• Drought Tolerant Landscape

    Drought Tolerant Landscape

    Today I am sharing our drought tolerant landscape design.  Becoming drought tolerant is easier than it seems.  When we first moved into our 1950’s fixer upper the first thing I noticed was the dead grass.  Living in sunny southern California I know the only way to go is with a drought tolerant landscape.  At first I wasn’t sure where to start.  We have a small section in front of our front window, so I decided to start small. I found a photo on Pinterest of some black pots sitting on white rock. I quickly decided that I wanted to emulate this photo for our front yard.  It seemed simple enough…

  • Cheap and Easy DIY Headboard

    cheap and easy simple headboard

    Learn how to make a cheap and easy DIY headboard with this tutorial. We wanted a simple way to decorate our bedroom while keeping a minimalist vibe.  Our room use to be very colorful.  As a result I wanted something light and bright.  This headboard was the answer.  A cheap and easy DIY is the way to go.  The transformation is amazing! Watch it here: Step 1 – Lumber Choose the lumber you want to use. I was able to salvage some reclaimed 2×6 foot douglas fir for the frame.  For the slats I bought a 1x 6 foot douglas fir.  If you don’t have the tools to process wood…

  • Minimalist Kitchen Shelf Decor

    SHELF DECOR

    Today I am sharing my minimalist kitchen shelf decor!  This is a quick before and after of our kitchen shelf.  When I am sitting in my living room and looking straight forward I see my (see through) kitchen cabinet and some shelves.  I want to streamline these shelves and make it a minimalist kitchen shelf.  How will I do that?  I guess get rid of some stuff!  The draw back to shelves in a high traffic area is it becomes a dumping ground for junk.  We did not design this kitchen so we are working with what we have. I don’t know why, but when I see a bunch of…

  • Closet Decluttering Results – Closet Before & After

    decluttered closet - minimalist family simple living

    Decluttering my closet was a year long project.  When I started decluttering my home a year and a half ago, I never thought it would take more than a year. Today I am sharing my closet decluttering results – closet before & after.  My whole life I have always wanted a super organized closet, but something was holding me back.  It turns out that “something” was the amount of stuff in the closet.  I never thought that getting rid of some stuff would make my closet look so much better.  As I decluttered I learned some tricks that really helped me with the decluttering process.  You can pull everything out…