Day 6 – Summer 2018 Mins Game

Yesterday’s give away haul were three tins of fancy feast pate which my cats refuse to eat because they are spoiled rotten, two old magazines which were taking up space and a music box in the shape of the famous Blood of Christ Basilica from Saint Petersburg, Russia (as pretty and colorful as it is …

Day 5 – Summer 2018 Mins Game

Today I decided to inspect the expiration date on some condiments.  I found five items which were past their best before date by a few months (shhhhh the tahini expired in 2016).   I had some pickled garlic scapes which expired back in 2017, Big Mac sauce and two salad dressings (plus the antique tahini).  …

Day 4 – Summer 2018 Mins Game 

I could have titled this blog as crap my mother pawns off on me.  My Mom is an extremely generous and kind woman, but she is without a doubt a certifiable shopaholic of the worst kind.  She is a woman who shops based on a delectable variety of enticing measures used by sales people & …

Day 3 – Summer 2018 Mins Game

I am melting from the heatwave which has hit the East Coast at full force in Canada, so I shall be brief.  Ironically, today I am getting rid of two deodorants as I am using an all natural deodorant from Saje which works fabulously.   The spray deodorant by Dove my Mom bought me and …

Day 2 – Summer 2018 Mins Game

Some great stuff to purge from your space is old make up.  This can include your old as dirt make up, or beauty products you are just not using.  If brand new and not open or used; you can give it away to a friend, a women’s shelter or even a food bank (they will …

Day 1 – Summer 2018 Mins Game

Yesterday was Canada Day & there are 31 days in the month of July, so today I am beginning my third attempt at the #minsgame or Minimalism Challenge.  The Minimalists created this challenge where you get rid of a number of items based on what day you are getting rid of stuff. For example, today …

Ending 2017 with Intention

I must give credit where credit is due so I want to share what blogger and author Cait Flanders https://caitflanders.com/ shared with her readers from Daisy for “No Sidebar” https://nosidebar.com/intentionally/ , which is ten questions I have copied below to end the 2017 intentionally. I encourage all of you to visit the URL I pasted …

Why I am Pursuing a Life of Less 

I began my minimalist lifestyle journey in August 2015 as I had moved into a smaller space; I no longer had the storage space for all of my stuff. I played the #minsgame before moving out to help with reducing the amount of stuff I would need to move, but it became very apparent to …

Decluttering is Liberating 

Letting go is becoming easier, but today is day 21 of the #minsgame and let me tell you it is becoming tough. The struggle to find objects to either discard or donate is real. Yet, this last round (third time doing The Minimalist’s Minimalism Challenge & not sure if I will make it to day …

February Check In

In the bleak mid winter, February, although brief can be hard on the head.  Canadians such as myself can expect copious amounts of snow, freezing temperatures and some days you don’t see the sun.  In trying to make 2017 the year of mindfulness, thus far has been challenging.  So, it is time to hit the …