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Fashion appreciation and minimalism- do they fit?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on something I’m pondering…

This week, I was lucky enough to be in the city for Vogue Fashion Night Out in Melbourne, the epic launch of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. 287 more words


Coming to a Cheese Near You: Another Dumb Warning Label

It was announced today that Kraft is voluntarily recalling Kraft Singles American cheese, the slices individually wrapped in plastic, which is ironic because isn’t the cheese plastic too? 276 more words


Why Minimalism & a Capsule Wardrobe was the answer to my Shopping Addiction

In searching for a way out of my compulsive shopping habits, (you can read about the depths of my obsession here) I tried many options including knuckling down on debt repayment, overworking myself to repay debt, depriving myself by trying to go without. 414 more words

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Consuming less through gratitude for the present moment

In my pursuit of reducing my shopping habits, living with less and fostering more gratitude, I’ve reflected on things like perfectionism, image, consumerism, the constant desire for more and how all of this is a hindrance to mindfulness and living an intentional, meaningful life. 273 more words


Food Waste- Emptying the Cupboards of Out-Of-Date Foods

I had to concede it was time to empty the kitchen cupboards of out-of-date foods. I try to keep things longer than their best before dates, but I even I had to admit it might have been risky to consume any of these foods at this point. 896 more words


Tracking finances for accountability- why I only just started 

So I have a confession to make! I caved in!!

This week I purchased that workout sweater that I’ve been tormenting myself about, and a pair of tights that jumped into my shopping cart almost from left field. 867 more words

Capsule Wardrobe

Good Ole Gas

We are on the road and just picked up the Sprog from camp.  It’s been two weeks, and we are happily reunited.

Anyway, at a BP station, I encountered the sign above. 72 more words