus save money and reduce waste)

There is research abound on how excess clutter impacts the mental health of adults. Anxiety, depression, stress, and overwhelm are common symptoms. But guess what? Our kids are no exception to these emotions when surrounded by too much stuff. Why less toys are better According to an Infant and Behavior Development study, fewer toys creates… Read More How to declutter toys for good (plus save money and reduce waste)