• Simple Living Easter

    EASTER

    We decided to bring back our traditional Easter brunch.  When I was a kid we always had a huge Easter morning brunch with all of our friends.  For the last 5 or so years we haven’t been doing the brunch so we decided to bring it back!  We headed up to my parents house the night before Easter so we could help in the morning. Breakfast Our traditional brunch has always been a potluck.  This is the best way to have a party!  Each person brings their favorite dish, and that way you end up having a great variety of food.  I brought the cinnamon buns.  When I opened the…

  • How To Create a Minimalist Hygge Christmas

    Minimalism and hygge work really well together!  Don’t worry if you are a minimalist you can still have hygge in your life. Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish word for the feeling of being cozy, content, and enjoying the small things in life.  There isn’t an exact definition because its a feeling you get.  When I first started looking up minimalism I kept coming across the word Hygge.  I love the idea of Hygge and I feel winter is the best time to add more Hygge into my home. The thing is we are trying to become more minimal.  We have been decluttering our home for a year straight so…

  • 10 Simple Minimalist Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

    Here are the best gifts ideas for the minimalist kids in your life.  10 Simple gift ideas that any family will love. December is here and Christmas is only a few weeks away.  We have spent the last year decluttering our home and simplifying what we have kept.  I am not looking forward to filling our house back up any time soon.  I decided to come up with a simple gift guide for all the minimalists with kids.  We will be getting our kids gifts this year, but they might not be something they store in their room. When looking for a gift I always try to find something that’s…

  • Reusable Christmas Gift Bags

    Reusable gift bag for Christmas gifts

    We are using some homemade reusable Christmas gift bags this year.  These simple bags are super easy to make. Reusable gift bags are eco friendly and super cute.  “Americans spend more than $7 billion on wrapping paper each year, according to Sundale Research.” What I like about this simple craft is you make it one time and you are done forever! Hopefully a small change, like not using as much wrapping paper, will amount to a larger impact on helping the environment.  I like to say every little bit helps.  I found this question when researching how much waste is created by wrapping paper.   Q:How much extra waste is created during the…