Sometimes life feels like one l o n g to-do list. We just get 3 tasks done and then there are 4 more at the top of our list. However if we are regularly taking steps to simplify we will gradually have less and less to do. Many small steps over a year can free… Continue reading Simplify life. Cut out double handling.
We humans are often attracted to opposites. Therefore there are many minimalists married to maximalists. I frequently hear conversations about this scenario and they are usually conversations full of frustration! Yet none of us can see this coming when we are young and in love. Mainly because when we are young and in love we… Continue reading Minimalist and Maximimalist got married.
Living in a hills region is a special experience. Once you move up it’s difficult to drag yourself away. Only urgent medical appointments or the need to go to work have a strong enough pull. I grew up in the suburbs nearer to the beach. The beach is fantastic and many people are simply ocean… Continue reading Life in the Perth hills. Trees, views, fires and quendas.
As usual I woke up too early, around 5.30-6. The sound of all the birds singing outside my house and further away beckoned me outside. It is the 1st of September which means spring is here! At least it is for those of us in the Southern hemisphere.
Do you dream of working less and having more time for relaxing or for adventure? Or do you just wish you could kill some debt and have less pressure? There are endless creative ways to drop the cost of living without suffering and I thought I would compile all the ones we use in a… Continue reading 35 things our family spends less on – so we can live more!
Hi dear friends, Our family keeps discovering new ways to simplify. There are endless ways! It is not only about decluttering our wardrobes or having less on our schedule. Lately I am thinking about simple products and so I have written here a list of products that are simple or that make life simpler. Some… Continue reading Simple products and products that simplify life.
This is a peaceful paddock I drove past the other day. I felt compelled to stop and take a photo. But this article is not about moving to the country in order to slow down. The great news is you can slow down wherever you live. You can slow down to the point you may… Continue reading How to slow down your life.
We are passionate about small house life but we didn’t plan to downsize. We did a dramatic downsize after falling in love. With a house. A pretty small 2 by 1, 1951 cottage. We found an adorable little house in a garden reminiscent of The Secret Garden, and a lifetime of living in a big-house… Continue reading Small house life. Why we love it and hacks to make it feel big.
Small systems keep whole empires going so they can certainly save some sanity in our homes! During our craziest season with 3 school kids and a baby, cat dog chickens goats and a pony, plus renovations, sports and social life, I became a systems analyst. I made it my goal to work out little systems… Continue reading Mum-hacks. Getting on top of the washing.
If you are sick of stuff lying around and cluttering up your house/shed/verandah I recommend just go around every couple of weeks and find some things you don’t need anymore and take a few photos of those items so you can sell them. Our needs and our households and hobbies do change. Seasons come to… Continue reading One persons clutter is another person treasure. Sell it!