Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 22- The Junk Drawer

The biggest problem with the Junk Drawer has got to be the name. The name “Junk Drawer” gives us the mentality that we can just throw whatever we want into it and maybe never even take that item out. It gives us the option to be lazy because we don’t feel like taking the time to put that item where it belongs. Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 21- The Bedroom

The bedroom should be a place of relaxation, calm, and coziness. Could it be possible that clutter, and unfinished tasks are distracting from your zen? It’s said that minimalist spaces can actually help you destress, influence your mood, and make life easier. Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 19 – Christmas

Can you believe there’s only 10 days until Christmas?!

Are you feeling the holiday crunch? Stores are packed with last minute shoppers, people are frantically trying to get everything wrapped up and shipped out, and the credit card bill keeps adding up.

Honestly, I wouldn’t know… Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 18 – The Fridge

When grocery shopping, I used to look inside of my fridge, see what was missing, and write it on a list to purchase. Smart right? Sticking to a list would for sure help my budget and keep me from wasting food?!

WRONG! Although I was sticking to my list, I was spending a tonne of money on items I wouldn’t use that week and in turn wasting food, and basically throwing away my money. I was filling the void in my fridge rather than really planning ahead for what I needed to buy and how I would use it. Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 17- The Kitchen

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit of a whirlwind in the kitchen and it does not always look as clean as it does in these photos. If you saw the behind the scenes of my Christmas content photoshoot with something simple, you know what I’m talking about… The kitchen is a well used area in our home, and we like to cook real food, so we need the tools and space in order to do this.

Hold onto your hats, because this is a longer one!… Read more

Spicy Cauliflower “Wings”

These Spicy Cauliflower “Wings” have been a hit at our parties for both vegetarians and people who eat meat. They’re pretty easy to make and one head of cauliflower goes a long way. Try serving them with various dipping sauces such as ranch, blue cheese, and creamy garlic, and fresh cut veggies. Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 16- Coat Closet

It’s below 0ºC here, it’s windy, and the snow’s a fallin’. What’s a better time of year to go through your foyer closet than winter?

My goal for today is to not only minimize the amount of coats I own, but also the accessories (hats, scarves, mittens, umbrellas, etc.).  Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 14- The Garage

It’s about to get cold here in SW Ontario, and with that comes snow. And sure, snow is beautiful when it sparkles in the sunlight, it adds an extra bit of holiday spirit (there’s Christmas carols about it…), and it’s even a great source of entertainment.

But do you know what’s not so fun about snow? Having to wake up earlier to clean off your car before you head out to work, chipping off ice, and freezing your buns off in the wind. If you’re lucky enough to have one, now is a better time than ever to clean out your garage, donate unwanted items, and make space to park your car! (they call it a “2-car garage”…. because cars are supposed to fit in it!). Read more