Shopping Ban 2019…

I have attempted a shopping ban a few times over the past few years, and I have failed.  I don’t think you can go hog wild on ceasing to shop all together unless you have a reasonable outline of what is allowed and what is not allowed, and you check in monthly for accountability.  I […]

Day 20 – Summer 2018 Mins Game 

Today is day 20 of the #minsgame; it is getting harder, but not so hard that I am coming up empty.   Today’s purge involved the bathroom cupboards and I came up with the following:  1-10 A variety of skin products to be tossed  11-12 Choker necklaces 13 Old crusty contact lens container  14-16 Hair […]

Day 18 – Summer 2018 Mins Game

I was away for a few days visiting my parents in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.  I am behind by four days for the Mins Game, but I am going to continue on instead of playing catch up.   Today’s purge for day 18 are the following:  1. A wall ornament from Thailand  2. Sweater […]

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 10 – Summer 2018 Mins Game

You would think at this point it is getting harder, but not yet!  Still so much stuff to dispose of…  All going to good will, besides the almost empty dental floss!  Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cd Dental floss Dental floss News magazine News magazine Reusable Lululemon bag Address book Comic book German book Container or […]

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 […]

Prepping for a Successful Shopping Ban

I am a firm believer in the old adage “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”, most especially if it is something you aspire to be or acquire.   I have tried the “Shopping Ban” a couple of times, and I have failed, and perhaps I just wasn’t ready. I was a self proclaimed […]