Archive | Minimalism RSS feed for this section

New pictures and updates!

22 Jul

I know it has been a while but I will be posting some of the things I have been doing.! I really had to step back, and work on de-cluttering. Moving brought out a lot more crap.. ( Shaking my head as I type this) So please stay tuned.. I do promise there will be more updates!


Moving again

25 Feb

I know I have not posted in a long while, But this process has not been easy one. I sort of fell off the wagon. With working and school full time, I have not had much time do anything. But I am working on improving and doing better.

Well not the point of my post…..

I am moving again. The move to this apartment in two words was “A mistake”. The dog is not even happy here. My plants are not happy here. As a matter of fact the plants are dying. Had to give them to my sister to rehab.  So I found a great house with lots of windows, and sunshine. It has a yard for the dog to run around in, I will have my office.

Which brings me to the another reason I am moving.,,,

My job is a work from home job, I must be in a quiet area to work. Since my current “Office” is really my dining area, if I was to get an visit form my job, I would be fired right on the spot. So having a real home office is something I MUST have.

Rent is no more than what I am paying now. I will have the expense of cutting the yard. But this expense will only be in the summer. I will save throughout the winter months and plan ahead.

Overall, I was not happy here, which is one of reason you guys have not seen pictures of my progress. This apartment felt like a closet. So it is time to go.

Well the house is sold, The closing date was about 6 weeks ago, It was super hard to walk away from that house for the last time. But I also know it is time for another family to make memories.

Moving day will be Friday… cannot wait!

So here is the plan ( Well the big Announcement)

13 Oct

So I decided to blog about my long term goals and my announcement.

I plan on moving, Not just anywhere; But overseas. There are a few reasons that prompted this choice

1- My job, will allow be to work pretty much anywhere in the world

2- My kids will be grown

3-  There is really nothing keeping me in the area, in the country. Heck my kids although grow might join me.

4- I have ALWAYS wanted to live overseas.

This will not happen over night, As a matter of fact it will take a few years to happen. So here is the short plan

1- Work and save money

2- Get my masters degree

3- Start selling off my things and saving money

I will be doing the above while my youngest finishes high school. (she is in the 9th grade)

In 2017, she will graduate in June, and I will put in my 30 day notice to my current landlord, or not renew my lease, And in mid July I plan to be on a plane to where I will start the next stage of my life.

I will spend the next few years getting myself together. I plan to move with nothing but my clothes, Cell phone, and computer. I will be 46 years old BTW.

So Fiona, that is it… So I will need to work on my downsizing skills, because I will more and likely end up in the U.K, With the tiny closet, and rooms and homes. And I cannot wait to be there.

Sorry folks! Here is the closet

2 Oct





I am so sorry I have not posted in so long, But my life had took a turn and just got very complicated. Well On of my last post talked about my closet. Above you will see the completed closet. I do not own any dressers or chest of draws. Everything I own is either hung up, or folded. This was a major goal of mines and I am so happy I have reached it.

Later today I will post what my bedroom looks like, Then move on to the rest of the house. Sort of a mini tour for you all.

Stepping back

4 Aug

If you are a follower of my widow blog, then you already know I am all moved in the new apartment. When I moved in I took all the important things with me, I have found out that the place is too cluttered. It reminds me of one of my post titled It is not what you can see. You can read this post here

I guess I did not think that the apartment is much smaller than the house, So there is a lot less space.

So I will be taking the steps to get rid of some more things in the apartment. Please keep in mind there are still things at the old house. (SMH). My thought is since I have not needed it, then I do not need it. Heck even if I did need it there is no place to put it. So really it all needs to go.

One thing I DO NOT need is my dresser. As a very grown adult one may disagree that I would need one but I found an option that is working for me.



Well there was suppose to be a picture, But it will not upload. So I got a “Neat freak organizer” There is a enough room for my socks, undies, and what light things I have. The rest of my clothing are hanging up.

Ah my dining room is now my office. NOT what I had in mind, But it is the only option for me. Well now I have a big desk with good light LOL!


Ok, I am in the process of cleaning and doing homework today

I will post some pictures soon.



Ahhh the victory is bittersweet, but a victory.

11 Jun


Ahhh the victory is bittersweet, but a victory. No eating out… I tried this because others before me, managed not only to save money, but to lose weight…. Well I still have my money.. But did not lose any weight. (insert sad face). I did eat out once  at a mother’s day lunch. But I will reface this challenge at a later date, because I have a much larger one ahead of me.

Thanks Amanda of

So here I go!!! Round three!!

The Minimalist Teenager

6 May








Yes, This room belongs to my 14 year old. The bottom picture is her version of clean… For months she has been asking if we can throw away her bed that she has had since she was five. This morning I agreed. So she and I took the bed apart.



The bed will be thrown away, The mattress and  box spring will go back in her room Until I get her a new set in a week.

So my room is on the back burner, until her room is done.

Keep in mind I do understand I cannot expect a child to follow a lifestyle change, after she watched her parents shop throughout her whole life; but she is learning to adjust. She likes sock monkey’s and makeup, sheet music, art supplies. I think if she had to give it all away she would lose her mind.

Next post will be of the rest of the room.