Buy Nothing Challenge: Cheating

When I wrote the post about the Buy Nothing Until 2013 Challenge, I have to be honest. I really didn't take it seriously. A couple of days later, I ordered a 50 dollar hair-styling product and a vegan meal planning book off the internet. I guess I wasn't supposed to have either of those things … Continue reading Buy Nothing Challenge: Cheating


“Buy Nothing Until 2013” Challenge

Because I love my readers so much, you all get two posts today.  After perusing my RSS feeds, and catching up on other minimalist blogs, I stumbled upon the "Buy Nothing Until 2013" Challenge by Leo Babauta on his Zen Habits blog, which I love btw.  I wanted to share the link with you because I … Continue reading “Buy Nothing Until 2013” Challenge

Can You Stop Procrastinating?

I am the biggest procrastinator ever!  I keep saying "If I just did what I was supposed to do, I wouldn't have any problems."  I believe that is absolutely true.  We all know we should not be procrastinating, but why do we do it?  I have a theory as to why. We expect too much … Continue reading Can You Stop Procrastinating?

My Comeback!!

I started writing this post in my head at least a hundred times: my comeback post. I've neglected this blog since my double move: once to a temporary location, and 3 weeks later to semi-permanent location. While I've neglected my blog, I haven't neglected my decluttering efforts.  My new apartment is smaller than the old, and … Continue reading My Comeback!!

Simplifying Your Beauty Routine

Faced with being buried in an avalanche of beauty products, I had to make a decision.  I needed a way to simplify my beauty routine.  However, if you Google "simplify your beauty routine" you will find a bunch of useless tips that leave you with just as many products as before. The only fool proof … Continue reading Simplifying Your Beauty Routine

A Minimalist in Miami: Stay-cations

It's hard to stop spending because we are moving too fast to take inventory of what we have, what we want, and what we truly need. -- TCC Every other weekend or so, I drive 45 minutes down to Miami to see my boyfriend. I usually try to put myself on a schedule to get … Continue reading A Minimalist in Miami: Stay-cations

Stop Buying Stuff and Spending Money Right Now

Stop complaining about the one percent.  I hate to break it to you, but it is partly your fault they are rich.  Yes, they may have had certain social advantages, rich parents, a free college education, and a trust fund worth more money than you will ever see in your lifetime.  Yet as long as … Continue reading Stop Buying Stuff and Spending Money Right Now

Spring Cleaning: Giving up my Blankey

I spent most of Memorial Day weekend cleaning up and cleaning out.  I have accumulated way to much stuff, and I don't want to have to take it all with me when I move in August.  I aim to attack the items that clutter the surfaces of my furniture and items that lurk unused in … Continue reading Spring Cleaning: Giving up my Blankey

The True Cost of Materialism

I didn't have a job until my second semester in college.  I worked at the gym, earning a little money to spend here and there on fun stuff, like getting my nails done, going to the movies, joining student groups, or whatever (not beer). I didn't absolutely need that job until my sophomore year of … Continue reading The True Cost of Materialism