Minimalist, zero-waste, & plastic-free

My life as of late has been very nomadic, as I have once again moved countries, but this particular move was made me really think about the physical objects I own. Consequently, I have become totally engrossed with the minimalist movement, the zero-waste advocates, and the plastic-free folks.  I realize these are three separate “movements” … More Minimalist, zero-waste, & plastic-free

Clothes worth loving

Since deciding to strive to be more intentional with my resources, committing to minimizing my consumption and choosing to support companies committed to sustainable and ethical production, I have noticed a big shift in my shopping habits. I can no longer waltz into Forever 21 and grab an assortment of t-shirts and so I have … More Clothes worth loving

Vintage shops: The island upon which this aspiring minimalist crashed her ship

My shopping ban had left allowances for things that ran out or broke. With a few exceptions (jeans, undies, socks), I usually don’t wear out clothes. As until recently, I acquired new clothes at a rather constant pace, I hadn’t really noticed major signs of wear on most of my garments before moving onto something … More Vintage shops: The island upon which this aspiring minimalist crashed her ship

Musings on the happy marriage of minimalism & zero(ish) waste: Challenge check-ins

How am I doing with my Shopping ban & minimalism (2-month check-in) + my zero(ish)* waste (1-week check-in) challenges? While I had started both of these projects separately, it has become clear that these two philosophies dove-tail so perfectly, that I thought I would reflect on how re-doubling my minimalist efforts through my shopping ban then embarking … More Musings on the happy marriage of minimalism & zero(ish) waste: Challenge check-ins

Forced minimalism

Those of you who know me know that I do love my things. Earlier this year, I embarked on a minimalism challenge where I tried to get rid of some of the excess “stuff” that cluttered my apartment and life (which you can read about here, here, and here). Little did I know that that was … More Forced minimalism