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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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