life · minimalism · musings

SHOULD WE AIM FOR MEDIOCRITY?

In my recent online travels I came across an intriguing post, What if All I Want is A Mediocre Life?, by blogger Krista O’Reilly-Davi-Digui. When I saw the title, I felt as if it had been written for me. That exact question has been swirling through my head for quite some time now, and I found a lot of solace…… Continue reading SHOULD WE AIM FOR MEDIOCRITY?

green living · life · zero waste

ZERO WASTE UPDATE: HANKIES, ECO-FRIENDLY PERIODS AND MORE

Since starting up Simple Life Experiment, I’ve been looking forward to sharing some of the ways we are working towards zero waste in our home. It’s a very ambitious goal, and the fact that we use a bin and we still take it out each week is evidence of just how ambitious it is, but we…… Continue reading ZERO WASTE UPDATE: HANKIES, ECO-FRIENDLY PERIODS AND MORE

feminism · life · musings · wedding

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

When hubby-to-be and I were engaged last year, other than questions on dresses, hair and makeup (don’t get me started on how I feel about those questions!), the main question I was most often faced with was “are you changing your name?”. Initially, my gut response to this was “no”, because hey, I’m a Gen Y-er! Bowing…… Continue reading WHAT’S IN A NAME?

food · recipes · zero waste

FRIDGE SURPRISE: CREAMY CARROT PASTA SAUCE

What’s a girl to do when faced with two (limp) carrots, three (lonely) tomatoes, an (ever-so-slightly mouldy) onion and some (ancient) garlic? Make pasta sauce, of course! But first, a bit of background. I’ve decided that today I’ll share with you the first of a ‘fridge surprise’ series that I’ll be starting on the blog.…… Continue reading FRIDGE SURPRISE: CREAMY CARROT PASTA SAUCE

food · minimalism

HOW TO ADOPT A MINIMALIST COOKING ROUTINE

I’ve read plenty online about minimalist home, fashion and lifestyle in general, but one thing I noticed that doesn’t get a whole lot of attention is the role of food within a minimalist lifestyle. A quick googling yields a few articles here and there, but nowhere near as many results as minimalism’s more popular subject areas. We spend a…… Continue reading HOW TO ADOPT A MINIMALIST COOKING ROUTINE

minimalism · musings · screen time

WHY I CHOOSE TO BE TV-FREE

A couple of years back when I was at uni, I was sitting in a sociology lecture and the lecturer did one of those put-up-your-hand-if-you things. Unsurprisingly, I was the only person in the whole room who didn’t have a hand in the air when he asked everyone who had a TV. The lecturer then went…… Continue reading WHY I CHOOSE TO BE TV-FREE

fashion · green living · minimalism

TOWARDS A MINIMALIST WARDROBE

Designing a minimalist wardrobe has been one of my greatest challenges since I have delved into living with less. Other things haven’t phased me so much, interestingly. Trinkets? Throw them! Kitchen stuff? Away! Photos? Meh! But clothes…well, they’re pretty! I want them all! It’s Possible If you’re embarking on your own minimalist journey and are feeling…… Continue reading TOWARDS A MINIMALIST WARDROBE