End of year minimalist ramblings

A few minimalist musings at the end of another year …. I’ve made a lot of progress this year in my journey to simplicity – but there have been many detours, cul-de-sacs and roundabout routes. I want to build on these experiences and progress more next year. To help me do this, I’ve reflected on…

A minimalist Christmas

So, at the risk of stating the obvious – it’s Christmas! And may I start with sharing my favourite decorations this year – home-made cards from my nephews and niece – how cute are these?! There are so many different brands and flavours of minimalism and I think this becomes even more obvious around Christmas.…

A minimalist uniform

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about having a useful uniform of jeans, jumper and boots. It’s easy, cosy and relatively presentable. Jewellery, higher-heeled boots and a scarf can dress it up. But I found I was truly turning it into a uniform and wearing it almost every day, when I came in from…

Minimalists and maximalists

More is more! The mantra of the maximalist!  I should know – I live with one 😊 Now, the lovely Mr. Minimal-Lol has a lot of sterling qualities! But de-cluttering is alien to his nature. His happy place is the garage, which is full of clutter, odds and ends, useful things, apparently. He takes great…

Winter wardrobe

Is it me? Or has this been a really fast three months? I feel as though it could have been a couple of weeks since I was writing about my autumn capsule wardrobe! And now I’m writing about my winter wardrobe 😊 But that’s the great thing about having a capsule – I don’t have…

De-cluttering to shop?

I was talking to a friend during the week, who said she would spend this weekend getting her winter clothes down from the attic and packing all her lighter clothes up – de-cluttering as she went. I was impressed she had lasted this long with only light clothes – but still! She then said, her…

Reviewing my autumn capsule

How I envy my fellow bloggers in the southern hemisphere as they don their spring clothes and plan their summer capsules! Here in the UK, the weather has turned chillier quite suddenly. I’ve planned my capsule to take me up the end of November, which will be three months and I’m glad of all the…

Capsule wardrobe – FAQ

I’ve had some, admittedly cautious, enquiries regarding my capsule wardrobe lately and thought it may be useful to chat about some of the most frequently asked questions. This is how I apply the idea of a capsule wardrobe to my lifestyle but there are numerous options out there. What exactly is a capsule wardrobe? To…

Minimalism and food storage

*See update at bottom of post – a fellow blogger with a similar outlook posted today!! My lovely friend came to visit a couple of weeks ago. She stepped in, her arms full of beautiful sunflowers. She went into the kitchen and looked through a couple of cupboards for a vase. She spun around to…

Weekend Away Capsule

Another weekend away, another capsule! I visited family again in Dublin last weekend, so it was another opportunity to flex my packing muscles. I had a fair idea of what we would be doing, it would be quite a casual weekend and we were only going for 3 days – easy peasy! But then I…