26 Steps to Simplicity: More (Plus a Giveaway!)

Simplicity means less . . . and more.  In fact, as the title of Joshua Becker’s newest book implies, simplicity is the discovery of The More of Less. For those of you who have been trekking along with me to today’s halfway point in this Blogging from A to Z Challenge, your commitment is about to be rewarded:)  One lucky reader is going to win a copy of Becker’s The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything[Read more]

26 Steps to Simplicity: Living Room

“One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.”    (Francis Jourdain, 1876) Over the past couple of years, we have remodeled our kitchen, living room, and the kids’ bedrooms. I have since been struggling with how to decorate these spaces. As an aspiring minimalist, I am trying to find the balance between less clutter and more meaningful, tasteful design.  In seeking out guidance for minimalist decorating, I have been disappointed with my findings.[Read more]

Minimalism: A Bigger Life with Less Stuff

Over the past several weeks, I have begun to seriously attempt to adopt a minimalist mindset as we prepare to reconfigure the basement space of our home.  Daily, I read articles by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist, and I just finished The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I read minimalist material daily to keep myself motivated on the quest for less.  I read to gain the tools I need to let go of things instead of[Read more]