Day 16 – Summer 2018 Mins Game

I love fun socks, but I probably own over 60 pairs and that is not including the 16 pairs I am giving away.  It is a sacrifice to the fun socks god.   There are a few pairs I picked up while visiting South Korea.  Everything in SK is so adorable & since I am […]

Day 15 – Summer 2018 Mins Game

I have never been much of a collector, but over a decade ago I fell in love with the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series & I was obsessed.  I bought fan fiction, the complete box set on DVD, I had magnets, magazines, Xbox video games and action figures.  Yes, I majorly geeked out on Buffy.  […]

Day 12 – Summer 2018 Mins Game 

Oh my, the junk we accrue over time.  At this point I feel like I could be purging for years to come.  Every day, I go through a cupboard or a drawer and find a few more items taking up valuable space, preventing me from finding what I actually do use and need.  Today’s purge […]

Day 9 – Summer 2018 Mins Game

Today’s purge has a bit of a theme.   Between 2004 & 2006 I was studying Judaism after a trip to Israel. Typical to my Myers Briggs personality type being INFP (Introverted Intuitive Feeling Perceptive) I am very spiritual and I was searching for God for a long time.  Part of my quest to find […]

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 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 […]

“The True Cost” of Fashion

Yesterday life as I knew it changed for me.  I watched a documentary called “The True Cost” which is on Netflix in Canada right now.  The Director, Andrew Morgan, forewarned me in the film that by watching “The True Cost” it may change me, mostly my ideas on how I shop, where I shop, why […]

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 […]

Drinking Responsibly for the Environment

Avoiding plastic or glass bottles is not always a possibility, most of us lead busy lives and the convenience of buying ready made beverages is going to happen. I drink a lot of sparkling waters (yes, I should invest in a soda stream), but the one thing I have been cognizant of for many years […]