Minimize Household Consumable Products and Save Hundreds!

If you are looking to save on your grocery budget, live a more green lifestyle, or just simplify your life, one of the fastest ways is to examine the consumable products that you purchase for your home. Some simple swaps can not only save you time and money, you can feel and look good doing…

Simplify Your Shoe Collection

Are you are looking to clear some space in your closet by reducing the number of shoes that you own? If so, breaking down your shoes into categories can be an easy and quick way to eliminate what you don’t need. For clothing, I suggest the One Year Rule. If you haven’t worn it in…

Practically Perfectly Pulled Pork (PPPP)

I’ve made a lot of Boston butts over the years and they usually call for sugar, rubs, packaged (expensive) MSG containing spice mixes, sauces, etc. We don’t really eat that way anymore and I don’t have time in this stage of my life for dirtying the smoker THEN the slow cooker to get juicy flavorful…

Little Birdies Grain Free Granola

If you are someone with a lot of allergies or trying to address gut issues, cereals and granolas can be one of the first foods you kick to the curb. Finding one that is both affordable and checks all your boxes can be difficult. Lots of store bought grain-free granola (that were non-existent 5 years…

Cuban Pork and Potatoes

A version of this Cuban Pork and Potato recipe was given to my mother by a friend’s dear Cuban grandmother. My friend wrote it in her bubbly middle school handwriting. She translating some of it from her grandmothers Spanish, on a piece of pharmaceutical notepad paper that I still have stuffed in one of my…

15 Ways to Break Your Phone Chains

If you are reading this, there is a decent chance you are viewing it on your smart phone. The likelihood is also high that you have a love/hate relationship with this silky smooth glowing box or at a minimum want to reduce your daily usage. Our phones, the connection to the world outside our home,…

Low Waste & Consumable Gifts People Will Actually Want

So you’re trying to find a gift for the person who has everything? Or someone who has a small home, is involved in the low waste movement, or are on their own journey towards minimalism. Maybe you are on a budget this year or just cant stand the idea of having another consumerist Christmas. Regardless…

What to Do With Unwanted Gifts

Gift giving season is upon us. Well, It seems like there’s always some sort of holiday or event, doesn’t it? If you are reading this, chances are you received a gift that you have no use for. Maybe you followed our tips on avoiding unwanted gifts here, but you still received something that doesn’t suit…

7 Tips to Avoid Unwanted Gifts

A gift from a loved one is such lovely thing. And the people who give them to us are an even greater gift. A carefully wrapped present is often how people show their love for one another (hi! 👋 Me. Gifting is one of my Love Languages) and we should be grateful when we receive…

20 Open Ended Toys and Minimalist Gifts for a Two Year old

Christmas is coming (yikes, as if 2020 wasn’t stressful enough), and if you are like me, you have a 2 year old in your life to shop for. Or maybe you have family members asking what to “get” your kiddos. Toddlers can be difficult to entertain. They have that special toddler spirit that requires a…